Corgi Movie Vision - A dim childhood memory revisited

A fondly remembered childhood toy becomes a moderately underwhelming half-repaired shambles.
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  1. ncsupi

    ncsupi16 minutes ago

    Glass mirrors _and_ 3d printed parts. I bet there's at least an Etsy market or something for that.

  2. sinformant

    sinformant58 minutes ago

    When I was a child I had a handheld hand cranked thing that took cartridges like that. The only cartridge I had was snoopy vs the red baron. Edit: I commented early. I had the handheld fisher price one

  3. l337pwnage

    l337pwnageHour ago

    TBH, it wouldn't shock me that they try sneak adult stuff to kids. People were more conscious of that stuff then, but it was also a lot harder to organize a backlash.

  4. Robert Beckman

    Robert Beckman2 hours ago

    Nice work awesome bringing it back to life


    DJNITRO ALLY4 hours ago

    i replaced the glass on mine with thin glass sheets from amazon and the bulb use a 20watt led with a small feral len also from amazon if you got a old vcr u can take out the audio sensor from it mod it in the machine with a small amp and speakers 3d print the cartridge make it a it a bit longer then bigger in the front so that u can put any of your own vcr movies in and enjoy

  6. fearlessjoebanzai

    fearlessjoebanzai5 hours ago

    The "1 minute" edit of Alien is just a loop of the scene at the end with Ripley in her mini knickers. You can tell by the look on the kid's face on the front of the box!

  7. fearlessjoebanzai

    fearlessjoebanzai5 hours ago

    You know techmoan was a rich kid when this was just one of his favourite things, this was the kind of expensively frivolous pieces of tat that probably cost as much as the entire starwars figure collection!

  8. AzNstat

    AzNstat8 hours ago

    These are awesome. Can you do a review for the action replay movies in your ml pocket series. I remember having a James bond jr one, aswell as a stingray movie reel. They are pocket sized version of these. Thank you 😊

  9. Eitan

    Eitan Rieger.design11 hours ago

    Im curious. If you send me the mirrors, I will cut new ones out of plexiglas and send you back

  10. Conor Mckeown

    Conor Mckeown11 hours ago

    Wayyyyy Quibi reference!

  11. Looseel Scott

    Looseel Scott16 hours ago

    Analog genius!

  12. Fairy Believer

    Fairy Believer19 hours ago

    I’m to young for this. Never seen one before. But very interesting.

  13. Fairy Believer

    Fairy Believer19 hours ago

    I’m to young for this. Never seen one before. But very interesting.

  14. Fairy Believer

    Fairy Believer19 hours ago

    I’m to young for this. Never seen one before. But very interesting.

  15. David Cooley

    David Cooley19 hours ago

    Hi I have several not the bulbs with the magnifying lens led of course leave a like for me with your email

  16. Little Wolf Taima

    Little Wolf Taima19 hours ago

    I'm acutely aware of the absurdity of me watching this on a LAPTOP thinking that's the coolest shit I've ever seen. As a kid the dea of being able to record or play back audio or video to any extent was the definition of magical.

  17. Sean Kirby

    Sean KirbyDay ago

    it is the mirrors....

  18. Sleepy_Boi

    Sleepy_BoiDay ago

    My idea is to take the tape out of the cartridges and convert the tape so it worked on a real projector for better quality

  19. Jacob Barnett

    Jacob BarnettDay ago

    Are you secretly james may with his nose plugged?



    Thank YOU for Saving Me Life. You cheered me up, I was thinking about PIGGY ACTION [suey scide Soo Sow Pig)

  21. Dan Merwin

    Dan MerwinDay ago

    regardless of old, faded and one minute, it's still fascinating to see things like this from my Teenage years.....I was born in the early I was almost out of high school at this point...didn't care about these things, but I remember them. Thank you for posting this..

  22. Gustan Otto

    Gustan OttoDay ago kwaai to have a blast from the past.

  23. Paul Norton

    Paul NortonDay ago

    this reminded me of the microscope projector I used to have when was younger

  24. Cees Timmerman

    Cees TimmermanDay ago

    Frick yeah, Alien for kids! At least it's not a radioactive and/or toxic chemistry set.

  25. Citro

    CitroDay ago

    To me it reminds me of an apple lisa!

  26. Robert Flask

    Robert FlaskDay ago

    For the young ones watching... thing a streaming service from the 70s and 80s, lol

  27. Jacob Daniels

    Jacob DanielsDay ago

    I do not because I am 14 lol

  28. Chaos Corner

    Chaos CornerDay ago

    You can buy stick-on plastic mirrors for fixing car mirrors in places like Halfords. Might do the trick on the mirrors.

