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ACTION SPACE SHIP SX-802 - WOOLBRO - HONG KONGWhite and blue plastic battery operated flying saucer. Bump and go action, flashing lights, space sound. Orange plastic windows surround cetral peak with an orange light at the top. Silver chrome door opens and plastic disks shoot from it. 22cm 1980s
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AIRPORT SAUCER - MASUDAYA - JAPANTin battery operated flying saucer with litho depicting world tourist attractions. Airport scene with plastic airplane under clear plastic dome. Borderline space. Modern Toys.
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APOLLO SPACE PATROL - TPS - JAPAN"With satellite ship". Plastic battery operated saucer. Bump and go action with a ring of square orange and green flashing "neon" lights. The satellite ship is the separate winged structure on top of the structure. Marked X-7 on decals either side of the dome.

Featured in the 1970 Tokyo Playthings Catalog.
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ASTRO 8 FLYING SAUCER - HAJI / MARUBISHI - JAPANRed tin friction flying saucer. Astronaut under a shallow clear plastic dome. Single rear fin. A spinning disk produces sparks in a series of windows around the edge. The saucer and box have been seen with Haji and Marubishi logos. The concensus is that Haji were the manufacturers and Marubishi were the importer/distributor. 7.5" 19cm diameter. See also the Flying 8 Saucer.

Two versions of the saucer are known: one has a blue vinyl pilot head on tin body and shoulders; the other has a red tin pilot head. A close look at the tin head indicates that there are slight color/litho variations to be found.
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AUTO LUNAR XP-121 - ESTRELA - BRAZILTin and plastic battery operated flying saucer. Bump and go action with lighted white color dome. White plastic dish antenna. Pilot under clear plastic canopy at front. Lithographed guns at front. 1970s A reworking of the SPACE SAUCER MERCURY M-164 by Yonezawa.
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AX1 SPACE SHIP - PIKO - EAST GERMANYPlastic battery operated bump and go saucer. Blue plastic base with yellow superstructure. Small clear dome with pilot. Large rectangular rotating antenna. Piko (an abbreviation of Pioneer Construction) was a state-owned enterprise in the German Democratic Republic (DDR)

Also in green. East Germany.
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BILLY'S FLYING SAUCER Z-112 - MASUDAYA - JAPANTin friction saucer with astronaut astride. Circular ridged saucer with extension at the rear and two blue tin fins. Ribbed upper surfaces. The spark window has disappeared. Billy is a neat idea, an astronaut riding a saucer surfboard style. He dramatically alters the scale of the saucer, though the saucer retains the litho control detailing of other versions. Early style rear extension of the body. Z-101 style

Billy also appeared on a rocket. I'm not aware that a Z-112 saucer without Billy on the back was released; he's usually missing.
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CRAGSTAN FLYING SAUCER - JET SMOKE VERSION - YOSHIYA - JAPANCRAGSTAN FLYING SAUCER - JET SMOKE VERSION - YOSHIYA - JAPAN
Red tinplate flying saucer. The saucer has a central dome with a slightly oriental looking tin astronaut pilot. Behind the astronaut is a spark window crescent shaped section. At the back are two metal exhaust pipes. The saucer has a stop and go action with space noise and flashing lights. It then stops and smoke emerges from the rear jets. Twin angled antennas tipped with plastic. This is similar to FLYING SAUCER WITH SPACE PILOT but lacking the spring antenna. KO

Two box versions are known, one has the Jet Smoke wording and Cragstan logo, the other has this feature crossed out and does not have the Cragstan logo. The smoke version appears in the 1962 Cragstan Industries catalog.
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CRAGSTAN FLYING SAUCER, BATTERY OPERATED SAUCER - NGS - JAPANHere are the two box versions of this flying saucer by a little known company, NGS. Red and silver tinplate battery operated flying saucer. Bump and go action with noise and a white plastic dome illuminated with a pattern of stars.

The saucer has an opening door that lifts to reveal a plastic astronaut. White and blue color variations of the plastic astronaut exist. The design is based on Nomura saucers. The angled wire antennas with plastic tips are the style used on Yoshiya saucers.

The saucer pressing is similar to the T28 Gigantor Saucer.

