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Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea Seaview Submarine Set from Remco (1965)

Company: Remco
Release date: 1965
Where to purchase: eBay

Released in 1965 by Remco, the Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea Seaview Submarine Set was a direct tie-in to the Irwin Allan produced science fiction TV series of the same name that ran from 1964-68.

The centerpiece of the set was the Seaview, a 16-inch hard plastic “nuclear” submarine that came equipped with two shooting torpedoes. The submersible was rubber-band powered, allowing kids to wind up the ship and operate it underwater. Remco also added wheels to the bottom of the sub, allowing the toy to partake in adventures on land as well.

Would be Admiral Nelsons also had access to two smaller vehicles to assist in deep-sea exploration: a 7-inch long domed Mini-Sled and a 6.5-inch domed sea crawler with a grappling arm. Completing the were two deep-sea divers, one with a gun and one with a metal detector as well as a treasure chest. As a bonus, some sets also came with a few denizens of the deep, including a floating whale and sea monster with working claws.

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