Dancing Flowers

Dancing Flowers 1980's

Dancing Flowers in the late 80's and early 90's were not the solar-powered trinkets they sell today, but instead real battery-powered dancers.  Dancing Flowers hit shelves around 1989 in the USA, were made by a Japanese company called Takara, and sold for $29.95.  You could buy sunflowers, gardenias, and roses.  Some had sunglasses, others bow-ties, and either a guitar, saxophone, or banjo.  Each flower had a little microphone and microchip that would interrupt sounds.  If you played music near them, they would appear to dance to the cadence of the music.  It did not take long before other novelty items began showing up using the same technology, such as the dancing coke can.