12 Nuclear Toys from the Dawn of the Atomic Age


Living in the '50s must've been cool (aside from the racism and constant gnawing fear of nuclear annihilation)—I mean just look at all these cool atomic-themed toys to play with! Our friends at Oobject have assembled the 12 best.
When you're done finding ways to make your kids glow in the dark, check out these nuke-powered transports, nuke-powered clocks and nuke-powered retro bomb shelters.

12 Nuclear Toys from the Dawn of the Atomic Age

1947 Lone Ranger Atomic Bomb Ring

12 Nuclear Toys from the Dawn of the Atomic Age

Atomic Bomb Game

12 Nuclear Toys from the Dawn of the Atomic Age

Atomic Fireball Candy

12 Nuclear Toys from the Dawn of the Atomic Age

Atomic Reactor with Battery

12 Nuclear Toys from the Dawn of the Atomic Age

Gilbert U-238 Atomic Energy Lab (ca 1950)

12 Nuclear Toys from the Dawn of the Atomic Age

Hiroshima and Nagasaki Bomb Models

12 Nuclear Toys from the Dawn of the Atomic Age

Model Nuclear Tipped Missile for Travelling Salesmen

Not for kids, but still a toy and perhaps the original suitcase nuke. Why on earth would this in the type of case that a door to door salesman would use?

12 Nuclear Toys from the Dawn of the Atomic Age

Safe, Harmless, Giant Atomic Bomb

12 Nuclear Toys from the Dawn of the Atomic Age

Toy Geiger Counter (ca. 1950)

12 Nuclear Toys from the Dawn of the Atomic Age

Toy Nuclear Power Station

12 Nuclear Toys from the Dawn of the Atomic Age

Toy Polaris Nuclear Weapon Submarine

12 Nuclear Toys from the Dawn of the Atomic Age

Uranium Rush Board Game (ca. 1955)