Lost in Space Helmet from Remco (1966)

Company: Remco | Release date: 1966 | Where to purchase: eBay

Kids of the 1960s could “try on” space exploration with the Lost in Space Helmet from Remco.

Airing on the CBS television network from 1965 to 1968, the Lost in Space series chronicled the fictional lives of the Robinson family and their cohorts as they explored — and got lost in — space. The show quickly gained a loyal audience thanks to the sci-fi subject matter, scenic design, and memorable one-liners such as, “Danger, Will Robinson!”

Remco was one of the toy manufacturers granted a license to produce objects based on the series. Toys and games released by Remco in support of the series included the motorized Robot, 3D Action Fun Game, Signal Ray Gun, and the undeniably fun Lost in Space Helmet.

The toy helmet was made of blue plastic and came with a chin guard, head strap, reflector, and three colourful paper stickers — the largest of which affixed to the front of the helmet and included the word design “Lost in Space” as seen in the show’s opening credits.

Mint condition examples of the Lost in Space Helmet can be elusive. With play and over time, the plastic helmet cracked and/or discoloured and pieces were lost.

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