A couple years ago, at a local Flea Market, I found two strange rubbery figures still in original boxes – one quite risqué – both dated 1960s. I paid the asking price of a buck each, figuring anything from the 60s still in original box was easily worth $10 or so. I had never heard of “Oily Jigglers” before that, and upon researching them …I stumbled across one of those rare unknown collectibles that can be a real “Home Run” when you find them. So I want to share with my fellow “Hunters”.
Oily Jigglers first appeared in the mid 1960s, and was marketed by Russ Berrie (Of “Trolls” fame), and a couple other smaller companies out of California. Most of these strange figurines could be found hanging from the rear view mirror of a car, or propped in a dorm room on campus.
So why should you know about these? Because some of those are now bringing in the HUNDREDS of dollars. That’s “Hundreds”. Each. and Loose. Heres a few examples from recent Ebay sales:
This “All American Football Player” brought $299.99, the “Caveman Swinger” sold for $260, and the Mermaid brought $160.49.