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How is a toy like this called in English? Answered

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
ElmarM

7 years ago

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

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kelseymh
kelseymh

Reply 7 years ago

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

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ElmarM
ElmarM

Reply 7 years ago

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

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ynze
ynze

Reply 7 years ago

Push Puppet it is! Thanks!

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tired777
tired777

5 years ago

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
Mr Fuxit

7 years ago

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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vincent7520
vincent7520

7 years ago

Don't think of any word in French either … 

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kelseymh
kelseymh

7 years ago

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
Kiteman

7 years ago

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

Personally, I would call it a Collapsing Donkey toy.

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ynze
ynze

Reply 7 years ago

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