Cezzar, Juliette & Ã‰ditions AÃ©ro-Dynamiques “Paper Astronaut: The Paper Spacecraft Mission Manual” Universe Publishing 2009 ISBN13: 978-0-789-31881-7 Publisher’s Web Site Official Website Librarian’s Note: Go into any hobby shop, and you’ll find plenty of models of airplanes and cars and ships, but rockets? You can have any rocket you want … Continue reading
Courtesy of NASA “Space Your Face – Lunar Librarian Boogie” Inflicted on you by Lunar Librarian Ken Make your own Space Boogie video at Space Your Face
7 Studios Inc. “Space Camp” Activision 2009 Wired GeekDad Review Librarian’s Note: Kinda cool, but really for younger players.
Retro-Ray-guns: Galacteers Hydra Miniatures 2009 Publisher’s Web Site Librarian’s Note: And here I was wondering where I was going to find some astronaut-y type miniatures to use with my Star Tiles from Fat Dragon Games. Not astronaut-y, but I do dig the retro stylings. Requires some assembly, and painting, and … Continue reading
Fisher-Price, Inc. “little einsteins: Space Mission Adventure” Mattel, Inc. 2008 #M2960 Publisher’s Web Site Librarian’s Note: Works reasonably well with some of the other space playsets. Includes Rocket Moon Rover.
Whittaker, Lawrence “Traveller: Beltstrike” Mongoose Traveller 2008 ISBN: 978-1-906-10368-2 Publisher’s Web Site Librarian’s Note: While not set in our Solar system, any Game Master worth their salt should be easily able to adapt the scenario to do some RPG adventuring in our own Asteroid Belt searching for riches and glory.
Renegade Kid “Moon” Mastiff 2008 Author’s Web Site Publisher’s Web Site Yahoo! Games Review ign.com Review GamePro Review the escapist Review Destructoid Review Librarian’s Note: This one looks to be a pretty interesting game. I guess I’m going to have to rent my nephew’s DS to try it out, as … Continue reading
Hermitworks Entertainment Corp. “Space Trader: Merchant Marine” Meridian 4 2008 Author’s Web Site Publisher’s Web Site Librarian’s Note: Space merchant gaming set in our Solar system. Too cool! I guess I’m going to have to keep a closer eye on the video game world.
“Star Tiles” Fat Dragon Games 2008 Publisher’s Web Site Librarian’s Note: A nice addition for those doing science fiction role-playing. I may have to do a Moon-based RPG scenario for an upcoming Con. Now if only I could find some decent astronaut-y type miniatures instead of all the war-mecha stuff…
Chick-fil-a Restaurants Space Station toys 2008 Atlanta Journal-Constitution article Wired blogs geekdad Review CollectSpace Review Librarian’s Note: I don’t know how I missed these, but I just picked up a full set today, well after the promotion period is over. Each of the four pieces contains a set of cards … Continue reading
Hallmark Astronaut Snoopy Peanuts Celebrates NASA’S 50 Years in the U.S. Space Program 2008 Librarian’s Note: Sweeeeeeeet! Hallmark’s redoing their website so I don’t have a link, but it should be available at your local Hallmark store. Not sure why he has aviator goggles underneath the plastic helmet, but whatever. … Continue reading
“Go For Launch: Space Encyclopedia Board Game” Go For Launch, Inc. 1998 Publisher’s Web Site BoardGameGeek Web Site
Fisher Price “Planet Heroes: The Ace That Jumped Over the Moon” Mattel Inc. 2008 ID: N5413-0910 Age: 3+ Publisher’s Web Site Librarian’s Note: The Lunar Library has all three episodes, but this is the only Moon-related one, and features Moon ‘Lunar’ helping out Earth ‘Ace’.
Mattel Inc. Space Camp Barbie U.S. Space & Rocket Center 2008 Publisher’s Web Site Librarian’s Note: Each one comes with a Barbie-size flightsuit and helmet, a Space Camp bag, a brush, a certificate, sparkly stickers, and even a couple Barbie-sized samples of Astronaut Ice Cream. Also includes a Space Camp … Continue reading
â€œSpace Baseâ€ International Playthings, Inc. Item #G02262 Publisher’s Web Site Best of the Moon 2008 – Fun & Games Librarian’s Note: Works well with the Lift-Off Rocket
“Lift-off Rocket” International Playthings, Inc. Item #G02232 Publisher’s Web Site Best of the Moon 2008 – Fun & Games
LaFontaine, Bruce “Big Book of Space Exploration to Color” Dover Publications 2008 ISBN: 0-486-46680-9 Publisher’s Web Site Librarian’s Note: Comprises three earlier Dover coloring books: Exploring the Solar System, History of Space Exploration, and Constellations of the Night Sky. As much for adults as youngsters, these are probably the best … Continue reading
Space Voyagers Astro Squad “Commander Wolf Perry – Apollo Lunar Explorer” Action Products International, Inc. 2007 Item #49210 Publisher’s Web Site Librarian’s Note: Comes with a set of scientific instrumentation tools. Perfect for those expeditions out onto the Lunar surface.
“Space Adventure Bitty Bucket” Action Products International 2006 Item #10201 Publisher’s Web Site
Fisher Price/Toys”R”Us exclusive “PlanetHeroes Moonbuggy” 2007 Publisher’s Web Site
Fisher Price “PlanetHeroes: Moon ‘Lunar’” 2007 Publisher’s Web Site
LegoÂ® Nickelodeon’sÂ® SpongeBob Squarepants TM Rocket Ride 2008 Stock #3831 Publisher’s Web Site Librarian’s Note: 100% a fan of LegoÂ®, 0% a fan of SpongeBobTM. Regardless, this is a wickedly cool retro rocket, plus a Moon buggy with trailer. I’m hoping I can trade the SpongeBobTM pieces with my nephews … Continue reading
“The Moon ZX-81 ‘Tin Toy’ – Fleet Edition” Cool Rockets 1996? Publisher’s Web Site
Federation of Galaxy Explorers (FOGE) Moon Base One 2007 Publisher’s Web Site (w/download) Wikipedia page Librarian’s Note: A great educational resource! Best of the Moon 2007 – Youth Moon Fact
Monogram ‘First Lunar Landing’ Revell-Monogram 2007 SpaceToys.com website