26 thoughts on “Robot Commando commercial ( Ideal 1961 )

  1. And that is the …
    And that is the good news EmmeJayKay. The bad news is we are going into another “Great Depression” due to the manipulation of currency by the Federal Reserve. They are a group of magnates who control the financial world, and are above the Law and Government. New tunnel networks and DUM (Deep Underground Bases) are their hideouts. We will be at war, and then reduced to primitive communism, while they own the earth and all resources. we will have no right to breed, travel, farm, or become educated

  2. You know, the more …
    You know, the more I watch these toy ads from the 60s, when my dad would have been in his tweens, the more I can understand my grandparent’s attitudes regarding youth, TV and modern culture. When my grandma was 6, it was The Great Depression. She lived in a two room house; parent’s bedroom and the living room/kitchen where she slept with sisters. Great uncle slept on the porch. Outhouse outside. When my dad was about the same age, he had his own room and they were selling this.

  3. Does anyone have a …
    Does anyone have a Robot Commando in working order? A friend of mine is moving away and I would like to buy one for him because it is his childhood memory. Thanks!

  4. my brother had one …
    my brother had one of these. I had Great Garloo. we’d make them fight. it was awesome.
    5 *****

  5. No, I was so ed …
    No, I was so ed when I got it. You had to move the white knob to what you wanted it to do, and then blow into the hand unit to activate it. It had some kind if sail switch to turn it off and on.

  6. Lorraine: Your …
    Lorraine: Your husband and I served in the “Comander Brigade” at what seems to be the same time frame! Tell him that many of us fellow “Command Fighters” get together and trade “war stories”!
    Yes this was one of the early “Smart Weapons” a great leap forward!! Strangley….I went to a “Veteran’s” hospital…… well they sudjested I get “treatment” but not phyiscal???!! Must have been a “secret op” we were in!!

  7. My husband says …
    My husband says this was no mere toy, but may indeed have saved 3 countries around the world during the cold war. His robot had a red head and tops of the arms were yellow. The remote that you had to make him move – you had to blow commands in it to make it move.

  8. This must have been …
    This must have been an early version of Robot. Mine had a red head, and the tops of the arms were yellow. I remember the remote that you had to blow into to get him to move. Yelling the command didn’t do the trick, you had to forcefully blow into the remote control. Still, it was probably my all time favorite toy that I wish I still had.

  9. I loved my …
    I loved my brother’s Robot Commando, and wanted one — and the Mr. Machine. I don’t remember the eyes moving, but hey — what a toy!

  10. Had one too. …
    Had one too. Thought it was awesome! A friend’s daughter broke it after I terrorized her with it. Mine worked great and I loved it. Thanks for taking my back there, as I don’t think I will pay current prices for another. Mine was a darker blue, I think.

  11. I loved this toy as …
    I loved this toy as a kid. I used to torture my sister with it by using her dolls as targets.

  12. Sadly and probably …
    Sadly and probably like most parents, my mom would throw my old toys out after I outgrew them. I see some of that stuff going for a fortune on ebay and it’s depressing. I also had a huge baseball card collection – including the greats from the fifties and sixties – Mickey Mantle, Roger Maris, Willie Mays and on and on. Somehow all of those got thrown out too. I’m sure many have this same story to tell.

  13. back in the 50s, …
    back in the 50s, almost all boys had toy guns of some kind.. cap pistols, revolvers, toy tommy guns.. later, they passed laws forcing the tip of the barrell to be bright orange.. now i think the entire gun has to be orange.. there were some VERY cool toys back in the 1960s and early 1960s.. i remember them well, and still own a lot of originals, and collect the ones i can afford to buy off eBay.. look for a cool book called “Toy Bop” by Tom Frey if you want to re-live that era..

  14. if any of you Baby …
    if any of you Baby Boomers want an original Robot Commando again to bring back your childhood, there are always a bunch for sale on eBay.. fully working, boxed examples go for $600.00 and up.. none-working ones with no box for $150.00 to $250.00 or so.. most people selling them are too young to have had one as a kid and don’t know much about them so be careful and ask the right questions before you bid on one..

  15. Man, I had some …
    Man, I had some cool guns as a kid. Stuff they’d never sell today. I had Dick Tracy revolvers that had real brass cartridges with heavy springs that you clicked plastic bullets into. The hammer on the gun would jar the bullet free and it would go flying. Another gun had round cork bullet and the charge from a cap actually shot them out of the gun – in other word a real gun, more or less.

  16. I had one of these …
    I had one of these and was crazy about it. It did actually work very well – that whole “microphone” bit, but when you’re a kid you don’t care that much. You could have fun with a rock if you had to.

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