“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!