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Mattel Tommy Gun Burst TV commercial 1960s (and others)!
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Posted on 08/18/2007 1:50:23 PM PDT by lowbridge

Mattel Tommy Burst TV commercial 1960s!

When Guns Were Fun (starring Billy Mumy of Lost In Space)

INDIAN RIFLE GUNS by MATTEL TOYS

Fanner 50 cap gun commercial ( Mattel )


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: ads; guns; mattel; toyguns; toys; youtube

1 posted on 08/18/2007 1:50:26 PM PDT by lowbridge
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To: lowbridge

Brought back memories of my toy tommy gun from the 60’s. I could go through a whole roll of caps in no time and generate a big cloud of smoke.


2 posted on 08/18/2007 2:06:54 PM PDT by Forgiven_Sinner (Here's how to prove God's existence: ask Him to reveal Himself to you.)
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To: lowbridge

Great find! Brought back memories of the smell of caps, lol. Just sent the links to my two brothers who used to have Lone Ranger costumes.


3 posted on 08/18/2007 2:09:40 PM PDT by McLynnan
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To: lowbridge
Had the Hot Wheels,with the track,etc,and the Elephant gun.

Got 'em all on Christmas.

4 posted on 08/18/2007 2:22:46 PM PDT by mdittmar (May God watch over those who serve,and have served,to keep us free)
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To: lowbridge

Just think. If Mattel sold them today a kid could say “Eat lead” and mean it.

One of my earliest toys that I remember was an old shotgun that my dad had thoroughly disabled by driving a wooden dowel down the barrel and removing the trigger mechanism.


5 posted on 08/18/2007 2:23:18 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Greed is NOT a conservative ideal.)
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To: lowbridge
How did Andy and Barney not see the signs that Otis was headed down this road..............


6 posted on 08/18/2007 2:23:47 PM PDT by hole_n_one
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To: Forgiven_Sinner

The Mattel “Fanner 50” is amoung the finest weapons I’ve ever owned. Thanks for posting, those links brought a lot of memories.


7 posted on 08/18/2007 2:30:48 PM PDT by VR-21
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To: lowbridge

I’m a member of the last “cap gun” generation. I started elementary school about the time Ronald Reagan was elected. When I was a kid, every toy section of every store had cap guns. By the time I graduated high school, you couldn’t find a cap gun if you tried. I can still remember the smell — kind of acrid, but still a great smell. Sometimes we’d stack up a bunch of caps and hit them with a hammer. Lots of fun.


8 posted on 08/18/2007 2:36:18 PM PDT by Yardstick
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To: lowbridge
I thought I had a happy childhood until I saw that Fanner 50 cap gun commercial. BooHoo! I didn't even know those existed until now ... I want to go back in time!

I still have my Silver Pony and this cap shooter ... delightful memories. THX for posting lowbie. Nice!


9 posted on 08/18/2007 2:38:07 PM PDT by Daffynition (The quieter you become, the more you are able to hear.)
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To: Yardstick

You’ll put your EAR out!

Buy BOTH the machine gun and the 38special for only $7!


10 posted on 08/18/2007 2:39:24 PM PDT by GRRRRR (The Libtards are spoiling for a big fight!)
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To: Forgiven_Sinner
I could go through a whole roll of caps in no time and generate a big cloud of smoke.

Thankfully they made enough 'good noise' without caps, or we'd forever been scavenging pop bottles for caps as kids.

It seemed we were always playing 'Army', (dirt clod grenades (NO ROCKS!), etc.)

We did have a problem with breaking the end of the barrel off for some reason...

11 posted on 08/18/2007 2:40:23 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly.)
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To: hole_n_one

I recognized Hal Smith also.The voiceover sounded a lot like him, too.


12 posted on 08/18/2007 2:44:05 PM PDT by murdoog
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To: lowbridge

My mom didn’t allow any of her five daughters to have cap guns. So we bought the cap rolls and banged on them with rocks to make them go off.

I’m sure that was MUCH safer than a cap gun...


13 posted on 08/18/2007 2:44:22 PM PDT by mrs. a (It's a short life but a merry one...)
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To: McLynnan
One Christmas I scored big time. I got the Hopalong Cassidy outfit that included hat, shirt, wrist cuffs, pants, boots and twin holster rig with two silver Hoppy pistols.

