Guess what toy from our childhood is back with a makeover? 61



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Do you remember when toy giant Mattel released the View-Master in the 1960s? It was the must have toy for everyone! Even though most of us were a little older and probably even “too cool” to use it, our siblings had one, our kids then had them, everyone we knew had a View-Master… And after a decade or so of non-existence due to technology superseding it, it’s back!

The toy that uses cardboard discs to create slide images that can be cycled through has been given a makeover with some help from Google. It will now connect to a smart phone and uses the Google Cardboard platform… In truth we hadn’t heard of that yet but it will be fun learning!

Although this is a new kind of virtual reality, the product itself looks like a futuristic version of our old favourite thing so check it out in the video below!

Tell us, will you be getting one for your grandkids this year?

Rebecca Wilson

Rebecca Wilson is the founder and publisher of Starts at Sixty. The daughter of two baby boomers, she has built the online community for over 60s by listening carefully to the issues and seeking out answers, insights and information for over 60s throughout Australia. Rebecca is an experienced marketer, a trained journalist and has a degree in politics. A mother of 3, she passionately facilitates and leads our over 60s community, bringing the community opinions, needs and interests to the fore and making Starts at Sixty a fun place to be.

  1. They were great. But kids do this on their I pads or smartphone now. I think that after a few weeks of that “new toy” excitement, it will just end up in the bottom of the toy box along with so many other toys.

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  2. I remember My Dad came home with a couple of these in the late forties. They had scenes from around the world, and were one of the inspirations which caused my parents to emigrate from England to Australia, which they never regretted.

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