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4.3 out of 5 stars 12 customer reviews

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"Available wherever toys are sold!" "Inside specially marked packages!" "Brought to you by...!" Magical phrases to those anyone who grew up in the ‘60s and ‘70s. Toy makers had magical names, like Ideal, Kenner, Hasbro, Wham-O, Mattel, Marx, and Remco – names woven into the very fabric of our childhood. Who can forget Slinky, G.I. Joe, Malibu Barbie, Hot Wheels, Silly Putty, Creepy Crawlers, Avalanche, Fascination, Gaylord, Play Doh, Mystery Date, Super Ball or Mr. Machine?

Breakfast was fun, too (especially before everybody started worrying about sugar, carbs and calories). TV was filled with commercials for yummy-sounding breakfast foods like Sugar Smacks, Cocoa Puffs, Count Chocula, Maypo, Super Sugar Crisps, Quisp, Nestle’s Quik, Ovaltine, Malt-O-Meal, Frosted Flakes and countless others.

Here on one great DVD are dozens of the most fondly remembered toys, games and breakfast foods from our childhood. PLUS: CELEBRITY COMMERCIALS - a fun-filled assortment spotlighting superstars and sports figures, as well as future stars before they skyrocketed to fame, pitching products and making public service announcements. Truly a treasury of classic commercials!


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Product Details

  • Format: Color, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated:
    NR
    Not Rated
  • Studio: Passport
  • DVD Release Date: August 28, 2007
  • Run Time: 90 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000QGE88S
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #223,029 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

Wow, what a mind-blower. I remember soooo many of these from Saturday morning TV viewing. And I had a lot of the toys (wish I'd hung on to my Mr. Machine and Creepy Crawlers). Quite an assortment. For the curious (and nostalgic), here's the list of commercials:

Agent Zero M Sonic Blaster
Barbie & Ken
Barbie's Dream House
Battlewagon
Best of the West
Betsy Wetsy
Big Bruiser
Big Jim
Big Shot
Big Wheel Cobra Cycle
Billy Goat Game
Bizzy Buzz Buzz
Blaze the Galloping Horse
Booby Trap
Budding Beauty Vanity
Bunny Baby
Carry-All Action Play Sets
Chatty Cathy
Chick-A-Dee Game
Colorforms
Coney Island Penny Machine
Connect Four Game
Count Down
Creepy Crawlers
Dick Tracy 2-Way Wrist Radio
Emenee Organ
Etch-A-Sketch
Fascination
Frisbee
G.I. Joe
Gaylord
Gilbert Toys
Great Garloo
Gung Ho
Hot Wheels
Jimmy Jet
Johnny Lightning Double Trouble Car
Johnny Seven
Keds Blooper Ball
King Zor
Last Straw
Lie Detector Game
Lionel Electric Train
Major Matt Mason
Malibu Barbie
Matchbox
Mouse Factory Toothbrush
Mr. Machine
Mr. Potato Head
Mystery Date
Navy Frogmen
Patty Playpal
Play-Doh Pumper No. 9
Pulsar: The Ultimate Man of Adventure
Remco Transistor Radio
Ride'em Shoot'em Jeep
Rock'em Sock'em Robots
Scooby Doo Pool
Shark Pack
Shoop-Shoop Hula Hoop
Shootin' Shell Winchester
Signal Wrist Flashlight
Silly Putty
Sizzlers II Silver Circuit Set
Slinky
Snub-Nose .38
Sonar Sub Hunt Game
Star Team Space Equipment
Super Ball
Super Spy Attache Case
Swing-A-Ring
Tonka Scramblers
Trace'N Lite
Trik-Trak
Trouble Bubble
Veda Board
Welcome Back Kotter Game
Wrestlearound Game
Zzzoom-It
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Passport Video is steadily losing its reputation for putting out junk. This DVD is not only major league, it's one of the finest commercials DVDs I've ever seen, and I've seen them all.

The DVD was engineered with the end-user in mind: There are chapters listing the titles of each commercial, and your remote control's "skip" button actually works, skipping to the next ad instead of the next chapter!

Some of the ads are the same ones you can download for free off the web, but most of them are not: they are in superb condition. Audio on 99% of them is pristine, with balanced/normalized levels.

And Passport FINALLY stopped using watermarks in the bottom right corner. Kudos!

Contrary to what others have said, most of these are familiar, airing in the 1960s and 1970s. There is an impressive celebrity chapter, which includes several very rare commercials in great condition. I have no idea where Passport got them, but it was a shocking surprise (a good shock) to see them again.

I'm giving this DVD the highest recommendation. In my honest opinion, it is underpriced at its suggested retail price. The amount of work that went into it is extraordinary.

Strong buy recommendation.
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At $10, this quality DVD is well worth it. The selection of commercials is diverse and fun, and neatly divided into three sub-sections. Though I was born in the mid-Seventies, even the older commercials I don't recognize (about half of them) are still very entertaining and well-chosen. I bought a similar DVD for my brother ("70's Dimension"), which was also extremely entertaining and also has some features not on this DVD (i.e. movie shorts by artists, made with snippits of commercials), but cost about 3X as much. This DVD is where to start for your retro fix. Then go watch some Boomerang!
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For the price, I thought this collection would be "ok", but I was surprised!

This DVD not only has kids toys, games, snacks & cereals, but ALSO a huge section of commercials for kids AND adults called "celebrity commercials".

A nice suprise and a fun & nostalgic collection! I remember seeing some of these on tv when they were new.
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I was extremely pleased with this purchase...I have bought a couple of other commercial DVDs that did not deliver..this one did! It was divided into three catagories, and the commercials were all clean and clear to view, and brought back several "oh, yeah, I remember that!" comments. Definitely worth the money!
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This is fun to show your kids. We watched it with our 6 year old son and he loved it. It brought memories back to us when we were kids. Shareing such youth with our son was just awesome! The only thing I can say neg. about it, the commercials are from 50's and up so some where before our time but, just invite the grandparents and hay you got a party!
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