Showing posts with label Wacky Waving Arm-Flailing Inflatable Tube-man. Show all posts
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Thursday, October 24, 2019

Wacky, Waving, Inflatable, Arm-Flailing, Tube Man in Luton

An airdancer from the archives.


We saw this Wacky, Waving, Inflatable, Arm-Flailing, Tube-man at a funfair in Luton's Wardown Park back in August 2010.

A Wacky, Waving, Inflatable, Arm-Flailing, Tube-man at a funfair in Luton's Wardown Park

Sunday, October 06, 2019

A wacky waving inflatable arm flailing tube man in Ashton-under-Lyne

Spotting a wacky waving inflatable arm flailing tube man in Ashton-under-Lyne.


A wacky waving inflatable arm flailing tube man advertising Albion Mill Carpets in Ashton-under-Lyne
A wacky waving inflatable arm flailing tube man advertising Albion Mill Carpets in Ashton-under-Lyne

On my travels last month I saw three wacky waving inflatable arm flailing tube men. They're always fun to see and I'd gone quite a while without seeing any.


A wacky waving inflatable arm flailing tube man advertising Albion Mill Carpets in Ashton-under-Lyne
It's always fun seeing airdancer advertising

So it was a nice surprise to see one advertising Albion Mill Carpets while we were exploring Ashton-under-Lyne.



Last month I saw a wacky waving inflatable arm flailing tube man on The Clubhouse Stoke's Crazy Golf course in Newcastle-Under-Lyme, another advertising Mr Bubbli's Car Wash in Leicester and an airdancer advertising Stockport Powder Coating Ltd.

Thursday, September 19, 2019

A wacky waving inflatable arm flailing tube man in Stockport

Spotting a wacky waving inflatable arm flailing tube man in Stockport.


I've gone years without seeing any wacky waving inflatable arm flailing tube men and then I've seen three so far this month!


Wacky waving inflatable arm flailing tube man advertising Stockport Powder Coating Ltd on Brinksway Trading Estate
What a sight to behold

While walking to Stockport town centre today I turned a corner and heard the trademark flapping sound of an airdancer and saw the wacky waving inflatable arm flailing tube man advertising Stockport Powder Coating Ltd on Brinksway Trading Estate.


Video of the wacky waving inflatable arm flailing tube man advertising Stockport Powder Coating Ltd


Earlier this month I saw a wacky waving inflatable arm flailing tube man on The Clubhouse Stoke's Crazy Golf course in Newcastle-Under-Lyme and another wacky waving inflatable arm flailing tube man advertising Mr Bubbli's Car Wash in Leicester.

Other inflatable advertising I've seen in Stockport borough include a Father Christmas wacky waving inflatable arm flailing tube man in Cheadle Heath, an inflatable advertising man at United Carpets and Beds in Hazel Grove and an inflatable at Toyota in Stockport.

I wonder where I'll see one next...?

Thursday, September 12, 2019

A Crazy Golf Wacky Waving Inflatable Arm Flailing Tube Man

There's a Wacky Waving Inflatable Arm Flailing Tube Man on one of the holes at The Clubhouse Stoke Crazy Golf course in Newcastle-Under-Lyme.


The 18-hole indoor minigolf course was the 925th we've visited and 527th played on our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour since September 2006. It was the first we've seen an Airdancer on.


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- Crazy World of Minigolf Tour
- Airdancer

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Wacky Waving Inflatable Arm Flailing Tube Men

Wacky Waving Inflatable Arm Flailing Tube Men in Newcastle-Under-Lyme and Leicester.


The Wacky Waving Inflatable Arm Flailing Tube Man at Mr Bubble car wash in Leicester
There are few finer things in life than finding a Wacky Waving Inflatable Arm Flailing Tube Man on your travels

You go years without seeing a Wacky Waving Inflatable Arm Flailing Tube Man and then you see two Wacky Waving Inflatable Arm Flailing Tube Men in two days!


The Wacky Waving Inflatable Arm Flailing Tube Man on hole 10 at The Clubhouse Stoke minigolf course
The Wacky Waving Inflatable Arm Flailing Tube Man on hole 10 at The Clubhouse Stoke minigolf course

The first Wacky Waving Inflatable Arm Flailing Tube Man we found on our latest road-trip was on hole 10 of the indoor Crazy Golf course at The Clubhouse Stoke in Newcastle-Under-Lyme last Thursday night.



