The Clapper is a sound activated electrical switch, sold by San Francisco, California based Joseph Enterprises, Inc and marketed with the slogan “Clap On!” and as a separate phrase “Clap Off!”. The Clapper works with any American standard electrical outlet.
The Clapper, whose slogan is “Clap On! Clap Off!”, was first sold to the public on September 1, 1985. The melody of the jingle used in the commercials (“Clap on, clap off…”) had been used earlier back in the mid 1980s for Sine-Off cold medicine, in a commercial featuring women at an army base. Click here to watch that infamous commercial for the Clapper »
Cool Spot was a mascot for 7 Up beginning in the late 80s. During this time, the red spot in the 7 Up logo was anthropomorphized: given arms, legs, a mouth, and sunglasses. British video games developer Virgin Interactive produced a platform game starring the 7 Up Spot, entitled Cool Spot. Set in a vivid beach/seaport, it was praised for its challenging gameplay and smooth graphics, as well as most of its background music by Tommy Tallarico, for which it won awards. The game won many fans, even among those who were turned off by the commercial connections or in areas where the mascot was not used. It was originally programmed at Virgin Games USA by David Perry for the Mega Drive/Genesis, and then ported by other teams to other systems.
Cool Spot was released for the Mega Drive/Genesis and Super NES in 1993. It was released for Sega Master System, Sega Game Gear, Game Boy, Amiga and DOS in 1994. Click here to watch the intro for the game »
“The Balance Bird can keep it’s balance on almost surface. Try it on your finger, tip of a pen or on the edge of your computer.”
Roger Ramjet is an animated American children’s television comedy series that first ran in 1965 and has aired in syndication since. Starring Roger Ramjet and the American Eagle Squadron, the show was known for its crude animation, frenetic pace, and frequent references to popular culture, which allowed the show to entertain various age groups. Click here to watch the Roger Ramjet intro »
Cadillacs and Dinosaurs is an American Saturday morning animated television series which aired on CBS Kids in the United States from 1993 to 1994. Based on the comic book of the same name (formerly titled Xenozoic Tales) by Mark Schultz, the show was created by screenwriter Steven E. de Souza (Die Hard and 48 Hrs.), who acquired the TV rights after producing the video game Cadillacs and Dinosaurs, which was also based on Mr. Schultz’s comic.
A series of toys was made by Tyco in 1993. The triceratops and kentrosuarus use the same sculpts as those used in the Dino-Riders series, however they do not have the same armor. Click here to watch the intro to the show »