There seems to be a ton of G.I. Joe related news going around these days, so the need to branch out into non-G.I. Joe news isn’t really there. However, I wanted to talk a little bit about a project called the Outer Space Men. These toys are faithful recreations of a classic toyline that have an incredible vintage aesthetic.
Originally appearing in 1968, the Outer Space Men figures are an icon in the world of space-themed action figures, and deservedly so. What I wanted to let you know about is a very special occasion. Legendary toy inventor Mel Birnkrant is working to produce a second series entitled “Cosmic Creators”. In the G.I. Joe world, this would almost be like Ron Rudat, Bill Merklein or Kirk Bozigian coming back to G.I. Joe for a special edition line of vintage themed G.I. Joe toys. This is a huge deal.
I think endeavors like this are terrific, and definitely something I want to talk about. The scope and reach of toy design and toy production goes so deep into our country’s history, both in terms of culture and manufacturing, and I felt like I wanted to talk about these for just a few minutes. Take a look at OuterSpaceMen.com and appreciate the gorgeous vintage themed toys from the good old days, and from today. I think you’ll be glad you did.
Check them out at OuterSpaceMen.com.
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