Aw man, Stompers ruled. Back in 1980, all you needed to hit the trail with 4WD was one of these little guys and a AA battery. Low gearing gave them tons of torque, and many a couch-cushion mountain was scaled with intrepid Stompers. There was even a pulling sled set. They’re highly collectible now, of course.
You were stoked on this in 1980.
This commercial is a greatest-hits of classic trucks. Blazer, Bronco, Jeep, yessss…. Plus working headlights!
Here’s that pulling set, with some vintage BMX bikes in the background. Stick around for a bunch more back-in-the-day toy commercials (you can fast forward the girl stuff, unless you’re into Strawberry Shortcake. No judgements).
LGN tried to get in on the action with their “Rough Riders.” Not Stompers, but still cool.