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ANIMAL JET ROCKET - MARUBISHI - JAPANThis is a comical cartoon variation of the Marubishi Astro Mobil. A red and blue lithographed tin friction space vehicle with litho cartoon characters Huckleberry Hound and Yogi Bear. The vehicle has an unusual tear drop shape with vinyl monkey head under a clear dome and two long clear red plastic engine tubes at the back. Two wire antennas sweep backwards along the top. Marked Animal Jet.

Friction action with noise and spark. See the Mobil Jet version.
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MAGIC SPACE DOG - YOSHIYATin battery op version of the KO space robot dog. Mystery bump and go action with orbiting flying saucer. Orange litho. Bow tie litho detail.
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REMOTE CONTROL SPACE DOG - YOSHIYA - JAPANTin battery op remote control, Circa 1955. Advances with waddling motion as his mouth opens and closes, ears flap, light blinks and antenna spins. KO

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ROBO DOG - WYANDOTTEHi I'm Robo. The robot dog with the magic touch. Animal. Made by All Metal Products (Wyandotte) 25cm plastic battery op. Advances with wagging tail, rolling eyes and flapping jaws. Makes a barking sound.
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ROBO THE ROBOT PUP - WyandotteAdvert. Plastic original of tin Japaneses versions. Animal. Note the legal warnings.
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SPACE DOG - YOSHIYA - JAPANTin litho red friction dog. Circa 1955. Advances with waddling motion as his ears flap, mouth opens and closes and a sparking under the red gel on his back. KO Animal. See also the Sparkling Space Dog box variation.
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SPACE ELEPHANT - SILVER VERSION - YOSHIYATin wind up elephant based on the dog body. Silver litho detailing. Stop start lever on the head. Forward wobbling motion with flapping ears and spark in rear window. Flexible spring trunk. The eyes are rolling beads inside cleard plastic domes. Animal

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SPACE ELEPHANT - YOSHIYA - JAPANRed tin windup. Circa 1955. Advances with waddling motion as his large white ears flap, tusks and spring trunk move up and down, and a spark appears (working) under the red gel on his back. Small plastic dome eyes with loose plastic bead pupils. KO

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SPACE FROG - HONG KONGPlastic battery operated robot. Grey and black with red panels. Frog head. Walking and talking action with gripping hands. The box uses the Star Wars knock-off font.
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SPACE PATROL ROCKET - MASUDAYA - JAPANTinplate battery operated rocket with bump and go action. The rocket has an oversized Snoopy style dog astronaut vinyl head in a clear dome. The dog is pointing a TV camera with lights and movement.

See also the earlier child version of this toy with gun. Date?

Animal, knock off
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SPACE TRAVELING MONKEY - MAKER? JAPANBattery op plastic ape in spacesuit. Walking action. Carrying two suitcases.
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SPACE WHALE SHIP - YOSHIYATin wind up. Circa 1955. Advances with swimming like (wobbling action) motion as his mouth opens and closes and sparks are emitted from behind the red panel on his back. KO The antenna is lifted to start the motor. Pioneer wording on the tail. There are two box versions.
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SPARKLING SPACE DOG - YOSHIYATin litho red friction dog. Circa 1955. Advances with waddling motion as his ears flap, mouth opens and closes and a sparking under the red gel on his back. KO Animal. See also the Space Dog box variation. Animal
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WIND UP MOTOR SPACE DOG - YOSHIYATin litho silver windup dog. Circa 1955. Advances with waddling motion as his ears flap, mouth opens and closes and a sparking under the red gel on his back. KO
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