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Soviet toy: Nevalyashka

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The Nevalyashka is rounded & weighted doll that pops back up if you try to knock it over. In English-speaking countries, it is often referred to as the roly-poly toyround-bottomed dolltilting dolltumbler or wobbly man – a toy that rights itself when pushed over.

In Russian, they go by two names – ‘Nevalyashka’ (literal meaning: ‘One that never lies down’) and ‘Vanka Vstanka’ – meaning ‘Ivan get up’.

In the Soviet Union, Nevalyashkas came in all shapes and sizes.

 

 

Watch one in action below:

 

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