Thought I would share with you a bit of my history. This is a picture of the Captain Space Burger that was in Tyler, Texas where I grew up. While only opened for 3 or 4 years, from 68' to 73' it was the place to go if you wanted a Space experience meal! The inside walls and booths were lined in metallic purple, green, yellow and red and they brought your food to you in these little spaceships made out of thin cardboard. At night you would see lots of lights, you couldn't miss it! This picture was taken long after the closing of this place but it will forever live in my memories as the coolest eatery in Tyler!
First is the Atomic Space Scout Gun puzzle keychain, that's a mouthful! Anyway, been looking for a reasonably priced one of these and finally found it. Only a couple inches long by 1 1/2 tall but quite a well made puzzle, now to find the rest of the space related ones.
Then I also received these cards in the mail today.
First is the Cosmic Space Set, smaller figures that were obviously sold in dime stores. There were 6 different sets made. Cannon set, Train set, etc.
Also the Rocket Gun Space Ranger set by BEST. You sure would've gotten a lot of toy for your money back then! The bazooka has a spring to shoot the pellets, it really works! These cards are both close in size, 6 or 7 inches long by 3 or 4 inches tall.
These will be displayed proudly, as soon as I can figure out where.
While not knowing exactly where to put these, I'm always looking for the more obscure space age collectables. These fit into both of my collecting fields because I collect old pocket knives too and these were sold in the 1950s. Plastic shells made to look like a rocket ship but actually functioning, usable pocket knives. They came with 2 blades, one spear and one screw driver blade. And to make them a little more appealing to the boys of the 50s, a siren whistle was placed in one end, where the yellow and or red tips are. Just blow and the fun begins. I had to clean these up quite a bit and oil the whistles so they would work again. These would've sold for around .25 back in the 1950s.