Thumbnail Filmstrip of Kikkerland CRANKY Wind Up Images
DescriptionDesigner: Chico Bicalho
Here are some tips to enjoy your wired four-legged friend and get the most fun out of its fidgety, yet useful, existence.
Cranky wants to help you remember stuff by holding cards, pictures, notes, reminders, whatever you can wedge in its little claws. He dances to get your attention, kind of like those women in boxing matches who show the rounds cards. Nevertheless, Cranky's action is more exciting when he's not holding anything, since he isn't a bodybuilder, and the weight slows the poor creature down.
To wind Cranky up, hold him in one hand, keeping the counterweight from spinning, while turning the key with the other hand. Cranky works best when all four booties touch the ground approximately 2" (5 cm), forming a square from toe to toe. The legs may be adjusted by gently bending the wire near the body. If he falls over too often, bend the legs slightly apart until Cranky becomes steadier. If he's not doing the samba, adjust the legs closer together.
Every once in a while, a bit of spray lubricant will keep the engine revving like crazy. Cranky's favorite performing surfaces are marble tables or thin carpets; essentially any level surface will do. What he really loves is to tap dance on a pool table with other Crankys. Two or more Crankys together make a very flashy party.
Colors are assorted, we pick color based on availability.