The Man From U.N.C.L.E.: The Thrush Ray-Gun Affair Game (1966)

I’ve shared my love of the 1960’s NBC TV series The Man from U.N.C.L.E. once or twice before on the site. While I wasn’t around when it first aired back in the day thanks to the reruns I was able to catch growing up on numerous lazy Saturday afternoons I can honestly say it’s in my top 20 TV series of all time.

With it’s pseudo James Bond approach to the Cold War it lasted four seasons and even helped spinoff the popular though short lived The Girl From U.N.C.L.E. Of course it’s hard to go wrong when your cast is made up of the likes of Robert Vaughn, David McCallum, Leo G. Carroll, Stefanie Powers and featuring music by the late great Jerry Goldsmith!

[Via] The Rap Sheet

RetroArt, not only a great friend to myself as well as the site knows how much I like the show and was kind enough to share something he picked up the other day, a game that he knew would blow me away. That it did. Produced by Ideal and released in 1966, The Man from U.N.C.L.E. – The Thrush Ray-Gun Affair board game looks to be absolutely amazing.

Man from UNCLE - Side art

Man from UNCLE - Thrush Ray Gun Board Game

The Man from UNCLE - Board Game

The Man from UNCLE - Headquarters

Thanks to these photos we can see how the game board was set up. RetroArt also kindly shared the instructions. It sounds like an awesome game, I love the idea of the mine field mechanic!

The Man from UNCLE - Thrush Ray-Gun board game

RetroArt did let me know that sadly not all of the pieces of the game were present in his copy…perhaps when he completes it he might be able to share a video of the game in action? Until then we can always enjoy listening to actor David McCallum who portrayed Illya Kuryakin on the original series discuss not only that series but the 2015 theatrical film to boot.
[Via] FOX411


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Searching through the alleys for useful knowledge in the city of Nostalgia. Huge cinema fanatic and sometimes carrier of the flame for the weirding ways of 80s gaming, toys, and television. When his wife lets him he is quite happy sitting in the corner eating buckets of beef jerky.
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