Super Elastic Bubble Plastic!
Super Elastic Bubble Plastic may sound like what they call Keeping Up With The Kardashians in Japan (actually, they probably call it Super Trashy Bubble Plastic), but it’s a toy that came out in the early-70s and allowed people to blow up a bubble of plastic. “Pfft!” is what every Kartrashian let out since they blow up a bubble of plastic from their ass every time they fart.
Super Elastic Bubble Plastic, which was put out by Wham-O, was made up of a tube of colored plastic paste and a straw. You took a tiny dab of the plastic paste, put it at the end of a straw, and then blew until you got a bubble that looked like something Glinda the Good Witch would travel in if she was around in the 70s and was constantly fucked-up on acid. This is what the packaging looked like:
And here’s a commercial where a bunch of kids look like they’re doing the most bizarre drug ever after playing frisbee:
Super Elastic Bubble Plastic didn’t only look like a really fun time drug that could fuck you up, it did fuck some kids up, causing them to get the dizzies. So Wham-O took a child’s first huffing kit off of the shelves. via Retroland
The gooey substance in each tube of Super Elastic Bubble Plastic was actually polyvinyl acetate mixed with acetone, which kept the substance malleable until it evaporated, leaving behind a beautiful bubble. Of course, anyone who ever played with this toy knows that there was no shortage of intoxicating (and flammable) chemical fumes. Users were warned to never inhale through the straw, but warnings often have the opposite effect. As a result, Super Elastic Bubble Plastic was eventually pulled from store shelves, deemed to be too dangerous.
Non-toxic versions of SEBP were released, and so you can still get a plastic bubble toy that won’t kill your last brain cell when you inhale that shit? I know, what’s really the fun in that!?