Buck Rogers; An Appreciation

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Buck Rogers was the Star Wars of its time. Introduced as a comic strip in 1929, the brand went on to inspire a popular radio show, movies, comic books, a novel, video games and, yes, toys. 

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In the story line, Buck was a World War I veteran who is exposed to a mysterious gas while exploring a cave and wakes up in the year 2419. He quickly earns himself a girlfriend, the beautiful Wilma Deering and a host of enemies.

Here are some of the wonderful toys Buck Rogers inspired:

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Buck Rogers Paper Mask, 1930's

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Beautiful Board Games from Lutz and Sheinkman, 1934

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Disintegrator Ray form the Daisy Company, 1930's

 

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