Skip to comments.Mattel Tommy Burst TV commercial 1960s!
Posted on 11/14/2009 5:54:59 AM PST by tlb
Rare early 60s tv commercial for Mattel's Tommy Burst submachine gun detective set. Load in some fresh caps, pull the bolt back, and it made a God-awful noise as it produced a small cloud of smoke around the barrel tip. It was fantastic!! Guaranteed to take your friends & relatives down, one at a time.
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Shootin' Shell 45 cap gun commercial ( Mattel )
Those were the days.
I can remember getting the “James Bond” det. kit as a kid. that was fun too. the stuff the kids get today, no way to use their minds and play outside. Just become mindnumbed robots/drones to do as they are told to do by big brother!
I remember those safe shootin’ shells, the fanner fifty, and the swivel holster. Mattel made a lot more than Barbi dolls.
Yep. Those were the good ole days. I showed my son the kind of toys we used to get for Christmas and he was very jealous. Said he would rather have that than PS3 games. He remarked “Now all the toy guns are lime green with pink polkadots!!!” I love that kid.
I’d like to have that TODAY, at 34 years old.
LEO’s would be mowing kid’s down in the street if they were playing with something like that today.
Anyone recognize the the criminal?
>>>I remember those safe shootin shells, the fanner fifty, and the swivel holster.
MATTELL FANNER .50 AND CROSS-DRAW HOLSTER TOY COMMERCIAL
1960s era commercial depicts how Matty Mattel helps hus Uncle Matt stave off trail robbers with his realistic-looking Mattel Fanner .50 cap gun
If I ‘m not mistaken that’s Andy Griffith’s “Otis the town drunk” both as the bad guy and pitch man.
The shootin shell is pretty cool.
Look at this:
My favorite is at a minute and 27 seconds.
We had cap guns when I was a kid in the early 80s. The toy stores were full of them. Then in the 90s I remember noticing that cap guns were kind of rare. The shift came some time in the 90s, or maybe even late 80s.
A $7.00 toy in 1960, calculating for inflation at http://www.usinflationcalculator.com/
$51.07 in 2009 dollars.
You had to be a VERY good boy for Santa to come through with that I expect.
Fanner .50 - the envy of every boy in the mid 1950s.
I was into heavy artillery myself.
Johnny Reb Cannon.Remco,1961.
Still have what’s left of it.
That commercial rocked!
Are we talking that Bond attache case? With the hidden 'knife'? I had that, and it kicked *ss! Too bad modern kids have gotten punk'd by communist liberals...
I have one of these:
A few weeks ago I was in a neat hardware store. They sell all kinds of ‘yesteryear’ stuff. Old remedies, soaps, tools.
Black Mountain Hardware in Black Mountain, NC. near Asheville.
Actually have cowboy cap gun sets! And caps.
Two Christmases later I got a scoped bolt action .22 LR and put the toys away for good.
That's about the price of a video game a few years back when my kids were still at home...the kids in the 60s probably got a lot more play hours out of the gun (even after they broke it and ran out of caps) than they get nowadays out of a game that runs out of levels or whatever they do. They get bored more easily these days and don't use their imagination as much I would think.
There are a couple on ebay.
He should be given the same opportunities.
I had a Fanner .50. Took it to Knott’s Berry Farm in 1959 and shot the train robber with it.
I’m 50 and a GIRL, and I’d love to have one of those.
Used to love to take several rolls of caps and smash them between to rocks. That was fun!!!
There was no end to the invention of new ways to make caps go off. It was a blast!
Dude, that’s a cool toy.
Back in the VietNam War Mattel used to make stocks for the M16.
If it’s Mattel, it’s swell!
And even some girls :)...I got a gun and holster set the same Christmas that I got my Chatty Cathy doll. I was in heaven!
I was surprised at how man of these I remember! Thanks for the stroll down memory lane.
Just showed the clip to my 8-year old. his first words were “Oh Yea - I want one of those”
Today think of all the law suits for all the damaged eyes. I had the western style revolver that shot plastic spring propelled bullets.
And then go into the back yard to shoot the dog, too!
Knott’s was a hoot back then....free and fun, and the parents would always take us for Mrs. Knott’s chiggin dinner.
I had one. It was my favorite. I had the both guns.
I had one of those. Too bad I didn’t keep it. I do still have my Hot Wheels and GI Joe’s from the ‘60s.
Now here is a trip down memory lane.
How many of these did you send away for? And then wait 12 of the longest weeks in you rlife for delivery. I so badly wanted the Polaris Sub, but at 6.98 which was about a years worth of allowence, it may have just as well been a million. I was big on the toy soldier sets. For less than two dollars you get over 200 hundred soldiers. I had the Civil War set, the Revolution, and WWII. They gave me countless hours of play time.
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I very dissapointed when someone decades later posted a photo of a real Polris comic book Sub. I could of had a blast with one of those in my back yard. They were very cool.
Yes we are..
M16 M16...the great Toy you’ve ever seen!
(It also worked for my boyscout troop. Troop 13. We WERE the great troop you’ve ever seen)
Sure was! Remember the chickens running around in the parking lot? Plus no entrance fee, you just walked into the place. Mrs. Knott's chicken was the best!
Yep - the dirt one across the street.
As I remember it, Knott’s had to start charging because the dirty hippies started to hang around—causing families to not feel comfortable there.
Eugene Stoner probably used childhood memories to design the M-16.
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