The two versions of this toy are:
Battery Operated Space Ship
Cragstan Flying Saucer
Since the toy has the wording Space Ship it is likely that this is the earlier version. On sale in November 1963

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CRAGSTAN MYSTERY ACTION SATELLITE - MASUDAYA - JAPANThis is one of Masudaya's large bowl shaped flying saucers. "With astronaut in orbit." Predominantly green lithographed tin battery operated flying saucer. There is a ring of domed flashing colored lights around the saucer's skirt. Bump and go action and flashing lights. Pictures of the crew are projected onto a large white plastic screen. Floating styrofoam astronaut in cup. The coil on the top holds the astronaut when at rest.


This is one of Masudaya's large bowl shaped flying saucers. "With astronaut in orbit." Predominantly green lithographed tin battery operated flying saucer. There is a ring of domed flashing colored lights around the saucer's skirt. Bump and go action and flashing lights. Pictures of the crew are projected onto a large white plastic screen. Floating card astronaut in a styrofoam cup. The coil on the top holds the astronaut when at rest.

This is very similar to the green Satellite X-107. This version has the wording SATELLITE on the front saucer and has litho windows with green backgrounds. The X-107 version has SATELLITE X-107 wording and windows with red backgrounds.

The X-107 version appears in the Sears catalog for 1962, so this would be a similar date.
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CRAGSTAN SATELLITE OUTER SPACE SURVEY SHIP X-07 - MASUDAYA - JAPANMasudaya design. Teardrop shaped tin battery operated saucer with non fall action and flashing lights.

In this case the front of the spaceship is the pointed end, unlike the sister X-09 vehicle. This toy has a non-fall action: it senses the edge of a table and turns away. There is also a predominantly yellow version. On sale in December 1962.

The same toy was sold as the more common X-07 Space Surveillant with just a change to the wording SURVEY on the front.
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FLIEGENDE UNTERTASSE FLYING SAUCER GE-279 - TECHNOFIX - WEST GERMANYLithographed tinplate flying saucer with an unusual shape: the sauce combines a circular shape with a rectangular form. W Germany Original name. A red plastic spark window is set in the top. Friction action with spark.

Slightly different litho veriosn are known.

Catalog Number 279. Dated to 1955 in the Technofix archive.


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FLYING SAUCER - JYESA - SPAINPlastic battery operated space ship. Gold top, blue plastic base. Central dome cockpit with pilot. Surrounded by a ring of 8 lights. Bump and go action with flashing lights. Marked JYE. Box?
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FLYING SAUCER - OMNIA - CZECHOSLOVAKIAMarked Leatajuci Tanier UFO Saucer. Light blue tinplate flying saucer with a simple plastic pilot under a clear plastic central dome. Large rear fin with distinctive white plastic twin engine assembly attached to the top. Simple space graphics. Battery operated bump and go action. CSSR c1970
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FLYING SAUCER - RTC RAJA TOY COMPANY - INDIAYellow tin battery operated flying saucer has non-fall action, pins on bottom prevent it from falling off table. Runs along with lights shooting forward and backward through red lenses accompanied by a loud pling-pling sound. Indian copy of the Space Surveillant saucer by Masudaya. The lithography has a hand made quality more like screen printing. Date?
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FLYING SAUCER - YONEZAWA - JAPANLater plastic battery operated saucer. Bump and go action. Green luster finish. Central pitted clear plastic dome with colored light effect. Bump and go action. Lighted cockpit, space noise. Code No 37701 1970s
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FLYING SAUCER - YONEZAWA - JAPANGrey textured plastic battery operated flying saucer with bump and go action. Lighted cockpit. Space Noise. White plastic with elaborate gold plastic trim and twin tail fins. Central pitted clear plastic dome with colored light effect. Box depicts blue version. No 37003
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FLYING SAUCER 7 - MARUBISHI - JAPANTinplate friction saucer with a large red single rear fin. Tin pilot under a shallow clear plastic dome. The saucer has copious litho details of fire and smoke coming out of the "exhaust pipes". Marked Flying 7 Saucer and MAR UBISHI (with space). With Space Noise. 7.5" 19cm diameter.
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FLYING SAUCER 8 - HAJI - JAPANTin friction saucer with sparks. Two pilot heads under a shallow clear plastic dome. Bump and go action with sparks. Single tail fin. See also the Astro 8 saucer by Marubishi/Haji. 7.5" 19cm diameter.

Versions exist with 8 on the tailfin and with the NASA logo.

First sighted in 1967, though saucer was still on sale in the 1971 Haji catalog.
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FLYING SAUCER BANK - IMAKITA - JAPANLitho'd tin money bank. Rotating globe in the centre.

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FLYING SAUCER WITH KEROYON - NOMURA - JAPANPurple/blue lithographed tin battery operated flying saucer. Bump and go action with rotating cockpit and flashing lights. Two metal antennas. Under the clear plastic central dome is Japanese frog character.

