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Romper Room Romper Stompers from Hasbro (1970)

Company: Hasbro
Release date: 1970
Where to purchase: eBay

“Take a giant step for fun!”

From 1953 to 1994, the Romper Room children’s television series ran in syndication in the United States and a variety of international markets. As the show grew in popularity, a line of branded toys was produced that complemented on-screen activities.

One of the iconic toys produced for the show was Romper Stompers, released by Hasbro in 1970. Intended for children ages 2 ½ – 6, each pair of Romper Stompers was made of durable plastic with attached hand-held cords adjustable for varying heights.

Once the height was set, kids could romp and stomp their way across flat surfaces, making a unique clacking sound as they walked to and fro. In addition to making children taller, Romper Stompers were also promoted as a way to help develop balance and coordination. The toy was rugged enough to support heavier weights, allowing kidults to enjoy some romping, stomping action, too.

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