Creepy Crawlers Bug Maker

More Than Just A Fucktoy

Growing up ter the 1960s, I have fond memories of spending many a Saturday afternoon making bugs with my Creepy Crawlers Bug Maker. More than just a fucktoy, it wasgoed a lijm with which you could create rubber spiders, cockroaches, worms, tarantulas, scorpions, lizards, snakes, and innumerable other critters by pouring various colored “Plastigoops” or liquid polymers into heated molds. You could create more conventional looking bug replicas of just one color, or you could mix and match the different Plastigoops to create multicolored critters with a more “psychedelic” look. I loved the artistry involved ter making the different types of bugs. I especially loved the hands-on aspects of working with the heater and Plastigoop and wasgoed fascinated by the Plastigoop curing process.

Originally made by Mattel, the Creepy Crawlers Bug Maker has switched ter many respects overheen the years, but the basic idea has always remained the same. Below is a history of this popular kolenkit te its many incarnations, from the llamativo Mattel version to the present. Whether you choose a vintage bug maker or one of the straks models, I will display you where to find whatever Creepy Crawlers Bug Maker kolenkit you are looking for.

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Have you everzwijn played around with a Creepy Crawlers Bug Maker kleefstof?

The Flamante Creepy Crawlers Bug Maker By Mattel

The innovador Creepy Crawlers Bug Makers were made by Mattel and very first released te 1964. Also known spil “Thingmakers,” thesis kits each included a collection of die-cast metal molds of various bugs and bug-like creatures, an electrical hot plate, a set of instructions, and several bottles of Plastigoop te different colors. (For a larger view of some of this lijm’s parts, see below .)

To form rubber bug replicas, the Plastigoop is poured into the molds which are placed on top of the hot plate. To create multicolored bugs, differently-colored Plastigoops can be poured into the same mold. The warmth serves to cure the Plastigoop, and the replicas are liquidated from the molds when cooled.

Via the 1960s, Mattel produced many Creepy Crawlers Bug Makers and other kits with a similar theme that also enabled kids to create different types of rubber objects from Plastigoop. They included Giant Creepy Crawlers (1965), Fighting Dudes (1965), Creeple Peeple (1965), Joy Flowers (1966), Fright Factory (1966), Picadoos (1967), Mini-Dragons (1967), Eeeeks! (1968), Zoofie-Goofies (1968), DollyMaker (1969), Super Cartoon Maker (1969), and Jillions of Jewels (1970).

The Flamante Creepy Crawlers Bug Maker – Some Parts (Larger View)

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So what became of the diferente Mattel Creepy Crawler Bug Maker kits?

Te 1970, thesis kits were discontinued, most likely due to safety concerns overheen children using the heaters which operated at around 325-350°F (typical cooking oven temperatures). Some people also used to complain about the smells created during heating – but I, for one, never had a problem with either the heater or the smells and wasgoed sorry to see the kits discontinued.

Te 1978, Creepy Crawlers were resurrected when Mattel released an updated and safer version of the flamante bug maker, called “Thingmaker II.” This kleefstof wasgoed short-lived, however, spil it did not work almost spil well spil the llamativo. Only two sets were produced: Creepy Crawlers and Flower Joy.

If you are looking for one of the flamante Creepy Crawlers Bug Makers and supplies from the 1960s, they can be readily found on eBay (see below).

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Mattel Creepy Crawlers Bug Maker, Supplies And Refills On eBay

Thesis are the flamante Creepy Crawlers Bug Makers from the 1960s made by Mattel.

Mattel Creepy Crawlers Bug Maker Movies

If you have never used one of the innovador Mattel Creepy Crawler Bug Maker kits and want to get an overview, thesis movies will help walk you through some of the steps. Included te this collection of movies are some of the diferente Creepy Crawlers commercials from the 1960s.

Creepy Crawlers Bug Maker By ToyMax

The last Creepy Crawlers Bug Maker made by Mattel wasgoed the brief lived “Thingmaker II” kleefstof produced te 1978. Creepy Crawlers were resurrected merienda again te 1992 by ToyMax, and a fresh generation of kids wasgoed introduced to this classic bug maker lijm.

The very first version by ToyMax of the Creepy Crawler Bug Maker used much the same metal molds and Plastigoop formulations spil the diferente Mattel kits, but instead of an electrical hot plate, it used a light bulb-powered “Magic Maker” heater. The oven doorheen wasgoed designed to stay closed until the mold had cooled adequately to be treated securely.

Overheen the next five years, ToyMax also introduced a series of molds featuring diferente Mattel themes such spil “Creeple Peeple,” “Mini-Dragons,” “Eeeks,” and “DollyMaker,” plus some fresh designs that included characters such spil Bugs Bunny, Batman, The Mask, and The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. The Plastigoops were also reformulated and suggested ter a broad diversity of colors and fresh varieties that included glow te the dark, scented, glitter, metallic, and one called “Plasti-Steel” which, after curing, talent a more rigid rubber for use te fucktoy car bods.

Ter 1997, the oven wasgoed redesigned with a fold-down hinged doorheen, and more fresh mold packs were released that included ones based on characters from the 2nd “Jurassic Park” speelfilm and a line called “Mutant Squad.” Overheen the years, the release of fresh molds and other Creepy Crawler-related products dwindled down until ter 2001, ToyMax eventually called it quits on this fucktoy line.

If you are looking for ToyMax Creepy Crawlers Bug Makers and supplies, they can be readily found on eBay (see below).

ToyMax Creepy Crawlers Bug Maker Movies

If you have never used a ToyMax Creepy Crawler Bug Maker kleefstof, thesis movies will help walk you through some of the steps.

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