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Were there ever any Optigan TV commercials?

Posted by peahix on April 23rd, 2006

Yes- two in fact. The original was produced under Mattel and was hailed as one of the first TV commercials for a musical instrument. From what I’ve heard, this commercial’s theme was “Make Your Own Kind Of Music.” It featured a middle-aged guy who was not very successful as the host of a party until he cranked up the ol’ Optigan. The second commercial was produced under Opsonar, and all I know is that it featured veteran television actor Barry Nelson. Attempts have been made to track down these commercials, so far without any success. Mattel is totally uncooperative, and the major film/TV archives do not have them.

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