Old School Memory: The View-Master

Vintage Toy

One of my early childhood toys was the View-Master. I had this vintage item in the mid-late 1970s. Mine was red.

I liked this toy because, looking back, it was like a little theater for your eyes only. All you had to do was insert the cardboard disk or reels into the toy, and watch a small, colorful film.

The two reels I had were “Planet of the Apes” and “Hawaii Five-O.” I remember enjoying “Hawaii Five-O” far more than viewing some ugly apes. I loved seeing the tropical beauty that defines this beautiful west coast paradise.

In fact, this little reel sparked my Hawaiian interest – a place I definitely plan to visit someday.

I don’t know what happened to my View-Master. It was actually a lost memory until I found the above picture on Pinterest. And I must say, seeing a picture of this vintage toy surely reminds me of a simpler time that, like the toy, is long gone.

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