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Magic Shot Shooting Gallery
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This memory was added on: May 3, 2009

I received this one in my early teens and over 30 years later, my mom still has it. She would keep it for all her grandchildren to play with, most of whom are now full grown. Truth is, I still pick it up and test my aim whenever I visit! The fact that itís seen so much use over the years is a testimony to its durability. A toy that holds up, works as it should (the gun has been rock solid) and is fun. Every toy companyís dream.


This memory was added on: November 26, 2008

I was cleaning out my parents house after my mother passed away when I found this game packed away in the attick. I got it when I was about six and my father used it to teach me target shooting. I loved this game. My father and I used to have competitions to see who was the best shot. I eventually started to win.

My wife initially wanted me to throw it away when I found it. But I persisted and brought it home. I taught my 3 1/2 year old son how to use it and he is getting very good at it. Yes, the plastic screen is scratched, but I hope my son will have some good memories of competing with me as I have of my dad. Besides, how many kids in this age of video games can say they have something that shoots real targets (unless it is a real gun).


This memory was added on: March 17, 2007

wow! I had one of these in Glasgow Scotland in the early 70s. Now my sister and I both have toddlers we were talking about all the toys we had. I had got my daughter a ficher price wind up radio that played 'raindrops keep falling on my head' from ebay as I remembered having one as a kid. I also had this game and couldn't remember the name! Wow, gott a love those 70s plastic toys!


This memory was added on: February 26, 2007

My cousin used to get all the flash imported toys from the US, this was one of them. After a while the gun would mark the plastic window. The target that looked like a toilet seat was a tricky little sucker indeed.


This memory was added on: January 24, 2007

My mom still has ours! It's a yellow box instead of red. It still works! My kids play with it when they go see gramma. I can't believe I found this. Ha!


This memory was added on: November 5, 2006

oh my god! I have been trying to remember what the name of this toy was FOREVER! My grandparents had one and my sister and cousin and I would fight over who got to play with it. Being the youngest, I always had to wait until the others were bored. I had to play alone and be proud of my own skills. No cheering crowd for me. I loved this thing and played with it for hours in the spare bedroom. I was actually pretty good, if I do say so myself. What an awesome toy!


This memory was added on: November 2, 2006

Oh yes, I spent many hours playing shoot em up with this game!


This memory was added on: September 25, 2006

I had this Toy, Played with this thing till I had blisters. LOL My Sister loved the game as well. ONE DAY!!!! it dissappeared and I never saw another one till just now. Im sure the loud clack got to one of my parents and they did a bad thing.

SWEEET!!! I gotta have this game again LOL. eBay her I come and no ones gonna get it b4 i do. Ha ha.

Man, we didn't get many toys when I was a kiddo, 1 at a time really, This thing and evil Kenevil stunt cycle was the BOMB.

I had another toy I have never seen again, it was a Ford PINTO, a blue pinto, it had a hole in the side where the gas tank was supposed to be, You put a purple key in the hole and cranked it up, then when you pushed a button under the rear bumper it stretched out into a dragster and a Big Block chrome engine rose outta the hood, straight pipes popped out the sides and a driver with full gear popped outta the hatchback and it took off like a rocket. I had Two but the first one was a like a old ford coupe and it got run over the first week I had it. so the pinto went solo for years.

anyone know what it was called?

anyone ever ride a Big wheel green machiene down a 50 MPH San diego hill? LOL WOOOOOOOOO! HOOOOOOOO!!!!! that was the last day I had my green machiene but MAN! I was FLYING!!!!

Long term memory man

This memory was added on: November 1, 2005

I had gotten this game second hand when I was about 10 years old. It was an awesome game, and I became quite good at it. Eventually, my curiosity got the better of me, and I wondered how the game would function outside the constraits of the plastic window. I made a little hole, which allowed the balls to be removed. After finding that it just didn't behave the same, I found a new past-time for the balls. I put them inside a length of hose, and blow air through it to launch them out the other end. This worked great until I was messing around by blowing, and then sucking the ball back through the coiled up hose and accidentally inhaled one of the balls. I'm pretty sure it ended up in my lungs and there is a good chance, it's still there to this day. Never did tell the parents about that one.


