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OUTER SPACE PATROL - MIHASHI - JAPANLight blue and red lithographed tinplate friction space vehicle. 20cm. The boxy shaped vehicle has forward cabin with plastic windows and a rear cab mounted by a TV cameraman underneath a large plastic dome. There is a small wire antenna in one corner. Mihashi has the M in a triangle logo. The box carries the serial no M-1054. A cameraman-astronaut turns rond as the vehicle moves.

The same company produced a battery operated version of the Outer Space Patrol. Date?
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OUTER SPACE SETTin space port with plastic rockets and spacemen.
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OUTER SPACE SET
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PADAR (SIC) RADAR SCOUT PIONEER - TADASpelling error. Tin battery op vehicle, bump and go, flashing lights. NASA The same pressing as the Masudaya vehicles.
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PATROL COMMANDER - HORIKAWAPATROL PD -107. Tin battery op vehicle with police driver. Bump and go action. Double barrel guns. Bulldozer like shovel at front. "Double Barrel Lited Sounding Shoot Shoot"

Image courtesy of Smith House Auctions.
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PLANETOXO - GREECEPlastic battery op bump and go space vehicle. Green top, white base. Pilot under clear dome at rear. Spring antenna. Greek Maker? Date? The name is written in Cyrillic script.
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PLANETOXOD - STRAUMEPlastic battery op space vehicle with two pilots and color dome. Eastern European.
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PRESS ACTION SPACE PATROL WITH MOVING PISTONS - MASUDAYATin friction rocket car with visible engine. The pilot is inside a cockpit in the tailfin. Pressing the rear of the vehicle powers the motor. Three pistons are visible under a clear plastic cover. Crimped construction.
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PROP FLYING ROBOT CAR, ROBOT 3 - ATCRed tin friction car with blue tin robot driver. 21 cm Robot 3 Circa 1955. Advances with siren as the prop spins. Mercedes. Box has LEDA wording. Asahi
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RADIO CONTROLLED MOON PATROL - GAKKENTin battery op radio controlled spaceship. Pilot under front dome. This vehicle uses the same pressing as the bump and go Moon Explorer.
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REMOTE CONTROL MOON CARPlastic battery op space vehicle controlled by "magic wand". Rotating "magic eye" under a clear plastic dome.
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RENDEZVOUS 7 8 - YANOMANComplex tin battery op two part articulated vehicle with docking action. Carries USAF rocket. The main body uses the pressing for the Yanoman S-17 Space Scout / Space Ship X-200. The front separates, lights up, the rocket lights up and raises. Bump and go actions.
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RENDEZVOUS 7 8 - YONEZAWASide view.
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ROBOT SPACE PATROL CAR X-5 - ATCBlue tin friction space car with gold robot driver. Mercedes style car with robot driver advances with siren as the fan blade in the hood opening turns. 21cm
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ROCKET PATROL MAGNETIC TATGET GAME
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ROCKET RACERFriction tin racing car. Borderline space toy.
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ROCKET RANGER - MARUSANRear view with SAN logo.
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ROCKET RANGER - MARUSAN"With Siren and Gun Rerort" (sic). Old style tin friction car with driver and rear gunner on double barelled gun. A tin plane F-22 orbits the car on a wire. A compass is mounted in the car. Car carries 245872 number. SAN logo on gunner's seat.
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ROCKET SATELLITE ACTION GAMEDexterity game, guide the rocket.
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ROCKET SHOOTING CAR X-40 - LINEMARBlue litho tin friction space car. Shoots wooden missiles. X-40 on rear.

Image courtesy Smith House Toys.
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ROCKETS AWAY - AMSCOSpace game.
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ROCKETS AWAY - AMSCOContents
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ROCKETS TO THE MOON SPACE GAME - WolverineTin and plastic bagatelle.
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S-17 - VARIATION - YANOMAN?Japanese character version of the S-17 Space Scout spaceship. Tin battery op bump and go with large shooting gun and vinyl pilot.

The Japanese character is Yuusei Shounen Papii.
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S2-700 AERO CARTin friction car with spinning disk.
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SATELLITE INTERCEPTOR - HORIKAWATwo part tin battery op toy. Blower suspends balloon in a stream of air. Other unit shoots missiles.
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SATELLITE LAUNCHING CAR A2 - LINEMARTin friction car. Pushing along launches the propellor spinner.
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SAVING BANK WITH AUTO-SPIN ROULETTE aka ROBBY BANK - SANKEI - JAPANBlue and red lithographed tinplate savings bank. Hemispherical or half-Sputnik shaped static tin money bank. Two spring antennas with ball tips are fixed to the side. On top is a raised plastic dome containing a roulette wheel with ball. Inserting a coin activates the spinning action. The banks is called the "Robby Bank" because of the high quality lithographed images that include the Forbidden Planet robot. Sankei 12cm tin. Roulette wheel on top with point values and planet names.
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SCOOTER ESPACIALTin and vinyl battery op space scooter with boy astronaut. Bump and go mystery action. Based on an original Masudaya Space Scooter design.
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SCRAMBLE BUG - PROJECT SWORD - CENTURY 21Futuristic battery op plastic lunar roving vehicle can climb over most things. It has six huge wheels and a central domed cockpit. Flashing lights add to the battery – op magic. On the base of the vehicle appears the manufacturers symbol of JR21 Toys (?)or Jack Rosenthal Toys Ltd - the symbol is a diamond with the initials J and R inside it. The initial M could also be said to be part of the jumble. Also next to this symbol is 'no.6'.
The box is a large rectangular two parter. The lid is thinner card with brilliant painted artwork of the Bug going over lunar terrain. The box has a sturdy card base. 'Star features' are ' battery operated, forward control, powerful climbing action, universal linking joints, flashing lights, official Sword decals'. Also stated is 'Made in Hong Kong for century 21 Toys Limited'. The smaller sides , amongst other text, carry the line 'Scramble bug , Command vehicle for the Project Sword Series'. The Commander badge is advertised as being inside, along with the Official Manual.
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SKY PATROL - NOMURA - JAPANThis is a large tin battery operated space ship. The silver and blue vehicle has a boxy shape with a rounded nose. A Tin policeman with a machine gun sits in a forward cockpit. At the back are two fins with a long domed engine cover between them. The fins have lighted jet engines on top There is a long metal on-off switch.

