Before They Were Stars: Kurt Russell in a Sonic Blaster Commercial

Kurt Russell was one of Hollywood’s most popular and hardest working child actors when he started out his career in the 1960s, but he still found the time to appear in this awesome toy commercial. Here, you can see young Kurt preparing himself for all his future action roles by endorsing the Mattel Agent Zero M Sonic Blaster 5530, a toy bazooka that fires compressed air. Incidentally, there’s a reason why the Sonic Blaster is no longer on the market. This is a direct quote from a Consumer Reports magazine review of the toy in 1966:

“The Mattel Agent Zero M Sonic Blaster 5530 fires compressed air with a deafening blast. Our measurements top out at 157 dB–above a level that can do permanent damage to the hearing of an adult. We rate the toy Not Acceptable.”

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