“Today is Thursday, the day Johnny’s mother works late.”
An advertisement from 1984 for Western Gun Sets from Ideal.
Enjoy this vintage commercial for the glow-in-the-dark Dozzzy doll from Galoob. If you think the stars of the commercial look familiar, you’re right. Child actors Keisha Knight Pulliam and Peter Costa are featured in the ad.
A 1968 ad for the Ouija Board that featured the talking spirit board being used to answer important questions such as, “Shall I become a model, or fashion designer?” and “Should we go steady?”
“Ask the butler to bring you Mystery Mansion, the spookiest game in town.”
“The strategy game with a tilt.”
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!”
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