The box art depicts a vehicle that is far more sophisticated than the actual toy. The box artist is clearly the same as the one employed on the sister piece, the Mars 107.
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SONAR SPACE PATROL - YONEZAWA - JAPANThis is a large tin battery operated space ship. The silver and blue rocket has a boxy shape with a rounded nose. A clear plastic dome at the front contains colored flashing lights. At the back are two fins with a long domed engine cover between them. There is a long metal on-off switch. The box art depicts a slightly different vehicle: a more slender shape with opening doors in the base.

This toy employs a Sonicon-style whistle steering action, a copy of the Masudaya original.

Other space toys use this pressing:
Nomura Mars 107 Super Space Patrol
Nomura Sky Patrol
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SONICON SPACE VEHICLE - MASUDAYA - JAPANLarge white metal vehicle with long metallic blue side panels and rear vertical fins topped with red plastic lighted motors. There is a central box structure holding the sound sensor mechanism. A tall clear plastic dome at the front houses two plastic pilots. A tall dish antenna rotates on top of the dome. Battery operated. A Sonicon whistle enables the direction of the vehicle to be altered. A -aper label at the front reads Sonicon Sonic Control. Japanese box.
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SP-1 SPACECAR - USAGIYASimple tin friction vehicle. A version of the space car without the robot head. Manufactured by Usagiya (Rabbit head logo) for Distribution by Linemar.
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SPACE ACADEMY SET - MARXPlastic space playset.
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SPACE ACADEMY SET - MARX
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SPACE BAGATELLE - EnglandWooden bagatelle pinball.
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SPACE BOY ON TRICYCLE - Maker?Tin and plastic wind up tricycle with baby astronaut rider and space litho. Clear dome helmet. Bell.
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Space BusRecent tin windup bus with space litho.
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SPACE CARTin friction space car with litho details. No wording. Details? Maker?
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SPACE CAR (Early Version)- YONEZAWAYonezawa Space Car with the fixed robot head. This version did not come with the vertical fin. Notice the body color is much bluer than the later version.
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SPACE CAR - LATER VERSION - YONEZAWATin battery op car Circa 1955. Robby style driver pilots space car as his head turns from side to side, light under the green dome blinks and the car blows a stream of air to keep styrofoam balls suspended above it. Lighter blue than the earlier version and now with a vertical paddle.
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SPACE CAR - USAGAIYA LINEMAR - JAPANLithographed tin friction car with a robot head. The robot head resembles the Easelback with a coil antenna. The body of the car is yellow with metallic blue litho tracks, tail fin and gun at the front. Usaigaya manufacturer, Linemar distributor. This is basically the same pressing as the robot version of the Linemar Space Patrol car but with the addition of the front gun. Box?
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SPACE CAR - YONEZAWABox
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SPACE CAR 46 - MAKER?Name? Tin space car with red canopy. Details?
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Space Car with Astronaut - Hong KongPlastic astronaut sitting in a plastic chair with large wheels. Apollo wording on base. Battery op mystery action. Hong Kong.
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SPACE CRUISER - TRIANG MINICTin friction spaceship. Push and go action (ie friction) "with flying saucers". Releases plastic spinner on front. England
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SPACE EXPLORER PLANET CRUISER UN 751 - S&E - JAPANLilac colored tinplate battery operated vehicle. The angular tank design has a central tin cockpit with a plastic windscreen. Behind is a red plastic engine dome. Two rear tailfins. Large rotating white plastic dish antenna. Takes three batteries. Bump and go action with flashing lights and smoke.

The vehicle is marked U.N. 751 Space Cruiser though the box is marked Space Explorer Space Ship and depicts a green version with significant differences from the production model.
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SPACE EXPLORER SET - LINEMAR - JAPANA boxed set of two Linemar space cars, the astronaut Space Explorer S-3 and the robot version also marked Space Explorer S-3.
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SPACE GOLD STAR VEHICLEWITH RETRACTABLE WINGS, M IN DIAMOND LOGO
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