Youngsters do like to get their grubby mitts on free stuff.
Here's how us school kids got some of ours back in the 60's & 70's - as gifts in comics.
I'm sure you'll remember some of the ones shown above.
The Super Skimmer and the Wiz Whizz were the same thing, only different names, but they were plastic rotor blade wheels that used either lollipop sticks or elastic bands to get them spinning off into the air.
Toys that made noises were popular.
The Red Racketty was on a length of line and spun around over your head, the toy emitting a rasping buzzing noise in the process.
Thunder Bangs were great - just a swift downwards swipe to set off the loud bang.
I remember we made Thunder Bangs as part of crafts in Primary.
Then there was the Pop Gun of course, with its plastic plug to get the popping noise.
Balloons were also used for their sounds, coming in all shapes & sizes & names, fitted with plastic valves that made the balloons rasp when let fly around in the air.
As well as the Beezers Flying Fizzer above, the Beano also had the Flying Snorter and the Screamin' Demon.
There were whistles too - the Whoopee Whistle and the Happy Howler that made siren noises.
An annoying one was a toy called the Clicketty Clicker which was a hollow metal object with the image of Dennis The Menace on it, and when pressed in & out, made the clicking sound. Not a fave with parents!
The Whizzer & Chips was already 2 comics for the price of 1, but they also gave away free stuff, the one above being for a Flick Book.
Again, we used to do our own versions of flick books by drawing wee animations on the corners of our jotters.
Many of the gifts that were specifically for girls were adornment based items, while the boys were catered for in other comics with football related freebies.
So there's just a small selection of stuff we got for free when we were kids, generating lots of mucking about in the playground and at home.