  29. Super Molibden

    Super Molibden2 days ago

    Tak , każdy miał....zwłaszcza w komunie i PRLu. Oglądałem sobie komiksy , a zwłaszcza Tytusa , który ...był bez dźwięku i na dodatek co drugą stronę miał czarno-białą. Potem był dobrobyt , bo już wszystkie były kolorowe. Nie znałem nikogo kto by coś takiego miał.

  30. Pascal Coole

    Pascal Coole2 days ago

    I used to have an equivalent machine that could handle standard Super-8 films eigther on a wheel or on a endless cassette.

  31. Fancy Aluminum

    Fancy Aluminum2 days ago

    "The quibi of it's day" That's going to age well

  32. Dunc Sargent

    Dunc Sargent2 days ago

    That's pretty cool. I had scrap wood, a box of springs, and a dirt cellar.

  33. Lamar Berry

    Lamar Berry2 days ago

    I don't remember this. I don't think I seen this before.

  34. KnG

    KnG2 days ago

    Torilla tavataan.

  35. Roberto Arana

    Roberto Arana3 days ago

    Wow Gif images that predates the internet. great video

  36. Rob Jeanbras

    Rob Jeanbras3 days ago

    I had the view master projector that had a VERY hot bulb (that blew out a lot) in it and a metal vent over the bulb that got really hot. It however worked great and was a cool different way to view your view matter reels.

  37. charles wake

    charles wake3 days ago

    It was sent so you could fix it 🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂

  38. Lawrence Forte

    Lawrence Forte3 days ago

    Put a Raspberry Pi and a small display in the case....

  39. Brian Smith

    Brian Smith3 days ago

    Did you find a bulb? I just came across two I didn’t even realize I had.

  40. Roland Katsuragi

    Roland Katsuragi3 days ago

    The restoration was more entertaining than the grainy clip

  41. Aaron

    Aaron3 days ago

    clips seemed to be more from the love bug than herbie goes bananas

  42. Mexie Mex

    Mexie Mex3 days ago

    Couldn't you glue a small lens to the LED?

  43. Elle Bhee

    Elle Bhee3 days ago

    Who'd dislike a video like this? Why?!


    TWOHEADEDOGRE3 days ago

    Seem somewhat quieter old belts at 9:25 new belts 10:30

  45. michael

    michael3 days ago

    16:38 3d type batteries not included.

  46. TralfazConstruction

    TralfazConstruction3 days ago

    Labour of love.

  47. iron dice

    iron dice3 days ago

    If the owner wants to send me the mirrors I can re-mirrorfy those for him free- a lot of light and image brightness is being lost due to how poor the reflective quality of those mirrors is

  48. thx2468

    thx24683 days ago

    I´ve got similar when I was 10! It was made by Fisher-Price in México, and the name was Telecine Magico. It projected a picture into the wall or the small monitor. The cartridges were costly, and they broke down after some time. No way to fix them cause they were sealed. This is a different version. Much better than the one I had. Thank you for your videos. I enjoy them so much.

  49. NerdyPi

    NerdyPi3 days ago

    I think I remember playing with one of these things (the hand held one) at my grandmother's house as a child. I'll have to look and see if I can dig it up from somewhere.

  50. Mesquite Automotive

    Mesquite Automotive3 days ago

    This is such a wholesome video.

  51. Erik Snel

    Erik Snel3 days ago

    there is an "adult" version of this, the Eumig R2000 is the same principal, a projector wtih in build screen. in the 70's that was very popular. also it seems the frame rate is way lower then the standard 18fps for super 8 film.

  52. James T.

    James T.3 days ago

    Plastic mirrors LMFAO

  53. Thomas farquhar

    Thomas farquhar2 days ago

    It's 1970s British stuff, everything was built with cheap in mind

  54. James T.

    James T.3 days ago

    The video starts at 13:35 - you're welcome.

  55. TheGame

    TheGame3 days ago

    I remember something like this in the cafeteria in a grocery store. It was bigger and had a built in seat and you would put money in it to make it play for a few seconds. It was as hard to see as the image of the Corgi but it was so special. Mostly because we only drove to the "big" city where et was a few times a year. And it always pissed me off that when i was given money to make it play a movie some freeloader kids always joined without asking for permission. Those were the times.

  56. Zen

    Zen3 days ago

    It's tradition in Sweden ever since 1958 to watch a Disney programme that gets broadcasted every Christmas at 15:00, that episode of Mickey's caravan is on there, so I've seen it like 20 times over the years. Kids always gather around to watch it.

