As a very young bava this was without question one of the most magical toys I ever had. I mean the ice cream man was tantamount to God on my block growing up, and the idea that I could actually cruise around my house emulating him is not something to consider lightly for a malleable mind. You could ring your bell, don the Good Humor cap, and dole out ice cream to all your brothers and sisters who were good that day (and I had six to choose from). Just the idea of having my own mobile freezer filled with fake ice cream was enough to satisfy me, and unlike many toys I got, this one was used and abused for years afterwards. I have to thank Jenny and Mikhail’s post for this discovery, because I had forgotten it until I saw it on the same page as Sit n’ Spin in the 1976 JC Penney Xmas Catalog.
Image credit: Wishbook’s “1976.xx.xx JCPenney Christmas Catalog P366?