Toy Ray Gun Collection
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I started collecting vintage toy space guns 4 years ago much to the bemusement of my friends and colleagues, "You collect toy rayguns?!" they would say with a slight smirk, missing the point entirely. I admit it is a slightly niche area to obsess about but I am glad to be given the opportunity to rave for a moment. Ignore the fact that are toys, as it is not terribly relevant, simply study the aesthetically pleasing lines and curves, the subtle styling that reflects the design periods they come from mixed with that eras interpretations of the future. My first gun was the wonderful 1950's retro-futuristic Hubley Atomic Disintegrator, widely coveted by ray gun collectors. Yes, there are many of us, scouring garage sales & online auction sites for this generally overlooked art form. My collection continues to grow, favourites include the wonderful sleak crome 1950's Strato Gun by Futuristic Products, the heavy black Buck Rogers Pistol by Daisy is still emitting a loud pop now just as it did in the 1930's, and not forgetting the more contemporary reproduction of the Star Wars Han Solo blaster a monsterous adaption of a WWII German "Broomhandle" Mauser. My friends continue to just nod and smile when I enthuse about my latest addition, but if I can convert just one of you then I feel I have made my point. Browse my collection & I hope you enjoy them as much as I continue to.

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(the above passage was written originally by me for wired magazine)

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Comments:
I WOULD LIKE TO THANK YOU FOR DISPLAYING THESE WONDERFUL PIECES.
A FEW ARE SIMPLY NOT IN THE BOOKS AND HAVE GIVEN ME THE CHANCE TO POSSIBLY FIND NEW GUNS FOR MY ONE MONTH OLD COLLECTION. HOW ABOUT SOME TIPS FOR REPAIR, ETC? FOR INSTANCE, WITH THE BUCK ROGERS ATOMIC PISTOL, CHANGING THE FLINT DOES NOT NECCESSARILY PRODUCE FLASHING EVERY TIME...IS IT BECAUSE THE OLD FLINTS DID NOT HAVE THE PAINTED SIDES LIKE THE NEW RONSON FLINTS? DOES REPEATED FIRING OF THE RAZOR GUN PUT STRESS ON THE PLASTIC AND CAUSE IT TO SPLIT?
OK...I'D ALSO LIKE TO SAY THAT THESE OBJECTS ARE A WONDERFUL SOURCE OF PLEASURE...ALSO, DON'T BE AFRAID TO USE PHOTOSHOP TO ADJUST DENSITY, COLOR AND CONTRAST TO HELP MATCH YOUR PIECES....THANKS....ANDRE IN S.F.
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Nice collection... especially the older Buck Rogers pieces...I'd like to start one myself... but finances dictate otherwise... Where did you acquire them? (I would guess E-bay...)
 
Hi, you have some nice ray guns. I have a lot of what you have but a few are missing from my collection. I am enviouse of your Hubleys and you British jet water gun. I do not collect the plastic ones, at first I only collected die cast but got in to tin plate after I got my early Buck Rogers gun. I would ? the plastic chinese gun you have as I would think this is modern, there is a local £1 shop that has them by the bucket. They look good but I do not think they date from the 60's. Let me know if you want to sell a Hubley or do a swap on some dia cast Dan Dare and sting Ray guns I have a few of that do not seem to be in your collection.
 
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AS FEATURED ON WIRED.com(TM). This blog is simply a record & gallery of my toy ray/space gun collection. Each time I get a new addition to my collection I will post a pictures & some info about it as well as estimated value. Hopefully other collectors will find this site of interest.

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