Help identify old toys that I just can't for the life of me work out what they are.

Time to swallow my pride and ask,
'HELP! What is that thing?!'
 
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Alien / Creature / Rock / Meteor / Ball... Thing!

This chap is 11 cm or 4 1/4 inches-ish across and from around the late 70s or early 80s

The outer ball sections are hard plastic while the red middle is medium firm rubber
When you push on the middle of the creature the limbs fold in and eventually you end up with a
ball that locks securely together with tabs on each limb and the ring on its left foot

Under the middle of the rubber bit there's a spring which would cause the limbs to pop
back out once the catch was released

I remember there being an TV ad for them and there being different coloured versions. I can't remember
whether it was just the fleshy bit that was released in different colours and maybe the outers were all
black or if they were all different

I've only ever known of another person who remembers having one (a different colour) but not what it was.

I'm hestitant to fold it up into a ball due to the way the limbs are hinged on with thinner sections of the
outer shell which would only allow for so many flexes before breaking

There's no stamping on either part of the toy that I can see

If you have any idea at all I'd LOVE to hear it!

 
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Little, Red Rocket

This little rocket is 2.75 cm or 1 inch long

They have a hole through the length of the shaft which could indicate they slot over a guide rod

Each one has a little lip at the base which looks like it could hold it in place in a spring loaded launcher

If the shaft was divided into four, there are only fins on three sizes

Again, any help is VERY appreciated

 
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