When I met my husband he had a box full of wind-up toys. They were great stocking stuffers and we collected many more during the years. When Matt spent time with me in the studio that was his favorite and soon he would tell his friends, and before you know it most of them don't work. But OMG did they have fun with little wind-ups going everywhere. The Great Wind-Up in Seattle is a wonderful source, a must-visit at Christmas. I might have to buy one Knockman Family Toys. I love the old ones. Here they are below - "take me to your leader".