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Posts tagged: vintage toys

Ever see one of these?

Thanks to Johnny Lee Achziger for bringing this unique toy to my attention.

“Dragnet” water gun

Fifty years ago, maybe. But this looks a bit too much like a real gun to be an ideal toy today.

Know any kids who had one of these?

Something tells me this would not have done well in orbit. 

Fire when ready

Toy guns that used rolls of caps were a childhood staple for some of us. But eventually the modest little snapping sound those caps made wasn't enough of a thrill.

What was? Well, if you took a whole roll of caps and placed it upright on a sidewalk and then struck it a sharp blow with a hammer…well, sir, THAT produced a satisfying report.

It might also have caused hearing loss. But what can I tell you. We were riding without helmets back then.  

Here’s a question unrelated to this old ad

To what extent does the percentage of ex-military personnel in an organization influence the workplace culture and management styles?

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