Star Trek Toy Ad That Time Hasn’t Yet Forgotten

Here’s an ad that I meant to post on the “other” toy blog a while back, but then I forgot about it. After seeing a commercial for the new Star Trek flick I remembered how awesome it was and decided I had to share it again if you hadn’t seen it already:

Despite the questionable quality of the Star Trek figures from Playmates, that’s a damned fine toy commercial. It’s just like the old school commercials of old, you know the ones that actually make toys look like a lot of fun. In fact, it looks like it was made back when Playmates were making their old Star Trek line in the 1990s.

I’d flirted with getting the bridge set at some time (even though it’s completely ridiculous most of the pieces are sold separately), this ad does a great job of convincing me that the transporter set is worth a look as well. It’s amazing that they can actually teleport toys these days, I mean, I can’t come up with any other explanation for how that thing works.

Thanks to: Topless Robot

TAtTF: Talkin’ about the Talkboy

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Ahhh the days when a simple tape recorder could bring joy to a mischievous youth. If you’ve ever seen the movie Home Alone 2, you might just remember that our hero Kevin sported a Talkboy as one of his tools to defeat the nefarious thieves who want to brutally murder him. The Talkboy was actually made up for the film. According to Wikipedia, the real life toy version came about from a massive letter writing campaign by fans of the movie. I really hope that Wikipedia is wrong, because otherwise I may have to kill myself knowing that those fans are still out there.

One of the strangest aspects of this commercial is the kid’s tireless and relentless campaign to stop his sister from getting laid. If that isn’t some sort of exercise in the realm of Freud, then I don’t know what is.

And that slowed down devil voice? That’s just friggen scary.