Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Diener heads for outer space

Toyfair 1978: It seemed like every toy company everywhere was blasting off into space this year hoping to get some "galactic windfall"

9 comments:

wee67 said...

I remember going to the bookstore at my elementary school and buying these along with car and shark-shaped erasers. It took me forever to hunt these down as an adult collecter. Once I had the maker's name, however, I find them all the time.

Anonymous said...

These really couldn't erase anything. Maybe I was dumb and thought they were erasers.

Wings said...

I had these for the longest time. Played with them til they were falling apart. Simple, but fun.

JFStan said...

I loved these things!! Does anyone else remember getting these in the first Happy Meals?

I even remember some licensed Buck Rogers rubber toys similar to these.

novabeatnik said...

Oh these were the coolest thing in my pencil box in elementary school . Now I am off to try and find them. (I just know one is in a box somewhere)

narvolicious said...

Aw man, I TOTALLY had those four starships. They were amongst my favorite toys for a long time since they were so portable--I could bring them anywhere!

Anonymous said...

My childhood dentist used to have a ton of little character erasers set up in the office and a kid could choose one every time they completed a visit. I got all four of those ships that way, although they really were erasers and worked as well as any other similar character/shaped erasers, better than some! Might the molds have been used for these bendable toys AND erasers? Or are they all the same?

Anonymous said...

My childhood dentist used to have a ton of little character erasers set up in the office and a kid could choose one every time they completed a visit. I got all four of those ships that way, although they really were erasers and worked as well as any other similar character/shaped erasers, better than some! Might the molds have been used for these bendable toys AND erasers? Or are they all the same?

benestro138 said...

I too got hte spaceships and brain guy (along with various sharks) from the school bookstore, I loved tose things.

that one looks a bit like Grendizer.

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