Over the past few weeks, my wife and I have shown our daughter the three original Star Wars movies. She’s gotten pretty into them which is an awesome thing for me as a longtime fan of those movies. With the movies on my mind, it made sense to dive into anold school Kenner ad for this week’s TCT.
I’ve always wanted an AT-AT, though I was mostly thinking of the modern one. I have seen this original Kenner one at a few flea markets here and there, but had no idea it had that many action features. I love it! How can you not?
As I wrote over on PopPoppa, we got our daughter a basic orange Hot Wheels track for her birthday. You know, the kind with a clamp and a ramp? When my folks came out recently, they brought the box of Hot Wheels and Matchbox cars I had as a kid out with them. After I saw that she was actually interested in playing with it, I broke out the other cars and she’s been enjoying it ever since.
While going through the box of cars I was reminded of that great, late 80s/early 90s trend of making everything change colors. It spread to Hot Wheels and their aptly named Color Changers line which you can see in the commercial above. I was a huge fan of these and showed them off to the kiddo which kind of blew her mind. Unfortunately, only a few of them still change. It kinda makes me want to dig through some boxes and see if my Hypercolor sweatshirt is still around. (I can’t find a picture of it on the internets, but it had a guy wearing a sport coat and hat that would change into shorts and a tank top.)
I don’t talk too much about vehicles here on Toy Commercial Tuesdays, but that doesn’t mean I wasn’t a fan of them growing up. While playsets were definitely the gold standard for me when it came to action figures accessories, vehicles were a lot easier to get back then, especially when it came to the 3 3/4-inch scale of G.I. Joes.
While looking around YouTube for this week’s TCT, I stopped when I saw this ad for the G.I. Joe Personnel Carrier a vehicle that not only let you mow down evil members of Cobra, but also gave you a practical place to store your toys. I don’t remember when I added this truck to my collection, but it definitely helped lead to some epic Joe adventures that took place on the terrain of my parents’ living room floor.