Skip-It

Skip-It

About Skip-It

Skip-It is a children's toy invented by Victor Petrusek and manufactured by Tiger Electronics. During its initial release in the 1980s, the Skip-It apparatus became a commercial success through its advertisements on daytime Nickelodeon broadcasting as well as other children's programming. The Skip-It apparatus was designed to be affixed to the child's ankle via a small plastic hoop and spun around in a 360 degree rotation while continuously skipped by the user. During a second production occurring in the early-1990s--that was referred to by the then-CEO as a 'Skip-It Renaissance'--the toy was manufactured with a counter on the Skip-It ball to record the number of skips. As a result, sales doubled from the late-1980s. Some Skip-Its had colorful glitter filled and covered plastic decorations that can be slid on in order to make colorful patterns while being twirled about. There were also ribbon streamers, charms and stickers to decorate Skip Its, which were discontinued sometime in

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