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‘Toy Commercials’

Crushing it! With Mattel’s “KRUSHER”

In 1979 Mattel released one Bad Ass Toy named “KRUSHER” or “THE KRUSHER” but most 80′s kids knew him by simply the Green monster. He was known for his extraordinary crushing ability to be crushed down like an aluminum can. It’s no doubt that the KRUSHER could or would Crush anybody or anything that should [...]

The Saga of Crystar by Remco

Here is a rare 1982 commercial of the Saga of Crystar made by Remco and based on the Marvel comic book series. Crystal good guys vs evil Lava/Magma guys that landed on toy shelves around the same time as the popular 1st series of Dungeons and Dragons by LJN.

Rocks & Bugs & Things – Retro Remake

A retro remake for the 1985 toyline Rocks & Bugs & Things by That’s right, we did it! These unusual creatures were released by Ideal and possibly inspired by Vietnam flashbacks. Or so we’ve heard. Check-out this vintage toy commercial redo and remember, “They look like rocks, they look like bugs, but they’re More!”

Ooze Your Buddies in the Face!

How did this slip past Hasbro Execs or better yet, what were they thinking in the Ad department! Innuendos abound in this commercial and from the looks of it – it kinda sucks to get oozed.

The “Lost” John Carpenter’s The Thing 1982 Toy Promo

From the depths of Hasbro’s ad department comes the “Lost” John Carpenter’s The Thing 1982 Toy Promo. I wish… This retro style spoof toy commercial is awesome! Complete with custom G.I. Joe figures sculpeyed into the 1982 versions of MacReady, Childs, Windows, and Blair. A must see for any 80s action figure aficionado.

Barnyard Commandos – Retro Commercial

Barnyard Commandos – Retro Commercial Check out the whole Toy Line

Food Fighters by Mattel – Toy Commercial

Another Great Toy Commercial from the 1980′s it’s Food Fighters by Mattel.

Madballs Commercial Amtoy 1985

Another retro commercial for the 1985 Amtoy Madballs Series One. We all wanted to be one of those kids grossing people out these uniquely disgusting foam balls. This series spawned a cartoon series, a ton of related merchandising and a slew of rip-offs, but it all started here with the first series of Madballs.

Rocks & Bugs & Things – Retro Commercial

Check out the retro commercial from the outlandish toy line Rocks & Bugs & Things. In 1985 “Ideal” toys a division of CBS inc. Released ten transformable figures five Rocks and five Bugs. The Rocks were Rockadile, Bloodstone, Trapasaurus, Gravelguts, Shriekbeak and the Bugs are Evil Beetle, Scarepion, Wicked Cricket, Terrorantula, and Blooderfly. Each came [...]

Blurp Balls – Retro Commercial

Check out this retro commercial for the 1991 ERTL Blurp Balls Series One. These came out after Madballs but they were just as fun. Squeeze them to shoot out a fly, baseball, rat, and a bunch more. Check out the 360º Spins Retch-a-Rat Tomcat, Sharky Skull Squirt, Spittooey Sooey, Tyrannosaurus Retch, Biff Barfball, Boney Tossteeth, [...]