Buzzy Bee

The Buzzy Bee is a popular children's toy in New Zealand. It resembles a bee with rotating wings that move and make a clicking noise while the toy is pulled along the ground. Designed and first produced in the 1940s by Hec and John Ramsey, it became popular during the post-war baby boom. Its bright colours and clicking sound call are familiar to many New Zealanders, making it one of the most well-recognised items of Kiwiana.

It received a good deal of "free promotion" with the visit of the Prince and Princess of Wales in 1983 with their son, Prince William of Wales, who played with a Buzzy Bee.

As an iconic New Zealand symbol, the Buzzy Bee caricature was used on the keel of NZL84, one of Emirates Team New Zealand's entrant yachts for the America's Cup held in Valencia, Spain, in 2007.

In June 2007, plans were unveiled for a Buzzy Bee stage show "Buzzy Bee's Big Day Out". The company behind the show also revealed that they'd made an animated show reel and were finalising details of a distribution deal, and that they hoped to begin work on an animated series for television [] .

External links

* [ Buzzy Bee Toys]

Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Celi Bee — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Celi Bee Nombre Real Celida Ines Camacho Lugar de Nacimiento: Nueva York, Estados Unidos …   Wikipedia Español

  • Kiwiana — ist ein unter Neuseeländern verbreiteter Begriff, um Objekte, Zeichen, Sprache und kulturelle Gepflogenheiten zu beschreiben, welche die neuseeländische Identität und das neuseeländische Nationalgefühl ausmachen.[1] Inhaltsverzeichnis 1 Kiwiana 2 …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • List of Teletubbies episodes and videos — This is a list of Teletubbies episodes and videos. # # Title 1 Ned s Good Bike March 31, 1997 The first episode. Teletubbies watch a father and son riding their bicycles, and then a magical flag appears in Teletubbyland.  …   Wikipedia

  • Kiwiana — Certain items and icons from New Zealand s cultural heritage are often called Kiwiana. OriginsThe word Ana originated in 1956. It was registered as a trademark in 1980, but the originator did not complete the registration which left the name to… …   Wikipedia

  • The Fairies — is an Australian television show based on two fairies: Harmony and Rhapsody . They also have friends, including Elf, the Fairycake maker , Barnaby, the Bizzy Buzzy bee and Wizzy the Wizard . It was created and written by Jen Watts, directed by… …   Wikipedia

  • Danielle Cormack — Cormack in 2011 Born December 26, 1970 (1970 12 26) (age 40) Auckland, New Zealand …   Wikipedia

  • Herman Fisher — Infobox Person name = Herman G. Fisher image size = caption = birth date = 1898 birth place = Pennsylvania, United States death date = 1975 death place = occupation = spouse = parents = children =Herman Guy Fisher (November 2, 1898 – September 26 …   Wikipedia

  • Fisher-Price — Infobox Company company name = Fisher Price, Inc. company company type = Wholly Owned Subsidiary company slogan = play. laugh. grow foundation = 1930 location = East Aurora, New York, USA industry = Toys revenue = 2.02 Billion USD (2005) parent …   Wikipedia

  • Nick Jr. (Australia) — For other uses, see Nick Jr. (disambiguation). Nick Jr. Australia Nick Jr. Australia s logo rebranded late March 2010. Launched 1 April 1998 (block) 14 March 2004 (channel) Owned by …   Wikipedia

  • buzz vi — Bee keepers always manage to keep buzzy …   English expressions

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.