Feb 2017 06

Astar was a robot. We 80s kids held our breath as we watched Astar perform all kinds of hijinx. C-3PO could not move like this. This was a completely different kind of robot. This was like C-3PO on bath salts – not that we had discovered that, yet.

Holy crap. His arm was just sawed off. He’s gonna get grounded for sure.

But wait. He can put it back on. Yay.

Seriously, who knows how many kids were spared injury just because we all knew the story of ‘Astar, the Robot’ and how horsing around could lead to losing a limb. We actually remembered it.

And that’s why it belongs on my ‘Best 150 Canadian Commercials of All-Time’ list.