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#610 Tailspin Tabby
Years Made:
Fisher-Price Toy Department
Department 8:
Push, Pull, & Floor Toys
1948-1950

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Litho marked #600


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Litho marked #610


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Description: The #400 Tailspin Tabby was one of the 16 very first toys that were made by Fisher-Price in their beginnings in 1931. Tabby is one of the Fisher-Price patented Pop-Up Kritters (Patented October 5, 1926-No. 1,601,983) that are made of bead and string construction allowing the Kritter to spring to life when the strings are pulled tightly, squirm and sway around as the strings are loosened, and laying flat when the strings are loosened all the way. Pop-Up Kritters are mounted on a paddle and the control strings have metal loops on the end to allow easy maneuvering.
Accessories:
  • FPT4297 - Cat constructed of black beads with white facial markings and a white bead on the end of his tail. The cat has a string through the middle. He pops up when the string is pulled, and goes limp when the string is released. The cat is mounted on a red guiter-shaped wooden paddle. There is a yellow label in the middle of the paddle that has "TAILSPIN TABBY POP-UP" and a Fisher-Price logo and #600 model number written on it. This is the same label used on #600 Tailspin Tabby Pop-Up in 1947. Tabby measures 4" high, 7" long, and the paddle is 7-1/4" long by 2-1/4" wide. WFL: 07-AB-01-1-A. *See "Variations" below.
Variations:
  • FPT4799 - Cat constructed of black beads with white facial markings and a white bead on the end of his tail. The cat has a string through the middle. He pops up when the string is pulled, and goes limp when the string is released. The cat is mounted on a red guiter-shaped wooden paddle. There is a yellow label in the middle of the paddle that has "TAILSPIN TABBY POP-UP" and a Fisher-Price logo and #610 model number written on it. Tabby measures 4" high, 7" long, and the paddle is 7-1/4" long by 2-1/4" wide. WFL: 07-AB-01-1-A.
Other Information:
  • Patent No. 1,601,983.
  • The suggested retail price in 1948 was .39¢.
  • The following poem can be found in one of Fisher-Price's mini-catalogues reguarding the #440 Pluto Pop-Up and the #610 Tailspin Tabby:

    It's Pluto the pup, chasing Tailspin Tabby
    To the top of the fence and over, maybe
    The lovable Kritters mean lots of fun
    For the lucky youngster having one.

  • Also see 1931's #400 Tailspin Tabby.
  • Also see 1939's #455 Tailspin Tabby.
  • Also see 1947's #600 Tailspin Tabby Pop-Up.
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