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#1 Rana125

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Posted 04 June 2013 - 02:22 PM

So I came across this the other day at the local flea market. Do you remember it?

 

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I had at least 100 of those viewmasters cards, LOL! Kept me busy for hours as a kid...

 

Anyone got a favorite picture of their favorite toy or something from the past?


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Posted 04 June 2013 - 10:50 PM

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Posted 06 June 2013 - 11:23 AM

Not exactly what I had but real close:

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Posted 13 June 2013 - 05:12 AM

I remember that viewmaster. I had one, too! I had cardsets of Masters of the Universe, the Muppets, something with dinosaurs, Neverending Story, ...

 

Speaking of MOTU: I had pretty much all the vintage stuff from the 80s, the action figures, the comics, the vehicles and playsets, but I gave it all away when I was a teenager. :axe:

Now I started to collect the MOTU Classics toyline - these things are upgraded versions of the vintage line, but they keep the classic look intact. Really cool stuff!


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Posted 13 June 2013 - 02:18 PM

So I came across this the other day at the local flea market. Do you remember it?
 
viewmaster-the-movie.jpg
 
I had at least 100 of those viewmasters cards, LOL! Kept me busy for hours as a kid...
 
Anyone got a favorite picture of their favorite toy or something from the past?


No picture, but I do remember getting something like this for Christmas when I was around 5-8 from my aunt. :)

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Posted 24 June 2013 - 12:20 AM

I had at least 100 of those viewmasters cards, LOL! Kept me busy for hours as a kid...


Yes we had one downstairs that was my grandmothers and I recently brought it upstairs,every now and then i look thru it :)

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Posted 24 June 2013 - 09:45 AM

I remember you always had to hold the viewmaster against the sun (or probably better: a lightbulb in your room) while watching through it to get a get a clear and bright view. Since it worked via two seperate pics some card sets almost had a certain three-dimensional quality. I also remember a very cool visiual effect in the Masters of the Universe set in a scene where a laser cannon was fired: the one pic had a yellow laser beam, the other pic had a red laser beam - now your mind played a trick on you: it gave you the impression that the laser beam was glowing red and yellow at the same time, almost like flickering fire. A very cool and simple effect that shows what great ideas the toy companies had back then and how they tricked and amazed us kids without using any digital technology. The companies had imagination, which fed our imagination. :bowdown: :bowdown: :bowdown:






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