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Ads showing original Ray gun prices

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Sparkrobot

Here are a couple of old Ray Gun ads showing the original prices.

Also a great excise for sharing the great retro art of these ads.😊

 

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I think the top pic 

The Buck Rogers Sonic Ray 1960.

The Outer Space Ray Gun is Sears 1958

 

http://wesclark.com/am/toys.html

Here is the link that will get you to these ads.

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Brian..

Good idea, Spark, but the information becomes a bit random and difficult to find The same information for the Sonic gun is in context here:

 

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Sparkrobot

OK Brian if it makes things confusing I will respect your judgement if you want to delete the thread.

 

If you don't mind the thread existing it is purely for an art point of view nowhere as comprehensive as the timeline.

In other words the Timeline is an encyclopedia this thread is a magazine.

Your call.😉 😀

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Brian..

Not at all, Spark. Just add a little text to the picture so that, for example, someone looking for Sonic Ray or Buck Rogers will find that advert.

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Sparkrobot

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Not actually a ray gun but I had to ad this last one because of the great art work.

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Joe K.

Here's a 1950's ad for Remco's Electronic Space Gun priced at $1.85. Note the change to the box artwork.

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The early version was still used on the production box edge to illustrate how to properly set it up for display.

 

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Fineas J. Whoopie

Great ads guys. Richard - do you think that ad for the Bloon gun without a "balloon guard" in front of the barrel represents an early production of the gun or just an early drawing? And do you have an opinion on which came first - the "fork" style or the "ring" stile of (what I call) the balloon guard? Do you have dates for these ads?

 

Spark - do you have any dates for the great ads you posted?

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Sparkrobot

Fin I will be honest with you a lot of them will take me a couple of days to research.

The problem is a lot of the images come tagged to pinterest which leads you to a members collection of images and sometimes its hard to access their source of information.

The good news is I got info on one ad tonight.

Here's the link

http://vintagetoyadvertisements.com/1952-space-patrol-rocket-gun/

 

Also the Superman ad is 1940

And the Buck Rogers page is 1934

Fin this is me giving up after this.In future I will make sure I have the date before I post the pic.

The Coles ad is Australian and they only used the old British currency

£ pounds shillings and pence from 1910 to 1966.

That narrows it down a bit.:ohmy:

:biggrin:

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bigbang
18 hours ago, Fineas J. Whoopie said:

Great ads guys. Richard - do you think that ad for the Bloon gun without a "balloon guard" in front of the barrel represents an early production of the gun or just an early drawing? And do you have an opinion on which came first - the "fork" style or the "ring" stile of (what I call) the balloon guard? Do you have dates for these ads?

 

Spark - do you have any dates for the great ads you posted?

Below the rocket is a poor photo of the Bloon gun on the backing card.  Your need a magnifying glass to see that the gun does not have the "balloon guard" fork or ring and the curved piece at the top above the grip does not have the grooves that the 2 versions that we know of have.  It could be a pre-production prototype or a first version that I have never seen.  As for the 2 styles we know of I think the fork style was produced before the ring style.

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