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#1 festival

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Posted 06 March 2007 - 01:37 AM

Just wondering if anyone consider's the Area Radiation Detector a rare toy? I purchased this toy over the weekend and I rarely see this toy in any books or catalogs. Anyone have any information on when this toy was made and by what company? It's a large toy, over 20 inches. The actions on this toy are great.

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Posted 06 March 2007 - 04:10 AM

Festival, is it the Sears Area Radiation Tester ?
This was a toy that was exclusively imported By the Sears.
It can be seen on page 154-155 in the Future Toys book.
It is also listed on page 20 of Battery Toys 2nd edition by Don Hultzman.
If you look on page 17 of the Paul Lips Catalog, you will see that
there are two other toys in this series. I used to have the blue
Moon Mobile, but I sold it because it looked like and Olympic
"High Diving Platform"... tongue.gif

The Lips Catalog says it was made by Bandai, but I don't believe
that there are any markings on it. Whoever made these toys,
they are definately 1960's pieces.

Edited by Robotnut, 06 March 2007 - 04:45 AM.

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Posted 06 March 2007 - 01:22 PM

Thanks Robotnut,
I want to get as much information as I can for this toy. Anymore would be appreciated.

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Posted 08 March 2007 - 02:24 AM

I like unit 5. It's pretty sophisticated for a futuristic toy.

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Posted 08 March 2007 - 02:34 AM

thanks phil, when I first got it, it grew on me. eveyday I look at this toy and think that it is beatiful. not a robot but a real futuristic toy from the 50's-60's. I think the best space toy that I own.