Alright, finally. The 1972 Samsonite Toys catalogue is up and running on flickr, though a couple of pages are out of order. Check out all the plasticky goodness.
With The Machine here, Samsonite ends its toy section with a bang. It's an assemble-it-yourself, ride-on hot rod. It looks cool, but as I look at the pictures of a kid in rhinestone-studded jeans putting it together, I have to wonder how it drove--and how it wore. And I have to worry it may have been too plasticky for its own good.
Still, it's a little slice of 70's awesome. Keep on truckin'!
Bonus: Check out the Samsonite kids furniture, which ranges from the cheap, plastic and mod, to the cheap, metal and church basement reject.
Samsonite Toys Catalogue c. 1972 photoset [daddytypes flickr pool, thanks to andy for the ebay tip]