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Domo Arigato, Mr. Roboto…Toys

One of my favorite hobbies (aside from writing, of course) is making music videos featuring clips from movies or television shows, set to songs we all know and love. I’ve been doing this for about nine years, starting with a Phil Hartman tribute I made in 2007 (it’s not uploaded anywhere). Between 2013 and 2015, I made three separate music videos for the show Stargate SG-1 and submitted them for Creation Entertainment’s music video contest. I won the first two times, and just when I thought three times was the charm, I didn’t win last year. A year later, I’m still surprised.

Uploaded by Allison Venezio

It was hilarious, at least in my opinion.

Last night, I was working on my Throwback Thursday and Flashback Friday videos, when one of my great ideas struck me. I hadn’t made a music video in a while, and I had Mr. Roboto by Styx primed as the theme song for the week’s videos, so why not expand upon that and feature clips from all the Robot Toy commercials from 1001 Classic Commercials?

So, um, this happened.

Uploaded by Allison Venezio

The commercials featured in this video are for The Ding-A-Lings, Robot Commander, Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Robots, and The Zeroids. I think you’ll agree the song timing and some of the visuals really worked well together. If you’ve ever had a moment where everything clicked and reacted with very loud (and very geeky) jubilation…oh, that’s just me.

If you’d like to see some of my editing skills at work, check out my You Tube Channel!

And if you’d like to see ALL of my Stargate SG-1 videos, click play below! There was a moment of excited geeking out in all of these videos. You’ll see why!

Allison loves to experiment with music and video to make creative and quirky music videos. She especially loves making Stargate SG-1 videos, but has also worked with other clips, and even made a 49-second music video as an “experiment.” If you like her work, you can find her at Allison’s Written Words. You can also follow her blog on Facebook, and find her on Twitter @AllisonGeeksOut.

Colonel Jack O’Neill is her favorite music video subject.

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