Toys of the Seventies, View Master

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array of slides inserted into kaleidoscope glasses and manually rotated by a side handle
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vickie - March 01, 2009 - Report this comment
these are still used today in Walt Disney World MGM Studios. The 50's Primetime Cafe uses them to view your dessert of choice.
Steff - September 05, 2009 - Report this comment
The best slides I had were of KISS!!
Solinas - May 15, 2010 - Report this comment
Loved the View Master - the one we had at home, that is. Our dentist had one in his waiting room, but the slides were only of gum disease and tooth problems. Vivid colors, lots of red, in glorious 3D.
Jeff - March 26, 2011 - Report this comment
Jeez, I think we got the same type that the little girl in the picture is opening, with Charlie Brown on it. I used to love going to the store and seeing the huge display of View Masters. The Batman one from the TV series was my favorite - they sold that one for years after the series was cancelled, and I had one that finally wore out. I had Batman, Sigmund and the Sea Monsters, Peanuts and I forget what else.
Ed - October 05, 2011 - Report this comment
Does anyone remember the viewmaster that had a crank that u turned that showed moving pictures? It had cartridges with different movies that u had to crank like an old time movie camera? I had one with mickey, donald, & goofy in a haunted house, & it was a clip from the cartoon! Anyone remember what it was called?
Tonya B - October 22, 2011 - Report this comment
I had one that I believe was called the Talking View Master. It was really cool. On the back of each reel was a small record and when inserted into the view master it would spin and talk. Wish I could find one.
Ally - May 07, 2014 - Report this comment
We have a whole bunch of these and lots of the discs too. I remember going through them and taking out the ones that were from The Real Ghostbusters cartoon. I always looked through a view master at these ones the most. We had lots of other ones as well. I seem to remember Disney ones being in the mix.
Rob Lambert - May 08, 2014 - Report this comment
Responding to Ed's question from 10/05/11: You may be referring to Kenner's Give-A-Show projector, with the film strips that made each "show." View-Master originated in 1947 by a small company called Sawyers out of Portland, Oregon. The GAF company bought Sawyers in 1968, and many of the old Sawyer reel sets were reissued with the GAF brand. View-Master viewers ranged from battery-powered handhelds to electric projectors. To Ally: Early Disney titles from the 1950s included Disneyland and several cartoons. I had an early Mickey Mouse reel from 1953.
Lynda - July 26, 2014 - Report this comment
I can't imagine any kid that didn't have a view Master anymore than not having an Etch a Sketch! It was a staple for sure! All the stories, cartoons and action a kid could want! LOL
Rob Lambert - September 25, 2015 - Report this comment
Found the View Master reel pack for "Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In" from 1968. One funny picture was of Gary Owens, in the announce booth, surrounded by all the women regulars (from a skit titled: The Gary Owens Sound-Alike Contest). This was one of only few three-reel sets in which a story booklet was not printed. 1969 Sears Wishbook lists it for $1.29 (discounted off MSRP of $1.50).

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