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The Detectolab! sold through Radio Shack in the 1970s (or early 1980s) was indeed a cool toy and this copy is still mint/shrinkwrapped, though the "Secret Ink" ran out of the bottle onto some other pieces in the kit. A comprehensive scientific Detective Kit, it included more than 80 experiments in crime detection and came with a 30 Power Light Microscope for examining fingerprints. How cool is that! Item number 28-188, I believe from the late 1970s. The kit is still produced and available through

Detectolab! by Science Fair Box

Detectolab! by Science Fair


Name: Detectolab!
Manufacturer: Science Fair, a Tandy Corporation
Vintage: 1970s
Obtained: From eBay.
Other Links: Kit is still produced and available through
Similar kits: CSI Lab Kits
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