Inflatable of the Day 4/5


Today we will feature the very first custom inflatable made for the collector market: the G&G Palomino! This blow up horse ostensibly started the market way back in 2003 or so. This toy was made with a rather thick, textured vinyl, and was 100% pinch seam, so not very durable compared with today’s designs, but was still rather sturdy in comparison with mass market beach balls and such. He stands about 6 feet tall, and has separate air chambers for his legs, mane, and tail. Custom inflatable design and manufacturing has come a long way in the intervening two decades, but this toy is still very highly desirable and valuable. My Palomino is actually on long term loan from a friend, and is enjoying the Florida sun.

The one who started it all!