Skip to comments.Mattel Tommy Gun Burst TV commercial 1960s (and others)!
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 )
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.
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.
Got 'em all on Christmas.
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.
The Mattel “Fanner 50” is amoung the finest weapons I’ve ever owned. Thanks for posting, those links brought a lot of memories.
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.
I still have my Silver Pony and this cap shooter ... delightful memories. THX for posting lowbie. Nice!
You’ll put your EAR out!
Buy BOTH the machine gun and the 38special for only $7!
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...
I recognized Hal Smith also.The voiceover sounded a lot like him, too.
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...
I remember the sound and smell of those shots as I fanned my pistols and brought the bad guys down!
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.
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!
I liked the Miami Go Go National Airlines ad too.
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!
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.
A roll of caps and a brick....Ah memories.....
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)
YIKES, YW, us guys DIDNT WEAR OUTFITS,
we wore Hopalong gear. sheesh come on...LOL
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.
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