Inspired by EDP17 – Looney Toons Where the Mi5 was Top 5 toy guns I figured I’d make a post and expand it for a few more
… this was back in the day when kids could play and have fun; grownups didn’t try and make our toys wack and we were dumb enough to think they were real and pistol whip the dog with them
Good old shoot’em up style in the yard so … The Greatest Toy Guns ever …
Original water pistol
The OG water gun, the see through color joints with the tube in it … they did the trick for years
These guns were pretty useless but as a kid anything that was a gun and lit up rocked
Basically you pulled the trigger and sparks flew around in the see-through gun … yay fun!
Cap guns were pretty dangerous, one they were all metal and two there was gun powder involved … now they had the ones that had the discs which were okay, but the ones we had were the ones with the red tape with the little bumps of gun powder
… After we broke the gun we’d just roll out the tape and bang on them with rocks
Fun and dangerous at the same time
Power poppers shot the foam balls at people’s dome pieces! Pump action balls upside your head … they made them out to be something you’d take to work; they don’t want me with a gun at work lol
Megatron / Shockwave
The Megatron toy was THEY gun to have, it looked extra real … cept for the big ass Decpticon symbol on it but with a scope and all the other attachments PLUS he was the leader!
Shockwave came out and changed everything, rand on batteries and lit up! Made sounds! But he was a wack color, unless you copped the Radio Shack knockoff
The Zap it guns were the guns that had the ink that would disappear after a minute or so … so not only was it a gun it ruined your clothes lol
They weren’t as popular BUT it was a dope idea … shoutouts to hiding in a trashcan
Pretty much paintball for kids … you shoot and it left a bright colored mark on the person, again this was when we were allowed to have fun as children
When super soakers came out people lost their minds, so much water at one time, and you got to pump it up for intimidation … people would pump until the gun damn near broke from the pressure (wait.)
Anyway, being able to drench someone with a water guns as unheard of … then it got too much with the back packs and triple reservoirs but those summers were incredible
cept for the poor sap who still had the old school
The Sure Shot joints that actually fired the little yellow plastic/rubber pellets
you’d load up the gun and lick off shots at everyone … they sold the refill bullets so much fun was had with these AND the ammo was left EVERYWHERE in the neighborhood
Entertechs were THE go-to gun in the 80s … LJN Toys made the most realistic looking guns ever and they were water guns on top of all that, they ran on batteries!
They looked like for real assault rifles down to the black matte finish … PLUS they had clips! You would carry around extra clips of water! 30 foot range, rapid fire 60 rpm
They even made the Rambo joints!
They were the guns that people were using to rob stores in real life and the reason toy guns sine had to be neon colored or have that bullshit red/orange cap at the end
Special shoutouts to The NES Zapper, the Sega Light Gun, The Laser Tag gun and the A*Team rifle….
That’s my list … anything I miss?
Did you have any of these?