Video – Toy Commercial: The Misspent Youth of a RedEye Rogue

My aunt, god bless her geek soul, bought me this for – was it my birthday? – back in 1979.


I remember spending HOURS with this thing in my room.   The little rubbery vipers that came with it were actually pretty damn cool.  For some reason I have this mental image of myself in the Buffalo International Airport, sitting at the bar, sipping a ‘kiddy cocktail” while playing with one of those vipers.

Viper Launch Station from Mattel

“Launch Nerd Squadron!!!”

For a time, I think I took those rubber vipers with me everywhere I went.


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