Today I went by my favorite local flea market, which I haven’t patronized in a while due to my curbing my flea marketing activities. I was hoping to justify the trip by getting some good pics of their usual Halloween vintage goodness, but there wasn’t much out. However, that was all rectified with my discovery of some Boys’ Life magazines. After picking up several and thumbing through them, I was thoroughly convinced I would have loved being a Boy Scout, had I been a boy, of course. There was a lot more fun-looking stuff in those magazines than I’ve seen in magazines with a focus on young girls from back then. Except all the hunting stuff. No way, dude.
Anyway, inside one issue that said something about “space toys and hobbies” on the cover, there was an article on homemade costumes. I didn’t get a pic of the actual article or cover so I do not remember the year or month. But look at these gems:
I think this kid has on his scouting cap, but has painted his face green and possibly his hands too. I don’t know what the space playset is even after a fairly thorough Google search, so I’m gonna ask some of my
vintage toy buff friends such as Plaid Stallions for help.
Love the bare feet.
Kiddo is playing, in his scouting uniform, with R2-D2 and an X-Wing!!!
Oh god…kid in uniform again, playing in the sand (didn’t the kids have to keep these uniforms clean and pressed?) with a strange alien parrot mask and ray gun!!
I have saved the best for last. Boy Scout Vader Gets Beat Up By Godzilla.
(The Shogun Warriors Godzilla, to be exact. Oh, how I wanted this thing.)
Thanks for looking at old space fun playtime pics!