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(LiveLeak) Video Check out this 1982 TV commercial for children's water weapons. This ad would generate enough outrage to destroy the Internet in 2013   (liveleak.com) divider line 203
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2013-03-28 08:59:44 AM
I wish they had shown that RPG in operation.
 
2013-03-28 09:02:02 AM
I had the AK and my friend had the M16. This was one of the last toy guns without the ridiculous orange tip.

The batteries in the gun never lasted very long. Then another friend got a super soaker. That was the day everything changed.
 
2013-03-28 09:02:09 AM
Thats so epic....
 
2013-03-28 09:02:25 AM
HA!  I was hoping it was this commercial!  I had one of the AKs.  It did not sound very real.
 
2013-03-28 09:02:37 AM
And to think, my youth-filled days of playing war and cowboys and indians turned me into the menace of society that I am today
 
2013-03-28 09:03:40 AM
The kids that were old enough to play with those back in 1982 are probably some of the people that are the most outraged today.  Either that or the parents that bought them.
 
2013-03-28 09:04:13 AM
These were literally a boy's wet dream back in the day.
 
2013-03-28 09:04:44 AM
Also had the AK.  Yeah, the batteries corroded within a month or two and it was done but cool while it lasted....

Didn't fire very well though, not compared to the air pressure guns like the super soakers.
 
2013-03-28 09:05:34 AM
I don't need the sound on to hear that jingle: "The look....the feel....the sound....SO REAL!" Must have seen that commercial a thousand times in between episodes of Transformers and GI Joe.
 
2013-03-28 09:05:36 AM
I'm more than outraged.  The fact that the subby would even point out this commercial clearly demonstrates his/her lack of sensitivity to current events in which tens of thousands of school children were slaughtered.

Wait, what?  It's a water gun.

Never mind.  I want all of them.
 
2013-03-28 09:05:47 AM
I remember that commercial. And I'm
 
2013-03-28 09:05:49 AM
Yes i am shaking my tiny fists in anger at this ad. oh the horror.
 
2013-03-28 09:05:58 AM
Saw the headline, said "Entertech UZI!", came into the thread, and realized it was the shorty AK. Oh well. Still remember the ad, and getting the gun from grandpa.
 
2013-03-28 09:06:01 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: I had the AK and my friend had the M16. This was one of the last toy guns without the ridiculous orange tip.

The batteries in the gun never lasted very long. Then another friend got a super soaker. That was the day everything changed.


Same here. I had the AK, Then came the supersoaker and all bets were off.
 
2013-03-28 09:06:08 AM
Me and my brother used to have the Uzi (sp?) It was only after I got older that I realized an uzi was an actual type of gun.
 
2013-03-28 09:06:33 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: I had the AK and my friend had the M16. This was one of the last toy guns without the ridiculous orange tip.

The batteries in the gun never lasted very long. Then another friend got a super soaker. That was the day everything changed.


The court I grew up on had like 12 houses, and at least half of them including mine had kids all around roughly the same age. During the summer we had roving gangs of kids with super soakers. Good times...
 
2013-03-28 09:06:37 AM
I had the Zap-It water gun that shot colored water that would disappear.  we filled it with water and food coloring. 

good times...
 
2013-03-28 09:06:39 AM

genepool lifeboat: The kids that were old enough to play with those back in 1982 are probably some of the people that are the most outraged today.


That commercial immediately took me back to a certain period in my childhood. Outraged? Try nostalgic. I want to be back in that vacant lot with my buddies, chucking our grenade-shaped balloons and "patrolling" with our guns.
 
2013-03-28 09:07:22 AM
Holophobes are nuking the email inbox of LJN Toys/Acclaim Entertainment now.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Entertech
 
2013-03-28 09:08:20 AM
I had one of those at some point and yeah the batteries were always dying, iirc it was a 9 volt.
 
2013-03-28 09:08:23 AM

tylerdurden217: I remember that commercial. And I'm


And I'm pretty sure I owned one of those. I also had Go Bots, so there's a good chance it was a cheaper knockoff version. I think I had the center fire
 
2013-03-28 09:09:26 AM
I had one of those as a kid.  It WAS awesome!
 
