Thursday, November 5, 2009

Vintage View-Master this Vintage Thingies Thursday

This is a well used vintage 1960s View-Master. I remember the fun I had as a kid entering the three-dimensional worlds offered by this toy.




My particular favourite View-Master reel was this 1965 Barbie’s Around the World Trip. I was fascinated by all of the spectacular locations travelled to by Barbie, Skipper, Midge and the perfect boyfriend Ken.

On the cover of the reel packet, see Barbie surf in Hawaii. See Ken get ready for a dunking.



Hey, hey, then there’s the Monkees! Anyone remember having a crush on Davy? Me neither. In this set of 1967 reels, the boys have an adventure called The Last Wheelbarrow to Pokeyville. Davy gets in a mess with a local yokel girl and has to be rescued by his fellow Monkees from a shotgun wedding! What was my mother thinking?



Who doesn’t love Peanuts? This 1966 reel packet shows the ever lovable Charlie Brown enduring more misfortunes. Snoopy has just ruined Charlie Brown’s attempt to get Pig-Pen out in a game of baseball.



Anyone have memories of looking into other worlds with their View-Master?

Get over to Coloradolady to discover more memories hidden in vintage treasures.

Happy VTT!

14 Comments:

Lisa said...

I used to love these! I also loved to watch the MONKEYS! I have to admit, I had a crush on Peter! I thought he was the funniest

Postcardy said...

I used to have a Viewmaster. I think all the reels I had were about travel, not entertainment.

Rita Kent at TesoroFino.Com said...

Oh now this post is fun!!!! You've just re-awakened my childhood memories. I would play with this for hours. I adored looking through the view finder to see such bold colors and fine pictures. Thanks for bringing me back in time! Wonderful memories!

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The Crazy Suburban Mom said...

OH MAN! Havent seen these in AGES! I used to love these so much and wish I still had one

LV said...

What a great memory you brought back. We had one of these when I was a kid. I wish I still had it, but time seems to take care of things. Nice to see it once again.

Kate said...

My brother and sister and I had Viewmasters, too - we had all the Disney reels. I used to love Cinderella.

Keetha Broyles said...

I remember the view masters - - - but I think the wheels I looked at were for a younger age level - - -like CARTOON age level.

Coloradolady said...

I loved these. But we had travel ones and cartoon ones...great memory....Thanks for sharing with us this time dated treasures.

Have a great VTT and a wonderful weekend.

Sandy said...

I had one of these in the late 1950's and I loved it! I was a young teenage by the time the Monkees came along, but I sure enjoyed my Viewmaster as a little kid! Thanks for the memories!

viridian said...

Oh my, Viewmasters really take me back. I guess I'm vintage too. I vaguely remember Disney ones. Hold on to that Monkees reel!

~~Carol~~ said...

I remember playing with my sister's View Master that she left behind when she got married. I think I remember 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea being one of the reels. Thanks for the great memories!
Happy VTT!
Carol

Robin Ennis Willson said...

Oh yeah, we had one. Do you know, I can't remember what we had to put in it though. I know we didn't have the Monkees. I loved them, but my Dad didn't (he hated the Beatles with a passion). Cool! Far out man!
Thanks for the memory!

Maureen said...

This is the kind of thing that reeeeally takes me back. I was a Barbie addict. And The Monkees! I must admit, I was smitten with Davy.

Want to hear something funny? My verification word is "unken". Haha - kind of funny after your comment.

knutsel Rein said...

Lovely post, thanks for sharing!