The fun fair in your home! That was Tin Can Alley is an inexpensive electronic shooting game for kids and your dad.
It was quite ahead of its time as it was one of the first toys to use infrared technology embedded inside a small plastic pistol or rifle.
Of course it wasn’t long before everyone was bored and wondered what happened if you fired at the cat – nothing! No RSPCA phone calls were made, in fact unless you aim it two inches away from the target, nothing ever happened – I think the aim was dodgy on the one my dad got.
Aim right and knock the Dr. Pepper cans off the fence rail! Endorsed by Chuck ” The Rifleman ” Conners.
Ideal made this advert in 1977, take a look, very nostalgic.
The objective was simply to aim at a mark below a selection of small tin cans perched upon a plastic wall. Successfully aiming at the marks below each of the cans causes the can to “pop off”.