May 21, 2010

From Junior's Toybox - "They Came from Outer Space"

With the imminent possibility of an outer space menace threatening to invade American soil, your first priority is to assure your family's survival. “A prudent man foresees the difficulties ahead and prepares for them."

It is with the highest priority that we teach our sons and our daughters these words:

"Watch Out!" "Always be alert" and to "Always be prepared."

Ideally we should begin our children's training at the youngest possible age...

We do this through their toys.

Space Men
Tom Corbett Space men Figures! These two are definitely up to no good!

Friction-driven Tin Saucer - the spring-antenneaed dome spins!

Tin litho Target Game to become a sure-shooting Space Ace!

Gort! Klaatu barada nikto!

Captain Video space men figures!

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Be sure to come back tomorrow for more -- it's "Flying Saucer Hysteria Week" seen only at Atomic Living!


1950's_atomic_ranch_house said...

I want everything you pictured. =D

Are they yours? Can I have them? lol...

Space Commander said...

Going by what my bank account tells me - Yes! Everything shown is mine mine mine!

...and I've never been very good about sharing my toys =P lol

1950's_atomic_ranch_house said...

Sweet! I saw a similar friction toy flying saucer and wanted to bid on it, but . . . arg I have to let some things pass in order to justify the stuff I do get lol...

Space Commander said...

The friction toy saucer is one of the more recently made (maybe about 15 years ago?) tin toys that China has been knocking out, but it fits in nicely with the vintage goodness.

Doc Atomic said...

Wise words! Hence the wide proliferation of ray guns during the Thirties, Forties, and Fifties. "C'mon Timmy, show me how you load the uranium clips. Great job, let's get an ice cream!" Because you never know when those ornery Martians are going to act up.

Of course, you don't see too many space guns these days. Wonder when the Martians are going to realize this...

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