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Fineas J. Whoopie

Mystery German Space Toy Box

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Fineas J. Whoopie

Take a look at the square German style box sitting on top of the Solar X box.

Can anyone identify it?

Wouldn't it be a hoot if it turned out to be the VX-1000 box? ;)

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tinluver2

Take a look at the square German style box sitting on top of the Solar X box.

Can anyone identify it?

Wouldn't it be a hoot if it turned out to be the VX-1000 box? ;)

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I take it these are a lot of boxes from the auction?? Don are you the lucky high bidder on this lot?

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Fineas J. Whoopie

Les - Yes this is lot #953 of the Solondz auction. No I didn't win it but I was tempted to bid just to get a better look at that German box.

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tinluver2

Wow we will have to email Marc and ask about that box if the new owner does not come around, could be quite a discovery

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Blechroboter

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Haven´t seen it before. Has some style similarities with the Blomer & Schüler flying saucer box. Perhaps Gernot?

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gernot

Here I am - No I haven`t a clue - It really looks "German" style and as already said, similar to the first version of the B&S Saucer.

- but, the VX-1000 has a more oval shape and this box is squared or is it not (?) - I have the feeling that it would not fit.

However the picture shows something flying in the air - it well could be a space ship.

Would be nice to know if you are right - Don.

Here is a picture of that B&S first version saucer again to compare the style.

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Blechroboter

For comparision: The new Blomer & Schöler box

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and the Mondbahn by Technofix ( borrowed your pic, Gernot)

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Beside the rare VX-1000 saucer an very rare Technofix saucer exists.

And recently I heard also of a rarer than rare saucer by Gama. Gernot, do you heard ever about it or saw it?

...but, the VX-1000 has a more oval shape and this box is squared or is it not (?) - I have the feeling that it would not fit.

What about an diagonal packed VX-1000 Saucer in that box?

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Fineas J. Whoopie

Actually I don't hold a lot of hope that this is in fact the VX-1000 box but it sure would be cool!

But let's keep looking at the possibility anyway.

For a sense of scale I measured my Buck Rogers sonic ray gun box (same as the one in the lower right hand corner of the stack of boxes in the catalog pic).

It measures six by eight and a half inches. The mystery German box looks about as tall as the sonic ray gun box, so I think it's safe to say the mystery box is about six inches high. The VX-1000 is only five inches long so it could fit into this box. If the mystery box is about the same depth as the original Blomer and Sholer saucer box (4" x 4" x 2 1/2") then I believe the VX-1000 would fit (see pic for comparison of VX-1000 and the depth of the original Blomer and Sholer saucer box). The mystery box does look slightly rectangular to me but not much. If the VX-1000 did fit it would have needed an insert to keep it in place.

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Fineas J. Whoopie

OK I just solved this mystery from 2009.

 

See lot #680 of the upcoming Morphy auction. It's a box for a Strato Copter.

I still suspect the VX-1000 came in this style box

 

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tinluver2

If I ever need a detective will send you a PM!!:)

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robert

Good eye on both the original post and now this. Mystery solved ,Mr Holmes.

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