Blast Off!: Rockets, Rayguns, Robots and Rarities from the Golden Age of Space Toys

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Dark Horse Comics, 2001 - Antiques & Collectibles - 250 pages
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Who could have believed that a toy robot made in Japan from scrap tin would one day fetch nearly $70,000 at a Sotheby's auction? Blast Off! chronicles the golden era of space toys, an age of imagination unbound by the more mundane realities of space travel ushered in by Sputnik and the Space Age. Containing hundreds of striking color photos of some of the most beautiful and ofttimes bizarre toys ever created -- many never before seen in print -- Blast Off! unearths the nearly lost histories of these space treasures and the companies that created them.

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Dr. S. Mark Young heads the entertainment business program at the University of Southern California's Marshall School of Business and is the author of five books.

Steve Duin, twice named the nation s best local columnist by the Society of Professional Journalists, is the co-author of "Comics: Between the Panels.

Richardson is the founder of Dark Horse Comics

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