Monday, October 5, 2009

Old Japanese Macross and Gundam TV Commercials

I betray my age whenever I say that my legs get weak whenever I see these old Japanese commercials for toys and plastic model kits during the 80's. I find it funny really because I never even lived in Japan when I was a kid. I have a feeling that watching the grainy video ellicits a feeling of nostalgia for us children of the eighties. Its the chance to see the world through 80's eyes again I guess. Back then there were no HD's or wide screen tv's. 14" was the norm for a tv screen and most often than not your television set was shared and the reception was in black and white. If you wanted to watch in color you had to hook up with your rich neighbor's kid... and cable? what's cable?...hehehe

Bless the soul of this guy who preserved and uploaded all these old commercials.

Anyway here's an old Macross model kit commercial:



Here's a Gundam plamodel commercial.


Here's a commercial for Takatoku 1/55 VF-1's and the Orguss


And here's a CM for Mekanda Robot.


Here's some Bandai kits again


Forgot to mention that Japanese refer to a television commercial colloquially as a "CM"