Sunday, May 10, 2015
At Flashbak: Set Phasers to Stun - The Toy Space Guns of the 1970s
My latest article at Flashbak looks at toy guns from the disco decade, all of the space adventure variety.
Here's a snippet, and the url (http://flashbak.com/set-phasers-stun-five-greatest-toy-space-guns-seventies-34659/)
"If most kids today are like my eight year-old son, they generally don’t play today with -- or have much interest in -- toy guns. Minecraft and its pick axes and diamond swords just do fine by him.
Perhaps my generation -- X -- was the transition point away from six shooters, the Lone Ranger, and cowboys and Indians, because we still played with toy weapons, but with a difference.
In the 1970s, those toy guns were lasers, and could be set to stun, thus reducing the mortality rate of our make-believe enemies, I suppose.
Here are my selections for the most awesome space guns of the disco decade and my mis-spent but happy youth playing with them..." (Continued at Flashbak).