Monday, July 20, 2009

1950’s 1960’s Vintage Space Astronaut Robot Ray Guns Collectables

Apollo. Sputnik. The space race was a big deal in the late 1950’s –1960’s.

So it’s no surprise space related items were a big hit in the mid-century period. People seem to collect ray guns and robots these days. Check this out:
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The above photo is from Doc Atomic's Attic of Astounding Artifacts own personal collection.

Check out Doc Atomic’s blog HERE

Amazing collection!


Battery powered Japan robots with wonderfully graphic boxes can sell from the hundreds to thousands:
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Apollo toys were a big hit:
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Of course alien space ships made for many late night frights:
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Space lunchboxes were popular:
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Weltron made a tape and clock played shaped like a satellite:
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From my own collection books can be found for a dollar or so:
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I picked up this space astronaut wallpaper at a thrift store:
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And of course, no vintage space collection is complete without at least one Sputnik German Barometer (I own two):
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It was 40 years today that Apollo 11 and man first stepped on the moon. Watch all the old news reels here (copy and paste, sorry, still can't figure out why I can't link these):

http://www.youtube.com/ReelNASA

4 comments:

  1. Hi. Love your blog -- really neat stuff. Actually, the photo at the top of this post (the wall of ray guns) is from my own collection. It's quite out of date; the collection's grown considerably since it was taken. (Seeing this pic is actually a fun walk down memory lane... Ah, to only have one-and-a-half cases full of ray guns! Those were the days...)

    If you'd like to see some more vintage space toys (mostly robots and ray guns), feel free to check out my blog, Doc Atomic's Attic of Astounding Artifacts (astoundingartifacts.blogspot.com).

    Cheers!

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  2. Hi! Wow, I'm thrilled you took the time to post to my blog. I will reedit this post and include your blog link and credit your photo.

    You have an amazing collection and I'm glad you share it!

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  3. There's a very cool retro 50's-70's store down the street from my house called Flashback. They have one of those white orb-looking Weltrons. Thanks so much for this wonderful blog. We are looking at doing an atomic age kitchen, bathroom and lounge. The bathroom already has period blue tub, toilet, and sink with pink tiles on the walls up to about 4'. Your blog is a great source of inspiration while I listen to Ultra-Lounge cds and plot our own decor.

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