Cosmic Vision Helmet

Not a bad toy, but the advertising claims sure laid it on thick.

This is magic! You put on this helmet and nobody, but nobody can tell who you are, but you can see everybody and everything!

This sensational discovery is as new as the hydrogen bomb! As exciting as a ride through space. Makes you a super space cadet.

Boy Illustories - Nov 1953

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     Posted By: Alex - Thu Dec 01, 2022
     Category: Toys | Headgear | 1950s

Well, it does make your $1.98 disappear.
Posted by Phideaux on 12/01/22 at 11:20 AM
Reminds me of those ads for x-ray glasses…
Posted by Brian on 12/01/22 at 12:22 PM
I'd like to see someone taking a drive wearing that.
Posted by KDP on 12/01/22 at 03:40 PM
Had one of these when I was a kid that I inherited from my big brother when he was tired of it (late 60's). It fooled no one.
Posted by Brewvet on 12/02/22 at 01:14 PM
That "magic" discovery has been along since at least WW2. It's called a "gas mask". You can also go for the deluxe "China anti-riot police" head gear, or if you are on a budget, the "niqab" does the trick pretty well. In all cases, if you wear it, you will be as conspicuous as if you were wearing the "Space Cadet" head gear.
Posted by Yudith on 12/04/22 at 11:27 AM
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