Toys of the Seventies, Football Thrower

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I'm sure this isn't the real name, but I can't think of it. A gizmo that threw real footballs, so you could run patterns and catch passes. You wound it up, cocked it, placed a football onto the "arm," and pressed a button. After a few seconds it would spring to life and toss a pass quite a distance.
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Scott - December 05, 2007 - Report this comment
I had one of these. It was light green in color. I can't remember who made it though.
Steve - October 01, 2009 - Report this comment
I have been looking for the football thrower i had as a kid for years now. it had chrome colored metal poles that held a blue tomer box that controlled the timer and the release of the ball that was attached to two rubber bands that streched down and locked into the timer. you could set the timer for 1-20seconds and go out for a pass. if you know what it is please e-mail me at thanks
Rich - March 16, 2010 - Report this comment
I think it was called Mr Quarterback .
cfkane - June 18, 2010 - Report this comment
Mr. Quarterback is indeed correct. It was pulled from sale due to a potential hazard of someone being struck and injured by the throwing arm.
ken - July 02, 2012 - Report this comment
mr. quarterback was the greatest invention of all time... better than the light bulb.
Derek - November 17, 2013 - Report this comment
Didn't it come with a plastic yellow football with holes in it? Mr. Quarterback was my favorite toy ever. And it wasn't just for football. It was just as fun putting rocks in it and launching them over the neighbor's fence.
Mark - December 11, 2016 - Report this comment
I have new in the box a Mr. Quarterback from 1978 made by Coleco. Everything is here including the anchors the only thing missing is the original football that came with it. Box has some damage. Machine is new and requires some minor assembly.

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