I first saw this years ago. It’s still funny.
This article from the NY Times about the Johnny Astro, Online Shopper: A Toy That Sends Grown Men Into Orbit, got me thinking about great toys when I was growing up.
Here’s the Johnny Astro (from johnnyastro.com)
But there’s also the Mattel V-rrom (from toyadz.com)
And many others that I’ve forgotten.