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Slave I by Kenner (Commercial, 1981)

Views: 1639

Here's a cool commercial for Boba Fett's Slave I ship from the Empire Strikes Back Star Wars collection by Kenner.

This aired on local Chicago TV on Tuesday, September 22nd 1981. (1980 Copyright)

Dagobah Action Playset by Kenner (Commercial, 1981)

Views: 1094

Here's a commercial for the Dagobah Action Playset by Kenner, from the Star Wars Empire Strikes Back collection.

Yoda action figure not included.

This aired on local Chicago TV on Tuesday, September 22nd 1981.

WGN Channel 9 - Family Classics With Frazier Thomas - "Boys Town" (Opening, 1981)

Views: 18486

Here is the opening for the Family Classics with Frazier Thomas presentation of "Boys Town" on WGN Channel 9. Includes:

WGN Bumper promo for the premiere of The Incredible Hulk, which started on Monday, December 21st 1981. Also features the WGN Circle-9 Logo, which had been introduced earlier in the year. Voiceover by Floyd Brown. Kind of funny that the promo is for The Incredible Hulk, while the WGN logo uses the Superman theme.

Opening of Family Clas...

Connect Four - "Pretty Sneaky, Sis..." (Commercial, 1981)

Views: 3117

Here's a classic commercial for the "vertical checkers" game Connect Four ( Connect 4 ) with the memorable line, "Pretty Sneaky, Sis..."

From Milton Bradley.

This aired on local Chicago TV on Friday, January 23rd 1981.

3 Musketeers (Commercial, 1980)

Views: 830

Here's a commercial for the 3 Musketeers candy bar.

"The Big Chocolate Bar That's Fluffy Inside"

This aired on local Chicago TV on Tuesday June 3rd 1980 between 3 and 4pm!

KXTX Channel 39 [Dallas-Fort Worth, TX] - Star Trek - "Arena" (Technical Difficulties Moment, 1979)

Views: 1208

Here's an excerpt from an airing of an episode of the original Star Trek series on KXTX Channel 39 in Dallas-Fort Worth, TX (then owned by the Christian Broadcasting Network, now owned by Telemundo - and thus, a sister station to our own WSNS Channel 44, hence a six-degrees-of-separation Chicago connection).

After the station ID/"Next" promo (voiceover by ??), they start right off the bat with a misthreaded presentation (from the 16mm film projector) of the episode "Aren...

Ford Trucks - "King Kong" (Commercial, 1977)

Views: 1796

Here's a commercial for Ford Pickup Trucks featuring King Kong.

This aired on local Chicago TV on Sunday, March 6th 1977.

Lobot, Ugnaught, Lando & Bespin Han Solo By Kenner (Commercial, 1981)

Views: 1485

Here's a commercial for the Lobot, Ugnaught, Lando Calrissian, and Bespin Han Solo action figures from the Star Wars Empire Strikes Back collection, by Kenner.

This aired on local Chicago TV on Monday, November 23rd 1981. (1980 Copyright - Lucasfilm Ltd.)

Lucky Charms - "Lucky and the Three Bears" (Commercial, 1981)

Views: 820

Here's a commercial for Lucky Charms cereals, with Lucky the Leprechaun (the voice of the late Arthur Anderson, who ironically wasn't even remotely of Irish descent) conjuring up a cottage to evade the kids out for his Lucky Charms - and ending up losing it anyway, to the Three Bears of Goldilocks fame.

(C) 1981 General Mills, Inc.

This aired on local Chicago TV on Monday, November 23rd 1981.