Long before whipping up a batch of kale smoothies became all the rage, Kenner released the Betty Crocker Juicer/Blender.
“Just snap in a cartridge and the characters look and sound so real you think you could reach in and touch them.”
Released in 1966, the Corgi 267 Batmobile was a 1:43 scale diecast model car introduced in concert with the 1966 Batman TV series starring Adam West.
“…’cause winning can be lots of fun and you can pretend to be a star.”
A dealer advertisement from 1963 for Tuggy the 2-Headed Turtle from The A. C. Gilbert Company.
“The game that combines arcade speed with board game strategy.”
All the excitement… All the Realism.. All the “Bionic” Action! And an opportunity to join The Six Million Dollar Man Action Club to boot!
“Joe enjoys his Magic Window while he’s hanging upside down.”
Before digital photography became commonplace, Fisher-Price offered children, ages 5 and up, a camera that used 110 film cartridges.
“Hot Wheels: if you have one you’ll get ’em all.”
Before the advent of digital publishing, toy companies like Kenner typically produced ad mats for retailers to use to advertise their product lines.
“But Fortress Maximus transforms again; this time into a robot so humongous a separate robot becomes its head!”
Kenner’s 1973 advertisement for the Give-A-Show Projector promoted new entertainment options for the toy’s 14th anniversary.
“Freaky fun for everyone.”
When loaded with beads, Jewel Magic produced “oodles of baubles ‘n bangles” at the turn of its handle.
“Introducing Casey, the tape player with personality!”
An advertisement from 1982 for tabletop arcade games from Coleco.
“I’m sending out the birth announcements right now!”
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