Randy McDonald (rfmcdpei) wrote,
Randy McDonald
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[PHOTO] Toys of a lost future

A couple of months ago, I went with gmul295 to the Canadian Air and Space Museum, located at the former Canadian military base of Downsview Park in north-central Toronto. It was great fun, and I'll be sharing more photos from the museum in future days.

For now, I'd like to share some pictures of vintage space-related toys, many from Mattel, produced in the full flush of the space missions of the 1960s, when it seemed we'd be going to the stars shortly.

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Here's the display case.

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Here's a Mattel Uni-Tred Space Hauler, a battery-operated toy with a tread that lets it climb anything (like, say, a very rough lunar surface).

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A Cape Canaveral playset, two suited figures, and a hardbound copy of Flash Gordon in the Caverns of Mongo.

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Moon prospector, Apollo rocket, and booster rockets.

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Mars probe lander and Dyna-Soar space plane, anyone?
Tags: history, mars, photos, science fiction, space science, space travel
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