Burlingame, CA, July 08, 2016 --(PR.com
)-- The Classic Toy Museum is celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the "ray gun."
A new exhibit of toy ray guns opens officially on July 12, 2016.
The phrase "ray gun" first appeared almost 100 years ago in the 1917 book "The Messiah of the Cylinder."
The first ray gun toy, a Buck Rogers Rocket Pistol, first sold in 1934.
Other toy ray guns that are part of the new exhibit include the Hubley Atomic Blaster made in 1954 and the Nu-Age Smoke Ring Ray Gun, also made in 1954.
The Classic Toy Museum is located 15 minutes south of San Francisco, California in the town of Burlingame.
It is part of the Burlingame Museum of PEZ Memorabilia, which opened in 1995. Over the past 20 years, Gary Doss, owner and curator, has added classic toys including the first LEGO sets and the first Mr. Potato Head. Five years ago, banned toys were added, including Yard Darts and the 1951 Atomic Energy Laboratory.
Ray Guns are the latest exhibit to the museum. The gift shop has ray guns for sale that fire light, water, bubbles, potatoes or foam darts.
For more information about the exhibit, visit their Classic Toy Museum website.