Every school desk or pencil case wasn’t complete without the colourful array of the Pencil Tops. Some were rubber efficient others were smellies, some were munch bunch and others just disgusting.
Most of my pencil tops or also known as toppers were of the vegetable kind. I seem to think they were also known as the “Munch Bunch” any way they were certainly all made in Hong Kong as they were all inscribed in moulded plastic – “Made in Hong Kong” on the back.
Many of the originals had matching hats that could be taken on and off too. Other versions were made but never looked as well made and the colours were less authentic. Apart from fruit, there were Smurf pencil tops and space rocket ones, there were even ones with weird eyes and long green hair – a type of troll.
So which ones did you have at your school – we want to hear from you below?