Dr. Seuss Zoo from Revell (1959)

“You can put us together in millions of wacky ways!”

In 1959, plastic-scale model manufacturer Revell released the Dr. Seuss Zoo, a set of model kits based on the work of children’s author and cartoonist, Dr. Seuss. The initial set included four models: Gowdy the Dowdy Grackle, Tingo the Noodle-Topped Stroodle, Norval the Bashful Blinket, and Roscoe the Many-Footed Lion.

In 1960, two more models were added: Grickly the Gracious and Busby the Tasselated Afghan Spaniel Yak.

All of the kits included a variety of multi-coloured plastic parts that were fully interchangeable with each other, allowing children to mix-and-match to create new Seuss-inspired creatures.