Sonic Blaster, 1966

The Mattel Agent Zero M Sonic Blaster 5530 fires compressed air with a deafening blast. Our measurements top out at 157 dB—above a level that can do permanent damage to the hearing of an adult. We rate the toy Not Acceptable.

You can't make up stuff this good and Consumer Reports has a whole section of their site devoted to the vintage tech. How we lived, breathed and loved before today, we do not know.

[Consumer Gallery via bbGadgets and Laughing Squid]