The "Amazing" Sixfinger: the Most Disturbing Toy that You Probably Never Owned

The 1960's were a much simpler time — a time when cowering beneath your school desk was still considered a good way to protect yourself in the event of a nuclear air strike, and a child palming a decidedly phallic object could just as easily pass for having a sixth finger. Wait, what?


Seriously, though. How bizarre is Sixfinger, the "most amazing toy ever" that gave kids an extra go-go-gadget index finger? My only question is whether it came in different skin-tones, seeing as those of us with darker complexions probably would have had a pretty difficult time pulling off the whole inconspicuous-sixth-digit look (short of really selling it by claiming to suffer from polydactyly and vitiligo).

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On second thought, I actually have one more question. What's with the voiceover in the commercial starting at 00:50? You're already trying to hock finger phalli to children, guy — let's try bringing it down a few registers on the creep-o scale, alright?

[Spotted on Laughing Squid]
Video via CrowTRobot1313
Sixfinger packaging via Sam's Toy Box

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Corpore Metal

Being born in 1963, I'm surprised I missed this. Maybe the fad had passed by the time I was old enough to have any clear memories. Don't know.

Or maybe I just missed it because I was too busy lusting after Major Matt Mason and Zeroids.