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:
Beautiful Board Games from Lutz and Sheinkman, 1934
Disintegrator Ray form the Daisy Company, 1930's