Released in 1969, Romper Room's Weebles joined Fisher-Price's Little People in the race for best tiny plastic folks. With cute, egg-shaped bodies and an unshakable sense of balance "Weebles wobble, but they don't fall down" the figures were designed as a family: Dad, Mom, brother, sister, baby and, of course, even a dog. Their bright colors and constant movement attracted younger children, and all that swaying seemed to have a calming, mesmerizing effect. Coincidence? No way.
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