Multiple Toymakers: 2005 and Beyond Space Playset (1976)

2005 and Beyond 1976

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I have been to 2005 and beyond, and I’m sorry to say that we still don’t have a Command Base on the Moon.

We’ve got an International Space Station, though. And Mars rovers. That’s not so bad.

3 Responses to “Multiple Toymakers: 2005 and Beyond Space Playset (1976)”

  1. 1 Jason July 27, 2013 at 12:57 am

    I had the missile launch system in the lower right corner, which came with some other set. It always felt like it was supposed to have some rubberband-powered mechanism to launch the missile, but I could never figure it out as a kid.

  2. 2 2W2N July 28, 2013 at 2:36 pm

    I remember these pieces being sold separately, but this was the first time I’ve seen the set.

    There’s a rubber band on the rocket in the picture. Was it supposed to shoot? Sounds like Bad Idea Jeans, but this was before the Battlestar Galactica missile incidents:

  3. 3 leftylimbo July 29, 2013 at 10:49 pm

    @Jason: That same Trident-style missile and launcher appeared on many other sets, including an army one which I had when I was a kid. It’s funny how you mentioned the whole rubber-band dilemma; I could never figure it out myself either, and believe me, I tried every which way that my 7-yr.-old mind could imagine. Ugh. I’m convinced that the rubber band’s only function was to hold the missile in place so it wouldn’t lose its position when the boxes shipped.

    If I remember right, the missile would attach itself to the launcher via a thin slot which ran the length of its body. The slot had a uniform depth (so did the tab on the launcher which fit into it), so that alone should have been a clue that the missile couldn’t be actually launched…or could it?

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