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*Masudaya / Cragstan / Yonezawa Catalogue Numbers

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Digging out some of my boxes - I found that none of the DIRECTIONAL ROBOT boxes has any numbers - so maybe too old?? On the MIGHTY ROBOT box (I have only a copy...) is the YONEZAWA no. 811 + the CRAGSTAN no. 5055 to be seen. Also no number on the yellow EASELBACK YONEZAWA box. The black YONEZAWA / CRAGSTAN box from the battery operated EASELBACK shows the no. 15502. The Y Space Explorer with no. 802 is already on the list.

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New wrinkle.

I was offered a mint in box Masudaya Moon Rocket by a local shopkeeper at a price I couldn't refuse. When I got it home I looked up some recent ebay sales figures and I noticed that my box has a different catalog number (6301) than the one I saw on ebay and the catalog number documented here (3304). The only difference I can see is mine is marked "An Amico Exclusive" on the front of the box. 6301 has to be the Amico catalog number.

Other than the importer and the the catalog number these toys and boxes are identical as far as I can tell. I'll be scrutinizing other examples to see if there were any Moon Rocket variations.

My Moon Rocket.

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The previously documented catalog number.

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here the first chinese spacetoys:

ME (Mechanism Electric) numbers:

ME 089 universe car

ME 090 universe stunt car

ME 091 space tank (this is the only one I have a date for, but I have to search it)

ME 632 helicopter

ME 605 universe boat

ME 704 control panel

ME 767 universe boat

ME 769 reconnaissance boat box

note:

this list only includes what I think that are vintage chinese spacetoys from '60s and '70s (so nót the haha toys from the '90s etc)

it is by far not a complete list,

only a couple of these toys are mine,

if you see your picture and have a problem I post them here, let me know and I'll remove it

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ME 769 universe reconnaissance boat

ME 777 universe televi boat

ME 780 space boat

ME 801 lunar explorer

ME 960 space train

some guns from a book (ME 716 is a space gun??)

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3 other batt opp space toys:

dian dong da fei chuan (batt opp flying boat) number??

sattelite number??

commander shipnumber???

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and now the MF (Mechanism Friction) numbers

MF 030 universe rocket

MF 039 racer

MF 103 supersonic jet (space???)

MF 156 sub machine gun (space???)

MF 215 milky way boat

MF 249 flying boat

MF 282 raygun

MF 710 stars landing tank box

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MF 710 stars landing tank

MF 735 rocket racer

MF 742 flying boat

Mf 761 dual racer

MF 813 small flying boat

MF 825 atom boat

MF 844 double decker (same in boogaerts)

MF 847 space boat

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MF 878 marco's saucer

MF 923 torpedo boat

MF 956 sparkling tank (space?)

MF 964 submarine (space?)

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and the MS (Mechanism Spring) numbers:

MS 134 avion/aircraft (space?)

MS 187 flying boat

MS 881 cruiser

MS 882 tank

MS 883 space radar car

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some more from marvin chan's books:

-ME 057

-2 space guns

-air travelling toy (space?)

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marco's weird "small moonship" marked:

made in china MF883

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MS 720 somersaulting tank with space/ jetson motivs (box is the top one)

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MS 720 somersaulting tank with space/ jetson motivs (box is the top one)

Nice find, martijn! I've added it to the list.

While I was editing, I also added an ME (MIB) that I picked up just this morning at a local flea market. It's a Venus Traveler, ME 771. The toy itself is marked Venus Boat ME 771. I'll add a photo ASAP.

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wow! haha a venus traveler never seen it, again a great name!

looking forward to the pictures,

I'm crazy for these chinese space toys that still can be found for only a couple $

nice catch joe!

btw you made a list somewhere here? where can I find it?

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