Beloved Patrick Rylands Bird & Fish Bath Toys Back in Production

"SHISHY! That's my SHISHY! I wanna get shish to swim in my bath. Swimmy, swim, swim." If my two-year-old's ecstatic response is any indication, the new generation will love these reproductions of the iconic 1969 Patrick Rylands design just as much as the first.

Rylands' background in sculpture is unmistakable. The toys, for which Ryland won the 1970 Duke of Edinburgh Design Award, have an internal ballast that keeps them balanced in the water.

Sigh, nostalgia. Did you have the bird and fish in your bath as a child? If the resurgence of Sophie the Giraffe is any indication, they're not going to be able to keep these in stock.

The fish is currently in stock (£19.90) and the bird can be pre-ordered for June delivery.

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