Kenner 1973 Toy Catalog, #11

Recent comments here at WU have speculated on why males like to blow things up. Here's a toy, designed to be destroyed, that helps teach such behavior--or maybe just caters to pre-existing tendencies.

Not sure about any subtext to a VW named "Bugg-em."

     Posted By: Paul - Thu Jan 08, 2009
     Category: Toys | Advertising | 1970s

I had Smash up Derby! My Brother and I spend many hours Crashing cars. unlocking unknown pre-existing tendencies to crash cars. habits that proved useful later in life - Insurance companies Love me.
Posted by avmayes614 in the wt"F"-State on 01/08/09 at 11:13 AM
Viceman - Probably not much since they were removed from their packaging so don't sweat it!

I had a bunch of these. Probably one of the most used toys I ever had. They crashed up real good!
Posted by Madd Maxx on 01/08/09 at 01:21 PM
Viceman - Knowing that, I have tried to buy my son 2 of everything that I think may be collectables one day. Problem is finding space to store the items I have left in their packages. Oh yeah...the another problem is my wife thinking I am nuts.
Posted by Madd Maxx on 01/08/09 at 02:44 PM
You're lucky you're already married, Maxx. There's (almost) no bigger turn-off for a woman than walking into some guy's place for the first time and seeing all his "mint in box" toys on shelves along the wall next to his comic book collection. Yikes!
Posted by BikerPuppy on 01/08/09 at 02:55 PM
Bikerpuppy - LOL, yeah I saw the 40 year old virgin. Just to clarify, they are not on display but packed in boxes in the tiny crawl space we call an attic.
Posted by Madd Maxx on 01/08/09 at 02:57 PM
Viceman - are you saying I should just open up the toys and start playing?
Posted by Madd Maxx on 01/08/09 at 03:50 PM
You should play, Maxx. Play!

I had a smash-up Derby car! I loved that thing until I lost all the smash-offable pieces.
Posted by kingmonkey in Athens, Ontario on 01/08/09 at 04:06 PM
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