We spotted the second Wacky Waving Inflatable Arm Flailing Tube Man at Mr Bubbli's car wash as we were driving out of Leicester city centre on Friday afternoon.

The Wacky Waving Inflatable Arm Flailing Tube Man at Mr Bubble car wash in Leicester
Mr Bubbli?

We've seen quite a few wacky waving inflatable arm flailing tube menwindy menairdancers and other assorted inflatable advertising on our travels.

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Monday, November 06, 2017

Inflatable advertising at Toyota in Stockport

One of my favourite things to see while out and about is inflatable advertising - whether it's a wacky waving inflatable arm flailing tube man promoting an antiques shop, to a more static inflatable directing you to an amusement arcade - they're always fun to see. So, you can imagine my reaction when I spotted this BIG inflatable piece of signage advertising a MASSIVE SALE at the Toyota car dealership on St Mary's Way in Stockport!

Inflatable advertising at Toyota in Stockport
We were heading home from a bit of a bike ride round the borough when I saw the inflatable thing in the distance

Inflatable advertising at Toyota in Stockport
What a sight!

It's the third piece of inflatable advertising I've seen since moving to Stockport last year. The first was a wacky waving inflatable arm flailing tube man Father Christmas advertising Terry's Fabrics in Cheadle Heath. The second was a 'static' inflatable promoting beds at United Carpets and Beds in Hazel Grove.

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Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Inflatable advertising man at United Carpets and Beds

While driving out of the Borough for a weekend away in Hastings we spotted a great piece of inflatable advertising at United Carpets and Beds on Buxton Road in Hazel Grove, Stockport.

Inflatable advertising man at United Carpets and Beds
While the United Carpets and Beds inflatable is not of the wacky waving inflatable arm flailing tube variety he is still attention grabbing

It's the second inflatable spotted since we moved to Stockport. Last Christmas I saw a Santa Claus wacky waving inflatable arm flailing tube man advertising the sale on at Terry's Fabrics in Cheadle Heath.

On our recent roadtrip we saw a couple of other interesting ways to advertise beds. Vic Smith Beds in Enfield is currently using a tank on his roadside advertising on the M25, while Sussex Beds in Bexhill is using a dinosaur outside their store to entice people in.

We've spotted a lot of inflatable advertising and wacky waving inflatable arm flailing tube men on our travels over the years. Unfortunately I haven't had a need to hire or buy a wacky waving inflatable arm flailing tube man for my own marketing business. Not yet anyway...

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

A Santa Wacky Waving Inflatable Arm Flailing Tube Man in Stockport

Spotting a Christmas-themed Wacky Waving Inflatable Arm Flailing Tube Man in Stockport.


While heading to my local Morrisons supermarket in Cheadle Heath my finely honed senses alerted me to something ludicrous across the car park - a Wacky Waving Inflatable Arm Flailing Tube Man at the Stockport branch of Terry's Fabrics.

A Wacky Waving Inflatable Arm Flailing Tube Man at Terry's Blinds in Stockport
The Wacky Waving Inflatable Arm Flailing Tube Man in the car park of Terry's Blinds in Stockport. Viewable to the customers in the car park of Morrisons and B&M in Cheadle Heath

And it wasn't just any old Wacky Waving Inflatable Arm Flailing Tube Man. No, it was a Father Christmas Wacky Waving Inflatable Arm Flailing Tube Man! Something I've not seen before. A marvellous a sight to behold.

A Wacky Waving Inflatable Arm Flailing Tube Man at Terry's Blinds in Stockport
They've got a curtains and fabric sale on at Terry's Fabrics in Stockport

A Wacky Waving Inflatable Arm Flailing Tube Man at Terry's Blinds in Stockport
In my element

It's almost a year to the day since I spotted a non-articulated inflatable advertising Xmas Tree in my old home town of Luton.

Airdancers - to give them their official name - are one of my favourite forms of advertising. They certainly are attention grabbing.

Do check out the Terry's Fabrics, Stockport website for more info.

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- Wacky Waving Inflatable Arm Flailing Tube Men
- Airdancer
- Advertising
- Stockport
- Cheadle Heath

Saturday, November 05, 2016

Blackpool's Bingo Clown Inflatable

While in Blackpool we spotted another piece of inflatable advertising for the 'collection'...

An inflatable clown advertising bingo at an amusement arcade in Blackpool
A clown. And an inflatble piece of advertising 

Except for the fact it's not a wacky waving type of inflatable arm flailing tube man, this one has it all. A BIG clown advertising bingo at the seaside! Marvellous.

