The featured image of the Capsela box is one of my own collections from the early 90s. The set in the picture is Motorized Capsela 175 Science Discovery System from 1990, which was my first Capsela set gifted to me by my parents. For about 5 years, I’ve collected a lot of Capsela parts and sets to make other incredible sets of my own. In the late 80s, Capsela models came with more complicated parts and features such as voice command wireless remote systems. I never got to play with those sets, but I thoroughly enjoyed my basic Capsela sets.
You can still buy these incredible, brain-stimulating toys. Check the eBay listings below. You can still purchase full sets or parts separately.
Vintage Capsela Motorized Sets for Sale
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The Capsela science discovery system of interlocking, interchangeable parts, gear capsules and “See How It Works” science booklet provides children with a hands-on, minds-on approach that maintains their interest in a creative fun way while developing critical thinking skills.
In conjunction with reading about science concepts such as electricity, motion energy, buoyancy, etc. children can actually handle batteries and motors to discover for themselves how electricity flows, cars run and boats float. The Capsela see-through capsules enable children to clearly understand the mystery of how and why things work. Once an action project is built everyone will be fascinated by the motorized gearing interaction and rewarded by a sense of personal achievement.
Capsela stands at the head of the class of a new educational movement dedicated to improving the teaching of physical science. The highly regarded “Capsela Scientific”, hands-on, minds-on approach is effectively being used in schools throughout the country. Our “See How it Works” learning system is moving from the classroom into the playroom for everyone to enjoy.
Capsela was created by Mitsubishi Pencil Company.
Capsela Sets on Amazon
You can also purchase Capsela Motorized Sets on Amazon