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#1 Andyman

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Posted 03 December 2004 - 01:45 PM

I just ordered these. Remade by Glencoe Models.

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The spacemen and women in this package constitute the first plastic spacemen ever produced. The mold for the spacemen was made by Archer in 1946 and the first spacemen were sold in 1947. It was not until the 1950s that they came into their own. The spacemen and associated playsets were shown at the 1952 New York Toy Fair.

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#2 Velocity

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Posted 03 December 2004 - 05:27 PM

I especially like the defiant little space baby, brimming with babytood.
And mom holding him like a beer bottle in a bar fight.

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#3 Fineas J. Whoopie

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Posted 03 December 2004 - 06:28 PM

Those are cool, I particularly like the horn-like detail to the space-mom's shoulders. I've been picking up a few of the Ajax spacemen. Does anyone know if these have been reproduced?

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Posted 03 December 2004 - 07:54 PM

Fineas. That green robot in the picture is a dead ringer for Merits Magic Robot.

Who copied who ??
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Posted 03 December 2004 - 08:04 PM

QUOTE(Fineas J. Whoopie @ Dec 3 2004, 07:28 PM)
Those are cool, I particularly like the horn-like detail to the space-mom's shoulders. I've been picking up a few of the Ajax spacemen. Does anyone know if these have been reproduced?

Yes they have been reproduced the repros have been around for about 5 years, they turn up on ebay all time and some hobby shops have them as well. Yes the archer robot is the same design as the Merit magic answere game.
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#6 Fineas J. Whoopie

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Posted 03 December 2004 - 08:55 PM

Thanks John-

Now the question is how to tell the difference between an original and a repro. I'm mainly interested in Ajax but any tip would be helpfull.

Funkrobotic-

I've been meaning to post this picture I found in Blast off. Isn't this the robot that should go with your version of Merit's Magic Robot Game?

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#7 funkrobotik

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Posted 03 December 2004 - 09:37 PM

No Fineas, thats the one that goes with the foreign version but I can't remember which country it was made. Was it Hungary or somewhere like that ?
One things for sure, thats one mean looking metal man.

Can you imagine that bot Highwheel size and battery operated. Scary !!
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#8 Fineas J. Whoopie

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Posted 03 December 2004 - 11:51 PM

My mistake, actually it was Nikola Tesla who was asking about the right robot to go with his board game in another thread. I think the robot I posted is the right one for his game. See the link-

http://danefield.com...hl=wire pointer
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