Wednesday, January 02, 2013

Pop Art: Amsco Edition








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  1. Anonymous3:06 PM

    I had both the Amsco Planet of the Apes and Space:1999 Adventure playsets. They were fun to assemble and play with after. I was very pleased that the Planet of the Apes set included the ANSA spaceship!

    SGB

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  2. Wow, that Space: 1999 set looks awesome... I've never seen or heard of these before. Were they kits that you assembled? All printed cardboard, I'm guessing?

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    1. I have that Space:1999 set in my office. My wife bought it for me on a wedding anniversary some years back, and it is indeed awesome. It is a kit that you assemble (with working elevator), and with printed cardboard. I'll feature it again here as a collectible of the week soon! :)

      best,
      John

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  3. Being that paper models and toys are a passion, these Amsco play sets have always had a huge attraction for me. Unfortunately, some of them fetch a lot of money on EBay, though the Walton's playset can often be found at a decent price.

    As always, thanks for posting these toy images!

    Pierre

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  4. Hey John, great pics. I fondly recall the Marvel World set. It was one of those toys that I got for Christmas and it lasted until about Easter. By that time the little buildings were crumpled and half the superheroes had gone AWOL.

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  5. Imagine the disappointment waking up on Christmas morning to find a Waltons Playset under the tree!

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