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Hold out from the sixties, still around today.
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Taleia - May 22, 2007 - Report this comment
I had this one, same color and design, and mine came with the Huggamumps, or Heffalumps slideshow and Alvin and the Chipmunks slideshow.
Stacey - July 18, 2007 - Report this comment
I had a red one. These were cool. I remember I had a sesame street one.
Tree - July 30, 2007 - Report this comment
Yes, I too had one; what a neat toy.
Kelly - August 30, 2007 - Report this comment
I had so many of these. My Little Pony was my favorite. I don't even have a Viewmaster anymore, but I do have some Rainbow Brite reels. Hmm...
Missy - November 27, 2007 - Report this comment
Loved Viewmaster! In '80 we had Dracula(scary at the time!)and one with sharks while the Jaws hysteria was at its peak. I never see the scary ones anymore. Oh, and I had a Flipper reel from way back. Now I only see Winnie Pooh and Dora in stores.
Nighthawke - May 09, 2008 - Report this comment
I had one of the plastic models, but Grandma had one of the metal models that had came out in the 50's. It had some great vintage reels and a couple that would make the PC police boil with anger. "Little Black Sambo"?
Marky D. - June 03, 2008 - Report this comment
I had the red one with Banana Splits and even a Famous American Monuments one. If you got good lighting behind one of them the 3-D viewing was excellent! This was one of my favorite toys.
Stewie - September 06, 2008 - Report this comment
I had a couple of these when I was a kid. My favorites were the Peanuts ones and I even liked to turn the discs around and look at them backwards as well!
Kirsty - October 21, 2008 - Report this comment
I was thinking of these this morning. I remember buying a red one that came Rainbow Brite reels. Pretty sure I still have it, along with all the other reels I got for it. I remember buying The Secret of NIMH reels when I was about 12, cost $5 back then.
Jenn T - November 18, 2008 - Report this comment
I use to have a Viewm,aster But it broke.
val - November 19, 2008 - Report this comment
this toy deff kept me occuoied. I still have some from my cousin from the 70's and early 80's
Daniella - December 09, 2008 - Report this comment
There was a view master light up light stick.
Mel - December 18, 2008 - Report this comment
Dukes of Hazard viewfinder, baby. That was awesome!
Angie - February 10, 2009 - Report this comment
I have collected a few of the disks I had as a child. You have no idea how collectible these things are. People want an astonishing amount of money for these disks. Like 2 dollars for 1 disk from 1989. They are even harder to find in their original packaging.
Jeff - February 14, 2009 - Report this comment
I remember my grandmother giving me a whole box of reels and a viewmaster projector, was one of my favorite things to play with...b/c it was like being a teacher and projecting something onto the wall.
Jennifer - September 03, 2009 - Report this comment
me and my sister both had view masters.
T - November 10, 2009 - Report this comment
I had a red one with a bunch of reels. I don't remember what all I had on the reels. I think I had one from Jaws. Maybe Flipper and Benji. Some other stuff, too, but I can't remember. I used to get them at Christmas a lot.
Retronut - November 24, 2009 - Report this comment
This was one of my favourite toys. I had a red one from the 70's. It was all angles and points and not very comfortable to hold, but I still loved it. The 3D effects on the reels were amazing. I always wanted one of those projectors so I could sit in my closet and pretend I was at the movies. Alas, I never got one.
teneille ( australia) - December 10, 2009 - Report this comment
gee i must be the eighties collector i have a few things still from growning up & the red view finder is one of a few ...i have reels of barbie & the jungle book... i just brought more reels for my lil girl for christmas & thought i might pass them down...
Jazz - January 11, 2010 - Report this comment
I had the red viewmaster that a friend lent me and I never gave it back! It had a few reels, He-Man, ET, a few others. Then I got The Fox & The Hound and I can't remember what else. Maybe Lady & The Tramp. Some reels are still in the packaging. I used to love putting them in backwards too!
Cionn - January 25, 2010 - Report this comment
I loved this toy.
zenburgler31 - March 29, 2010 - Report this comment
I had a huge collection of disks and both the viewer and the projector. On Weekends, I used to set up all the spare chairs in the house in my room and pretend to run a theater. I even copied the text from the disks and read them outloud. Looking back, I think it's sad I didn't go to Hollywood to get in da moovies. LOL
Ordale - August 25, 2010 - Report this comment
I was slow...or ambitious as a kid. I'd take the discs and try to make the projector out of a flashlight. lol
Nathan - September 04, 2010 - Report this comment
I had slides of the A-Team, Knight Rider, Wizard of Oz, and He-Man. The 3D in these slides was better than 3D movies now!
Melissa - February 08, 2011 - Report this comment
I got a ViewMaster for my 4th or 5th birthday, and after my mom told me how to use it, I ran into my bedroom where there was a window with good light, held it up and looked into it, and the image of Bert and Ernie in a pumpkin patch was so startlingly realistic and 3-dimensional that it terrified me - and I promptly threw the thing across the room! Then I felt stupid, retrieved it, and never told anyone what I'd done. But after I got used to it, I loved it. It was like peering into a real world that was just out of reach.
Me - February 24, 2011 - Report this comment
I had one of the first ones to come out. I remember looking at the Star Trek one and seeing the man dressed in fur holding an axe. I believe it was Kirk who was going to be beheaded...it really scared me. LOL
B. - March 10, 2011 - Report this comment
I had a red one with a ton of reels. One year for Easter I got religious-themed reels-The story of Moses. (Frogs! Locusts! The Nile turning to blood in still-life 3-D! It blew my eight year old mind.) I can't even imagine where my parents found those.
Sarah - September 27, 2011 - Report this comment
I can't believe nobody talked about the Mickey and Minnie Mouse reels that came with a blue projector so you could see the reels on your bedroom wall when all the lights were out! Was that not a common upgrade to the Viewmaster?
elicia - December 08, 2011 - Report this comment
i have a bunch of veiw master reels all from 1948 to 1996 to thriller to wizard of oz, im looking for more info and maybe to help if someone is a collector on them
Nikki - January 01, 2012 - Report this comment
@elicia - how much would you sell the really old ones for? Like the wizard of Oz? Feel free to emai.l me at nicolekunz777@gmail.com thanks! I have a view master and some Disney reels with Donald Duck getting bothered by Chip and Dale.
Scott - June 27, 2012 - Report this comment
"Hold out from the sixties, still around today." Wow, who writes this stuff? The View-master has been around since 1939, seriously.
Nicole - March 11, 2013 - Report this comment
Just found mine at my mom's house. Best reel: John Travolta a la 70's. Awesomeness.
Valkerie - April 06, 2014 - Report this comment
I remembered using this from Disney movie and I had a red one and with white circle disks I viewed like 12 per disc. it was awesome/.

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