I found out about Leonard Nimoy yesterday at work and choked up a bit. Like the rest of you guys, watched every episode MANY times. Had all the toys and still do. Liked him in Mission Impossible, but not quite as much. Really enjoyed "In Search Of", a series recently revived by William Shatner as "Wierd or What". Back in the 60's, my favorite toy was Captain Lazer, see www.captainlazer.com, who I always thought of as Spock. The Spock character, was so far ahead of it's time, that it made such an impact on so many. Last night I drank a few Romulan Ales and watched several original episoded. The kids and I watched "Mirror Mirror", "Amok TIme", and "Spock's Brain". Back in the early 80's, I met and had a great conversation with William Shatner. Trying not to be too much of a geek, I still had to ask him about Leonard Nimoy. He told me that Leonard was nothing like the Spock character in real life. While Nimoy was intelligent and creative, he was also incredibly funny and loved to have a good time.
About 10 years ago, the topic of "Mint on Card" toys came up here and I put this little stop motion together. While Spock wouldn't get the humor, I hope Leonard would...
Don, it's funny how you mention how memory has a way of tricking you.
All I remembered was that there was this space themed lunch box for
$24000. I was actually thinking it had Superman and the Robot on it,
boy I was wrong. So here I was at one of our local resale shops and
on a bottom shelf I see this lunchbox. Not being an expert on lunchboxes,
I instantly thought I had found the holy grail. Getting it home, I immediately
went to the internet, only to find out it is quite common. There's actually
one BIN on eBay for $60, with the Thermos...
At one of the earlier Botstocks at Joe's Robot Museum,
a dealer was displaying a $24000 lunch box. Does anyone
remember it, or have a picture ? I almost heard angels
when I saw this one at a local resale shop for $10.
Unfortunately it is not the $24000 lunchbox, but it is
from the 1950's and very cool...
Dirk it couldn't have happened to a nicer guy, my friend.
This is a case of Karma. Who else would have had the
knowlege, appreciation and to be at that place and time.
Just imagine if this Robot went from the boot sale to some
4 year old kid's sand box. It would have been great if some
young kid had and loved this toy and kept it until he was old.
Unfortunately, this child would have likely tossed it aside for
a new video game...
Yes there are quite a few differences and that is the switch.
The side jets are different, so is the color of the name Atom Rocket 7.
All of my space toys have been boxed up for over 4 years, so I really
can't remember what I have. I have a 20 by 40ft room in the basement
that will someday be the toy room, when I get all the other jobs done.
Here are a few more from the old house...