Face it. As kids we went to fast food restaurants because we either saw their commercial a billion times and wanted to fit in or we wanted to get the special toys/promotionals that were offered.
And one of the greatest promtionals was Taco Bell's 1984 Star Trek the Search for Spock Glasses Set:
These glass ruled the universe, and I ate for their for weeks to obtain the entire set!! My stomach lining has not yet recovered.
Who would not want to guzzle Kool-Aid with Spock's face glaring at you in all his Vulcan logic?
Although Lord Kruge did make me sort of lose my appetite with his zombie-like glow.
I also never realized how much it looks like Spock's and Kirk's eyes are being ripped out during Fal-Tor-Pan.
And let's not forget the destruction of the Enterprise. If I hadn't been so young, I might have needed a little something stronger the Fruit Punch flavored Kool-Aid to forget this horrific scene.
And with those cool rings at the bottom of the glass, I could imagine that I was imbibing during a voyage of the Enterprise...before it got blown the heck up.
Oh, and they were only 69 Cents!!
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Vehicles/Dinosaurs that turn into robots = Cool.
Rocks that turn into robots = Bad.
I'm not sure what the Go-Bot folks were thinking when they came up with this concept. But, unfortunately, I received a bunch of these one Christmas. As robots, they could easily be played with.
But turn it into a rock, and all you could do was pretty much chuck it at your sister/enemies.
Now, the advertising was pretty darn cool. I actually believed that a hunk of rock could be an awesome combat fighter. Alas, I was wrong.