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cock the arm and then set the timer, and it would throw the football, (very dangerous toy)
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fish72 - April 28, 2008 - Report this comment
I got this thing for Christmas when it first came out. I loved it! It threw very short fast passes. My Dad modified mine with a 2x6 to I could lean it up and down to adjust the height of the passes. It was great, I used it until it fell apart. Thanks Dad!!
Dude from Ohio - September 18, 2008 - Report this comment
I used my Xmas money in 1981 to buy these "catapult". My parents couldn't believe it's what I wanted to spend my money on. I loved this thing. Played for hours alone and with friends, running patterns, we even did a 3x rush and tried to hit the shut-off button before it released the pass. This was my favorite childhood toy (even more than all my Star Wars toys). Later in it's life, it became a catapult for basement wars. I don't know what ever happened to it.
Steve - September 01, 2009 - Report this comment
Yeah I was just thinking of that toy too and decided to look it up online to see an image of the old green machine. Those were the days!
paul - November 09, 2009 - Report this comment
I got one of these for Christmas one year. I don't think Willie Gault could have caught a pass from it. It threw it way too far. So, I used it inside my bedroom to launch croquet balls around the room.
jeff - November 20, 2010 - Report this comment
i like that mr quarterback it was fun to practice catches and those were the days
John - December 11, 2010 - Report this comment
That Mr. Quarterback was the best.. I'd love to find one on ebay or something
Scott - December 15, 2010 - Report this comment
This was one of my favorite toys growing up - second only to the Green Machine. Looking back, I can't believe how crazy dangerous these things were, especially when you set it to go off like right away. After a while, started using it to chuck things like golf balls which flew all the way onto the hood of our neighbor's car. It finally bit the dust after numerous uses without the anchors where the thing would fly in the air several feet after every pass. Ah, good times...
rick - November 10, 2011 - Report this comment
I used my mr quarterback to launch bricks across our alley. Very dangerous toy.
Paul - January 26, 2012 - Report this comment
I just found one of these. It's in ok shape. Gonna try to get it up and running. Will be selling if anyone is interested.
Patrick - February 20, 2012 - Report this comment
I am very interested if you have one.
sillykid - August 08, 2012 - Report this comment
Eventually used it to launch things at friends. Caugh my friend in the head with a hot wheels car and took a big chunk out of his skull. Our friendship was never quite the same after that.
Dan - January 25, 2014 - Report this comment
I one these in the 1970s. Use to love to set it to off right away on the "long setting" and then try to run as fast as I can and catch it. Also my friend got cracked in the head with it (got black eye). "Super Toe was under the tree the same year. What a christmas.
ray - December 24, 2014 - Report this comment
Awesome toy. The ball was hard as a rock on a cold day. Cheap plastic ball. I used to use the old two tone color nerfs. But wow this toy was dangerous would have never left the inspection room now a days. It was awesome though!
mike demo - April 09, 2015 - Report this comment
I got this toy in the early 80s when I was ten or eleven Christmas morning.I took it outside,set it up then,WHAM!I set the timer to throw the ball with my face right in the way of the arm,instant black eye,loved the 80's:)
Windjw - October 18, 2015 - Report this comment
I was wondering if anyone had known what a similar product is called that is related to roger stabs her because my dad was talking about it and I can't find it and I want to get it for Christmas
steve - November 10, 2015 - Report this comment
Anyone have any idea the value of a deluxe mr quarterback never out of the box?
Rob - November 17, 2015 - Report this comment
Yes...cock the arm back, say a prayer and run a Lynn Swan down and out pattern. I remember it had 4 U shaped stakes that you push into the lawn. This thing was violent and fun at the same time. I do remember a few premature releases resulting in a couple good sprains. Man, it was great to be a kid in those days...
vince - December 10, 2015 - Report this comment
I got a Mr. QB for Xmas one year. Problem was the stakes that secured it to the ground would pop out of the ground after every pass assuming they would go into the ground because it was always frozen! A year or two later I got the Roger Staubach passer which was much better - longer passes, more variety of passes. Those were the good ol days.
Pete - March 27, 2016 - Report this comment
It's a real, functioning catapult. Took a-lot of force to bring the arm back and set it. Then look out. I don't think it got banned but it totally should have.
Jamie - September 27, 2018 - Report this comment
I lost my left because of this machine when I was 6. Don't remember exactly how, but do remember the arm hitting my eye.

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