Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots

Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots Share your own memories of this toy



This memory was added on: April 18, 2010

Cleaning out the basement after Christmas, found original Robots in the original box, I got them as a gift. The toy was purchase at a " Super X Drugstore" for a whopping $11.99 and they still work just like the day I got them. My two boys played with them and said what a cool toy, and in the bottom of the box a pad of score cards empty , to score each round.

Don
Cincinnati, Ohio
Born 1962


This memory was added on: August 23, 2008

Best memories of this toy are the thrill on Christmas Day of opening that BIG box and hearing that Zingy noise when the robot's block was knocked off. Stuffed the box with the old Christmas paper so it got thrown out [money down the drain]. Big mistake!- Put heavy oil on the arm punching rods which gummed the whole operation up [9 years old and not a Chevy mechanic yet] but got another set when I was in my 30's. 60's toys were the best!!!!

Gary born in 1957


This memory was added on: March 24, 2007

DO NOT buy the current version. It is terrible. The arms get stuck/tangled, and you have to hit the button with your hand to actually knock his block off. It is nothing like the original. Loved the old one though. I actually went and bought the new one awhile back after we saw the Nissan? Truck commercial.


Jeff
1962


This memory was added on: February 12, 2007

I remember playing with the robots for hours. I bought the new version a couple of years ago for my boys and yes I agree it is a sad attempt in bringing back a great toy. The heads as I remember were much louder as they went up. I would pay $50.00 for a new one if it had the original specs.


John mcPherson
1967


This memory was added on: February 6, 2007

You guys are great with your stories!! I too had a great time with this toy as a youngster! I am a graphic designer that works with the company that now makes this toy. It was my job to redesign the RSR logo and packaging. At first they just wanted me to design a male action figure package look and later they told me that our games department is going to release the original game!! I was more stoked on getting a game than doing the logo and package design. When It came out I too was dissapointed in it's size and play action : ( The product designers HAVE to stick to an overall cost or the toy doesn't get made, so they had to downsize it. I write this today because I am working on a retro RSR logo today, right now, I don't have the complete story on why they want it, but I'm sure we will all see something new out there in this brand.


meknowsay
1963


This memory was added on: January 22, 2007

I bought one from the mall just a couple of weeks ago. Though I am a grown man, I still love them. Back in the Christmas of 1966, my twin brother Luis and I got one for both of us from our grandpa. We played it a whole lot. My thumbs were really sore after each round. Red Rocker was my favorite. The "wwwwhhhhrrrr" was the sound of victory(unless you lost). I wish my mom would've not sold it. I was mad. The one today Makes a boring pft sound you can't really hear. Everyday my son and I play the one I bought. Blue Bomber is harder to get his head up. THIS IS THE BEST TOY EVER!!!!!!!!!!


Adam
1960


This memory was added on: January 13, 2007

I didn't realise it had been re-released or released under another name originally.

I have the original UK version that was called Raving Bonkers that I have to begrudgingly Ebay as I am emigrating to the States :-(


Lee Harris
1970


This memory was added on: January 9, 2007

I remember the older Robot set was much heavier.And when the heads popped off it was much louder and more distinctive.Does anyone else remember this?I bought the newer version from Toys R Us and took it back because it was so cheap that the whole ring would move around(because it was so lite)and the robots were just harder to box and knock the head off because everything is so much cheaper.The arms are lighter so they don't pop the head off without jerking the whole ring around! I took it back.I would buy the older game ANY DAY.But I am so disapointed that I couldn't share the glory of this game with my children.You have ruined the whole game! Bring back the original specifications!


Joe
1962