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How is the toy in the pictures called in English? The figures collapse or bow when a button in the base is pushed in. There's no real name for them in Dutch...

Any advice on how I should call these in my upcoming Instructable?

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ElmarM (author)2013-07-03

It's called a Push-Up-Puppet or Push-Up-Toy

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kelseymh (author)ElmarM2013-07-03

And I think you win! Here's a confirming Web site (for the OP): http://www.pushpuppet.com/

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ElmarM (author)kelseymh2013-07-03

I guess that is my one good deed for the day. Glad. To help.

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ynze (author)ElmarM2013-07-03

Push Puppet it is! Thanks!

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tired777 (author)2015-07-31

I think in the toy industry, they would most likely give it a specific name like Jack in the Box or Wobbles the Donkey.

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Mr Fuxit (author)2014-04-08

You asked "How is the toy in the picture called in English?"

We English would say "WHAT do you call the toy in the picture...?"

You asked "...how should I call these...?

We would say"...WHAT should I call these...?

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letsridealone (author)2013-08-16

I think its push up puppet

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vincent7520 (author)2013-07-07

Don't think of any word in French either … 

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kelseymh (author)2013-07-03

I did a Google search using different keywords, and eventually came up with this. Note in particular the "image" results partway down the page. So I think "dancing hand doll" is as good a name as any.

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Kiteman (author)2013-07-03

They don't really have a name in English, either.

Personally, I would call it a Collapsing Donkey toy.

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ynze (author)Kiteman2013-07-03

Donkey Collapses could be the next Tarantino feature :-). I like it.

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