On our travels we've spotted quite a few airdancer advertising inflatables, ranging from the wacky waving ones, to more static characters and mascots.

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Monday, September 07, 2015

A visit to Bridlington

Blog from a couple of hours in Bridlington.

In July we had a fun, albeit short, trip to Bridlington. The seaside town has long been on our to-visit list and it did not disappoint. We're already really looking forward to going back for longer next summer.

By the Crazy Golf course on the Foreshore
By the Crazy Golf course on the Foreshore

Well be posting more pics and videos from the minigolf, crazy golf and adventure golf courses we played there, but before we get to that I had to post a snap of this great inflatable that we saw at the Bayside Fun Park on the seafront!

Photo of Bayside Fun Park in Bridlington
'Homer' in Bridlington. Notice the little Frog bin too

Photo of Bayside Fun Park in Bridlington
A view of the Bayside Fun park in Bridlington. I picked up some great amusement park tokens for my collection of seaside exonumia there as well

I'm always on the lookout for quirky and fun stuff to spot on our travels. We see quite a few Wacky Waving Arm-Flailing Inflatable Tube Men aka Airdancers. And next door-but-one to the Treasure Island Adventure Golf course there was one sat atop the Tidal Treats shop!

Photo of a Wacky Waving Arm-Flailing Inflatable Tube Man in Bridlington

Videos:
- Crazy Mini Golf Hole-in-One at Treasure Island Adventure Golf in Bridlington
- Mini Golf Hole in One at Treasure Island Adventure Golf in Bridlington
- Foreshore Sands Crazy Golf course in Bridlington

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Monday, August 11, 2014

A Wacky Waving Inflatable Arm Flailing Tube Man in Ayr

Adding a sighting of a Wacky Waving Inflatable Arm Flailing Tube Man to our collection.

While on holiday in Ayr we spotted a Wacky Waving Inflatable Arm Flailing Tube Man at the Golden Disc Amusement Arcade on the seafront.

A Wacky Waving Inflatable Arm Flailing Tube Man in Ayr
The Wacky Waving Inflatable Arm Flailing Tube Man at the Golden Disc Amusement Arcade in Ayr, Scotland

It was the first Wacky Waving Inflatable Arm Flailing Tube Man we'd spotted on our travels in quite a while!



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Friday, July 26, 2013

An Advertising Airdancer Not Dancing in Boscombe

Another in the long line of sort of Wacky Waving Arm-Flailing Inflatable Tube-men to add to my 'collection'.

The latest in the long line of Airdancers spotted on my travels was advertising payday loans at the Cash Converters in Boscombe, Dorset. It was lurching a fair bit when we first spotted it.

The not so Wacky Waving Arm-Flailing Inflatable Tube-man in Boscombe

The following day it was a bit more upright, but needn't a bit more air.

A little more upright

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Sunday, December 02, 2012

A Wacky Waving Inflatable Arm Flailing Tube Man in Stretford

Another Wacky Waving Inflatable Arm Flailing Tube Man added to my ‘collection’ in Manchester!
 
While in Manchester to play the Chrizy Golf course and various other shenanigans at the weekend I was driving from Old Trafford to the Trafford Centre via Stretford in Manchester when I spotted a Wacky Waving Inflatable Arm Flailing Tube Man outside Gleave Tool Centre on Chester Road!
Me and the Wacky Waving Inflatable Arm Flailing Tube Man at Gleave Tool Centre in Stretford
Wacky Waving Arm-Flailing Inflatable Tube-men (or Airdancers to give them their technical name) are often used to help businesses in their advertising (as well as a few other things if you believe Family Guy's Al Harrington).
The Wacky Waving Inflatable Arm Flailing Tube Man at Gleave Tool Centre in Stretford, Manchester
Once again the Wacky Waving Inflatable Arm Flailing Tube Man did its job in raising awareness of Gleave Tool Centre (founded in 1833 when it traded as "Wooden Plane Manufacturers and Dealers of Tools and Sheffield Cutlery"!).
 

