Corn Popper

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Not to be confused with popcorn maker.

The Corn Popper is a toy manufactured by Fisher-Price since 1957. Aimed at pre-schoolers, when the Corn Popper is pushed or pulled, colored balls inside a plastic dome bounce and create a popping, bouncing noise.

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The Corn Popper was invented in 1957 by Arthur Holt, who died in April 1996, and sold to Fisher-Price for $50.[1] The Corn Popper is one of the most popular toys for young children in history, and was designed to help them learn to walk. It sends tiny, colorful, gumball-size balls flying and hitting the plastic dome to create its signature loud popping noise.[2]


Corn Popper keyrings are also on the market; they are miniature versions and can still pop corn.[citation needed]


  1. ^ Inventor Arthur Holt Dies of Cancer at 74, NPR All Things Considered, 9 April 1996, (retrieved 8 September 2010 from HighBeam Research)
  2. ^ "Corn Popper- History's Best Toys: All-Time 100 Greatest Toys". Time. 16 February 2011. Retrieved 25 December 2012. 

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