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Dusty Bin

Dusty Bin was ACE! You had to flip plastic coins into his flappy lid.

It was an up-to-4-players game, and as Dusty rotated and flapped, you each got a turn to flip in a plasti-coin. (I just made that word up! How COOL'S THAT!?!)

At the end of the game, you counted up the different colours of coins, (each player had a different colour,) and whoever won.......... won I suppose. In the gameshow 3-2-1, Dusty had always been seen as the 'booby prize' at the end of the show, and I always felt a bit sorry for him, but as a toy he was amazing!


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Do You Remember Dusty Bin?

Do You Remember Dusty Bin?

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    I have a Dusty Bin as one of the "LOSERS" on the 3-2-1 Gameshow in 1986. It is broken now but was one of my cherished memories of being on the show and "winning" a Dusty Bin. I wish I could get it replaced
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    I have a Dusty Bin laundry basket, fur material eyes nose mouth and arms and feet. Anybody know of any of these? is there a market for them? Sylvia
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    Yeah Dusty bin was cool you had to put your coin onto a plastic hand and flip it in as he turned round with his lid opening and shutting.The tv prog not cool, Ted rogers with that hand thing and those questions WTF you needed to be in mensa to get anywhere near the right answer. I thought you won the full size bin they brought out at the end til my sister pointed out they didnt(i was only young at the time)
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    Dusty Bin was the mascot of the Saturday night gameshow 3-2-1 hosted by Ted Rogers and was the booby prize that contestants took home if they failed to win the star prize. I thought he looked cute and would quite liked to have won one but then I was only a kid at the time!
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    I remember dusty bin was a full sized dustbin with big eyes a big smile and was a major star of the show 321 hosted by Ted Rogersan who asked question that held clues that I never undserstood!:-) Ceramic copies of Dusty bin were given to contestants.
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    My wee brother had a Dusty Bin for his Crimbo around 1981.
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    Believe it or not I was the designer of the original Dusty Bin. I was a freelance animator back in th late seventies and created the character when I designed the original show titles for Yorkshire Television. The original specification for the Bin was given to me by the show's producer- a stick drawing, from that I created the character. In many ways Dusty is thee most kitch thing ever, but strangely it has endured! I have original artwork and designs. I stayed with the show as a freelancer doing the commercial break graphics and themed end credit captions. How the character came into life and why I'd be happy to share, plus I have original stuff. I live in New York now, where as in the rest of the USA 'Sponge Pants Square Pants' the character reminds me very much of the style and the fame and the glory that Dusty still richly deserves!