Welcome to the newest addition to the 2013 Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide – Image 3D’s View Master Viewer with personalized picture reel!Disclosure: For the purposes of review, we were provided a View Master viewer and photo reel that we customized. No other compensation was received, and all opinions are 100% mine.
Make sure to enter the giveaway at the end of the post to get one of your own! The noise of boys & Home on Deranged are making lists and checking them twice, so keep stopping by to see our latest finds!
There’s no getting around the fact that I am a child of the 70s. And I love all the toys, gadgets and fun things we had back then, and wish I had known how much I would love to have them now, especially to pass on to our girls, including my fabulous View-Master Viewer!
And, I love to take pictures. Not that I’m as good as Tamara (great stuff!), but I love to capture all the moments I can. And that’s why I was crazy excited to find out that View Master Viewers have found new life with a great company right here in America – Image 3D.
If you don’t remember these, they are the awesome viewers that you would slide a photo reel into, then depress the handle on the right and see all kinds of faraway people and places. In 3D. It was just about the coolest thing for a girl who had never left Texas!
Sometime in 1997, Rich Dubnow (aka the Most Experienced 3D Photographer in the World), who had been lead photographer at View-Master for 20 years producing work for creative visionaries like Jim Henson and Steven Spielberg, founded Image 3D in Oregon.
Since then, they’ve grown from a kitchen table operation to a state-of-the-art facility producing custom-made 3D experiences for everyone from blushing brides to corporate titans. Want to see how it works? Check out this video.
My experience? Fantastic. You log into the system and begin building your reel. We opted to do with pictures of the girls, so you select seven pictures and upload them. You can edit your pictures, overlay them with text, put them in the order you want and choose backgrounds if you need them.
You can customize the label in the center – which we did – and then preview the entire thing to make changes, edit or just stare at the beauty of your creation.
And the turnaround time is phenomenal, as orders ship within five days. But, since it is the holidays, the last day to order to ensure delivery by Christmas is Sunday, December 15th. Of course, you can also buy a gift card for the special someones in your life.
These are wonderful gifts for grandparents, other family and friends, but they’re also lots of fun for weddings, holiday parties – including Fourth of July, nerds/geeks/retro lovers, and corporations or businesses looking for a unique marketing tool.
Where to Buy/Learn More
You can see all of this and more for yourself at Image 3D, the only place where you can order their products. You can also find out more about them on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, YouTube, or read their blog for more ideas.
The Part You’ve Been Waiting For…
As a special treat for our readers and their Holiday Gift needs, Image 3D is sponsoring a giveaway for a gift card of a $40 value to purchase one set (viewer and reel) + standard shipping! Enter below.