View Full Version : old toy dispensing machines

05-13-2009, 02:03 PM
im not crazy, my co-workers dont know what im talking about, but i remember as a young kid, there was a machine that was a carnival clown type theme. you put your change in and pick out what color of balloon you want and it blows it up and ties it off witha ribbon string, does anybody remember these? If so what was it called and is there any of them left in the okc area, i would love to take my kids just for good memories and to let them get one.

05-13-2009, 02:11 PM
Sounds cool.

05-13-2009, 03:18 PM
Is this it?


05-13-2009, 03:26 PM
let me try again.
Embassy Vending, - Clown Balloon and Ziggy Vending Machines (

05-13-2009, 04:04 PM
close to it, it had a bunch of lights light up and a clown hand moves around it was tied off witha plastic clip like device, i know the last time i seen it was a bouta decade ago at circus circus in vegas, close to the buffet area, but they use to have one here in the metro, i use to bug my mom all the time for a balloon,

05-13-2009, 04:46 PM
I kind of remember what you're talking about. Was it at Crystal's?

05-14-2009, 08:40 AM
maybe, i was really young, I do remember crystals a bit, maybe thats one of the places

05-14-2009, 11:43 AM
I remember seeing one or two of those in the metro when I was a kid, and I'm still fairly young. Can't remember where. I don't recall Crystals having one.

05-14-2009, 01:25 PM
It had to be a entertainment place, i dont see grocery stores having balloon machines, maybe it was frontier city, or the zoo. for some reason i think maybe celebration station had one when they first opened, or maybe one of the flea markets