The year 1975 called. It said it wants no part of your namby-pamby toy guns with their “safety” features like neon orange tips. Not only were these pop-culture inspired “toys” specifically designed to look like the real thing (although the U.N.C.L.E. one looks more like a sci-fi laser blaster with all those mod attachments), if you read the fine print closely, you’ll see you had the option of purchasing dummy cartridges to load them with.
What was your favorite toy gun? Would playing with it today have ended with a tragic story on the 6 o’clock news? Mine was a matte-black Uzi water pistol that actually kept the water in a detachable magazine. So yeah.