Tag Archives: Toys

70s Spots: LEGO Building Blocks (1973)

“There’s no end to LEGO.” A pair of LEGO building blocks commercials from 1973 on display today. The first spot let’s you know sets are available for varying ages. The second spot shows off a Sunnydale Bridge “emergency.’ Dig those … Continue reading

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70s Spots: Tyco ‘Stick-Shift Racing’ & Eveready (1973)

“The race depends on how you shift!” All righty! Let’s get to racing. Here’s a spot from November 1973 for Tyco’s Championship Stick-Shift Pro Racing model cars set. Looks like we have some early joystick technology arriving in this one. … 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: Schaper Super Jock & Ideal Toys Race Cars (1978)

“You can pretend to be a pro!” A pair of quality toy commercials incoming today. First, enjoy a spot for Schaper’s Super Jock Football, Baseball, and Basketball. After that, check out Ideal’s Total Control Racing sets. Both commercials aired in … 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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70s Spots: Tonka Toys (1974)

“The average Tonka family owns seven Tonka toys.” Here’s a find! Tonka toys were a favorite of my much smaller self. They looked great and were built tough. I really adored those toys – especially my ’73 Winnebago. The spot … Continue reading

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