This memory was added on: September 3, 2005

My older brother had the duck gallary with the yellow case and him and I spent hours lying in the floor shooting at the targets. I have asked numerous people about this toy, but no one remmbered it including my brother and parents. I am glad to see others had this toy and I didn't imagen it.


This memory was added on: July 9, 2005

This was a great toy and we played withit for hours on end. It of course helped turn me into a gun nut. May not be politically correct but I have never shot anyone in over fourty years on this planet and this toy would never contribute to causing anyone to kill. Mental illness/liberal gun banners yes not a toy or even a real gun causes anyone to kill.


This memory was added on: May 30, 2005

I just screamed out loud when I saw this picture!

That toy ruled any I had when I was a kid!

I don't know how my parent put up with me playing with that for hours on end because the gun was beyond loud with that *CLACK*

Tattooed Steve

This memory was added on: April 22, 2005

Wow, I completely forgot about this cool toy until seeing the photo. The gun was a toy all by itself. I remember trying really hard to take this toy apart.


This memory was added on: November 22, 2004

I can't believe I ever forgot about this toy. I must have shot that little gun THOUSANDS of times. One day I just had to cut through the plastic and touch those little targets that I'd been shooting at for so long....wasn't the same after that!


This memory was added on: October 30, 2004



This memory was added on: October 16, 2004

My little brother got this game in the mid 70's. We had fun with it, but especially had fun when we got older. Then we would do competitive Magic Shot--you had to shoot all of the targets using 25 shots or less and were timed. I had 2 brothers and we were very competitive with stupid contests like this. Loved playing with it until my younger brother got mad and smacked the clear plastic with the end of the gun and broke it. I don't know why we didn't fix it--but after that we threw it out.

Here's the rest of the story:

I just bought one on Ebay for $10! (Plus $9.95 for shipping). It came with the ORIGINAL Box! The game is used but has the instructions and the small envelope that held the steel balls.

You can find them on Ebay. Before I won this one I lost one that went for $37. Surprisingly, no one bid on this one and I got it cheap.


This memory was added on: October 5, 2004

My 5 year old, Alex, just found this one in our pile of stuff to be sorted. This is one of the few classics that remain from my youth. Rock'em Sock'em, GONE! GI Joe's, GONE! The only thing is the gun is nowhere to be found! Anyone have one??? Please sell it to me! Thanks, Brian


This memory was added on: February 26, 2004

I just remember the gun..placing it against my arm and pulling the trigger to see if it hurt...and convincing my friends to try it, that it wasn't going to hurt..


This memory was added on: January 25, 2004

And why is this a boy toy?? I ask for one and got it for Christmas one year. I loved the game!! In fact, I found one when my son was little and got it for him too!! (Maybe so I could play it too!!) I would like to find another one. It was really neat!

Pam R

This memory was added on: January 11, 2004

Holy cow!!! I remember this! My sister and I used to fight over this game. It was great. We would play for hours.


This memory was added on: July 8, 2003

i remember trying to ring the bell and spinthe targets, it was the only gun my mommy ever let me play with


This memory was added on: June 17, 2003

Speaking of turning into a gun freak, although this isn't about the Magic Shot Shooting gallery, one birthday when I was 8, my dad must have been left to his own devices about presents,because he got me this set where you wear this hunter hat, grab a big rifle, and shoot corks at unsuspecting "big game" animals like elephants & giraffes. I thought it was loads of fun! Now, I think, gee, how "politically incorrect" was that? Pretty much all I had was dolls, bikes & games. Have to say it was a nice change of pace. Thanks, Papa!


This memory was added on: May 17, 2003

And notice the early style mullet of the kid on the box. :)


This memory was added on: May 15, 2003

We had this one, too. (I just posted a memory about having had the Electro Shot Shooting Gallery, too.) Were my parents trying to turn us into gun freaks?! Or did my grandparents give it to us? I still remember, the gun picked up the bb or ball bearing using a magnet in the tip, then a striker would strike the plexiglass partition sharply to shoot the "ammo" at the targets.