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Mattel Tommy Burst TV commercial 1960s!
Youtube ^ | February 11, 2007 | ctaesque

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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TOPICS: History; Hobbies; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: assaultrifles; commercial; mattel; toy
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From the good old days of assault weapon commercials. You can tell it's Mattel. It's swell.

Also

Shootin' Shell 45 cap gun commercial ( Mattel )

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hR9ojNddiSI&feature=related

1 posted on 11/14/2009 5:54:59 AM PST by tlb
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To: tlb

LOL!

Those were the days.


2 posted on 11/14/2009 5:56:15 AM PST by deannadurbin
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To: tlb; All

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!


3 posted on 11/14/2009 6:00:07 AM PST by TMSuchman (Semper Fi & Carry out the plan of the day....)
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To: tlb

I remember those safe shootin’ shells, the fanner fifty, and the swivel holster. Mattel made a lot more than Barbi dolls.


4 posted on 11/14/2009 6:01:33 AM PST by Daveinyork
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To: deannadurbin

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.


5 posted on 11/14/2009 6:04:07 AM PST by John.Galt2012 (I'll take Liberty and you can keep the "Change"!)
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To: tlb

I’d like to have that TODAY, at 34 years old.


6 posted on 11/14/2009 6:04:36 AM PST by CommieCutter ("You wanted the presidency, you got it, now FIX THE DAMN ECONOMY!!!!" ----YankeeReb)
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To: tlb

LEO’s would be mowing kid’s down in the street if they were playing with something like that today.


7 posted on 11/14/2009 6:05:08 AM PST by kickonly88 (I love fossil fuel!)
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To: CommieCutter

Check eBay.


8 posted on 11/14/2009 6:05:40 AM PST by Rocko ("Too much of nothing can make a man a liar" -- Bob Dylan)
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To: tlb

Anyone recognize the the criminal?

It’s Otis!


9 posted on 11/14/2009 6:06:52 AM PST by gigster
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To: Daveinyork

>>>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

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VXui3FqBk8w


10 posted on 11/14/2009 6:07:03 AM PST by tlb
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To: tlb

11 posted on 11/14/2009 6:08:52 AM PST by paulycy (Demand Constitutionality.)
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To: tlb

If I ‘m not mistaken that’s Andy Griffith’s “Otis the town drunk” both as the bad guy and pitch man.


12 posted on 11/14/2009 6:10:02 AM PST by traderrob6
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To: tlb

The shootin shell is pretty cool.

Look at this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kbGRcsxqcvU&NR=1&feature=fvwp

My favorite is at a minute and 27 seconds.


13 posted on 11/14/2009 6:11:44 AM PST by mamelukesabre (Si Vis Pacem Para Bellum (If you want peace prepare for war))
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To: tlb

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.


14 posted on 11/14/2009 6:16:22 AM PST by Yardstick
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To: paulycy

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.


15 posted on 11/14/2009 6:17:22 AM PST by tlb
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To: Daveinyork

Fanner .50 - the envy of every boy in the mid 1950s.

16 posted on 11/14/2009 6:19:13 AM PST by ErnBatavia (Obama is a DIC....... Ditherer-in-Chief)
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To: tlb

I was into heavy artillery myself.

Johnny Reb Cannon.Remco,1961.

Still have what’s left of it.


17 posted on 11/14/2009 6:22:07 AM PST by exit82 (Democrats are the enemy of freedom. Sarah Palin is our Esther.)
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To: tlb

That commercial rocked!


18 posted on 11/14/2009 6:25:19 AM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: gigster

the the?


19 posted on 11/14/2009 6:31:39 AM PST by gigster
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To: TMSuchman
I can remember getting the “James Bond” det. kit as a kid. that was fun too.

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...

20 posted on 11/14/2009 6:32:41 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: tlb

I have one of these:

http://www.veoh.com/browse/videos/category/entertainment/watch/v17452676QesKNAgY#


21 posted on 11/14/2009 6:33:26 AM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (Only in America does being convicted of a capital crime increase your life expectancy.)
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To: tlb

A few weeks ago I was in a neat hardware store. They sell all kinds of ‘yesteryear’ stuff. Old remedies, soaps, tools.
Fascinating store.
Black Mountain Hardware in Black Mountain, NC. near Asheville.

Actually have cowboy cap gun sets! And caps.


22 posted on 11/14/2009 6:34:43 AM PST by Vinnie (You're Nobody 'Til Somebody Jihads You)
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To: tlb
One Christmas I got a Johnny Eagle "Magumba" safari rifle (looked a lot like a scoped Winchester Model 70) and matching pistol. They flung spring-loaded plastic bullets about 30 feet.

Two Christmases later I got a scoped bolt action .22 LR and put the toys away for good.

23 posted on 11/14/2009 6:42:39 AM PST by behzinlea
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To: tlb
$51.07 in 2009 dollars.

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.

24 posted on 11/14/2009 6:44:19 AM PST by paulycy (Demand Constitutionality.)
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To: CommieCutter

There are a couple on ebay.


25 posted on 11/14/2009 6:51:53 AM PST by Melpomene (Proud member of the Who Dat nation.)
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To: tlb
My 9 yr old just complained about the unfairness of this :-)

He should be given the same opportunities.

