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BLAST OFF! : Robots, Rayguns,Robots, and Rarities From the Golden Age of Space Toys
By S. Mark Young,Steve Duin and Mike Richardson.
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, Blast off! unearths the nearly lost histories of these space treasures and the companies that created them. Blast Off! is an essential resource not only for the collector, but for anyone with an appreciation of pop culture, or just plain fun!!

Available: September 26, 2001.
Format: Cloth, full color 256 pages hardcover in an 8 1/2" X 11"
Retail price: $34.95
Information page under construction, so stay tuned.

SPACE PATROL BOOK by Jean-Noel Bassior. Jean-Noel Bassior needs your help for a new book about Space Patrol. The following information was forwarded to the Academy by Jean-Noel.

In 1986 I told the story of Space Patrol in the first two issues of Filmfax magazine - but there's even more to tell, so I'm expanding my articles in Filmfax into a comprehensive book on the show. If Space Patrol touched your life, I'd like to know how. I welcome your thoughts, memories, feelings, comments on every aspect of the show. I'm particularly interested in how it impacted your life, both as a child and as an adult. For example, did it give you a code of ethics you still hold today?

Also, I'm asking fans what they'd most like to know about Space Patrol, so I can be sure to cover it in the book. This can include questions about the actors (Ed Kemmer is the only surviving member of the cast), writers (Norm Jolley and Lou Huston are in great shape, in their 80s), technical stuff, premiums. . . Please let me know.

You can e-mail me at Or, you can write to:
Jean-Noel Bassior, PMB # 512, 8306 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90211.
Many thanks,
Jean-Noel Bassior

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