Toy Ventures 19: Space Sword & Space Shield

Toy Ventures 19: Space Sword & Space Shield

Ok let me address the fact that for some reason I keep saying “Star Sword” despite what’s on the label but please don’t let that mar my celebration of two of my favourite childhood toys, Space Sword and Space Shield!

These glow in the dark Star Wars inspired toys were the source of hours and hours of backyard play for me in the late 1970s and I actually like them better than officially licensed toys.

So join me on another Toy-Venture in a galaxy far, far away.

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AKA Brian Heiler author of "Rack Toys: Cheap, Crazed Playthings" and co-editor of "Toy-Ventures Magazine". Co-Host of the "Pod Stallions" podcast. Host of the Brick Mantooth Youtube channel, painter, designer, writer, mental health advocate, toy collector, Mego, and Mego Knock-Off enthusiast. I have large feet, ADHD and I live in Canada. Talk toys, not others.


  • Hauntedheadful on April 29, 2019

    My grandmother gave the swords to me and my five cousins on Christmas Eve probably 1978 or so.Aside for a broken lamp in the back bedroom and a bloody nose to the youngest cousin, we had a good time with them.

  • Anonymous on May 2, 2019

    Hauntedheadful is the reason the officially licensed sword for the first movie had an inflatable shaft. 😀

    Didn't interest this Anon even in the slightest.

    Even back then, I favored tools that were, as Obi Wan put it, more "clumsy or random". By the time the "whistling" solid blade version was released for Return Of The Jedi, I was getting a bit old for make-pretend anyhow.

  • Lifetime Mike on May 28, 2019

    I was just thinking about the Space Sword earlier this week, then discovered this Toy Ventures entry. Loved this light saber knockoff. Never had the shield but a buddy had the helmet … A white version if I'm not mistaken. Thanks for sharing this. Brings back many awesome memories.

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