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The View-Master has been reinvented. Photo: View-master.com The View-Master has been reinvented. Photo: View-master.com
KHQ.com - Remember the View-Master? That little red toy you loaded with reels to check out scenic views of the Grand Canyon or Carlsbad Caverns? After 75 years, that little plastic toy that generations of kids played with is getting a makeover.


Toy maker Mattel has joined forces with Google Cardboard to create a virtual reality version of the View-Master. The new View-Master will offer "experience reels" that will take exploring to a new level and include facts about the places you visit with the toy. The reels will be paired with a smartphone app will allow users to be more immersed in the places they visit.


The toy is scheduled for release in the fall of this year. For more information and to sign up to be the first to know when the new View-Master is available, visit View-Master's website at view-master.com

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