This is a variation of the Planet Y Space Station: the size of the pilot alters the scale of the whole piece.

See also the Nyarome version.
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FLYING SAUCER WITH NYAROME - MASUDAYA - JAPANLight blue lithographed tin battery operated flying saucer. Bump and go action with rotating cockpit and flashing lights. Under the clear plastic central dome is a pink vinyl Japanese cat character.

This is the same body as used in the Nomura Space Commander station. It is effectively the Planet Y Space Station with an octagonal transparent plastic structure replacing the central portion: the size of the pilot alters the scale of the whole piece.

See also the Keroyon version.
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FLYING SAUCER WITH SPACE PATROL X-326 - MASUDAYA - JAPANAn early tin friction flying saucer with spinner prop disk. This is a circular saucer with the ridged effect and headlight details. The saucer has an offset cockpit with litho depicting the crew. There are two tail fins. Marked X-306. Saturn surrounded by stars logo. The spinner is launched by pushing the vehicle forward. Z-101 style.

The saucer was advertised in the Courier News in October 1958.


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FLYING SAUCER WITH SPACE PILOT - YOSHIYA - JAPANTin battery op saucer with bump and go action with space noise and flashing lights. The box art depicts a blue space background with a cratered moon at the bottom right. The distintive feature of this saucer is the large revolving spiral spring. Twin angled wire antennas tipped with plastic. Cragstan logo. Appeared in the 1960 Sears Christmas catalog:

"Flying Saucer. With its antenna revolving, motors screeching, saucer runs forward until it hits obstacle - then reverses. Pilot moves. 7 1/2 inch diameter. Steel. From Japan. Shipping weight 1 lb. 8 oz.
49 N 4223 - Order 2 "D" batteries at left.......$2.79"
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FLYING SAUCER WITH SPACE PILOT 3 - YOSHIYA - JAPANWhite and blue battery operated flying saucer with red trim. This is a saucer which combines the shape and actions of the Flying Saucer with Space Pilot (spinning spiral antenna) with the colors of the Sky Patrol saucer. The box remains the same of the former while the toy adopts the later color scheme. The wording SPACE PILOT 3 is rather simply printed on the front of the saucer and a USAF star on the back.

Featured in the 1965 Yoshiya catalog, item #5020
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FLYING SAUCER X-3 - MASUDAYA - JAPANThis is a most unusual silver lithographed tinplate saucer with red and white details. The little circular saucer has an open cockpit at the top occupied by a white vinyl astronaut head. He sits behind one of those old fashioned metal windscreens. There are quaint litho details of portholes and a door. At the back of the saucer are three metal fins: the two horizontal ones are spread out far wider than usual. Flying Saucer wording on the top and X-3 is marked on the tail. There is a large prominent red plastic light on the front. Friction action with noise and spark. 6" 15cm diameter.

This is Masudaya catalog number 3323. Date? See also the X-60 TORYS KOTOBUKIYA version of this saucer.
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FLYING SAUCER X-3000 - MASUDAYA - JAPANSilver tinplate friction flying saucer saucer with two pilots. The saucer has a clear plastic central dome containing four unusual wheel structures. The silver grey saucer has red and yellow details. There is an old style extension of the saucer body at the back which serves as a control room complete with litho window detailing. There is a tail wheel below. Two red tail fins. Marked X-3000 - Flying Saucer on the top surface. On sale in December 1958. Modern Toys.

See also the Space Pilots version of this saucer.
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FLYING SAUCER X-37 - BANDAI? - JAPANThis is perhaps the most unusual of all flying saucers. The bird or plane shaped lithographed tinplate space toy consists of a central saucer shaped disk with a hole in the center. The hole contains a rotating fan. Built in to the disk are wings and a three-fin tail section. The saucer is a combination of green and yellow in a camouflage pattern. One wing carries a USAF logo and the other has the lettering X-37. "Flying Saucer" is printed around the central hole.

Friction action with rotating fan. Box? Date?
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FLYING SAUCER X-7 - MASUDAYA for RETHEL - JAPANMetallic blue lithographed tinplate battery operated saucer MT. Pilot under a clear domed canopy. A series of six circular colored lights surround the canopy. Bump and go action with flashing lights. This is an "exclusive" version of the Space Explorer Ship X-7 released by Rethel in the 1960s. It differs in that the wording on both toy and box has been altered to FLYING SAUCER X-7.

