Maco Toys Firefly Safety Helmet

What do you think? Would this have earned envy or disdain from fellow kids? Cool or uncool?

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     Posted By: Paul - Thu Apr 27, 2023
     Category: Bicycles and Other Human-powered Vehicles | Geeks, Nerds and Pointdexters | Toys | Self-protection, Defenses, and Safeguards | Twentieth Century

It would just get you laughed at. Hell, back then you didnĀ“t even wear a helmet riding a motorcycle.
Posted by F.U.D in Stockholm on 04/27/23 at 02:50 PM
I can see this helmet in red with a Flash costume, or painted silver to make Ultraman, or even in green or brown as a German Baddie on a Motorcycle.
Posted by Yudith on 04/27/23 at 07:19 PM
Look close. It's a toy army helmet with a fake leather liner cut as goggles and a neck protector. The flashlight mounts look sturdy enough. A nifty toy, not a safety helmet.
Posted by eddi on 04/28/23 at 05:00 AM
Absolutely, 100%, uncool.

Also unsafe. On a bicycle, you want a clear field of vision. Unless you're a racer, a bicycle helmet only gets in the way of safety. You're going to get side-swiped by a car you didn't see because your helmet got in the way, and who didn't think you needed to be cared about because your helmet would "keep you safe". (Citation: I'm Dutch. I do this every day.)
Posted by Richard Bos on 04/29/23 at 09:39 AM
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