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    Another Invention to Cheer

    Falloon: (fuh-loon) a cold-air inflatable balloon and float combo.

    The brainchild of balloon and float guru Manfred Bass, falloons are introduced to the world in 1990 with The Wizard of Oz and Paddington Bear. More hybrids fun up the lineup in this decade, too, like Humpty Dumpty, M&Ms characters and the oceanic creation, Sea Venture.

    From Bill Smith
    Macy’s Parade Guest Archivist
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