Consumer Reports' Classic Reviews Could Fill Gizmodo for a Week

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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.

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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.

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And the best part...it's from the maker of the ever popular Barbie Doll!

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