Sunday, November 9, 2008

Mattel 'Tuff Stuff' Toys

These Tuff Stuff toys, made by Mattel, were released in the early 70s. The mixer worked by pulling a string and pushing the top yellow button to make the mixing blades rotate. The sewing machine also worked by simply pulling a string. Upon release, the foot would quickly move up and down to emulate the sewing.

The shopping cart was perfect for fitting a dolly in the front and for placing the Tuff Stuff food in the basket. My sister and I loved to play store when we were little!

18 comments:

  1. Thanks for your picture. I still have my cart that my daughter plays with now. I knew I was missing a piece of food, but couldn't remember which one. Thanks to your picture - I'm missing the apple! My food colors are all different too.

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  2. Either I had this, or my friends around the corner, because I definitely remember playing with it!

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  3. I have this cart from my children _ however we did not have any food. I am looking for another since we have twin granddaughters and they fight over it. Can anyone help me find one or are these really rare?

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  4. I just checked Ebay and they have one listed for $59.99. Hope this helps!

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  5. I would like to purchase this shopping cart for my granddaughter as her mommy loved hers and it was smashed in our recent move. I am not a good Ebay bidder and that is why I am looking for a straight purchase. Can you advise?

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  6. maureen Cadden WhiteFebruary 23, 2010 at 2:10 PM

    Am looking for the uff stuff shopping cart ,any leads out there ?
    Thanks ,
    Maureen

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  7. i have one but it has a crack on the yellow basket, with the 1972 mattel under the basket

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  8. I have one in good condition,hat is it worth?

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  9. These were so much more durable than today's toy shopping carts. I would tie a string to the front of it and haul it around like a wagon, and it would carry everything in it! We made it look like a pioneer covered wagon at one point. I remember I used to have adventures going over the Interstate bridge taking my important items (like.... La Mutt) then running home pulling it behind me. Ah, the memories.

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  10. I had one of those shopping carts and I walked it everywhere. I'm sorry now that I gave it away, even though I don't have any kids to whom to pass it on.

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  11. That surely reminds me of my childhood toys. Lovely, colorful stuffs. It's funny to remember those times when the only thing that matters is out toys alone.

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  12. My kids had one on these when they were little. I'm looking for one for a new grand baby coming in June, 2012. Anyone have one they'd like to sell?

    Debbie
    rockawaybaby@gmail.com

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  13. I just won the Tuff Stuff sewing machine on E-Bay!! It's just like I remembered!

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  14. Did Mattel just stop making the Tuff Stuff line totally? I, too, am looking for a shopping cart. Does anyone know why they don't make them anymore? Perhaps one of the lawn recycled plastic outdoor furniture companies should look at this marketing opportunity.

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  15. I too am wondering about Tuff Stuff Toys. I would really like to find a set of the Tuff Stuff Blocks for my Son. They are indestructible. Please let me know if anyone has a set they would like to sell

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  16. what is tuff stuff made from? is it a plastic or what?

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  17. Just found a tuff stuff wagon in my backyard cleaned it up and am giving it to my son to play with. Love finding vintage toys

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  18. Looking for tuff stuff crib activity center. It had doors and you could take out a little dog and cat? Cannot find anywhere.....jyhn@comcast.net

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