4 Sep 2007 21:48 UTCTue 4 Sep 2007 - 9:48 pm UTC
I need help finding an obscure toy. I had a toy dinosaur as a child that I held onto. About 5 years ago. my wife and I found him while unpacking a box and started taking him with us on our travels; taking pictures of him in front of famous places. The toy probably cost no more than a dollar or two new, but it has a lot of sentimental value to me and even has his own website ( http://www.dinosaurbob.com/ ). Unfortunately, I lost the toy while visiting my parents Labor Day weekend in Las Vegas.
He is about 4" tall, has "hands" that can hold onto things and had a "Made in South Korea" sticker on one foot. Since I had him as a child, he has to be about 20 years old. Unfortunately, I have no idea where he came from. I grew up in Chicago, so I think he might have come from a museum gift shop, but can't really be sure. Please see the picture on the website so you can have a better idea of what he looks like.
4 Sep 2007 21:54 UTCTue 4 Sep 2007 - 9:54 pm UTC
I don't need the exact toy that I lost. A duplicate would be fine.
4 Sep 2007 22:14 UTCTue 4 Sep 2007 - 10:14 pm UTC
Do you think the toy was called Dinosaur Bob, or was that a name that you gave him (her? it?
4 Sep 2007 22:20 UTCTue 4 Sep 2007 - 10:20 pm UTC
Dinosaur Bob was the name we gave the toy. We have no idea what it actually was called.
4 Sep 2007 22:40 UTCTue 4 Sep 2007 - 10:40 pm UTC
This toy won't be easy to find, but not impossible either. I was able to find another one a couple of years ago. If I could, I'd offer more than $250. As a result, finding one will come with a $750 tip.
4 Sep 2007 23:32 UTCTue 4 Sep 2007 - 11:32 pm UTC
>>I was able to find another one a couple of years ago<<
How did you find it a few years back?
The more we know about your strategy -- especially one that worked -- the better the chances of finding it again.
4 Sep 2007 23:41 UTCTue 4 Sep 2007 - 11:41 pm UTC
I thought you may ask that. A local newspaper did a story and a reader happened to have one.