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It's a toy, but at least it's one that you can actually use to make a living. The Viewmaster has been around in the US since 1938 and has remained popular throughout the decades. Whilst it is no longer a ravishing hit today, its timelessness transcends borders and has been recently sending waves of nostalgia to Thailand. Of course we don't expect you to find pleasure in looking at reels of SpongeBob or Finding Nemo, so there is a catch to what's so special about Viewmaster Thailand. 

They take orders where you send in your pictures to create a customised reel. Each reel can take up to seven shots, with another picture in the centre. Captions can also be added, as well as a 3D effect. A fresh way to give photo presents, or even as a marketing strategy _ as a menu at restaurant, corporate profile or wedding invitations for starters.

One set (1,500 baht) from Viewmaster Thailand includes a Viewmaster and one customised reel, packed in a glossy white box. Available at www.viewmasterthailand.com or www.retro-master.com. Call 081-881-6333.

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