Category Archives: Atomic Toys and Games

Fun for the Road: Uranium Strike!

2019 Atomic Advent Calendar Gift Ideas Day 21

Traveling in 1956 was tons of fun as long as you didn’t do anything to make your dad turn the car around! What better way to prevent disappointed dads than staying occupied with 15 different games for kids from six to sixty. Among the games included Town and Country Bingo, Rainbow Bingo, and Guided Missiles.

Who wouldn’t have fun creating boxes with your sister and making “strike” claims for uranium? You can have up to 4 games on a graphically-rich sheet of paper complete with a geiger counter, headphones, and a shovel.

Keep it in the glove box so that it’s handy for the kids. Take it on the train. Ask your neighbor on the bus to play a game or two.

Really just a game of Dots and Boxes, the ’50s had Uranium Fever.

Uranium Hauler

2019 Atomic Advent Calendar Gift Ideas Day 20

This 1958 Uranium Hauler from Nylint is a great value for any of your small hauling needs, whether in the sandbox, the basement, or the San Rafael Swell outside Green River, Utah. You’re ready with this all-steel rear dumper with powerful hydraulic cylinder, strong enough to lift and dump a heaping load of wet sand when the latch lever is released.

Built to last, the No. 2700 Uranium Hauler was only $7.98 in 1958 (only $71.02 in 2019 dollars). But it was built to last…forever! Just like the glow from the uranium you’ll haul away. Won’t your mom be proud!

Buck Rogers U-235 Atomic Pistol

2019 Atomic Advent Calendar Gift Ideas Day 19.

Be the coolest kid on the block with your Buck Rogers U-235 Atomic Pistol! This absolutely harmless cap gun comes complete with a uranium concentrating magazine, atomic power release chamber, fission rate indicator, neutron blast initiator, and more!

After World War II, Daisy created the U-235 Atomic Pistol, reflecting the current fascination with atomic energy, and was available with a blue finish, unfinished steel or gold. When the trigger (neutron blast initiator) is pulled, the sparking chamber (caps) lights up and blasts your enemies with a loud pop!

Ready for Christmas in 1946, you could mail away your order for the Buck Rogers Atomic Pistol for only $2.00 (or $26.38 in 2019 dollars).

The Kansas City Public Library takes you on a tour of the difference between the Buck Rogers Atomic Pistol and the Atomic Disintegrator.