Ah yes–– the Wacky Wallwalker.
First introduced to America by Dr. Fad himself (Ken Hakuta) after his mother sent some from Japan for his kids, the Wacky Wallwalker was a thing of beauty. It looked like an octopus, came in a variety of colors, and, when you chucked it at the wall or window or mirror or door, they would slowly come unstuck a leg at a time and flip down the surface.
Sure they would attract cat hair and dust like a magnet on steroids, but one simple rinse under the tap, and BOOM! they were ready to go again, amusing kids like us for hours on end.
The Wacky Wallwalker became a HUGE hit thanks to a well-timed Washington Post article about the thing; eventually more than 200 million were sold. (Of course, having Kellogg’s included one in each specially-marked cereal box didn’t hurt either.)
…and you can still find them today in toy stores (and gumball machines) the world over.
We ♥ the Wacky Wallwalker.