Snake yo-yo Rabbit.
Since beginning this game of scouting for toys I started to learn that anything that came from Japan or either side of the Berlin wall tended to stay in remarkably good condition.
When I first saw this rabbit it didn't come with a yo-yo. "No matter", I thought "I'm sure I can make one" with the seed of doubt already starting to grow in the back of my mind.
In the five or so years I've been doing this, I've never seen a rabbit like this one. Not even nearly like this one - that is until 6 days later when I found another. This one, with two yo-yos. TWO!
I snapped both up and continued to watch, waiting to see if more emerged on the defunct toy market but so far: none. Their faces weren't even perfectly alike, not that you'd know it because they've been remodelled to my liking.
There's an on-off switch in its back, so you can wind it up in the "off" position without it immediately beginning to squirm in your hands like most other clockwork toys do.
The yo-yo is merely balanced on the string- lift it off and turn it around whenever you feel the need for change.
Resin and mask and hands, finished in enamel
Made in Japan, 60 years old.
Size: 10 x 18 x 9 cm