2013-03-28 09:09:48 AM
I remember this commercial and wish they still did more like this. They did not however shoot 30ft...
 
2013-03-28 09:10:57 AM
I envied the kids who got those. I was 18 at the time, and was "too grown up" for such things.
(says the guy with a Nerf arsenal).
 
2013-03-28 09:11:21 AM

DirtyOldGeek: I'm more than outraged.  The fact that the subby would even point out this commercial clearly demonstrates his/her lack of sensitivity to current events in which tens of thousands of school children were slaughtered.

Wait, what?  It's a water gun.


Since when did such trivial details matter?  Anything even vaguely gun-shaped can harm our children!
 
2013-03-28 09:11:30 AM
The issue is less that "hey, its cool, look how real they look, people are such wimps today".

It is that now a days, any kid seen carrying one of those would be assumed to have a real weapon, cops would be called and they'd be shot on sight if they did anything other than drop the waterguns immediately.

And, unfortunately, you couldn't really blame anyone for going down that road of decisions.
 
2013-03-28 09:12:00 AM
Even things that look like guns are farking terrifying! Glad I have a change of clothes today and some clean underwear. Did any of you see that gun shaped Pop-tart last week? I thought I was going to have a heart attack I was so scared! I may have to get some therapy to get through that trauma. Can civilians get PTSD?
 
2013-03-28 09:12:39 AM

Gimli_Gloin: HoPlophobes are nuking the email inbox of LJN Toys/Acclaim Entertainment now.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Entertech


FTFY
 
2013-03-28 09:13:35 AM

dletter: The issue is less that "hey, its cool, look how real they look, people are such wimps today".

It is that now a days, any kid seen carrying one of those would be assumed to have a real weapon, cops would be called and they'd be shot on sight if they did anything other than drop the waterguns immediately.



The reason toy guns are orange and yellow these days is because that very thing happened a number of times in the 80s, children were shot who were just carrying toys.
 
2013-03-28 09:13:43 AM

Onkel Buck: Even things that look like guns are farking terrifying! Glad I have a change of clothes today and some clean underwear. Did any of you see that gun shaped Pop-tart last week? I thought I was going to have a heart attack I was so scared! I may have to get some therapy to get through that trauma. Can civilians get PTSD?



The states of Idaho, Maryland, and Oklahoma are all banned for being vaguely gun-shaped.
 
2013-03-28 09:14:06 AM
Had the centerfire, briefly. Then super soakers came into the neighborhood and ruined everything. :)
 
2013-03-28 09:14:27 AM
i remember those. and as someone mentioned remember all the toy guys before the stupid orange tips.
 
2013-03-28 09:14:39 AM

Gonz: genepool lifeboat: The kids that were old enough to play with those back in 1982 are probably some of the people that are the most outraged today.

That commercial immediately took me back to a certain period in my childhood. Outraged? Try nostalgic. I want to be back in that vacant lot with my buddies, chucking our grenade-shaped balloons and "patrolling" with our guns.


Yeah I was just making a point.  I had one of these, so many good times. I miss being a kid, but I wouldn't want to be one today.
 
2013-03-28 09:15:07 AM
I still have the M-16.  I have heard that I am not allowed to sell it and I can't throw it away unless I destroy it.
 
2013-03-28 09:15:40 AM
Oh the huge mantee!
 
2013-03-28 09:15:55 AM
Also, for something NSFW, check out the "banned commercial" link on the right hand column.
 
2013-03-28 09:16:13 AM

DubtodaIll: I wish they had shown that RPG in operation.


No you don't.  Having grown up in the era, you learn the hard way that the cooler the toy looked, the crappier it was.  Probably a major let down.

The crazy things is that Gen-X grew up with all of this, yet now we're the ones freaking and hiding under our desks when we see a kid with a pop-tart that vaguely resemble a gun.
 
