This one’s taking us waaaaay back — does anyone here remember playing with this nifty “Jaws” game when they were a kid? This was released by Ideal in 1975, the same year as the movie.
The title shark’s jaw was spring-loaded to close upward, but it was held down by plastic pieces of ocean debris. Players would take turns removing the pieces from the mouth until it sprang upward.
I think I played the game with my older sisters in their room, maybe … two years after it was released, in 1977? The game had probably been a Christmas present for them. (Its plastic pieces were red, if I recall — not blue.) I was very a small child, and I was fascinated by it.