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Attic of Astounding Artifacts

GearheadDoc Atomic is a collector of vintage toys from the “space craze” of the 50s and 60s. I like this bit from his “origins” post:

But soon, the second level kicked in and age began to matter. The vintage toys were a direct, physical connection to previous science-fiction and robot fans. They were owned and played with by some kid who might have been me if I’d been born a few decades earlier. I began to see the reproductions as merely models of how people today thought of the past. The original toys, though, felt like the actual memories.

The site is brand-new, but he’s already got plenty of posts that lovingly detail his rayguns and robots. Gorgeous stuff.

Link (via Geek Orthodox)

Posted in Ephemera June 26th, 2009 by Chip
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  1. Thanks for the shout out, I really appreciate the kind words. (I’m also amazed that you slogged through my “origins” post! Long, without any neat photos… By the end of it, even I was like, “Okay, enough. Bring on the toys!”)

    Love your site, it’s a great, daily sf fix.

    Comment by Doc Atomic — July 1, 2009 @ 5:38 pm

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