2013-03-28 09:16:16 AM
Anyone have one of those revolvers that had the roll of blast caps that you put inside?  Those were awesome.

I never had a battery operated squirt gun, that would have been fun though.
 
2013-03-28 09:16:16 AM
Only because police shoot children with realistic toys......it would just be neon orange/yellow these days.
 
2013-03-28 09:16:17 AM

tylerdurden217: tylerdurden217: I remember that commercial. And I'm

And I'm pretty sure I owned one of those. I also had Go Bots, so there's a good chance it was a cheaper knockoff version. I think I had the center fire


Well, I'm glad you completed that thought, my own internal dialogue had you saying all sort of things regarding donkeys, Tijuana, coke enemas and the Mexican John Hamm porn-a-like actor Juan Jamonn.
 
2013-03-28 09:16:55 AM
Uh, does no one remember that some kids actually did die because of these guns?

http://www.nytimes.com/1988/06/16/garden/after-3-deaths-realistic-to ys -are-under-fire.html
 
2013-03-28 09:17:07 AM
I had an UZI one.. it was absolutely the best god damned squirt gun known to mankind. Fill it with the zap-it liquid, glory!

You spend too much time jerking off a super soaker.
 
2013-03-28 09:17:25 AM
give me doughnuts:
The states of Idaho, Maryland, and Oklahoma are all banned for being vaguely gun-shaped.

What about Florida?

Also, I thought it was going to be about this commercial (PNSFW)
 
2013-03-28 09:17:42 AM

give me doughnuts: I envied the kids who got those. I was 18 at the time, and was "too grown up" for such things.
(says the guy with a Nerf arsenal).


I was 21.  I bought myself two of them.  Friends and I would get drunk and terrorize my apartment building.  Today of course, someone would call the SWAT team to kill us all.

/girl
//still haven't grown up
 
2013-03-28 09:18:19 AM
And now this gets you branded a crazy future serial killer:

wyblog.us
 
2013-03-28 09:18:37 AM

Freakin Rican: i remember those. and as someone mentioned remember all the toy guys before the stupid orange tips.


It's not just orange tips anymore. It's near impossible to find a toy gun that is black.
ecx.images-amazon.com
 
2013-03-28 09:19:12 AM

space1999: Uh, does no one remember that some kids actually did die because of these guns?

http://www.nytimes.com/1988/06/16/garden/after-3-deaths-realistic-to ys -are-under-fire.html


Still remember, still think it was a dumb idea to ban them.
 
2013-03-28 09:19:52 AM

Headso: dletter: The issue is less that "hey, its cool, look how real they look, people are such wimps today".

It is that now a days, any kid seen carrying one of those would be assumed to have a real weapon, cops would be called and they'd be shot on sight if they did anything other than drop the waterguns immediately.


The reason toy guns are orange and yellow these days is because that very thing happened a number of times in the 80s, children were shot who were just carrying toys.


I realize that... and that was even before we'd assume that some 14 year old looking kid would actually try to go and shoot up a school.

I assume people are just reminiscing here about "simpler times", and don't think we should actually bring back "ultra realistic looking" water-guns.

/if anything, we should be bringing back Jarts first.
 
2013-03-28 09:20:09 AM
Those kids are playing outdoors unsupervised. No adults around whatsoever.

Nowadays, the parents would be arrested, fingerprinted and charged with neglect.
 
2013-03-28 09:20:35 AM

Headso: dletter: The issue is less that "hey, its cool, look how real they look, people are such wimps today".

It is that now a days, any kid seen carrying one of those would be assumed to have a real weapon, cops would be called and they'd be shot on sight if they did anything other than drop the waterguns immediately.


The reason toy guns are orange and yellow these days is because that very thing happened a number of times in the 80s, children were shot who were just carrying toys.


You know, I've often wondered why these nutjobs who undertake these mass killings don't paint the tips of their guns day-glo orange. They would walk right in and people would think it was just a toy.

/ Now I'm gonna feel bad when a news story pops up where some nutjob did just that
 
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