  57. Meanie Panini

    Meanie Panini3 days ago

    Wow, this is a jolt of childhood, I haven't seen one of these since the early 80s. Only the handheld one I had experience with, thought it was amazing at the time.

  58. Monacomaverick

    Monacomaverick3 days ago

    Those Herbie movies were the first films I ever watched. I've been obsessed with cars ever since.

  59. Scot Hohl

    Scot Hohl4 days ago

    Oh wow! I had the Fisher Price version of it!

  60. PIX3L ROS3

    PIX3L ROS34 days ago

    if you want it i have a vintage 90s toshiba satalite 1910 laptop and compatible portable hp deskjet 320 printer and leatherette carrying case if you want it for a video or something haha

  61. Rob-bot Butler

    Rob-bot Butler4 days ago

    We had the Fisher Price one, still have the cartridges and the little hands crank model, my favorite was a two tape series of how to be a hockey defenceman by Brad Park

  62. Jh Ritchie

    Jh Ritchie4 days ago

    I haven't seen one of your videos in a hot minute

  63. odiumimbues

    odiumimbues4 days ago

    i wonder if people make their own movie cartridges for these.

  64. Sibghat ullah Hamza

    Sibghat ullah Hamza4 days ago

    The bulb is found in camelion pen light. I have two of these

  65. manofweed1

    manofweed14 days ago

    Amazing how backward they were even in the early eighties. Which is not THAT long ago.

  66. JoeMotion Videos 82

    JoeMotion Videos 824 days ago

    I don't think we had these in the States, we had the movie viewer. The the film that I had was about Mickey, Donald and Goofy working as paranormal exterminators. I just subbed, I enjoy your work!!

  67. Nate D.

    Nate D.4 days ago

    Had the handheld version. Was very entertaining as a kid.

  68. Scott Miller

    Scott Miller4 days ago

    I had one of those or something very similar,I do remember the cartridge.

  69. Kojima Yoshiyuki

    Kojima Yoshiyuki4 days ago

    growing up in the late 80s early 90s I remember in the us there were tons of toys based off of r rated movies, alien(s), predator, terminator, robocop, toxic avenger(though they were based off the kids cartoon version)

  70. randomnickify

    randomnickify4 days ago

    ...and today we have (still R-rated) aliens, predator, terminator, robocop in the Fortnite - videogame rated Pegi12, joke is on us I'm afraid :)

  71. Gade Embossed

    Gade Embossed4 days ago

    "Herbie the Volkswagen Beetle"

  72. Eddie A Smith

    Eddie A Smith4 days ago

    I always will love view masters.

  73. manofweed1

    manofweed14 days ago

    The red binocular type things with removable picture discs ? Was in awe of those at the time, though sadly both viewer and discs were hardly cheap.

  74. Xaraxania, Wight Gold

    Xaraxania, Wight Gold4 days ago

    My parents must have been incredibly sneaky, i never heard of this toy, i know i would have wanted one if i had, actually, i Still want one

  75. mb

    mb4 days ago

    Would have been interesting to see the cartridge more detailed. At 15:22 I am asking myself how they got the movement of film so precisely, there is no perforation on the film, or is it? And why you dont see the image moving at all, while rotating that wheel? Is there a shutter inside?

  76. Mick Obrien

    Mick Obrien4 days ago

    That's a groovy tune... "When the game's called off, and ya feelin' sad... The Snoopy drive-in movie can make ya feel glad." C'mon... '70s and '80s TV commercials had some slick little ditties. I would have loved any of these as a kid. I grew up during this time... born in '77. All I had was a hand-held crank unit. I thought the eye-piece was too tiny... and the screen appeared as if it was down a tunnel... a mile away in the distance. I never liked the quality, even then. But the larger units. I would have begged my parents daily for one. That is... until Atari came out and we got that in 1982. That ended these, for sure.

  77. Beach8

    Beach84 days ago

    Born in '59, and have no recollection of these toys🤷

  78. himynameisben95

    himynameisben954 days ago

    "I'm not gonna spend too long on this" Video length 21:00

  79. Brendan White

    Brendan White4 days ago

    I think the LED globe is brighter than the original,. I really think it is, as you suspect, the quality of the reflectors.

  80. Jake Purches

    Jake Purches4 days ago

    Its not the point watching being able to watch on DVD - the point is playing with this toy and making it better with better mirrrors which is called 'restoration'.

