Video Review

Television Toys

MPAA Rating: Unrated

Details Movie Rated: Unrated

Television Toys is a nifty collection of '50s and '60s commercials is guaranteed to stir primal memories in any baby boomer. Culled from a series of tapes assembled by toy collector Ira Gallen, these 92 spots feature jingles that wouldn't get past watchdog groups today (''Every boy wants a Remco toy''). It's a shock too to rediscover the sex-role scenarios used to sell everything from Budding Beauty Vanity bureaus to Creepy Crawlers bug molds. While no airdates are given, every ad gets a numbered laser chapter, so you can instantly call up your own favorite playthings. B+

Originally posted Feb 19, 1993 Published in issue #158 Feb 19, 1993 Order article reprints

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