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1956 - Space Commando b/o r/c by Masudaya

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Here:

 

http://cgi.ebay.com/1958-Space-Man-Robot-L...1QQcmdZViewItem

 

Specifically:

 

http://www.whentoyswerefun.com/56535.jpg

 

Impossible to tell which color variation this is (unless it's mentioned in the description which I can't read). The Database shows both the green and blue versions & their boxes, which identifies this toy as Space Commando, even though the toy itself is marked Space Man (the remote controller is marked Space Commando). Another example of how important the box is, sometimes.

 

Even though the catalog page is undated, this particular eBay seller, FMichelle, has a proven track record of accurately dating the pages that get sold from "dealer" and "wholesale" catalogs. Until better documentation comes along, I'd take this 1958 date as reliable.

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Nice find, Joe. Don't believe I've seen this one documented anywhere before.

FMichelle brings a lot of stuff to the surface, but I'm on the fence as to whether it's good that he (or she) is destroying all these original catalogs and parting them out.

Haven't forgotten about your copies BTW, have a bunch to send you including the MST - can you please PM your preferred mailing address?

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Here's a recently ended auction for a page from the November 1956 issue of Redbook magazine:

http://www.ebay.com:80/itm/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&_trksid=p4340.l2557&hash=item4846054cae&item=310412397742&nma=true&pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&rt=nc&si=hne%252FEEX0dqBv4qIy5TSDspR95vI%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc

Here's the page:

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Edited by Joe K.

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And this close-up of Mr. Wonderful (aka Space Commando):

attachment=52885:Space Commando Robot.jpg]

The cover that month featured Sid Caesar:

http://img2.bdbphotos.com/images/orig/e/o/eokfsp8afathfats.jpg

My thanks to Randetron for his scan and post assistance.

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Edited by Joe K.

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Great catch, Joe. That's two years earlier than previously recorded. It still leaves R-35 as the granddaddy of the group in 1955. Can you confirm the name and date of that catalog page?

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Can you confirm the name and date of that catalog page?

Brian, I've edited the post accordingly.

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