Courtesy of The Mego Museum, here's a TV commercial for Mego's Stretch Superheroes...
...which I don't ever remember seeing. The commercials OR the toys, that is. Except in some comics ads.
By comparison... here's a Stretch Armstrong commercial, which I DO remember seeing:
Check this one out... truly, any kids who got this were THE coolest little kids on their block, eh?
Remember Creepy Crawlers and the Mattel Thingmaker?
Yeah, these were very cool, but unfortunately, since these toys had some major heat generation happening with them, some stupid kids got themselves burned on 'em, and so the toys were pulled from the market.
I used to have one of the Thingmaker toys, that I bought at a garage sale when I was a kid... although it was the kind where the figures came as these little squares (about the size of a Starburst candy) and when you heated them up, they kind of folded themselves out to the various toys... and then you could heat them up again and compress 'em back to the square!
Back to Mego stuff again... Action Jackson was the precursor to the 8" action figures Mego produced, and there were very cool commercials for them!
Sorry the sound quality is so crappy on these. I've got a video tape with what's probably all the Action Jackson commercials, as well as many other Mego commercials, and it's amazing how many Action Jackson accessories got recycled for other toy lines, from Dinah-Mite (for the girls) to Planet of the Apes!
And finally... here's a true Toy For The Ages -- it keeps coming back in one form or another... Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots!
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