  81. MickeyMouseProductions

    MickeyMouseProductions4 days ago

    This should've been called: "The Walt Disney Turn and Watch Theater"

  82. Randy Watson

    Randy Watson4 days ago

    Ah the days when we bash our crt tv's and monitors. 😁

  83. Dane Winehouse

    Dane Winehouse4 days ago

    Someone, somewhere... An older someone, perhaps.. sees an internet comment about video playing at "potato" quality and thinks about these. Or viewmasters even VR / 3d movies are mentioned

  84. Tim Winchester

    Tim Winchester4 days ago

    Omg! I had the snoopy movie one! Lol wow I almost forgot about that thing!! And the fisher price one as well.. 🙏🏽🙏🏽 thanks for bringing back good memories mate!!🙏🏽🙏🏽💯👍🏾👏🏾

  85. AlienWacker

    AlienWacker4 days ago

    It's got to be an incandescent bulb, and fat chance that's going to be working by now... Swap it out for LEDs, some Cree's would work very well... I don't remember this thing from my childhood or teen years... Born in 69...

  86. Thomas Z

    Thomas Z4 days ago

    I don't know what a better alternative is but I have found that high % alcohol leaves a white film which may have contributed to the fogginess on the mirrors. Just a thought.

  87. jeopardy60611

    jeopardy606115 days ago

    19:45 it looks so much better in the illustration on the box. They show it looking much brighter and clearer than it looks on the actual machine. It reminds me of how early video game consoles had games with better box graphics than what the actual game looked like.

  88. jeopardy60611

    jeopardy606115 days ago

    I find it fascinating that you are able to fix these machines. I saw the actual Herbie Rides Again movie in the theater when I was a little kid in the 70's.

  89. Meat pies in clown hell

    Meat pies in clown hell5 days ago

    Imagine a Corgi vision of Spongebob and it giving you a Dmca when showcasing it

  90. Minim Guitars

    Minim Guitars5 days ago

    I remember this! I don't know if it was my older brother, a friend or a cousin who had one (a hand crank version) but I definitely encountered one of these when I was really little - and I had completely forgotten about it until seeing your video. I think we had the Incredible Hulk and some Disney ones.

  91. Duncan K

    Duncan K5 days ago

    Very interesting device, Always love seeing a teardown of an old electronic! Great video just like normal

  92. chloe devereaux

    chloe devereaux5 days ago

    You put the batteries in the same way round....

  93. Thea Hartman

    Thea Hartman5 days ago

    I had a Fisher price version of it

  94. Thomas LeMay

    Thomas LeMay5 days ago

    That was an expensive toy. No I was never in the same room with one. Expensive toy = anything not homemade or costing more than 49 cents US.

  95. Ic the fan collector bus guy And baby Einstein fan

    Ic the fan collector bus guy And baby Einstein fan5 days ago

    I will probably get the repro from fisher price

  96. Ic the fan collector bus guy And baby Einstein fan

    Ic the fan collector bus guy And baby Einstein fan5 days ago

    This is very impressive for the time

  97. Lurker Smith

    Lurker Smith5 days ago

    Too bad you couldn't take a cassette apart, because I think the most amazing part of that is the fact that the shutter is built into the cartridge so you could watch the movie directly without the projector.

  98. evildrome

    evildrome5 days ago

    I was born in '65 & I have zero memory of this. Like none. At all. This is the first time I've seen this. Which is odd because it looks like its of my era. Unless its from slightly before my time but it looks bang on. Its for young children so... 5 to 8 yr olds. I'd have been 5 in 1970.

  99. McRocket

    McRocket5 days ago

    1:28 Me? I mimicked my parents alcoholism/smoking/fighting with a fake bottle of gin and Popeye cigarettes. Then I would imitate them by stumbling around the house, coughing a lot and yelling indiscriminately. Ohhh...the good ole days. Peace.

  100. Bae Lasso

    Bae Lasso5 days ago

    I believe if they were making it now, they would use real glass mirrors rather than plastic ones.

  101. Asa-Punk aka Åsa-Punk at Vinland Suður

    Asa-Punk aka Åsa-Punk at Vinland Suður5 days ago

    One of my friends definitely had a Fisher Price version. I can't remember what cartridges he had but I remember him having at least three

  102. Chris Leeman

    Chris Leeman5 days ago

    Nice work! I had (and still have) The Fisher Price version of the hand-crank viewer. I had no idea they also made projectors for them.

  103. Shamino0

    Shamino05 days ago

    I wonder if, rather than replacing the plastic mirrors with glass, if you could spray them with mirror-finish paint (e.g. ).