Thursday, February 09, 2012

Turtleneck and martini not included

Spy Kits

Spy kits like this (check out the international currency, that's attention to detail!) seem to be a forgotten art. As a kid, I had one that included a t pack of cigarettes that fired bullets, I don't even know where to begin on that one.

This one is pretty amazing with it's gun with silencer and real working camera,  you were Matt Helm Jr.


Neal P said...

How did I miss out on this gem? I would've loved to have had this as a kid! I was always envious that my brother had a Secret Sam briefcase back in the 60s. I don't know what happened to it. I wish he had stored it away for me to play with in the 70s, but I guess brothers don't think that far ahead.

Dantheman said...

I probably bet this what Sterling Archer had as a kid.

Retro Hound said...

Man I wanted one of these so bad! Especially a pistol with a silencer! I always thought that was the coolest.

As to the cigarettes, they also sold us candy cigs, so none of that would fly today.

MaGnUs said...

That is one awesome spy kit!

Dolly the Bird said...

It must really suck being a kid today! No plastic guns with silencers, no play ciggies, no fun! Even as a girl, I would have killed for this set when I was a kid! Super cool!

Anonymous said...

I remember the "spy kits" + cowboy kits + similar weapon + equipment kits, in USA toy stores, in the late 1990s. There was a big "no toy firearms" movement, in parent's movements, back then.

So, a lot of toy companies would make "spy kits" or other kits, and replace the gun(s) with bayonets + grenades, in those kits.

Better to let your kids "play" knife or grenade someone, than to play that they're shooting a toy pistol at someone?
How silly was that? Hee hee!

International Legend Tripper said...

This toy spy kit was sold only in the UK. I got it for Christmas 1975. Even though the brief case was made of cardboard, it was a great toy. Today it goes for over $700.00 on the web.


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