Kenner 1973 Toy Catalog, #5

How sadistic is a father who actually has pre-printed cards ready, announcing "The Phantom Strikes!"...?

     Posted By: Paul - Fri Jan 02, 2009
     Category: Toys | Advertising | 1970s

In preparation for fatherhood, I've already printed out two batches of "The Spectre Strikes!" cards. (Alliteration earns more points.)
Posted by kingmonkey in Athens, Ontario on 01/02/09 at 11:26 AM
Wow! All the little girls of America that are still alive because this sadistically dangerous "toy" was taken off the market! Pay tell, ladies, how did y'all survive this thing!?!
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 01/02/09 at 01:04 PM
I had one of these, only it was avocado green!
And never once did I burn the house down. Heck, I never even remember burning myself.
Posted by AGFH on 01/02/09 at 01:25 PM
Expat - They still sell these. My daughter got one last year for Christmas.

AGFH - The original ones used a light bulb to do the cooking. I don't think burning yourself would have been an issue anyway.
Posted by Madd Maxx on 01/02/09 at 02:08 PM
Yes, those little pans got HOT!
Posted by AGFH on 01/02/09 at 11:24 PM
Yeah, the message is that females are expected to learn to bake. As girls, baked goods will win their dads' hearts. As women, they'll snag a husband.
Posted by Brent in trepid on 01/03/09 at 11:35 AM
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