Does Gizmo wearing shades look a little strange to you?

Gizmo Shades

This 1984 toy commercial for your very own Gizmo is brilliant but I can’t help thinking something is slightly off with him. Is he perhaps a little plumper than his film original? Are those eyes perhaps a little too big?

No matter, he’s Gizmo, and you can make him wear sunglasses, or stuff him in your school bag and keep him dry with your bubble umbrella! Not sure it’s a good idea to shake him though, poor thing might not take kindly to that…

Hayden Yale

Child of the 80's. Born, raised and living in the Cheshire countryside, England.Lover of fan art, especially if it is based on my childhood heroes from Masters of the Universe, Thundercats, Transformers and TMNT. Penchant for almost anything retro, especially movies, games and art.

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