As a kid I was always fascinated by toys that let you view pictures or movies. Toys like the Fisher Price movie viewer, Kenner’s Give A Show projector and
Viewmaster reels. I found this awesome toy recently in a dusty corner of a Flea market. It is the Kenner Change-A-Channel TV Set from 1966. It is basically a film projector inside a plastic TV set.
It requires 5 D cell batteries to light the bulb and run the motor. The film is black and white with no sound. The set includes 3 different reels seen In this photo. Each reel contains 4 different cartoon or TV show clips.
I cleaned the toy up, put in some batteries and turned it on. I could see the dark, grainy image of Fred Flintstone but sadly the motor would not work to
pull the film through. I would have loved this as a kid. Heck, I love it now and am debating whether to crack open the case and repair or replace the little motor inside. Then I can kick back and enjoy classic cartoons on my very own TV in my room!
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