11 Horrible Wham-O Toy TV Ads From The `60s You Won't Believe
Wham-O has long been a purveyor of the kinds of toys that look great on TV, or even not so great on TV, but end up even worse when you try them at home.
They've had their successes, of course -- the Hula-Hoop, the Frisbee -- but TV back in the day used to be jammed with Wham-O ads for some unlikely "fun products".
Like these 11:
"You have the power of wind in your own hands!!" For God's sake, don't misuse it. If you actually believed the tepid puff of air from The Air Blaster could travel the 40 feet claimed in this ad, then you were definitely in Wham-O's target demographic: Young and gullible.
Hey kids!! Pour some industrial gunk in your hand and then blow it up into a big, round ball!! Caution: Accidentally breathing in during the inflation process, or smelling the chemical, may result in a painful death.
In case you were somehow baffled as to how to pop a wheelie on your Sting-Ray bike, Wham-O was there to help. The company also offered, via the above ad, the single most unconvincing "burning rubber" sound effect ever.