What you are saying about Space Hoppers?
Hi, I have two of these things and they are great fun. I have
one large and one slightly smaller (space hoppers that is). my
kids bounce about on them, my wife and I plus friends get
sozzled and leap about on them..... take my advice and get some.
I stand to get shot down by the hoards by this, but very few of the early ones were BLUE. Seen one once, not a lot of people know THAT!
If you remember I sent you a piccy of a my Space Hopper a few days ago, well what d'ya know I went to a car boot sale on Wednesday and picked up another S.hopper :) for the princely sum of a £1. I must admit it was pretty grubby and half deflated, but I got home, pumped it up & set to at cleaning it, and here's the result. (Enclosed Piccy) I see you are bidding on one on eBay, good luck on winning it!
Best Wishes, Rich.
Good Luck to The Totnes Volley Ball Club (16/12/02)
In the next few weeks we will be launching a new Web site for the Totnes Volley Ball Club "Space Hoppers" and are looking for pictures to use on the site.
We would like to use your bouncing Space Hopper picture on our pages and request your permission to do so.
In return we would gladly place a link to your site from ours and would be grateful if you could do the same for us once our web site is live. The address will be www.spacehoppers.net and will be used to publicise our club in addition to displaying results and other information.
Space Hoppers Volley Ball Club Webmaster
(This letter was posted in with a picture)
Please find enclosed a photo of my Space Hopper. Bought around summer 2000, cost approx £70.00 off Ebay. Condition excellent, unused with original box. The box is fair to good with tape marks. All in all a good find,
HI THERE ,
A DIFFERENT SPACEHOPPER MADE BY METTOY IN THE 1970'S .(SIZE 19 LISTED ON THE BASE , SIZE 64 BETWEEN HORNS).
THESE SPACEHOPPERS WITH THE STRAIGHT HORNS WERE MADE FOR A SHORTER PERIOD THAN THE STANDARD ISSUE WITH CURLED HORNS AND SO ARE RARER.
YOUR WEBSITE IS REALLY TAKING SHAPE NOW AND IT'S A PLEASURE TO BROWSE THROUGH , KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK.
THE OTHER IMAGE OF A BLUE SPACEHOPPER ON YOUR WEBSITE IS THE SAME BLUE SPACEHOPPER I HAVE , THE IMAGE SHOWN IS THE ONE USED ON EBAY WHEN I BOUGHT IT. I SPENT HOURS CLEANING IT UP AND I THINK YOU CAN SEE THE DIFFERENCE ?
I have a TV piece on the Spacehopper and the person who was responsible at Mettoy for putting the Spacehopper into production. There is footage of Hoppers being made at the Mettoy plant and there is more footage of the Spacehopper. You probably have this footage?. My 12 year old boy has 2 Mettoy Hoppers one is in mint condition and the other is very good-I will mail some pics in the new year. I picked up these 2 Spacehoppers up years ago for very good prices if my memory serves me well. Just like the Raleigh Chopper the Spacehopper is a great item of the 70's.When we got hot summers like in 76 the damn things would bounce like an over inflated football and were great for booting around and using them as footballs followed by shouting LORIMER.
Happy New Year
All the best
Forgot to say that my Son also has a 70's spacehopper made by the Wembley company. It is similar to the Mettoy hopper in the fact that it has a face on the front of it and it is orange. It has smooth horns. I have seen another one like it about 10 years ago. I will mail a picture of it in the new year.
(All the other pictures emailed in by Mark are how on this site).
This is another picture of the mettoy hopper with its mate.The other hopper in this picture is a mettoy one with number 30 on his face.It is in very good condition.More to follow.
This is a picture of my son Ben's Mettoy spacehopper-it is in great condition and has the number 48 on the face and number 4 on the base with made in GT Britain on the base too.More to follow eyes down look in
Lastly here is the mettoy hopper with 48 on his face.Like i said previously he has a number 4 and made in GT Britain underneath him.This hopper has hardly been used(Sad childhood deprivation on some poor kid).He is a man of many tastes and one is listening to 8 track cartridges of Jimi Hendrix and co, on this fab orange space age Weltron 2001 8 track player.Anyway Mark bye for now and keep up the good work.
All the best for 2003
In this picture the 2 mettoy hoppers have been joined by a 70's Wembley brand Hopper.He is in fairly good condition.These cool dudes only listen to music through a cool space age Weltron orange 8 track player as in picture.They are not into cd's or dvd's yet.More to follow.
Thanks Dean for the last four pictures.