Wednesday, March 19, 2008

The Sonic Fazer

sonic fazer by Kusan

Kusan's Sonic Fazer is one of those toys that made no bones about it's inspiration. As the caped Han Solo look alike on the box would attest to, this is made with George Lucas in mind.

Kusan however made up for a lack of licensing by adding a lot of cool innovative features to the Sonic Fazer and advertising the living crap out of it. I seem to remember the commercial playing at least twice during "Battle of the Planets" which made me instantly want it, funny how that works...

8 comments:

wurwolf said...

I don't remember this toy but I like the box it comes in. Is that gun-shaped opening where you store the gun when you're not shooting the Han Solo look-alike on the box? Also, what's with the cord? Does that mean you have to drag the box around everywhere you take your gun? It seems kind of cumbersome.

JFStan said...

That box was actually a store display.. I remember it well!

I had this nifty weapon, it made the coolest sounds and even had an amplifier and microphone built in. If you cupped your hand over the mic you could make an annoying feedback sound, perhaps the neatest feature of all! :)

Dancin' Homer said...

http://www.kontraband.com/show/show.asp?ID=10991&Top20=1&rtn=index-top20

looks like kontraband.com is giving you some press.

brianwj said...

Wow, this is awesome!

It looks almost Battlestar Galactica-ish, doesn't it?

Arkonbey said...

This is totally new to me. What I want to know is 1) why it really doesn't look all that cool and 2) why it doesn't seem to be sized for a kid's hand. Edison capguns were totally sized for kids hands, but this thing looks like it's got an a adult-sized grip and 3) why am I over-analyzing a little-known toy from the 1970s?

John III said...

I would have went to my grave not remembering I had this as a kid until I saw it here. WOW! The box and wire was just for the store display. I remember this thing made all kinds of different cool sounds depending on where you slid the red tab on the side! Oh wow... I can't believe it.

Anonymous said...

I got this toy at around 9 yrs old for christmas. I played with it always and it was a durable toy compared to todays crap. I boxed up alot of my old toys in my late teens and kept them with me to this day. I opened up a box of old toys last year and now that I have 3 little ones of my own its cool to hand them my toys and let them play to their hearts desire. This toy still works and still looks great to this day, they play with alot...a testament to how well toys used to be made. If I get them them anything at a store these days its made in china and if were lucky lasts a couple weeks before breaking.
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Anonymous said...

I had this toy and loved it. It was the coolest space gun ever, with multiple sound settings. I forgot about the Han/Luke hybrid on the box though. I think I still have the gun, but it didn't work last time I tried it.

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