Sunny Sandgroper

Momma’s got a Sunny Sandgroper,
Plays with it all night long…

EV notes that these …things used to be everywhere in 70s and 80s. Now, not. He has a friend with this mint condition version who lets him play with it every now and then.

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43 Responses to Sunny Sandgroper

  1. Peter says:

    What makes it a worst is he’s bought it as a collectors item.

    It’s not a real Sunny Sandgroper unless the fur is matted, the eyes have been drawn back on and the nose is hanging off by it’s last thread.

    I wonder if he’ll become the state mascot when Emperor Colin secedes. Maybe he could get some geneticists to breed them to protect out borders. Obviously, first we’ll need to import some geneticists from the east coast.


    • “It’s not a real Sunny Sandgroper unless the fur is matted, the eyes have been drawn back on and the nose is hanging off by it’s last thread.”
      I’m inclined to agree. This one has a touch of the white gloves, glass case about it. The tail should also have been pushed up a child’s nose. (By the child of course.)


  2. WAtching says:

    Despite the fact that I am a Sandgroper, I only recently saw the real thing for the first time.

    Ugly creature…


    • That’s the point isn’t it. Bit like a South Australian saying that actually they tasted crow for the first time and it was shit.
      Some good ones in China. You would be a “Big headed turnip” if from area centred on Nanjing, or a “9 headed bird” if from Hubei. (Wuhan).


  3. Snuff says:

    Oh dear. I wonder if Caroline has anything EV’s friend might want.

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  4. E.V. says:

    You’re all just jealous, because one day I will be the proud owner of this rare and pristine piece of Perth in the eighties memorabilia . I’m going to go and play with its pipe -cleaner antennae now, and reminisce about the overflow, the generator and the Angels on Scarborough beach. My friend wants it back tomorrow.


  5. Bag O'Turnips says:

    Fat Cat wants his Sunny Sandgroper back, so he can try to mangle it like he did on Earlybirds, once more with feeling just for old time’s sake.


  6. Boris says:

    I never owned one as a kid. Percy was fired from Earlybirds for being gay y’know


  7. Boris says:

    no. still don’t own one. I managed to dodge that piece of WA memorabilia. I think I was too busy robbing BPs for my growing smurf collection.


  8. Jill says:

    I want a sandgroper teddy, does anyone know where I can buy one??


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  10. dave says:

    been tryen to find one of theses for years,had them as a kid, if anyone can tell me where to get let me no


  11. Mitchell Nardi says:

    If anyone has a Sunny Sandgroper Toy, I would be most interested in purchasing it.


  12. Wendy Jessup says:

    I’m looking to buy a sandgroper can you tell me where I can get one please


    • Beth says:

      I actually have a plush Sunny Sandgroper Toy. Forgot I had it found it in a box in my mums wardrobe after she passed. Like new


  13. D.McIntire says:

    ACTUALLY! I was just looking to find one of these to have… weird, huh? Why anyone would call this type understand.
    of toy the “Worst” (idea) of Perth, now, I just don’t understand…I was given three from Lago, Nahuel Huape, Chile to study and was elated. Go figga, Bra…


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