Throwback Thursday: Rough Riders!

These were powered by a single AA battery, and made little boys everywhere quite happy on early 80’s Christmas mornings.  I always thought that the nearly identical “Stompers” were a ripoff of Rough Riders.   But, as it turns out, Stompers came first, in 1980.

Do NOT play the commercial below unless you want the Rough Riders jingle stuck in your head.  It’s a hell of an earworm, especially if you remember it from childhood.

 

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