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« Reply #1350 on: September 21, 2019, 12:23:06 PM »
For no accountable reason, the Land of the Giants Space Sled Remco released in 1968 bore a striking resemblance to the Remco Super Car shown above.

The more I think about it, the more I'm impressed by the cleverness of the Supercar's design. There was no computer programming involved in toy designs in the sixties. It was all straightforward electro-mechanical ingenuity back in those days and it took some real wizardry to conceive of and execute the Supercar's capability of motion. Most impressive of all was the fact that the electro-mechanical engineers designing the Supercar and other toys were operating under two other constraints, production costs had to be minimal, i.e. measured in pennies, and any six year old had to be able to understand and master the workings of the toy.

The fact that Remco chose to repurpose the Supercar into a Space Sled a few years later doesn't surprise me at all therefore. It was a great design!

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« Reply #1351 on: September 21, 2019, 06:48:12 PM »
Those are the four Flight Path Selector programming discs. Attaching them under the rear deck behind the driver of the Remco Supercar/Space Sled would induce it to move in one of eight different patterns:




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I have a vintage robot that operates the same way. You place the different brains in his head to make him move in different patterns...

Computer Robot (Bandai 1960's) by donald deveau, on Flickr

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« Reply #1352 on: September 21, 2019, 06:49:53 PM »
And here's a pic of his instructions on the side of his box..

Computer Robot Box Side (Bandai 1960's) by donald deveau, on Flickr

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« Reply #1353 on: September 22, 2019, 03:10:58 PM »
I have a vintage robot that operates the same way. You place the different brains in his head to make him move in different patterns....

I'm simply overawed by the ingenuity of those designs. 'Nuff said!

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« Reply #1354 on: September 24, 2019, 10:22:24 AM »
And speaking of robots, here are some pics of the Lost in Space Robot Remco released in 1966:











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« Reply #1355 on: September 24, 2019, 11:47:14 PM »
I have one of those Remo Lost In Space Robots. It's one of my favorite robots I have. I don't have his box, though. Here he is...

Lost In Space Robot (Remco 1966) by donald deveau, on Flickr

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« Reply #1356 on: September 25, 2019, 12:01:49 AM »
Three different color variations!
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« Reply #1357 on: September 25, 2019, 10:39:21 AM »
Any self-respecting Lost in Space or robot collector would need to get them all of course.

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« Reply #1358 on: September 25, 2019, 12:28:06 PM »
I have the same color as Monolith. I think the previous black one was only sold at Sears.

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« Reply #1359 on: September 25, 2019, 01:15:31 PM »
Beautiful toy/robot. REMCO was the King or Queen in making great toys.
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« Reply #1360 on: September 27, 2019, 09:43:08 AM »
Here are scans of a few of my House of Secrets comics with Neal Adams covers:









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« Reply #1361 on: September 27, 2019, 10:27:07 AM »
You got a whole "dogs" theme goin' there.  ;D
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« Reply #1362 on: September 27, 2019, 11:31:15 AM »
Neal Adams evidently modeled the family of kids after his own.

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« Reply #1363 on: October 02, 2019, 09:39:01 AM »
Here are pictures front-and-back of the fabled Famous Monsters Speak LP that was released in 1963:





And here's the audio:



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« Reply #1364 on: October 02, 2019, 08:29:55 PM »
I totally own a nice near mint copy w/shrink wrap of that very same LP.
Years ago I purchased a copy in a thrift store. Which later on with the rest of my vinyl was stolen. I found another copy in an Antique shop. Lucky me.
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