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A daily look back at the toys, games, and objects that captured our attention as children and continue to fascinate us today.

Prop Shots from Marx (1976)

“Aim for the sky! The harder you pull, the farther you fly!”

In 1975, Marx Toys released a squadron of six high-flying planes called Prop Shots. The toy line consisted of two World War I vintage bi-planes, two World War II swept-wing fighters, and two supersonic delta-wing jets.

Each plane was about 5-inches in length and wingspan and sported a body made of solid plastic. Flexible vinyl wings and a propeller made of high-impact plastic rounded out the offering.

Planes were loaded onto a launcher and propelled into the sky by pulling on a nylon pull string. Advertisements for the toy touted Prop Shots durability and ability for each plane to fly over 100-feet at a time.

Remember the toys and games of years past through vintage advertising – for better and for worse!