Topper Toys released the Johnny Seven in 1964 and immediately every boy wanted one. It was beyond cool, it was a One Man Army and it said so on the stock ‘Johnny Seven OMA’. Why Johnny Seven? I’ll tell you, seven weapons in one stupendous toy gun. There was a grenade launcher, anti-tank missile, bunker buster missile, armour-piercing shell which shared the launcher with the bunker buster, sprung loaded gizmo that produced a tommy gun sound, bolt action rifle, and detachable cap gun pistol. One of the schoolboy/playground chants of the sixties was ‘Who won the war, in nineteen sixty-four’? I’ll tell you who; anyone with a Johnny Seven.
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