Viewmaster: The 70s child home theatre system

Viewmaster: The 70s child home theatre system

While I never had the luxury of talking Viewmaster or a projector ($50 could be used to purchase more action figures than I’d ever need) I did have the “Mr. Spock’s Time Trek” reel set displayed and I loved it dearly. IMO, Filmation did no wrong in the 1970s IMO.

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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.


  • Ian Sokoliwski on March 4, 2009

    At first, I read the talking viewmaster as saying Let’s go camping!

    Which still works, albeit in a more awkward kinda way. Do bird-people do much camping?

  • JFStan on March 4, 2009

    I had the Talking VM, it was huge and awkward, plus with 2 C batteries, rather heavy for a little kid.

    The discs actually had transparent records attached to them and a needle played the sound (just about like every other talking toy in the 70’s).

    You had to press a small button after advancing the picture or it would play the last sound over again. A mechanical marvel.

  • Anonymous on March 27, 2009

    I had the Talking VM too, man, im old.
    thanks for posting this.

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