"Hey! You sank my Battleship!"
Ring a bell? Or is that just the sound of your Rock Em Sock Em Robots game...
Ah... the toy commercials of the '70s. As much a part of television programming as the show themselves. Cheesy as all get out, they featured earnest kids (just like us!) cheerfully playing with the toy or game du jour, enticing us to bug our parents to buy it or to add it to our Santa list.
Kenner. Parker Brothers. Mattel. Household names to those of us now of a certain age. Good times, good times.
So go hop on your Big Wheel and get set to take a trip through Candyland as you check out vintage commerce at its best...
Big Bang Boing and SSP Racers
Six Million Dollar Man "Action Figures."
Please. Let's just call these what they really were: dolls for boys.
Easy Bake Oven
Barbie Pool Party
Recognize that narrator -- it's Casey Kasem! I had this -- totally groovy...
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