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Space Toys of the 60's: Major Matt Mason, Mighy Zeroid Robots & Colorforms Outer Space Men Paperback – Oct 1 1999


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  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Collector's Guide Publishing, Inc.; 1 edition (Oct. 1 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1896522378
  • ISBN-13: 978-1896522371
  • Product Dimensions: 21.6 x 1.2 x 27.9 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 408 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,063,705 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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James H. Gillam is a social worker, toy enthusiast and avid science-fiction novel and motion picture movie fan. He is the author of Treasures from the Misty Mountains.

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Major Matt Mason. Outer Space Men. Zeroids. These names will rekindle many forgotten memories for those of us who were little boy astronauts during the exciting Space Race of the 1960's. Jim Gillam's book takes a thorough look at these fantastic Space Toys that fired the imagination of many 'children of the 60's' - myself included.
Mr. Gillam is quite knowledgeable on his subject material, which is written from the viewpoint of an adult collector, although casual readers will not be alienated. The author has obviously spent a great deal of effort in tracking down obscure factory produced variations of these figures & vehicles as well as foreign (European) release information. The book is nicely laid out with many colour photographs to enhance the informative text and is an excellent trip down memory lane. So go curl up with a big glass of Tang & relive those carefree, sub-orbital days of your youth. Space Cadet Walker, Over & Out.....
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I received "Space Toys Of The 60's" as an early Father's Day present. I loved this book from the moment I opened up the package. Memories of my childhood came rushing back as I went through the pages. As a child, I had all the Major Matt Mason figures, Zeroid Robots, and my favorites... Colorforms Aliens. This book sparked my collecting frenzy (which is ongoing) thanks to James's excellent descriptions and photographs. I loved this book so much, that I had to send one to my brother!(Of course, he loves it too) This is a must have book for anyone who has fond memories of these wonderful toys.
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Space Toys of the 60s is a great book with loads of photos! If you are a collector of Major Matt Mason, Zeroids, or Colorforms Aliens, then this book is a must for you. Plenty of detail describes variations among the different items (Did you know that Calisto had both short and long boots?), a great help for discriminating collectors. Even if you aren't a collector, but just want to remember the fun you had playing with these toys when you were younger, this book is the ticket to memory lane. I love it (and I wish I still had all of those toys!). Thanks for the memories, James!
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WOW ... Sums up this book. With pages upon pages of fantastic full color pictures, lots in actual toy size this is a must have, two thumbs up, stop everything your doing right NOW and run to you computer and get it. Clear descriptions noting variations in boxes and just about everything else you won't be disappointed. The story of Mattel, Ideal and Colorforms companies makes for easy reading and is interesting, even for the "non" collector. I loved all the NASA and real life tie-in information too. Three words sum this book up "GET ONE NOW" WOW
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The section on Major Matt Mason brought back many memories of fun times years ago.. Some of the items shown I still had in storage at the Folks house, and the "Hunt" for other pieces in the collection has been great. This was the first book I had seen on MATTEL'S MAJOR MATT MASON. I was impressed by the information shown and the research that must have gone into this book. Plus all of the color pictures help in identifing were the little accessories originally came from. Thanks James!
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Simply put, if you collect Major Matt Mason, Zeroids, or Colorform Aliens toys, or if you just dig cool space race nostalgia from the late 1960's, then you must get this book! It's filled with hundreds of photos and descriptions of these three toy lines -- more pictures than I would have thought possible. It's an outstanding piece of work worth twice the price! Relive your childhood and see the best space toys the 60's had to offer.
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...than this "Time Machine" that Mr. Gillam has produced. He left no stone unturned. Covered ALL details and variations very thoroughly. I discovered 3 OUTER SPACE MEN in my attic and a Scorpio in my basement. When I was looking for a reference guide to these 60's Spacemen, I coincidentally saw "SPACE TOYS OF THE 60's" on EBay. I said it, you'll say it: "That's how I would have done it!"
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What a wonderful trip back in time to visit with my favorite childhood toys. This is a must have reference book for anyone collecting or having intererst in these toys. The amount of information it contains for such a low price makes it an absolute steal. If you had any of these toys (Zeroids, Matt Mason, Colorforms Aliens) do yourself a favor and get this book. It's sure fun to go back. Thanks Jim.
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