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FACE VIEWERS

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Over the years there have been several examples of character viewers, sometimes referred to as 'Face' viewers. These are all based around the Model L. Some examples, such as the Batman and Casper models were produced as promotions for films and others were only available from particular locations.

Mickey Mouse Character Face Viewer, also from 1989, 2 variants.

The USA model is shown below and is based around the Model L viewer.


The two variations of the Mickey Face viewer. The one on the left was the USA version, based on the Model L viewer, the one on the right, with squarer glasses, was the European version, based on the European Model 10 (also known as the Model J) viewer.

Casper manufactured by Tyco. (1993-94)
The face is made from vacuum moulded plastic and is a lot thinner than on other models


Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Viewer by Tyco. (1995-96) and
"Big Bird" Character Face Viewer from 1989 based around the Model L


A Tyco Batman Viewer from 1995, once again based on a Model L viewer (Stock No. 2501)


Casper and Batman Viewers in their original boxes. Both were supplied with a three reel set

                                               

Six Flags Tweety Viewer

This viewer was manufactured for Six Flags Theme Parks Inc in the USA in 1995. The viewer is a TYCO Model L. These viewers were only available at the six parks in Texas, Atlanta, Houston, St. Louis, Jackson, Los Angeles and Chicago and are extremely rare and although they are only modelled on a Tyco Model L, they always fetch high prices when they become available for sale.


Value Guide $300 upwards

The HULK Viewer Set from 1980

This viewer is a step away from the Character viewers shown above in as much as the 'face'  was not intended to remain attached to the GAF Model J, even though the card packaging to which the viewer is attached is stapled to the mask itself (which has an elastic headband). So this is a viewer set, rather than a 'Face' viewer in the truest sense.

The product was sold in 1980 and did not prove popular at the time, resulting in only a limited number being produced. This has resulted in this set becoming an extremely collectable item, as well as being almost impossible to find. It is sought after both by View-Master and Marvel Comic collectors alike.

The mask itself is made from very thin vacuum moulded plastic and is very lightweight in construction. The viewer is a standard red Model J. The reels included with the set are BJ261/2/3 (the 'B' signifies Belgium)



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