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Cold War Unicorns

2019 Atomic Advent Calendar Gift Ideas Day 22

Watch Freedom and Commie lock horns and battle for the soul of humanity. Can Commie’s horn of classless social structure hold up against Freedom’s hooves of capitalist opportunity? Play and find out.

Remember when the bad guys wore red and the good guys wore red, white, and blue? Complete with a scythe and hammer tattooed on his thigh, Commie is ready for action against Freedom, with mother-loving stars and bars waving proudly. Teach your kids all about the cold war by re-enacting some of the greatest moments: Berlin blockade and airlift, Francis Gary Powers, Sputnik, Cuban Missile Crisis, Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, and more!

Now only available through collector’s sites and eBay, these toys are but a distant memory, like the cold war.

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!