The Creative Playthings Crawligator is one of those awesome, fun-looking, no-brainer toys that looks like it should be on the market forever. Like a Hula Hoop or Rock'em Sock'em Robots. Unfortunately, the little baby belly skateboard didn't survive the toy company's mid-1970's demise at the mismanaging hands of CBS. Or maybe it got wiped out with the babywalker market when a few too many kids went rolling down the stairs headfirst. Either way, it's part of toy history now.
But Crawligators are still around, in basements, garage sales, and occasionally on eBay. Now I'd like to find one, and give it a new, better home. Here's an email I got from a new dad named Michael:
I'm searching for a Crawligator for my eight month old son with leg deformities. He will be having them amputated and is expected to have trouble crawling. I would like to find him a Crawligator to give him the best start possible.Now I'm not hearing Michael asking for a free Crawligator, necessarily, just a fair deal. Maybe you can even work something out to loan him one of your extra Crawligators from your collection until his son outgrows it. I don't know. Drop me an email, and I'll put you and Michael in touch and let you work it out.