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Joe K.

Member Since 29 Sep 2002
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Shigoto Robot 1966

Today, 05:24 PM


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Complete explanation to follow.


1966 - Balloon Gun by Lakeside Toys

Today, 05:09 PM


As seen in this recently ended auction for a December 1966 issue of Playthings magazine:


The blurry, but dated, cover:

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This two page interior:

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Close-up of the Balloon Gun ad by Lakeside Toys:
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A related thread started by ER&S:


Close-up of the robot from the Shigoto International Corp. ad:

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Elmar Flying Planet Explorer spaceship, 1953

Yesterday, 08:42 PM


Before adding this to the Timeline, I'd like a little more info about it.

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This 1953 toy was made by Elmar Products Co. N.Y. I believe the box is marked Flying Planet Explorer.

The description, those parts of it I can make out, says:


Flying Space Explorer is a space

ship that really flys. A ?????????

??? drops ???????? "???? ?????"

Each Space Explorer is individually

boxed with a launcher ????????


and nylon strings. Elmar Products

Co., 15 W. 24th St., New York ??


Has anyone seen it before? Have one in their collection? A better picture?


Forbidden Planet newspaper ad...

14 April 2014 - 08:07 PM


...I don't recall ever having seen before:

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Dart Gun?

14 April 2014 - 12:46 AM


So, I'm checking out the bay's dart gun listings when I come across this:


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One side of the grip is marked CHICAGO TOOL STAMPING COMPANY CHICAGO.


So... what is it, really?