Wham-O Super Ball "Wannabe s" - The Ricks' "Imposters" Hall of Shame


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"Hi-Bouncing Ball"
About as close as one could come to a "total rip-off of Wham-O's packaging,"
complete with Wham-O's "ball bouncing over the house," a reference to "50,000 lbs." (of pressure),
and a very slight variation on Wham-O's "most amazing ball ever created by science"

"Hi-Bouncing Ball"

"Marx Toys" (Black) "Made in Japan"
The closest thing to a "real" Super Ball that I have ever seen ...
(these folks seem to have gotten their hands on the recipe)
... even matching Wham-O's (1965) 1 15/16" diameter

"Marx Toys" (Multicolor)
1 15/16" diameter

"Marx Toys" (Multicolor)

"Marx Toys" (Black - front)
"Genuine Official Hi-Bouncer"
"Louis Marx & Co., Inc., MCMLXV (1965), Made in Japan"

"Marx Toys" (Black - back)
"Genuine Official Hi-Bouncer"
"Louis Marx & Co., Inc., MCMLXV (1965), Made in Japan"

"Marx Toys" "Ribbon Ball"
"Genuine Official" "Super Hi-Bouncer"

"Eagle XF 22 Wonder Ball, made of new fabulous fun-tastic Flexite"
( a.k.a. "The Imposter," "The Eraser," The Pink Thing" )
( Special thanks to Rick Stoner for his contribution ! )
"The Space Age Playball Straight out of Science Fiction"
"Some fantastic facts about the fun-tastic Wonder Ball."
"This is no ordinary playball. The compression factor is almost unbelievable. Drop it ...and it will bounce back, almost as high. Recovery is an amazing 90% plus. That's because the XF-22 is made from one of the most remarkable wonder materials ever discovered by modern science - Flexite. Flexite is a virtual core of compressed energy with some tens of thousands of pounds of ready-to-respond bounce packed into every single ball. Bounce the XF-22, and this energy is released ...instantly.
It is released so fast, the ball appears to defy gravity. Toss the XF-22 across an open area. It seems to pick up momentum with every hop. Spin the ball by pulling your hands across it in opposite directions as you let it fall. It will bounce ...and bounce ... and bounce some more. Slam the XF-22 with all your might against a concrete surface. Watch it go up, up, up ...30, 40, 50 feet or higher. The Eagle XF-22 WONDER Ball is straight out of the laboratory ...certainly an extraordinary scientific achievement you simply have to see to believe."
Eagle Rubber Co., Inc., Ashland, Ohio, U.S.A.

"Eagle XF 22 Super Bounce Wonder Ball"
Eagle Rubber Co., Inc., Ashland, Ohio, U.S.A.

"Eagle Wonder Ball" (Red, Blue)
Eagle Rubber Co., Inc., Ashland, Ohio, U.S.A.

"New... Amazing... Ski-Hi Jet Action (Black)
"Bounces to New Heights in Fun"
"Terrific Ball for All Ages"

"New... Amazing... Ski-Hi Jet Action (Green - front)
"Bounces to New Heights in Fun"
"Made of secret formula BARRLITE, a scienteriffic new discovery!"
"The BARR Rubber Products Company, Sandusky, Ohio, USA, 1965"
( Special thanks to Wally Perks for his contribution ! )

"New... Amazing... Ski-Hi Jet Action (Green - back)
"Have Fun... Amaze Everyone" "Do these and other tricks with Ski-Hi:"
"Made of secret formula BARRLITE, a scienteriffic new discovery!"
"The BARR Rubber Products Company, Sandusky, Ohio, USA, 1965"
( Special Thanks to Wally Perks for his contributions! )

"Jetball" "Hi-Bounce" (Ribbon)
(very imported looking)

"Giant Jetball"
featuring the shamelessly stolen (verbatim) ...
"The Most Amazing Ball Ever Created by Science"
"50,000 Pounds of Compressed Energy"
"Super Fun" and "It's Almost Alive"
and one of those classic mangled translations...
"Fantastic Action Regardless Gravitation"
(38mm balls - box of 12)

"Giant Jetball"
(38mm balls - box of 12 - inside)

"Jet Bouncing Super Fun Sports Ball"
"The Most Fantastic Ball Ever Created by Science"
(box of 12)

"Jet Bouncing Super Fun Sports Ball"
(box of 12 - inside)

"Larry Harmon's Bozo's Boomerang Bouncing Ball"
"The Bouncing-est Ball In The World"
note: "Bozo The Crown (oops) c. Capitol Records"
(box of 12)

"Larry Harmon's Bozo's Boomerang Bouncing Ball"
"Twist Your Fingers For Crazy Bounces"
"A Million Laffs !!"
(box of 12 - inside)

"Energy+ Zoomaball Crazy Sonic Ball" (Black - front)
"Made of new fantastic Elaston, vulcanized under 100,000 lbs. pressure!"
"Manufactured By Fli-Back Sales Corp., Inc. High Point, NC, U.S.A."

"Energy+ Zoomaball Crazy Sonic Ball" (Black - back)
"This ball is made of Elaston, a compound that exhibits fantastic resilience due to the fact that it has been completely vulcanized under terrific 100,000 lbs. pressure forming a ball that contains extreme qualities of compressed energy.
When you release this potential energy into dynamic energy by bouncing the Elaston Zoomaball on a hard flat surface, concentric wave patterns set up from the core to give the ball 90% recover." (Huh?)
"Manufactured By Fli-Back Sales Corp., Inc. High Point, NC, U.S.A."

Schwinn Logo Ball (mfr. / date unknown)

"Look... up in the sky... it's a bird... it's a plane... it's a "Superman Ball"
"Leaps over tall buildings with a single bounce"
"Fantastic Rebound - Gravity Defying"
"1966 National Periodical Publications, Inc."

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