Larami

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Larami Corp.
Former type Subsidiary
Industry Toys
Founded 1947
Defunct 2002
Products Water guns, Action figures
Parent Hasbro

Larami Corp. was founded in 1947 and was a toy company whose products usually ranged from the cost of .39 to .99.[1] [2] Larami Corp. was eventually acquired by Hasbro Inc., becoming Larami Inc. in 1995. The Larami company name was finally retired in 2002.[1]

Products[edit]

Larami toys were produced based on several movies, television shows, etc.[2] By the 1980s, Larami Corp. had a growing water gun product line.[1] It was Larami Corp. that eventually marketed and sold the Power Drencher, rebranded as the Super Soaker in 1991.[1]

Movies[edit]

Television shows[edit]

Battlestar Galactica Cylon Bubble Machine[edit]

Battlestar Galactica Cylon Bubble Machine in its packaging

In 1978, Larami created a Cylon soap bubble toy called the Battlestar Galactica Cylon Bubble Machine to coincide with the television series of the same name.[3] In the same year, a commercial was also made for the product featuring its use in dispensing "big bunches of bubbles"[5] and a jingle.[3][5] In a Los Angeles Times article covering Battlestar Galactica's influence on Facebook, the toy's Facebook Fan Page is noted alongside the book The Science of Battlestar Galactica's.[6]

Jingle[edit]

The notable jingle has been covered by such websites as Retrocrush where it was described as "amazingly goofy with a chorus yelping, "Battlestar Galacticaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa ...CYLON BUBBLE MACHINE!"[7] and in an interview Re-imagined Series comics writer Greg Pak as said "I still periodically find myself humming the tune song [sic] to the Cylon Bubble Machine commercial."[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Pre-Super Soaker History". 
  2. ^ a b "Larami Toys". Toy Encyclopedia . Retrieved 2008-08-25. 
  3. ^ a b c David Moss. "Larami". Battlestar Galactica Memorabilia. Retrieved 20 August 2010. 
  4. ^ "Space 1999 Merchandise Guide: Larami". Retrieved 21 August 2010. 
  5. ^ a b goldcylon (9 January 2007). "YouTube - Battlestar Galactica Cylon Bubble Machine Commercial". YouTube. Retrieved 21 August 2010. 
  6. ^ Jevon Phillips (7 January 2009). "'Battlestar Galactica' countdown: Facebook was possibly built by Cylons". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 21 August 2010. 
  7. ^ "#89 BATTLESTAR GALACTICA". Archived from the original on 17 October 2007. Retrieved 21 August 2010. 
  8. ^ Jason Berek-Lewis (5 April 2006). "Battlestar Galactica Comics Are Dynamite!". Broken Frontier. Archived from the original on 9 May 2006. Retrieved 21 August 2010. 

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