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Star Wars Droid Factory by Kenner (Commercial, 1979)

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Here's a commercial for the Star Wars Droid Factory by Kenner. A "non-canon" toy that was a bit of a rare oddity back then since there was no "droid factory" in the original movie. Notable for allowing you to make an R2-D2 that actually looks like R2 (more so than the actual action figure) since it includes Artoo's middle extendable leg.

Voiceover by Norman Rose.

This aired on local Kansas City TV on Saturday, December 29th 1979. (1977 Copyright, Twentiet...

Long Chevrolet - "Extra, Extra!" (Commercial, 1978)

Views: 3025

Finally found! One of the original, infamous Long Chevrolet commercials with Timmy the Newsboy shouting "Extra, Extra!" ad infinitum.

There were other variations of this ad - one we know of has Timmy finally getting his just desserts and getting hit with a pie in the kisser!

A transition ad from a month after this one has him being promoted from newsboy to salesman. He was probably getting...

Kellogg's - "Merry Christmas" (Commercial, 1980)

Views: 1429

Here's a nice holiday commercial for Kellogg's cereals (Froot Loops, Frosted Flakes, Frosted Rice, Rice Krispies, Cocoa Krispies, and Sugar Smacks) featuring the mascots Tony the Tiger, Tony Jr., Snap Crackle and Pop, Toucan Sam, Dig'em the Frog, and Tusk the Elephant.

Featuring Thurl Ravenscroft as the voice of Tony the Tiger.

"It's gonna be a great day."

This aired on local Chicago TV on Tuesday, December 9th 1980 during the 8pm to 10pm ti...

The Koz Zone - "Fuzzy's Letter" (1989)

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Here's another one of Fuzzy's early brushes (more like a tickle) with fame - when Rich Koz read my letter on The Koz Zone! It included the mildly humorous limerick that I had written, Fred.

I had a pet weasel named Fred
who liked to ride on my sled
but then one day, a rock got in the way
and that was the end of Fred.

I was also proud of the fact that per my suggestion, Rich re-instituted the "Cards & Letters" theme at the end o...

TV Magic Cards with Marshall Brodien (Commercial, 197?)

Views: 1334

Here's a commercial for TV Magic Cards, a product created by magician Marshall Brodien (Bozo's Wizzo) who starts off showing one of his tricks, and then describing what the cards are about. This commercial was memorably parodied by Son of Svengoolie as "Real Life Magic".

Ends with notice of availability (for just $1.98) at Dominick's Finer Foods, Goldblatt's Stationery, and Walgreens (voiceover by Clif Mer...

Nylint Steel Toys - "Built to Last" (Commercial, 1983)

Views: 1632

Here's a commercial for Nylint steel toys, highlighting the sturdiness of their scale model vehicles since 1946. Spotlighted are the Aerial Hook-n-Ladder fire truck (with two auxiliary ladders included) and a pickup truck which also includes scale models of various animals such as cows. Great for Christmas giving, as seen at the end.

Voiceover by ??

(C) 1982 Nylint Corp.

"Since 1946, every Nylint steel toy is made with care and pride, for you ...

Raisins from California - "Nature's Candy" with Molly Ringwald (Commercial, 1982)

Views: 2221

Here's a commercial for Raisins from California, with a young Molly Ringwald (years before her becoming part of the "Brat Pack" and her breakout starring role in "Pretty in Pink") as a babysitter tending to two young kids - and feeding them raisins while extolling its virtues as an ideal snack.

Ending voiceover by ??

Sponsored by California Raisin Advisory Board.

Trivia Note: Ms. Ringwald's birthday is February 18th - the same day as that of "Lil' ...

WSNS Channel 44 - NHL Hockey - Blackhawks Vs. Flyers (Opening, 1978)

Views: 7037

Here's something pretty rare - the oldest TV-44 material yet found! The opening for an NHL Hockey matchup between the Chicago Blackhawks and the Philadelphia Flyers.

It starts out during a pre-show commercial break (some interference for the first couple minutes). Includes:

Roper Pilotless gas ranges (Available at Goldblatt Bros. "Home Centers") (only half of the commercial intact)

Gene Wulbert Ford - Home of the Van King - 820 West Madison Stree...

Kiddieland Amusement Park (Commercial #3, 1991)

Views: 4071

Here's a commercial for Kiddieland Amusement Park - gone but not forgotten.

This commercial was produced and directed (and some editing and camera work) by Ken Williamson. The music was written and produced by Sound Images. Ken owned a production company in Cincinnati called The Film House at the time. They specialized in Amusement Park commercials world-wide. (he sold the company in 2000, but is still active in the production business)

This commercial aired ...