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Joe K.

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Marx Rock'em Sock'em Box Variations 1973, 1966

21 November 2014 - 09:10 PM

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A 1973 Marx Rock'em Sock'em Robots box - the Mail Order version - using line drawing illustrations:

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The same 1973 toy when sold not via mail order - using actual photo illustrations:

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And this 1966 Canadian "no frills" box:

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The just ended listing:

http://www.ebay.com/...=p2047675.l2557

A steal at $99.00 IMO.

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Dragnet 1954

17 November 2014 - 02:57 AM

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Just watched this 1954 episode of Dragnet on the local Retro TV channel.

Can you correctly identify the teenage bad guy on the right?

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"Only the names have been changed to protect the innocent."

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Jacmar's Mr. Brain Variation

15 November 2014 - 06:24 PM

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Mr. Brain - The Electronic Answer Man - by Jacmar - No. 601 with light & buzzer signals:

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No. 1001 with bell, light & buzzer signals:

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Attached File  mr brain 7 toy.jpg   32.35K   4 downloads

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Can You See What I See? - Robots

14 November 2014 - 04:46 PM

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http://www.mobygames...es-collectibles

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1956 - Twelve Space Toys & Robots / Moore's Catalog

10 November 2014 - 03:28 PM

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As seen in this 1956 Moore's Christmas catalog:
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Depicted:
Z Man -The Brain (already Timeline dated to 1956)
(Flying) Satellite by Empire Plastic Corp. (NEW to the Timeline)
R-35 Robot by Linemar (previously Timeline dated to 1955)
Electric Robot by Marx (already Timeline dated to 1956)
Megascope by Bell Toys (previously dated to 1955)
Guided Missile Base by Park Plastics (previously Timeline dated to 1957. This sighting moves the date back one year.) See below for more info.
Satellite Launcher, possibly Space Satellites with Launching Station by Marx. This appears to have an all tin saucer globe and different litho on the base when compared to other photos. See below.
Disneyland Rocket Ship Control Board by Baxter Toy (previously Timeline dated to 1955)
Radar Rocket Cannon by Remco (already Timeline dated to 1956)
Turbo-Jet Car with Automatic Launching Platform by Ideal (previously Timeline dated to 1955)
(Atomic) Rocket Launching Truck by Ideal (NEW to the Timeline) See additional photos and info below.

Walkie Talkies by Remco (previously Timeline dated to 1955)

 

Here's the (WHE-E-E-E-E) Satellite (They Fly And Whistle) by Empire Plastic Corp:

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More here:

http://danefield.com...elham-manor-ny/

 

Park Plastics initially released the Guided Missile Base as shown in this 1956 catalog. It was gray in color. The single guided missile projectile was changed to four suction cup darts and the toy was re-named Satellite Battle Station (as spotted in a 1958 Parks Plastics catalog) It was black in color.:

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Attached File  pp satellite battle station.jpg   28.81K   1 downloads

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Marx's Space Satellites with Launching Station comparison:

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Ideal produced this Rocket Launching Truck in gray plastic with a sticker that read "Atomic Mobile Unit". Some time later, it was produced in green plastic with a sticker and box that read "ICBM Launcher":

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The completed Moore's catalog listing:
http://www.ebay.com/...=p2047675.l2557
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