Rock'em Sock'em Robots -- $15


#1

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2018/05/02/rockem-sockem-robots-1.html


#2

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!


#3

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.


#4

You can relive that letdown:


#5

Well done! ** golf clap **


#6

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


#7

And now Keds are cool. Full circle.


#8

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

I do remeber this:

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


#9

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


#10

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