Blast from the Past! Mattel Tommy Burst and Winchester TV commercials 1960s!

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Remember how kids used to be able to play with you guns? And somehow grew up to be decent people!

Here’s a rare early 60s TV commercial for Mattel’s Tommy Burst submachine gun detective set. You could load in caps (remember what great fun they were!), pull the bolt back, and it made a big noise and produced a small cloud of smoke around the barrel tip.

And here’s an ad from their Winchester versions.