Buck Rogers Space Rangers Kit

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Buck Rogers Space Rangers Kit

Post by Kitty » Wed Feb 28, 2018 6:56 pm

This is being advertised by Sylvania on the original Beat the Clock. I wish I could share a video for this, but I can't find any! There are multiple in-episode commercials for this, and it is so neat! The announcer dresses up in the costume and they are just FUN!
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Re: Buck Rogers Space Rangers Kit

Post by donnie » Wed Feb 28, 2018 9:04 pm

:D Despite that being on for so many years, I don't think I ever saw it.

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Re: Buck Rogers Space Rangers Kit

Post by Kitty » Wed Feb 28, 2018 9:37 pm

donnie wrote:
Wed Feb 28, 2018 9:04 pm
:D Despite that being on for so many years, I don't think I ever saw it.
It's totally ridiculous, but fun to watch. I think people literally sat in their living room looking around for things they can make people do stunts with! Seriously, one of the stunts that I saw today was this: The husband and wife contestants were to push two balloons through the host's (Bud Collyer) arms as he stood in a Robin Hood pose.
It just occurred to me that you may have meant Buck Rogers. In that case, me either! :lol:
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Re: Buck Rogers Space Rangers Kit

Post by donnie » Wed Feb 28, 2018 11:06 pm

No, it was Beat the Clock I meant. Sounds pretty zany! I've not seen Buck Rogers either, though.

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Re: Buck Rogers Space Rangers Kit

Post by Kitty » Thu Jul 05, 2018 10:26 pm

For some reason, it never occurred to me to look the kit up online! Well it just did, so here it is, selling for a whopping $256 in Canadian money. This one is in the original packaging and has never been played with. I don't really know if I'd want it if it hadn't been played with, though.

https://m.ebay.ca/itm/1952-Buck-Rogers- ... Swp41bGU6w
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Re: Buck Rogers Space Rangers Kit

Post by donnie » Thu Jul 05, 2018 10:36 pm

How about that! I love the illustrations on the box.

Why would the fact that it had not been played with make it less interesting for you?

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Re: Buck Rogers Space Rangers Kit

Post by Kitty » Thu Jul 05, 2018 11:06 pm

I like the thought that toys and books or other things I might collect have been used and loved. I like to imagine what the lives of the people who enjoyed it might have been like. There's none of that imagining if the thing is brand new! 🙂 That being said, I won't buy a thing if I know it's an incomplete set or doesn't have all the pages.
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Re: Buck Rogers Space Rangers Kit

Post by donnie » Fri Jul 06, 2018 8:47 am

Kitty wrote:
Thu Jul 05, 2018 11:06 pm
I like the thought that toys and books or other things I might collect have been used and loved. I like to imagine what the lives of the people who enjoyed it might have been like. There's none of that imagining if the thing is brand new! 🙂 That being said, I won't buy a thing if I know it's an incomplete set or doesn't have all the pages.
Yes, I understand what you mean. I used to be into coin collecting—never really formed that much of a collection—but part of the fascination of that is imagining the coin's history, where it's been, who owned it, what they did with it.

I have a 1798 penny—they were very large and heavy back in those days, between today's quarter and 50¢ piece in size. It's not really of that much value because it's in very worn condition—but I like to look at it and realize that it could have actually been in George Washington's pocket. Highly unlikely, but fascinatingly possible!

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Re: Buck Rogers Space Rangers Kit

Post by Kitty » Fri Jul 06, 2018 9:18 am

Cool! Yes, when I find a coin from the 20s floating around I always joke that maybe Mary Pickford or Lillian Gish might have had it in their pocket. 😃
Regarding the penny, my dad is a coin collector, and loves those pennies of the era you mention. If you want to, please post a picture of it. I'm curious what yours looks like.
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Re: Buck Rogers Space Rangers Kit

Post by donnie » Fri Jul 06, 2018 1:33 pm

Kitty wrote:
Fri Jul 06, 2018 9:18 am
Regarding the penny, my dad is a coin collector, and loves those pennies of the era you mention. If you want to, please post a picture of it. I'm curious what yours looks like.
I love those early large cents and also the half cents, too. They were very attractive and interesting coins.
I'm a lousy coin photographer, but here it is. You can see that almost all the main design on the obverse is gone, but the "1798" is still readable.
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