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Retro Hopper (Single)

Guide price: £7

Last updated on 7th Jul 2009

Tags: leisure

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Retro Hopper (Single)

At gadgetshop, we have discovered the time machine. But it's not a blue police box. Or a Victorian whirlygig. Or a ball of white-hot energy, for that matter. It's an inflatable orange rubber blob with a smiley fang-toothed face on it. And it's capable of time travel to one decade in particular, when glam rock and power cuts were all the rage. Welcome to the Space Hopper time machine - a continuum-busting time warp all the way back to the mid 1970s.

As well as time travel, this gadget is also capable of provoking extreme sensory recall: it's simply impossible to mount one of these without the sound of Marc Bolan or Showaddywaddy in your ears and the feint smell of Spangles in your nostrils. The Milky Bars are most definitely on me. There are limitations to its performance, however.

You see, there simply is no elegant way to get on or off. There's no practical way to move at speed. But there is, undoubtedly, a thrilling return to the seven year old version of you having the time of your life. And now, rather than relying on your dad's bicycle pump to get it inflated, we have thoughtfully provided a touch of 21st century convenience in the shape of a more practical foot-pump.

Buy one of these and the instructions are quite, quite simple: bounce yourself silly. We most certainly do.


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Anonymous

15th June 2009 @ 00:00

Good idea but poor quality!
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