Moxxi's collection of toy and game commercials from the 60's and 70's that will blow your mind! You probably didn't even remember you had some of these toys - and watching the commercials will send you right back in time to those great moments when you were young.
These retro vintage classic television commercials will transport you back to the early 70s when "doing something on the weekend" meant watching Saturday morning cartoons, armed only with a few sugary cereal bowls (refills count!) of Count Chocula, Franken Berry or Froot Loops and your imagination!
Remember having to get up to change the channel while watching Scooby Doo, The Super Friends, Grape Ape, Hong Kong Phooey, Shazam / Isis (when Isis was a female superhero and not a terrorist organization), Speedy Buggy, American Bandstand, Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids and ah, I can't remember....help me out and add your own memories in the comments!
In between all of those great shows, we'd see awesome commercials for toys and games like Smash Up Derby, Trouble, Kerplunk, Kenner SSP Racers, Operation, Shaker Maker / Thing Maker, Easy Bake Oven, Spirograph, Gnip Gnop, Don't Break the Ice, Rebound, Ricochet Racers, Radar Search, Gunfight at the OK Corral, Ka-Bala, Lite-Brite, Rock em Sock em Robots, Bing Bang Boing, Screech and Mego Superhero Action Figures? What a wonderful time to be a kid. Christmas always seemed so far away back then!
So share your memories of retro toys and games from yesteryear in the comments. I'd love to hear what you thought of some of these toys and games that you loved as a kid and if these vintage toy and game commercials bring back waves of nostalgia of a time that we can always remember but never get back.
I bet these retro TV commercials bring back great memories of old friends, grandma and grandpa, mom and dad, sisters and brothers, aunt's and uncles, cousins and neighbors.
Just the phrase "Popomatic Trouble" conjures up a wave of emotions and memories for me. Or the phrases "It's a hit!", "It's a flop!" and "Break Even" from K-Tel's Superstar game - man, that's a rare one, but I used to play it alone in my basement. Has anyone else heard of that old game? I also remember I had the game Bing Bang Boing but I remember it being called "Big Bam Boom" or maybe that was a Hall & Oates album...either way it's clear; I'm getting old.
I would spend countless hours playing Rock em Sock Robots, Battlin' Tops and Smash Up Derby. I always wanted "Don't Break the Ice" but mom and dad never bought it - bought it for my kids though about 12 years ago and played it for about 10 minutes - enough time for me.
One of the games I also begged for and never received was Radar Search. A friend of mine at the lake actually had it and it was as awesome as I thought it would be. Gunfight at the OK Corral was a hit in my house as was Rebound. Creepy Crawlers made with the Plastigoop and the hot metal oven (fire and burn alert!) was a surefire hit in my house, in fact I still have a working one with Plastigoop!
I hope you enjoyed the wayback machine trip down television's toy and game commercial memory lane. Please post your memories, thoughts and feelings in the comments!
Thanks for watching!