Invisible Space Helmet, you know, for kids!

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26 Responses to “Invisible Space Helmet, you know, for kids!”

  1. Wreckrob8 says:

    Perfect for spying on neighbours and shopping them to HUAC.

    • BuddyBuddy says:

      “Estate Fresh” too!  I’ve never found anything remotely “fresh” at an estate sale.

    •  That’s actually pretty impressive.  I was working under the assumption that the whole “Invisible Helmet” thing meant that every poor schmuck who ordered one received an empty box.  When they called to complain, the seller would say that the helmet was indeed in the box and ask the buyer what they expected when they placed an order for an Invisible Helmet. 

    • Wow! The actual item looks even more like the cover of Astounding Science Fiction than the ad.

  2. You’ve seen Hoverboy, right?  Brainchild of Ty Templeton and (Commander) Rick Green?  In particular, the invisible helmet reminded me of this:

    http://hoverboy.forumotion.net/t5-merchandise-diy-hoverboy-bucket

  3. Jed Stevens says:

    I feel like the little three-panel thing ending in ‘EVERYBODY AMAZED!’ has memetic potential.

  4. Interesting choice of simile: “This sensational discovery is as new as the hydrogen bomb!”

  5. sean says:

    I remember having one as a kid! I put it on, went outside, walked around the neighborhood, and, just like the ad says, EVERYBODY WAS AMAZED! Just about EVERYONE stared at me in dumbfounded, speechless amazement! They were shaking their heads, in confused amazement, I guess!

  6. HAHAHAHAHA! For only $1.98 the secret of invisibility will be mine, then I alone shall rule the world!

  7. TimRowledge says:

    So if I put one over my internetz I will be invisible to the SOPAnauts? And the Toewstards?

  8. binarypower says:

    http://snltranscripts.jt.org/77/77dconsumerprobe.phtml
    This was parodied on SNL once… good stuff

  9. Getting a Ravenous Bugblatter Beast of Traal vibe from this. I guess we have those V masks now, though.
     

  10. pjcamp says:

    It just isn’t a “cosmic vision helmet” if it comes without the peyote.

  11. cdh1971 says:

    The “Cosmic Vision Helmet” is No Match for Professor Chaos!!! 

  12. KBert says:

    “Space Cadet”
    In my day – not a good thing.

  13. jwkrk says:

    I’ve been reading the Tom Corbett–Space Cadet series, available through Project Gutenberg.  Great fun with Tom, Roger Manning & Astro!

  14. El Stinko says:

    IGNORE ME!!!!

  15. ferd says:

    This explains what happens to the police when they don the kevlar helmets and face shields;  “Nobody can tell who you are but you can see everybody and everything.”  “Makes you a super space cadet.”  Guess the pepper spray should come in something that looks like a ray gun.

  16. Warren says:

    The people who wrote this ad copy must have hated children with a depth of loathing difficult for a rational human being to comprehend. That, or they were a bunch of fucking lawyers.

    Reading the ad tells you everything you need to know about why the 60s happened – absolutely no one could be trusted to be honest, not even to kids. No wonder an entire generation became disillusioned. Dirty tricks had been played on them since before they were shaving.

  17. Ian says:

    Ah, Tom Corbett was a pioneer in reasonably priced avant-garde headwear. Scroll down this page, http://www.solarguard.com/tcradio1.htm , for rather classy space goggles.

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