Rock'em Sock'em Robots -- $15


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I loved that toy - I’m 60 years old and I still have mine stashed away. Every once in a while I’ll haul it out and my Grandson and I will batter away with it. It’s fantastic!


So, did anyone else ask for Rock’em Sock’em Robots for Christmas and instead get the knock-off “Boxing Kangaroos” toy? The controls were in the back end of each kangaroo and the two 'roos were separate items, that is, not fixed inside a ring. I suspect the Robot version was sold out so my parents got us the kangaroo substitute.


You can relive that letdown:


Well done! ** golf clap **


In my old neighborhood, that was analogous to wanting Converse sneakers, but getting Keds instead. Not good.


And now Keds are cool. Full circle.


Apparently we had that when I was a child, but I was too young to remember it.

I do remeber this:


Great fun. And for the record, I’ve never felt the least desire to own a real gun.


Just like kids who wanted Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle comics but got these instead:


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