I was at a friend’s studio a few years ago when I made these images of his
Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Robots box, and robots.
As a kid I was seduced by the cool graphics on the box and I spent more than a few hours trying
master the operation of the “Red Rocker” and the “Blue Bomber” robots.
I’m pretty sure that we played with ours so hard that it eventually broke.
If you’re a certain age you probably know about Rock’em Sock’em Robots.
It’s a popular two-player action toy/game, designed by Chicago toy
company Marvin Glass and Associates.
Marvin Glass and Associates was based in Chicago and Mr. Glass was such a titan in the toy industry at that time that he
was known simply as Mr. Toy.
The Marvin Glass company was responsible for producing other great toys of that era such as
Ant in the Pants
and the Evil Knievel Stunt Cycle
It will probably be a copywrite violation of some kind, but someday I’ll screen print the
Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em box graphic photo above onto a new, black T-shirt.