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Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Rare Toys: Waddling Willie a fascinating clown from Auckland, New Zealand; non-mechanical toy that walks down slopes

 Mary O'Neill Doll Museum
Rare Toys: Waddling Willie - The fascinating clown from Auckland, New Zealand [limited edition].

The box for this toy was made in Auckland - by "The Bakers Cardboard Box Co. Ltd." Auckalnd, NZ,  we estimate around 1962, or earlier.

Instructions for use: "Place Willie on one foot at the top of a slight incline. On releasing him he will walk down the slope in the most amusing manner [Willie is non-mechanical toy]. If he falls over it is because the slope is too steep, reduce it and he will behave himself pe
rfectly".