With a Maser Cannon Toy, Kids are ready for wars of gargantuan proportions
As a kid growing up in Los Angeles before cable, there were the big three networks, and then there was the local stations that showed mostly news and b movies. Channel 5 here in L.A. liked to show the same movie every night for a week and every time a Japanese Monster movie premiered, I knew they had me Monday through Friday. The Maser Cannon was a great prop that appeared in just about every one of them, battling those massive monsters destroying Tokyo, and now kids can play with their own version.
The Maser Cannon was usually man’s last ditch effort to take out the monster. After the military had their shot with rockets and bullets and generally got their collective butts kicked as a result. Then the highly experimental Maser would be brought in and by emitting a thin, jagged beam of plasma energy, the weapon at worse chase the monster off, or at best, when working in concert with several other Masers, send the monster falling to their knees (this happened in War of the Gargantuas but they had the benefit of a gas which helped render the monster unconscious, as I recall.
The Maser toy comes in two varieties, Standard and collector’s grade (fopr $32) more. Collector’s grade come more sturdily packed to preserve the packaging, but here at CT, we heartily encourage tearing the toy open and getting to the playing!
Cost is about $40 at Big Bad Toy Store.
Hat Tip – Nerd Approved