TFTP Will Return After These Messages: Toy Ads from 1970s
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Length - 0:58 (top), 0:29 (bottom)
Every Wednesday, TFTP takes a break from regular programming to bring you a selection of classic commercials. We will return after these messages...
Here are a couple of toy commercials from the 1970s--one for a product that is still around after all these decades and one for a toy fad that didn't outlast the Seventies. The Easy-Bake Oven has got to be one of the biggest success stories in the history of toys--launched in the early-1960s and still available in stores today (now with an accompanying app, of course). The top commercial above is a fairly mundane one with images of a young girl mixing batter and putting pans in and out of the Easy-Bake Oven. Evel Knievel was a daredevil who was huge in the 1970s, as he mounted more and more elaborate stunts on his motorcycle; the motorcycle toy advertised in the bottom commercial is just one of a number of Evel Knievel toys that were available at the time (with the Evel figure that rides the bike, as you might expect, sold separately).