Several novelty variations of
View-Master viewers have appeared over time. These include
character face viewers and a host of miniature viewers in the form of keychains and dolls house accessories.. Even Barbie has had her own
miniaturised View-Master viewer as part of the 'Cool Collecting Barbie"
range issued by Mattel. Other such items such as shown on this page all
contribute to the enjoyment of collecting items from the View-Master
The Cool Collecting Barbie
This non-stereo miniature viewer,
based on a Model G, measures 4cm across and was manufactured under the
Fisher-Price brand name for inclusion in the Cool Collecting Barbie doll
The viewer was supplied with three
reels, each with seven non-stereo pictures.
This sew-on patch is unique, being
designed and produced by the author of this web site. It measures 7.5cm
x 5.5cm and is cotton embroidered with a felt backing.
A miniature Model L Viewer
manufactured by Basic Fun Inc. in 1997.
It even has a reel which contains 7 pictures of sea-life.
Another keychain viewer
manufactured by Basic Fun. This time it is a Virtual Viewer from 2000
This one contains a reel of Barbie in 7 different locations around the
Noddy View-Master Clone by Enid
Whilst this uses the View-Master format it isn't
compatible as the reels are very slightly smaller. The viewer is
manufactured in China in fairly brittle feeling plastic. The separation of
the eye pieces is very narrow, making it
suitable for viewing by children, but uncomfortable for adults.
The influence of the View-Master
product range has inspired manufacturers of other goods to include
elements in their designs.
Here we have a watch that
sports a View-Master Personal Reel as a clock face.
A View-Master Wall Clock designed
by Eddie Bowers