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Author Topic: Worst toys you had  (Read 1036 times)

bandit957

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Re: Worst toys you had
« Reply #50 on: December 12, 2019, 03:10:30 PM »

How was it a scam?  Little brine shrimp always lived in the ones I saw.

They were advertised as some amazing creature, but they were just a little brine shrimp the size of a dust speck that lived only a few days.

My brother ordered some from a comic book, and they were a disappointment.
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Re: Worst toys you had
« Reply #51 on: December 12, 2019, 03:14:06 PM »

Going back to the Sixties: Bazooka bubblegum included a little comic.  Those comics had ads for various items on them.  One showed a pretty cool pair of walkie-talkies for 35 cents (which was real money back then as it would buy a pack of smokes, a gallon of gas or a burger and you got change back) plus half a dozen of the Bazooka comics.  The drawing did not match up with what I got, a cheap tin toy that had two pieces connected by a somewhat short string which was made in Taiwan.  That toy might have been worth 10 cents at a "five and dime" store, if that.  Boy was I disappointed and that is how I learned the value of skepticism when facing a deal which looked too good to be true.

I am still mad (but enlightened) about the bad deal to this day. 

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I remember sending my $1.98 and ten comics in for a cheap plastic camera that used 127 roll film, which was already out of production by the time Bazooka offered the camera.  Of course, the required film type wasn't mentioned in the ad.
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Re: Worst toys you had
« Reply #52 on: December 12, 2019, 03:18:05 PM »

I remember Bazooka having comics, but I don't remember them offering any prizes, toys, or items. Mostly, people would just hoard the comics, snicker at the jokes because they were so stupid, and chew huge wads of the gum and blow humongous bubbles.
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