SKIP IT

Skip-It is a children’s toy invented by Victor Petrusek and manufactured by Tiger Electronics.

During its initial release in the 1980s, the Skip-It apparatus became a commercial success through its advertisements on daytime Nickelodeon broadcasting as well as other children’s programming.

The toy was designed to be affixed to the child’s ankle via a small plastic hoop and spun around in a 360 degree rotation while continuously skipped by the user.

During a second production occurring in the early 1990s that was referred to by the then-CEO as a “Skip-It Renaissance”, the toy was manufactured with a counter on the Skip-It ball to record the number of skips. As a result, sales doubled from the late-1980s.

Some Skip-Its have colorful glitter filled and covered plastic decorations that can be slid on in order to make colorful patterns while being twirled about.

The only time I used a Skip-It is when I’d see one out of the box at Toys ‘R’ Us.

I reckon a ‘hoola-hoop’ had the same functionality and didn’t cost as much.

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