10 Wacky, Weird & Creepy Vintage Toy Commercials

We’ve put together a list of 10 of the strangest toy commercials on YouTube. Did you play with any of these toys as a kid?

Watching old toy commercials on YouTube can be a fun way to bring back fond memories of the past.  I often take a trip down memory lane by watching my favorite toy commercials from the 1980s.  But in addition to the toy commercials that you remember loving, YouTube is also chock-full of a bunch of really weird toy commercials that make you raise an eyebrow and wonder who came up with these crazy toys.  We’ve put together a list of 10 of the strangest toy commercials on YouTube.  Did you play with any of these toys as a kid?

1960’s Hasbro Pie Face game TV commercial

“Turn the handles, hear them click…you never know when you’ll be hit!  It’s Pie Face!”  Well I can’t think of anything more fun than getting hit in the face with a pie for no good reason at all.  Can you?

Milky the Marvelous Milking Cow

And how about Milky the Marvelous Milking Cow?  Milky drinks water and then you can milk her!  But don’t drink the milk…it’s just pretend!

Mr and Mrs Potato Head Commercial 1960s

Now my question is, why did they start making Mr. and Mrs. Potato head out of plastic?  How much cooler do these guys look when they are made of actual potatoes?

RETRO COMMERCIAL – Toys – Swing Wing

Yikes! Swing Wing looks like a great way to give yourself whiplash!  “It’s a what?!”

Toy Commercial Fail – Baby Laugh A Lot

This has got to be the creepiest toy commercial of all time.  It is featured on FAIL Blog and is the most popular vintage toy commercial on YouTube, with over 5.3 million views.  This is the stuff nightmares are made of!

Gaylord The Dog TV Commercial

“Gaylord!  He looks kinda crazy, he moves kinda lazy…see what he’ll do!”  Atta boy, Gaylord!

Ding-A-Lings Commercial

The Ding-A-Lings are a source of unbelievable excitement and fun!  They are the most incredible toys you’ve ever seen!  Holy smoke!  Which Ding-A-Ling do you like best?  I’m a fan of Ding-A-Ling Shoe Shine.

1959 First Ever Barbie Commercial

Barbie isn’t a weird toy.  In fact, she’s pretty great.  But these days there’s a lot of controversy around whether Barbie’s more-than-perfect, abnormal figure leads to image issues for young girls.  For this reason, the jingle from the original Barbie commercial is a little bit creepy.  “Someday I’m gonna be exactly like you!  ‘Til then I know just what I’ll do.  Barbie, beautiful Barbie!  I’ll make believe that I am you!”

Inchworm from Romper Room 1970s

Who needs a tricycle when you can ride around on an Inchworm?

Magic Potty Baby Commercial (1991)


Megan O’Neill is the resident web video enthusiast here at Social Times.  Megan covers everything from the latest viral videos to online video news and tips, and has a passion for bizarre, original and revolutionary content and ideas.

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