Millennium Bug

Front view of a Millennium Bug showing the face of the creature and the original swing tag. Side view of a Millennium Bug showing the fure body and black legs. Side view of a Millennium Bug showing the pull cord and the original swing tag. Underside view of a Millennium Bug showing the black belly and back of the swing tag. Front view of a Millennium Bug showing the activated pull cord. Side view of a Millennium Bug showing the activated pull cord.
Front view of a Millennium Bug showing the face of the creature and the original swing tag. Side view of a Millennium Bug showing the fure body and black legs. Side view of a Millennium Bug showing the pull cord and the original swing tag. Underside view of a Millennium Bug showing the black belly and back of the swing tag. Front view of a Millennium Bug showing the activated pull cord. Side view of a Millennium Bug showing the activated pull cord.
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Object number
AIBDC : 004347
Date
2000

Description

A novelty 'Millennium Bug' creature with purple faux fur and black legs. This spider shaped bug has a pull cord it its back which operates a vibrating device which when activated makes the bug jump around. It was predicted that the 'Millenium bug' was going to cause problems to all computerised devices when changing from the date 1999 to 2000. This toy was a play on this idea, pokling fun at the hysteria.
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"Millennium Bug"
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plastic
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