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    Dec 26, 2007, 6:32 PM - Santa Claus Conquers the Martians! Found Prop! #1

    Heh, I was watching this the other night and thought I recognized the rayguns the Martians were packing-




    It looks like they were off-the-shelf Wham-o Air Blasters from the 60's

    Looks like they're pretty pricey, but I might have to chase one down one of these days.

    -Sarge
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    Dec 27, 2007, 12:28 AM - Re: Santa Claus Conquers the Martians! Found Prop! #2

    Man... that takes me back! I believe they were also available in the late 70s since my neighbor had one then.

    Good fun! I remember it would knock over paper figures we set up from about ten feet away
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    Dec 27, 2007, 7:17 AM - Re: Santa Claus Conquers the Martians! Found Prop! #3

    Talk about a blast from the past!
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    Dec 27, 2007, 9:05 AM - Re: Santa Claus Conquers the Martians! Found Prop! #4

    apollo said: View Post
    Talk about a blast from the past!

    Took the words out of my mouth. Cool find.
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    Dec 27, 2007, 9:23 AM - Re: Santa Claus Conquers the Martians! Found Prop! #5

    Y'all realize the movie is a thinly disguised retelling of The Iliad, right?

    The Martians kidnap Santa, take him back to Mars.
    Humans are apparantly coming to rescue him. (Mentioned if not shown.)
    The Martians are divided over whether to keep him of send him back.
    Dropo dresses like Santa and is mistakenly attacked.

    And the non-MST3K version seems like it's 10 years long...

    Last edited by SmilingOtter; Dec 27, 2007 at 1:07 PM.
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    Dec 27, 2007, 9:27 AM - Re: Santa Claus Conquers the Martians! Found Prop! #6

    I still have my late 70's incarnation of the Air Blaster, and it still works! Many of the older ones suffered from dry rot, and I have to assume mine will also, eventually. The newer version had an orange cone on the "barrel".
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    Dec 27, 2007, 10:54 AM - Re: Santa Claus Conquers the Martians! Found Prop! #7

    S-A-N-T-A-C-L-A-U-S, HOORAY FOR SANTY CLAUS!!!! It's finds like this that make this place so much fun lol

    Dave C
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    Dec 27, 2007, 7:53 PM - Re: Santa Claus Conquers the Martians! Found Prop! #8

    The Martain rifle was also a toy. I used to know which one, but it has been years since I have seen the movie. But as I recall, it is pretty easy to figure out which one it was, probably a Johnny 7 OMA.

    The movie "Cyborg 2087" ( http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0060272/ ) used toy guns as props too. Michael Rennie's stun gun was a Topper, Multi-Pistol 09, and the future soldiers lasers were Remco, Hamilton's Invaders Grenade Pistols. This was also modified to be the first season laser pistol on LIS, although they probably used the Monkey Divison version because it was not chrome plated.

    David.
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    Dec 27, 2007, 8:05 PM - Re: Santa Claus Conquers the Martians! Found Prop! #9

    i just sold one of those air blasters i got at a flea market, cool toy

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