Hel from Fritz Lang's Metropolis 1927

Hel from Fritz Lang's Metropolis 1927

Robby The Robot - Here with Anne Francis - Forbidden Planet 1957

Robby The Robot - Here with Anne Francis - Forbidden Planet 1957

Rock Em' Sock Em' Robots

Rock Em' Sock Em' Robots

A Space Odyssey - 1968

HAL from Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey - 1968

Rosie the Robot - The Jetsons 1962

Rosie the Robot - The Jetsons 1962

C3PO & R2D2 from Star Wars

C3PO & R2D2 from Star Wars

Robocop

Robocop

Number 5 from Short Circut

Number 5 from Short Circut

Bender from television's "Futurama"

Bender from television's "Futurama"

Wall-e

Wall-e

Swell Toys of the Space Age

December 17, 2008

The kids growing up in the 1950’s and 1960’s must have had a BLAST playing with these toys! Not only are the toys incredible; I love the packaging as well!  I found these on EBay.

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Friction powered Mobile Jet

Space Television toy - Awesome for documenting all those new planets and moons

Space Television toy - Awesome for documenting all those new planets and moons

Alien UFO

Alien UFO

Space Tank

Space Tank

Mr. Machine - Ideal 1960

Mr. Machine - Ideal 1960

Buck Rogers jigsaw puzzle

Buck Rogers jigsaw puzzle

Rolling Astronaut toy; I love the branding with NASA on this guy.

Rolling Astronaut toy; I love the branding with NASA on this guy.

Awesome Space Gun!

Awesome Space Gun!

Space Ranger - Real flying toy!

Space Ranger - Real flying toy!

I found this “Popular Electronics” magazine from December 1958 on Paleo-Future (One of my favorite blogs). I love the cover and the merging of popular culture with Science Fiction. How great it must have been to find this magazine in the mailbox back in 1958.

"Popular Electronics" from December 1958

"Popular Electronics" from December 1958

Speaking of Holiday robots…Here is the perfect gift I’d love to receive. All of these robots are hand crafted  by the artist “Guy Robot“.  He uses found objects, appliances, and electronics to create these one of a kind sculptures:

"Gyro"

"Gyro"

"Cosmo"

"Cosmo"

"Ironman"

"Ironman"

"Euclid"

"Euclid"

Documentary

November 23, 2008

Sorry it has taken me this long to add a new post. Silent film director Fritz Lang was making a documentary about me this week and it took up most of my time. Check it out: