Chilly Bang! Bang! Squirt Gun

The brief, controversial product life of the Chilly Bang! Bang! juice-filled squirt gun. Kids put the gun barrel in their mouth and squeezed the trigger to enjoy a refreshing squirt of juice.

First sales were halted because the plastic tab at the end of the barrel was deemed a choking hazard. Then in 1991 it was banned outright. New York Senator Nicholas Spano noted, "The last thing we should teach our children is to put gun barrels in their mouths."

Democrat and Chronicle - Aug 30, 1989

Democrat and Chronicle - Sep 6, 1989

The Ithaca Journal - May 18, 1991

     Posted By: Alex - Thu Apr 13, 2017
     Category: Toys | 1990s

These remind me of Nik-L-Nips, made by the Tootsie Roll company. They are still available for purchase. Here's a site that has them (and many other old favorites):
Posted by Fritz G on 04/13/17 at 08:20 AM
For some reason, I think they resemble sex toys rather than actual firearms.
Posted by KDP on 04/13/17 at 01:33 PM
@KDP -- Anything's a sex toy if you're brave enough.
Posted by Phideaux on 04/13/17 at 08:07 PM
No matter how you feel about guns, encouraging kids to put even a fake gun in their mouth is never ok.
Posted by Brian on 04/13/17 at 08:52 PM
But... but... freedom?
Posted by Richard Bos on 04/14/17 at 08:55 AM
Sex toy &= brave!? Are you giving or non- consensual receiving ?
Posted by BMN on 04/14/17 at 12:33 PM
@BMN -- The phrase is usually applied to eggplants, knobs on bedposts, magnum champagne bottles, etc., but it can be applied to razorwire, ants, or anything else out of the mainstream.
Posted by Phideaux on 04/14/17 at 04:02 PM
Don't forget the Douglas MacArthur memorabilia as sex toys. But maybe that's just standard stuff when you stay in the MacArthur Suite of the Manila Hotel.
Posted by Virtual on 04/14/17 at 08:28 PM
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