Sunday, December 18, 2011

'SPACE FIDGET' RETRO 70's TOY -

  The 'Space Fidgit' was also known as a Fidget, Figit and even “Touch me” — they were mostly green when you looked at them straight on, and more reddish/orange at an angle. It had a creamy gel-like material inside, and you could change the colors of the inside gel with pressure and angle changes.

Here’s a description from original product packaging:
This unique plastic disc is filled with fascinating liquid crystals. Just a touch on the back causes liquid to flow into a spectacular show of changing hues and patterns. 
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These fun toys are made of plastic and filled with thermotropic liquid crystal; the same material found in mood rings. The crystals respond to changes in temperature. The image created would simulate the iridescent colors seen in a puddle of oil:


This 1970's toy was a thin, octagonal hand-held kinetic toy with a clear plastic window over color-changing goo.  It looked a little like a drink coaster, and measured about 3-inches across.

The octagon plastic disc filled was with liquid crystals that you would touch for different patterns.  Just a touch on the back caused the encased liquid to flow into a spectacular show of changing hues and patterns.

This 'Magic Color Disc' was a 3" Acrylic discs with a pressure and heat sensitive combination of materials that would respond to the touch of your finger with psychedelic colors of red, blue, green, and yellow.

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