When growing up I remember being totally immersed in action figures, toy cars and guns. My parents would tell me when I was little I would go to sleep with toy cars or an action figure tightly clutched in my hand. Imagination is what allowed me to be a soldier or a monster or even a space traveler and the tools I used to make my journey more convincing were the toys that I brought along the way. It seems to me that some of the coolest toys I have seen while traveling through antique shops and fairs are the toys from the 50’s & 60’s. The American toy manufactures from that time were focused on space exploration due to the fact that we were building up our space program and we were neck and neck with Russia trying to put a man on the moon. This all made for a perfect environment to crank out some really cool and atomic looking toys. Here are a few that I just love!