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70s Spots: Mattel Race Cars (1971) & Skittle Tac-Toe (1972)

“What would you trade for a new ’71 Superfast?!” Let’s get in the game with two toy commercials from the early part of the decade. First up, a spot from 1971 for Mattel’s Matchbox Superfast race cars. Following that, a … Continue reading

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70s Spots: Mattel Electronics Basketball & Baseball (1978 & ’79)

“Inside – a tiny, thinking computer plays like a team of pros.” Back in March, I posted a spot for Mattel Electronics Football handheld. Here now, are two more spots in the Mattel Electronics line-up; Basketball and Baseball. The Basketball … Continue reading

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70s Spots: Mattel Electronics Football & Tyco Model Trains (1979)

“Hey, who’s in there?” Bionic friends! I’ve uncovered a real nugget of nostalgic gold today. A commercial for Mattel Electronics Pocket Football. This was one of my favorite games through 1977 and into 1978. That little white handheld went everywhere … Continue reading

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Daily 70s Ad: Mattel’s Mirror Mania Board Game (1970)

“If you managed to read this headline, you’re ready for Mirror Mania,our new game of illusions.” I can see why this one didn’t really catch on. And yet, I am intrigued. Daily 70s Ad #291: Mattel’s Mirror Mania Board Game … Continue reading

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Mattel Electronics: Pocket Electronic Games

The excellent retro-site Plaid Stallions recently featured a post on the 1978 Mattel Electronics catalog. Mattel’s hand-held games; Football, Basketball, Auto Race and Space Alert are shown. I had each and every one of these Mattel hand-held games and enjoyed … Continue reading

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