Thursday, May 21, 2009

Found: A 1960s Milton Bradley "Bump Ball"

Milton Bradley "Bump Ball"

Milton Bradley "Bump Ball"

Milton Bradley "Bump Ball"

Milton Bradley "Bump Ball"

This week I found a mysterious time capsule sitting curbside on a street in San Francisco: One (1) Milton Bradley Bump Ball, circa 1969, complete in original box.

So what was one supposed to do with the Bump Ball? According to this site:
"Apparently, the idea was to toss the ball in the air and keep it from hitting the ground by pressing it between you and the nearest hot chick while gyrating to the Bump Ball© theme song. A 45 of the song was included with every ball. "It's time the boys got closer to the girls," the album cover continues. The concept had everything. Dancing. Sex. Balls. Rock n' roll. How could the Bump Ball© fail?