Retro Rogers Ray Gun

Posted by Michael Pinto on Oct 19, 2008 in Hobbies and Collections |

Buck Rogers Atomic Disintegrator

I think that it’s fair to say that Buck Rogers was the first Star Wars of its day (sorry Flash Gordon came later). Buck started as pulp fiction but quickly made the jump to comics, movies and later television. And with success came merchandising — and the toy ray gun from the show became a favorite to a generation of young fanboys back in the day when “Atomic” conjured up visions of the future:

Buck Rogers Atomic Disintegrator

“Sideshow Collectibles is proud to present Go Hero’s Buck Rogers Atomic Disintegrator replica. Originally manufactured by Daisy in the 1930s, the Buck Rogers pistols were the most popular toy ray guns for kids and adults for years! Starting with the Atomic Pistol, and then after WWII, the Disintegrator Pistol, these celebrated ray guns became the gold standard by which all others would be judged. The Go Hero version is a hybrid of these two designs, 10″ metal pistol, four fins (sub-atomic condensors), and nearly a piece for piece reproduction of the originals. Pull the trigger for a loud pop sound and bright flashing spark to deliver that great original experience!

Used as cover art for the 1995 Foo Fighters debut album and inspiration for blasters in several modern day sci-fi films, it is the epitome of iconic design perfection. It shoots no projectiles and is completely harmless, unless you happen to be an evil alien! Travel through time to see what the future used to be, as Go Hero presents the Buck Rogers Atomic Disintegrator Pistol!”

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