Nerfuls are a ball to be around!


A few weeks ago, I was going through some fast food premiums when I discovered a toy that did not look like it belonged with the rest. For the life of me I could not remember the name of the toy line it was from and I put it on the shelf near my desk for further research and promptly forgot about it. Last night, I looked up at the shelf and thought to myself, “Boy, those Nerfuls were underrated.” Just like that I remembered the name of the toy.

Nerfuls came out in the mid 1980s and had a smurf-style collectors vibe with the added bonus of mix and match-ability. So you can take parts of one and place them on another. Which is explained well in this commercial from the period.

I only have the one and don’t remember where I picked him up, but I think I might keep my eyes open.


Garry Vander Voort

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