26 posted on 11/14/2009 6:55:53 AM PST by NELSON111
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To: ErnBatavia

I had a Fanner .50. Took it to Knott’s Berry Farm in 1959 and shot the train robber with it.


27 posted on 11/14/2009 7:01:10 AM PST by Inyo-Mono (Had God not driven man from the Garden of Eden the Sierra Club surely would have.)
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To: CommieCutter

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!!!


28 posted on 11/14/2009 7:01:34 AM PST by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: KosmicKitty
Used to love to take several rolls of caps and smash them between to rocks.

There was no end to the invention of new ways to make caps go off. It was a blast!

29 posted on 11/14/2009 7:03:17 AM PST by paulycy (Demand Constitutionality.)
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To: tlb

Dude, that’s a cool toy.


30 posted on 11/14/2009 7:04:32 AM PST by mysterio
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To: tlb

Back in the VietNam War Mattel used to make stocks for the M16.

If it’s Mattel, it’s swell!


31 posted on 11/14/2009 7:11:16 AM PST by bannie
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To: ErnBatavia
the envy of every boy in the mid 1950s.

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!

32 posted on 11/14/2009 7:12:59 AM PST by CAluvdubya (Palin 2012...YOU BETCHA!.)
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To: mamelukesabre

I was surprised at how man of these I remember! Thanks for the stroll down memory lane.


33 posted on 11/14/2009 7:13:51 AM PST by bannie
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To: tlb

Just showed the clip to my 8-year old. his first words were “Oh Yea - I want one of those”


34 posted on 11/14/2009 7:21:53 AM PST by NavyCanDo
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To: tlb

Today think of all the law suits for all the damaged eyes. I had the western style revolver that shot plastic spring propelled bullets.


35 posted on 11/14/2009 7:23:44 AM PST by FreedomGuru (Obamacare = Frontal Obamotomy...)
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To: tlb
In the late 60’s or early 70’s I had a Lone Ranger set that came with two holsters and guns - it also came with the mask. I can still remember how that mask smelled. My brother and I ran around the barn “shootin” it out - must have burned through hundreds of rolls of caps.
36 posted on 11/14/2009 7:24:49 AM PST by JD91
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To: kickonly88
LEO’s would be mowing kid’s down in the street if they were playing with something like that today.

And then go into the back yard to shoot the dog, too!

37 posted on 11/14/2009 7:27:00 AM PST by Grizzled Bear ("Does not play well with others.")
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To: Inyo-Mono

Knott’s was a hoot back then....free and fun, and the parents would always take us for Mrs. Knott’s chiggin dinner.


38 posted on 11/14/2009 7:28:13 AM PST by ErnBatavia (Obama is a DIC....... Ditherer-in-Chief)
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To: tlb

I had one. It was my favorite. I had the both guns.


39 posted on 11/14/2009 7:28:36 AM PST by bmwcyle (When do they collect and jail the homeless when they don't buy their health care?)
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To: tlb

http://www.nicholscapguns.com/products.htm


40 posted on 11/14/2009 7:29:26 AM PST by CJinVA
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To: tlb

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.


41 posted on 11/14/2009 7:33:02 AM PST by manic4organic (Obama shot hoops, America lost troops.)
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To: tlb
This was the ultimate gun...

42 posted on 11/14/2009 7:37:34 AM PST by kanawa
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To: tlb

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.

Top 10 Outrageous Comic Book Advertisements

http://www.toptenz.net/comic-book-advertisements.php

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.

http://www.boingboing.net/2007/06/14/photo-of-comic-book-.html


43 posted on 11/14/2009 7:40:01 AM PST by NavyCanDo
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To: who knows what evil?; All

Yes we are..


44 posted on 11/14/2009 7:49:10 AM PST by TMSuchman (Semper Fi & Carry out the plan of the day....)
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To: bannie

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)


45 posted on 11/14/2009 8:00:21 AM PST by Conan the Librarian (The Best in Life is to crush my enemies, see them driven before me, and the Dewey Decimal System)
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To: kanawa
My cousin and I both got one for Christmas one year. The Johnny Seven was awesome!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=si5Rch0s7Vc
46 posted on 11/14/2009 8:04:55 AM PST by BraveMan
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To: ErnBatavia
Knott’s was a hoot back then....free and fun, and the parents would always take us for Mrs. Knott’s chiggin dinner.

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!

47 posted on 11/14/2009 8:14:35 AM PST by Inyo-Mono (Had God not driven man from the Garden of Eden the Sierra Club surely would have.)
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To: Inyo-Mono
Remember the chickens running around in the parking lot?

Yep - the dirt one across the street.

48 posted on 11/14/2009 8:32:53 AM PST by ErnBatavia (Obama is a DIC....... Ditherer-in-Chief)
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To: Inyo-Mono

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.

?


49 posted on 11/14/2009 4:50:24 PM PST by bannie
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To: kanawa

Eugene Stoner probably used childhood memories to design the M-16.


50 posted on 11/14/2009 5:14:12 PM PST by Eaker (Kaiden sez, "If you have a problem and If explosives are an option then explosives are THE answer.")
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