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Vac-U-Form
plastic-molding toy by Mattel
Vac-U-Form

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There are 8 comments for this item.

Posted by sandrak320 at 7:59 pm (PDT) on Wed June 15, 2016   
My brother got one and later the creature maker forms. It was so much fun! I don't know how many times we burnt fingers on that thing.
Posted by Bob Matthews at 1:01 am (PDT) on Thu March 24, 2016   
"You can tell it's Mattel - it's swell."

And apparently this really was. Never had one but wish I did!
Posted by freddo30 at 12:15 pm (PDT) on Wed March 23, 2016   
Still have mine ! And a great photo of 10 yr old me with that "get away from me while I'm busy" look on my face while using it which my family says I still employ ... oh yeah dig the creepy crawler add on which came slightly later. Plasti-goop may be hard to find now...
Posted by Chuck Kopsho at 2:10 pm (PST) on Sun November 29, 2015   
I had both this, and the "Thingmaker". Both kept me busy back in the ol' 60's.
Posted by chrisbroz at 8:21 pm (PST) on Mon November 24, 2014   
These things became a collector's item in the 70s and 80s among serious plactic mofdelers....they were in demand for correcting mis-shapen factory parts such as aircraft canopies or wing mounted drop tanks...unfiortunately by that time the toy had disappeared from the market and this was pre-E-bay days without access to a world wide database of old toys...nexessity is the mother of both invention and innovation and since that time not only has the Vacufoirm been resurrected by modeling spoecialty houses, but they've been cobbled together from small stoves and second hand vacuums...The real thing will fetch well beyond its original price amonst serious model builders.

CB in FL
Posted by redmandala at 9:05 am (PDT) on Thu July 11, 2013   
This was one of the most amazing toys that my brother had!!  It was so cool to actually form plastic pieces into model car (etc.) shapes.  At the time I couldn't believe that a toy could be so  amazing.  The 60's really had some fascinating toys.
Posted by obie--wan-kenobi at 2:02 am (PDT) on Mon September 24, 2012   
Big industry preparing our generation to work on an assembly line!
Posted by dtdavis2012 at 8:50 pm (PST) on Fri January 20, 2012   
My sister and I got this for Christmas 1963 and we had a ball with it!

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