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Voyage To The Bottom Of The Sea Toys
« on: December 27, 2014, 04:42:34 PM »
There was a VTTBOTS Appreciation thread, or so I thought. It didn't show on a search so I'll start another one here. Maybe the old thread got axed in the shakeup. Anyway, even though this first post is for a new custom set based on the old show, most VTTBOTS posts will be for vintage toys. And, yes, VTTBOTS was most definitely a monster show (at least after the 1st season) with monster toys.

This is a custom playset I won in an eBay auction. It's the Voyage To The Bottom Of The Sea Super Fiftieth Anniversary Set (Clyde Childress, 2014). I made a playset box for it from a new comic book long box. Sheets of bubble wrap protect the contents when stored.





Clyde made this awesome COA for me.


The following pics are from the eBay listing:
























Clyde Childress is an excellent model maker, and he specializes in sci-fi and military vehicles. Write him at childress.clyde(*at*)yahoo.com.
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Re: Voyage To The Bottom Of The Sea Toys
« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2014, 05:24:09 PM »
There was a VTTBOTS Appreciation thread, or so I thought. Maybe the old thread got axed in the shakeup.

Yes, it was in "Non-Monster Toys".

Nice VOYAGE play set!
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Re: Voyage To The Bottom Of The Sea Toys
« Reply #2 on: December 27, 2014, 07:01:46 PM »
There was a VTTBOTS Appreciation thread, or so I thought.


You're right! There was.

Maybe the old thread got axed in the shakeup.


Sadly it did.

 :(

And, yes, VTTBOTS was most definitely a monster show (at least after the 1st season) with monster toys.


I agree!

Here's a photo of my Aurora Seaview model kit:



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Re: Voyage To The Bottom Of The Sea Toys
« Reply #3 on: December 27, 2014, 09:06:37 PM »
Yes, it was in "Non-Monster Toys".

Nice VOYAGE play set!

Thanks, Mike. Yeah, I thought that's probably what happened. Be nice to fire up another VTTBOTS thread. Lotsa great Voyage toys floating around out there.


I agree!

Here's a photo of my Aurora Seaview model kit:



 :)


Great kit, Hep.  8)

I'll be posting my VTTBOTS Remco playset soon. My pics were lousy when I posted it before anyhow.

Maybe bigbud will favor us with some of his VTTBOTS coolness. I think he has a Remco gun or two from the show, and knowing Bud he can probably scratch up some more stuff.  :)
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Re: Voyage To The Bottom Of The Sea Toys
« Reply #4 on: December 27, 2014, 10:27:48 PM »
Yes. I have a vague recollection that Bigbud had posted a cool Seaview playset from his collection.

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Re: Voyage To The Bottom Of The Sea Toys
« Reply #5 on: December 28, 2014, 12:13:57 AM »
 Great score, HH, you definitely got a bargain.

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Re: Voyage To The Bottom Of The Sea Toys
« Reply #6 on: December 28, 2014, 12:40:21 AM »
here is mine. sears mail away box.
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Re: Voyage To The Bottom Of The Sea Toys
« Reply #7 on: December 28, 2014, 12:55:56 AM »
here is mine. sears mail away box.
Very nice, f73. Dupes on the aquanaut figures and a good condition vacu-form octopus. Those things crack if you stare at 'em too hard.
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Re: Voyage To The Bottom Of The Sea Toys
« Reply #8 on: December 28, 2014, 01:06:38 AM »
Great score, HH, you definitely got a bargain.
Thanks, Mord.

Kinda feel like I got too much of a bargain. I know how much time and effort (and expense) must have gone into that set. I'm putting his contact info out so that maybe I can send him some business. Make it worth it for him in the long run. In addition to sci-fi and historical vehicles the guy also does toy guns and gun-belts, both fantasy and historical. He's very talented.

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Re: Voyage To The Bottom Of The Sea Toys
« Reply #9 on: December 28, 2014, 10:08:54 AM »
here is mine. sears mail away box.


Man, cool!

 8)

Do you deliberately look for the Sears mail order sets?

 ???

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Re: Voyage To The Bottom Of The Sea Toys
« Reply #10 on: December 28, 2014, 10:15:38 AM »
Here are scans of some of my Donruss bubble gum cards from 1964:







I actually like the backs and wrapper more than the fronts!

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Re: Voyage To The Bottom Of The Sea Toys
« Reply #11 on: December 28, 2014, 11:08:21 AM »
Remco Voyage gun set.....based off the Monkey Division gun set, but molded in super cool colors....




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Re: Voyage To The Bottom Of The Sea Toys
« Reply #12 on: December 28, 2014, 01:21:37 PM »
heres a pic of the box for the sub gun


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Re: Voyage To The Bottom Of The Sea Toys
« Reply #13 on: December 28, 2014, 03:57:59 PM »
This is my Voyage To The Bottom Of The Sea Playset (Remco, 1965, Sears). This is the first year they were sold. In later years a sperm whale and Hamilton Spider or Beetle (either in solid yellow) were added, and the vacu-form octopus and smaller vehicles were omitted. Notice the small bug from Hamilton's Invaders. I don't have the original Sears shipping box unfortunately, so I drew a playset box for it. The Seaview in the box illustration is stylized to resemble a Big Daddy Roth hotrod (without the monster driver and huge stick shift  :laugh:).





CONTENTS:

Seaview with 2 Torpedos

Sea Crawler

Minisled

Vacu-Form Octopus

Sea Monster (Hamilton's Invaders Small Bug)

2 Divers (Plastic Arrows Protrude Under The Diver's Bases to Affix Them To Display Boxes)

Treasure Chest

Instruction Sheet

Original Instruction Sheet (very rough condition):


VTTBOTS playset ads appeared in Sears Wishbooks through 1968. The set from the '68 ad only contained the Seaview, sperm whale, yellow Hamilton Spider or Beetle, and 2 divers. Most of the divers seen now from this set have the base arrows clipped off so they will stand on a flat surface. I placed mine in upturned plastic lids so they would stand. The vacu-form octopus is very thin and easily cracked. The vehicles in my set still work. My Seaview still fires the torpedos and the propeller still cranks with the rubber band, but mine isn't getting anywhere near water and mess up the nice stickers. Everything fits in the box I made but I usually display my Seaview on one of my monster shelves. Love that piece.
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Re: Voyage To The Bottom Of The Sea Toys
« Reply #14 on: December 28, 2014, 04:45:07 PM »
VTTBOTS Sears Wishbook ads:

1965:


1966:


1968:


Also, there is the MPC King Kong Jungle Set ad from 1968.
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