Showing posts with label Mattel. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Mattel. Show all posts

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Overlooked Films: Mattel SNUB-NOSE .38 Commercials


Two weeks ago I posted a couple of Mattel Shootin' Shell Fanner commercials (HERE), harkening back to my days as a half-pint gunslinger. This week I grant equal time to my inner detective. Yep, I had one of these Snub-Nose .38s, complete with badge and shoulder holster, and wore it to emulate my favorite private eye, Stu Bailey of 77 Sunset Strip. At the time, of course, I had no idea old Stu had been born in Roy Huggins' The Double Take, but that's another story (told HERE). 



I also had the Tommy Burst machine gun, but didn't know it was sold in a detective set. I used mine while wearing my plastic army helmet.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Gun Play: Mattel Fanner 50

I had a lot of cap guns when I was a little kid. And now that I'm a big kid I have a lot more than that. But the number one choice for my holster has always been the classic Mattel Fanner 50. Introduced in 1957, the Fanner remained the anchor of the Mattel cap gun line well into the late sixties. The early Fanners, like these, had a realistic nickel finish. Several variations in finish, grips, size and function were introduced over the years. We'll take a look at many of them, and other nonlethal weapons from my armory, as the Almanack rolls merrily along.