Google and Mattel could be announcing an all new virtual reality View-Master on Feb 13th


Mattel 3D View-Master

Amidst rumors of Google working a “Kid’s Mode” for Android — and their quiet acquisition of Launchpad Toys — it seems Google has really taken a liking to kid-friendly products and services as of late. Another clue? Google and Mattel are now teaming up too announce a new product that will be unveiled in an event in New York on February 13th (just a day ahead of the NYC Toy Fair).

Mattel Google View Master

Okay, so maybe not entirely new. The tag line reads, “view what’s possible,” and with an image of one of those View-Master film reels in the invite (I used to have an awesome Michael Jackson’s Thriller one). Something tells us that, with Google’s new emphasis in VR and Google Cardboard being announced back at IO, this could be Mattel’s version of 3D VR that connects to your Android device.

We wont really know until this Friday, but if I’m right, I’ll be first in line to pick one of these up.

Chris Chavez
I've been obsessed with consumer technology for about as long as I can remember, be it video games, photography, or mobile devices. If you can plug it in, I have to own it. Preparing for the day when Android finally becomes self-aware and I get to welcome our new robot overlords.

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  1. Hmmm…I might have to pick one of these up! (Pending it’s existence of course)

  2. Mattel has apparently grown with me throughout the years. VR porn here I come!

  3. I’ll take “things I don’t need but can’t live without” for $500, Alex.

  4. I found my original View Master a few years ago cleaning out my Grandmothers attic after her death along with a ton of other awesome early 80’s nostalgia… Unfortunately between the sadness and frustrations of dealing with SUPER greedy in-laws, I saw fit to just throw it all away. Oops. Also in that collection, my 2nd Walkman, Matchbox cars, a random assortment of Tonka metal trucks, a Speak N Spell, a Snoopy Sno Cone Machine, and a Lightbright. Christ, I need a Google View Master in my life.

    1. Oh my God… the Snoopy snowcone machine! I forgot about that thing!

      In other 80’s nostalgia, I’ve told my wife I want to find an old Teddy Ruxpin and recondition it. She says TR is creepy. Whatever.

    2. Matchbox cars, nice. Anyone remember Matchbox Gearshift Garage? I was obsessed with that thing, but Santa never got it for me :(

  5. Maybe just a VR app, though a better version of cardboard would be welcome as well

  6. I knew this had to be a Chris Chavez article based on the front page thumbnail alone.

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