These were in our family junk drawer for years, but I do not remember this commercial. Despite that, I did do what the kids in the ad did and I would blow on the wheel to have it move. Maybe it was something I learned from my sisters who originally got these wonderful toys or maybe I just figured it out on my own? Who knows.
A big difference between myself and these TV kids is that I never put the “chariot” down expecting the momentum of my blowing to carry it forward, because that did not happen, despite what is depicted here. You can even see that the kids are pushing a little when they put them down. It is very misleading and was probably confusing and frustrating to many kid, but such is the consequences of too high expectations in the cheap toy world.
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