I remember the sound and smell of those shots as I fanned my pistols and brought the bad guys down!

14 posted on 08/18/2007 3:34:46 PM PDT by Young Werther (Jluius Caesar--Quae Cum Ita Sunt, (Since these things are so))
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To: lowbridge

Wow! The juvenile homicide rate must have been MUCH higher then. Now, toy guns are considered for bans and you can’t get caps any more. We must be safer.


15 posted on 08/18/2007 3:36:08 PM PDT by DBrow
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To: Young Werther

I bet you looked terrific. Did you have chaps? Sometimes my brothers would let me play with them and I pretended to be Annie Oakley. They’d let me have ONE measly roll of caps. Nothing like the smell of caps!


16 posted on 08/18/2007 5:58:16 PM PDT by McLynnan
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To: lowbridge

I liked the Miami Go Go National Airlines ad too.


17 posted on 08/18/2007 6:00:19 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: McLynnan
No Chaps. I remember that I always hung my stuff carefully in the closet. Dad had put a hook on the wall for my hat and guns!

I remember the summer after I received the outfit that I went to the Library. I was fully dressed and when I got to there the Librarian made me take off my spurs.

I was only 7 but when I got on the bus to ride back to my house the bus driver made me sit in the front seat since I was going to be his guard. Yeehah!

18 posted on 08/18/2007 6:29:09 PM PDT by Young Werther (Jluius Caesar--Quae Cum Ita Sunt, (Since these things are so))
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To: Young Werther

Those were the days. I showed the c ommercials to my 20 year old daughter and she was SHOCKED!!! Toy guns on tv of all things. She kept asking me if they were a joke and I assured her they were the real thing and her uncles had toy boxes full of them when they were kids.


19 posted on 08/18/2007 6:53:51 PM PDT by McLynnan
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To: mrs. a

Me, too!


20 posted on 08/18/2007 7:10:50 PM PDT by donna (The United States Constitution and the Koran are mutually exclusive.)
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To: lowbridge

A roll of caps and a brick....Ah memories.....


21 posted on 08/18/2007 7:18:25 PM PDT by usmcobra (I sing Karaoke the way it was meant to be sung, drunk, badly and in Japanese)
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To: Forgiven_Sinner
I could go through a whole roll of caps in no time and generate a big cloud of smoke.

Yep. And all the little pieces of red paper stuck to your face and hair.
22 posted on 08/18/2007 8:15:12 PM PDT by Thrownatbirth (.....when the sidewalks are safe for the little guy.)
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To: lowbridge

When I was a kid all my “found” coins went for those red roll caps, Greenie Stickum Caps, and jaw breaker gum balls. My pot metal guns got so corroded from powder residue that they eventually bound up and had to be replaced. I quickly lost all my little gray plastic bullets in the weeds and had to use just the cartridge case with a Greenie Cap stuck on it. My yard and surrounding areas were littered with torn off fired cap strips, and I grieved over every dud cap that wouldn’t fire. :o)


23 posted on 08/18/2007 11:21:10 PM PDT by Dumpster Baby ("Hope somebody finds me before the rats do .....")
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To: Young Werther
I got the Hopalong Cassidy outfit ....

YIKES, YW, us guys DIDNT WEAR OUTFITS,
we wore Hopalong gear. sheesh come on...LOL

24 posted on 08/19/2007 12:13:13 PM PDT by ThreePuttinDude
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To: onedoug

ping


25 posted on 08/20/2007 2:30:54 PM PDT by windcliff
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To: lowbridge

Me and all my friends had every conceivable toy gun on the market. We lived outside and played cowboys, army, cops and robbers, etc. Not me or any one of my friends grew up to be cop killers, murderers, bank robbers, or serial killers. Instead of fostering aggression, I think it served to allow a healthy outlet for aggression. It seems to me that violent crime is up since the advent of out of shape overweight children plopping in front of a tv for endless hours of graphic bloody violence fantasizing themselves in the role of first person shooter. Think Columbine and Doom.


26 posted on 12/24/2009 9:40:24 AM PST by revkev53
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