This memory was added on: May 31, 2011
Got mine from Jason's Toy store in Woodhaven around 1970. This is without a doubt my favorite Christmas present of all time. The gun was no plastic piece of garbage like they make now. It was awesome and you could make it where it would just keep shooting. I would love to have this again. I remember it was expensive for the time but well worth it.
This memory was added on: January 27, 2009
My dad one day when up to our attic and said he had a surprise for me (I thought it would be something like a playstation or something). But, when he came down the stairs he was holding his old electro shot! It was older then me and I�m 14! It is AWESOME. I love shooting the �traveling target� and the bell! It's awesome!
This memory was added on: January 1, 2009
We were reminiscing about best Christmas gifts and this toy came to mind. I couldn't remember the name as I described it to my kids. Obviously, I found it on line. My recollection was that it literally ate batteries and the marbles would arc. My father's solution was to wire an HO train transformer into the gun. It was brilliant!! You could adjust the voltage and the force of the marbles. In machine gun mode it was an animal. Unfortunately, we eventually got a little to aggressive with the voltage and burnt out the gun's motor. If only I could of exercised a little more restraint. It was a great toy!
This memory was added on: December 22, 2008
Born in 1958, I got mine around 1964 while living in Queens, NY. It made such an impression on me, especially the lion head with the open mouth, that a seed was planted for guns and hunting. I met very few gun owners and hunters growing up there, but as an adult I developed a passion for both. I�ve hunted all around the world, and still have the same enthusiasm and wonder while on the hunt, that I had all those years ago in a row house in the city! I�ll be providing one for my granddaughters and grandsons as they can handle the toy. Incidentally, I remember being disappointed that I failed to dissemble the toy to shoot the steel balls free of the game.
This memory was added on: April 12, 2008
I got mine when I was 13 in Brooklyn NY. This, along with the Hot Wheels Factory, was one of the best toys I ever received - ever! On the extreme left
There was a series of targets that were different sizes, and if you flipped a switch, the BB's would collect inside the back of the game. We used to see who could fill up the target until all of the pellets were gone. What was it about the clown head that made every one want to tee off on it as soon as the game started?!!
I also remember the BB's would get stuck bebetween the revolving duck wheel and the lion head target. And wasn�t there a spring loaded silver arm that did something when you hit it?
I'd buy one in a minute and show these kids today what real fun is all about!!!!
This memory was added on: October 23, 2007
I loved this toy! But thinking back on it now at age 41 I honestly wonder how my parents could stand the racket this thing made! Heh. Kids are noisy enough by themselves!
This memory was added on: May 30, 2007
lousy childhood dad died mom left passed around family member to member only thing got me thru my electro shot shooting gallery what a blessing and fond memory
This memory was added on: March 22, 2007
I can't recall whether it was us who had one of these or one of our friends down the street. The TV ad is something I have a good memory of, from back when the public would actually accept something so hokey. I guess it tended to resemble a pinball machine, when you come to think of it, only the FPS of the balls was nothing, compared first to BB guns and then to real guns, in the process of growing up as a target shooter.
I was reminded briefly of this game when I was at Disneyland and did the 50 cent Shootin Gallery there in Frontierworld. This one used light beams, however, so it wasn't quite the same. I understand that carnival shooting galleries in the good old days used real rifles--imagine that today.
At least you can still buy things like cap guns at Wal*Mart.
This memory was added on: March 22, 2007
what memories, I was given this as a gift for christmas when I was 5 years old, one of the best toys I ever recieved. Sadly I remember throwing it out when I was about 13.I am going to buy one for my 8 year old nephew for his birthday hopefully.
This memory was added on: March 10, 2007
I think this was favorite toy of all time! Two weeks after Christmas my older sister (she was 16...I was 9) "accidentally" stepped on it and cracked the plastic case.....To this day, to her chagrin, I still remind her about it every Christmas when I call to wish her and her family my best for the Holidays. My Dad, who could fix anything, did his best to glue it back together...but it was just never the same. Still have it...with the legs, and the gun (which still works the last time I checked) Maybe one day I'll find an intact case put it all together and my sister will finally get some peace and quiet.....
Thanks for the picture, and reminding me of great Christmas memories growing up... Miss and love you Dad!
This memory was added on: March 7, 2007
I Absolutely loved this toy. Single shot or bursts of automatic fire...it didn't matter. It could entertain groups of us for hours. As someone else mentioned, you just needed fresh D batteries...And we went through a ton of them.
We all broke toys as kids, but when I think about the demise of this classic I still want to cry. I used to keep a large white bucket (like the kind that had maybe a gallon of ice cream in it)on my closet shelf. It was full of coins, mostly pennies. Yes, pennies. Well, one day I was trying to get this bucket down and it slipped out of my hands and crashed through the plastic protective cover. And that was all she wrote.
It's been years since I have thought about this toy. I stumbled across this site and have since given myself a case of the warm and fuzzys. I hope your memories are as good as mine.
This memory was added on: January 6, 2007
I didn't have this one, but I did have "Marx Pistol Polo", a 2 player game where you would try to shoot a yellow ball to your opponent's side, using a pistol that shot steel balls. You can find pics of it by doing a search on Ebay.