new icn messageflickr-free-ic3d pan white
Johnny Astro (UK Version of the famous 1960s spaceage toy) | by Lady Wulfrun
Back to photostream

Johnny Astro (UK Version of the famous 1960s spaceage toy)

No wires, no strings, no strange gases or propellants used!

 

Just a few short years before the United States launched Apollo 11 and put the first man on the moon (20th July, 1969), the space race was in full swing, creating a huge marketing oppotunity for the toy industry. ‘Johnny Astro’ was one of the most amazing toys come out of the era; the fully controllable, flying space probe appeared to defy the law of gravity, amazing all who saw it.

 

More here:

www.johnnyastro.com/index.htm

7,476 views
5 faves
13 comments
Taken on December 19, 2010