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#17 dratomic

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Posted 03 May 2012 - 07:04 AM

David: I think part of the toy's charm is that they DIDN'T have modern electronics, fiber optics, etc. Working with the tech of the time they STILL managed to turn out a pretty amazing toy. :)

I remember the boxed one on eBay, but didn't remember all those details. Thanks for the additional info. And no, I've never heard of any Orbit Products toys... If there are others, and they're all as creative as this helmet... well, those would be something to see!

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#18 Bob S.

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 12:21 PM

Hi Doc,

Great to visit with you at the NEAF Astronomy Show! Sorry I ddn't reply sooner. It always amazes me what a truly small world it is...

Astro toys and Astronomy "toys" just go to prove the notion that boys never outgrow their passion for stuff!

Very nice photos and I love the effect that the lens has in bringing the viewers attention to an item.

Anyway, glad to make the connection at NEAF.

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 01:32 PM

It was great to see you again too, Bob. Definitely a surprise! You're right... it's all about the toys, of one type or another. :)

Glad to see you're well -- maybe we'll catch you again at the next one!

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