Friday, November 02, 2012

A Wacky Waving Arm-Flailing Inflatable Tube-man in Flimwell

While travelling to Hastings, East Sussex last Thursday ahead of the 2012 'Castle Golf' World Crazy Golf Championship we travelled through Flimwell and at the cross roads on Hawkhurst Road I spotted a Wacky Waving Arm-Flailing Inflatable Tube-man!!!
A Wacky Waving Arm-Flailing Inflatable Tube-man outside the Country Furniture Barn in Flimwell
I had to turn the car round to have a photo taken with them to add to my 'collection'. What was great that there wasn't just one of them outside the Country Furniture Barns, but two of them! And even better than that, they were double-sided!
The second Wacky Waving Arm-Flailing Inflatable Tube-man outside the Country Furniture Barn in Flimwell. This one was by the car park.
The point of Wacky Waving Arm-Flailing Inflatable Tube-men (or Airdancers to give them their technical name) are there to help advertise businesses (as well as a few other things if you believe Family Guy's Al Harrington).
A Wacky Waving Arm-Flailing Inflatable Tube-man and a Blue Airdancer.
It certainly worked as we popped into the Country Furniture Bar shop for a browse and would recommend it for a visit as there were some nice home, kitchen & garden furnishings and decorations.

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Monday, May 21, 2012

A Wacky Waving Arm-Flailing Inflatable Tube-man at the Warwick Hilton

Many thanks to Trevor ‘Lord of Smeeth’ Robertson for sending me this snap of a Wacky Waving Arm-Flailing Inflatable Tube-man, or as he calls it a “windy man”, for my ‘collection’!

It was spotted at the Hilton Hotel in Warwick.

Wacky Waving Arm-Flailing Inflatable Tube-man
A Wacky Waving Arm-Flailing Inflatable Tube-man at the Warwick Hilton

Many thanks Trevino ;-)

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Two and a Half Wacky Waving Arm-Flailing Inflatable Tube-Men

Wacky Waving Arm-Flailing Inflatable Tube-Men spotted in Bangkok (and Worcester).

It’s been quite a while since I’ve seen any Wacky Waving Arm-Flailing Inflatable Tube-Men on my travels. However, Emily being the world traveller that she is, has spotted two (and a half’ish) of them over in Bangkok, Thailand.

The first ones, that aren’t really the fun type of Airdancers made ‘famous’ by Al Harrington, were spotted outside the Times Square shopping plaza on Sukhumvit Road in Bangkok.

A pair of Airdancers at Times Square in Bangkok, Thailand
A pair of Airdancers at Times Square in Bangkok, Thailand

A close-up of the two Airdancers at Times Square in Bangkok, Thailand
A close-up of the two Airdancers at Times Square in Bangkok, Thailand

The second lot were ‘real’ Wacky Waving Arm-Flailing Inflatable Tube-Men and Emily spotted them attacking passers-by as she travelled in a taxi in Bangkok! I'm not sure what they were advertising though.

Wacky Waving Arm-Flailing Inflatable Tube-Men
Wacky Waving Arm-Flailing Inflatable Tube-Men spotted in Bangkok, Thailand

Last week I re-visited Guildford, Surrey but didn’t spot a Wacky Waving Arm-Flailing Inflatable Tube-Man like I did on my first visit to the town.


Wacky Waving Arm-Flailing Inflatable Tube-Men at Worcester Warriors Rugby Club
Wacky Waving Arm-Flailing Inflatable Tube-Men at Worcester Warriors Rugby Club spotted by Marc 'The Roller' Bazeley



Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Two More Wacky Waving Arm-Flailing Inflatable Tube-men Spotted - Luton & Mill Hill

Recently I've spotted two Wacky Waving Arm-Flailing Inflatable Tube-men on my travels. The first was a Funfair one at Luton's Manor Park (previously spotted at the Luton Wardown Park Funfair). The other was advertising a Car Wash near Mill Hill Broadway Train Station.

Luton Wacky Waving Arm-Flailing Inflatable Tube-man


Mill Hill Airdancer


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Update: 1st October 2012

I managed to grab a much better photo of the Airdancer advertising a garage/car valeting service near Mill Hill Broadway!


Saturday, March 12, 2011

Another not so Wacky Waving Arm-Flailing Inflatable Tube-man in Dunstable


Over the road from the not so Wacky Waving Arm-Flailing Inflatable Tube-man advertising a Car Wash in Dunstable there is now another not so Wacky Waving Arm-Flailing Inflatable Tube-man advertising an ATS Euromaster Car Brake Centre! This one is different, but the old one that was over the road has gone.




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The technical name for Wacky Waving Arm-Flailing Inflatable Tube-men is "Airdancer".

I've also seen you can buy a Game called Pumpaloons! It looks to be a home-based contest version of Airdancers!!!