Since, my son is borrowing my digital camera, I'm down to using my scanner to get a pic. So, don't mind the quality of the pic. Also, the sorta white background is the lid of the scanner. At least it will give you an idea of what it looks like.
Yes, it does look similar to the Hiller Flying Platform. Except it is taken to the next level, of being an Interplanetary space platform. Other than having the pilot standing on top, it features a pair of 4 inch communication towers. One is labeled, " Earth to Moon Control Beam" the other is labeled, "Mars Ion Beam Communicator".
It is powered by 2 D cell batteries. It has 2 free spinning rear wheels and 2 front wheels, mounted close to each other, which are geared to the motor and can spin and rotate 360 degrees. This gives the platform sort of a random, back and forth, circular motion.
Hi, My question is not exactly about a robot. But, I figured if anyone could help me find some information on the spaceship, you guys could. Or at least you could point me in the right direction. Anyway, I have a battery operated tin toy that was given to me a long, long time ago. It is in excellent condition and the bag that it was stored in is marked 1959. It is called "Interpanetary Space Platform" and it's made by Line Mar, Japan. It is approx. 8 inch in diameter, painted grey to simulate the riveted panels of an aircraft. It has 4 blue and white US Air Force decals on top. It also has a 5 inch tall, grey plastic astronaut that stands on top, holding on to a circular hand rail.
I've been trying to find some information, including the value. But, I can't seem to find any reference to this neat old toy.