Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Viewmaster: The 70s child home theatre system

While I never had the luxury of talking Viewmaster or a projector ($50 could be used to purchase more action figures than I'd ever need) I did have the "Mr. Spock's Time Trek" reel set displayed and I loved it dearly. IMO, Filmation did no wrong in the 1970s IMO.


Ian Sokoliwski said...

At first, I read the talking viewmaster as saying Let's go camping!

Which still works, albeit in a more awkward kinda way. Do bird-people do much camping?

JFStan said...

I had the Talking VM, it was huge and awkward, plus with 2 C batteries, rather heavy for a little kid.

The discs actually had transparent records attached to them and a needle played the sound (just about like every other talking toy in the 70's).

You had to press a small button after advancing the picture or it would play the last sound over again. A mechanical marvel.

Anonymous said...

I had the Talking VM too, man, im old.
thanks for posting this.


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