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FLYING SAUCER X-7 - RTC RAJA TOY COMPANY - INDIALithographed tinplate battery operated flying saucer with astronaut pilot under a clear plastic dome . Bump and go action with flashing lights. Distinctive tall red vinyl pilot with tin arms. This is a copy of the Masudaya original. Box?
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FLYING SAUCER XX7 - HONG KONGYellow plastic battery operated flying saucer with bump and go action and flashing lights.The cockpit with red astronaut is built into the side of a central plastic cone. This cone is studded with red and green plastic ovals. Large blue rear plastic fin. Paper decals Flying Sauce XX7. (missing antenna)
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FLYING SAUCER Z-101 - MASUDAYA - JAPANCircular ridged saucer with the early style rear extension of the body. This extension is a control room but its windows have been removed to show the spark action. Two rear tin fins.

This is probably one of the earliest MT saucers. It certainly has the features that seem to develop in the later toys. It's an early friction saucer with sparking action. There's a hole in the top for the sparking mechanism. The Z-101 molds appear to have been used for French and English versions of the saucer and for Japanese versions such as the X-326 and Z-112.

Two versions of this toy have been identified: light blue and dark blue. The upper and lower shells on the light blue version (lower right) are crimped together with a lipped edge around the circumference of the saucer. The top shell of the dark blue version overlaps the bottom shell and the saucer is held together with tabs.

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FLYING SAUCER Z-106 - MASUDAYA - JAPANTin friction saucer with litho details of pilot and passenger. Two side fins and a raised front wheel. MT. Carries a Cragstan logo on the underside. The fins are positioned far closer to the edges than most other saucers.

This saucer has the same pressing as the V100 Space Patrol with Suctorial Missile. This has been dated to 1954 when it was advertised in the Australian Courier Mail newspaper dated 8th December 1954.
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Flying Space Saucer - AOSHIN - JAPANBlue lithographed tin battery operated flying saucer. Circa 1950's. Advances with mystery action and a blinking light on the robot gunner's head. Beautiful litho saucer with planets and rockets. Large spring loaded gun on top with independent firing buttons. Shoots two wooden missiles with soft rubber tips. ASC
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FORBIDDEN PLANET SPACE SHIP - CHILDS AND SMITH - ENGLANDFlying saucer toy. Only known licensed toy from the original film. Donut saucer orbits around a central column. Came with plastic casualty in stretcher. England.

Made by Childs & Smith of Warwickshire. This little known Company trading under the "Nulli Secundus" logo produced a helicopter that flies around on a central pole. The flying saucer is a simple adaptation of the helicopter. The flying saucer itself is an anodised gold doughnut with a propeller fitted inside. It sits on the end of a long tubular arm which in turn pivots on a central pole. The operating circle has a diameter of about eight feet and the height and direction of the torus can be fine tuned, allowing for delicate manoeuvres.

The flying saucer comes complete with a little plastic figure on a stretcher. A hook can be added to the saucer, and the patient can be rescued.
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FRICTION MOTOR SPACE SHIP WITH SPARK - S.S. AP FLYING SAUCER - JAPANLithographed tinplate friction flying saucer 12cm. The saucer has a gry top, red base and a blue band around the middle. The upper surface has litho rocket details.
REhite vinyl pilot head under a clear plastic dome. The unusual feature of this saucer is the pair of green metal pistons that move up and down on either side. There is an old style rear extension of the saucer with a red plastic spark window. The initials NASA are printed on the rear.

Versions with red and green pistons are shown.

Friction action with moving pistons and sparks. Maker? SS AP SSAP See the MF-878 which also has pistons.
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FRICTION SPACE BOAT MF 878 - CHINAChinese friction flying saucer with pilot under central dome. Two pistons, each under a clear plastic cover, one either side of the dome. There should be an antenna. Featured in Boogaerts book but rarely seen. Three tail fins. Similar to the S.S. AP FLYING SAUCER which also has pistons. MF-878 Boat is the translation of ship, as in space ship. MF878
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FRIENDSHIP NO 7 SAUCER - MASUDAYA - JAPANThis is an unusual space toy, a cross between a flying saucer and a spaceship. The light blue and red tin toy is hemispherical in design with a cockpit window fitted in to one side. A vinyl astronaut pilot sits inside. A wire is fixed to the top center with an orbiting cadet astronaut on the end. Non-fall action with flashing light and rotating astronaut. Masudaya were happy to recycle parts from their other non-fall spaceships to create this more childish saucer.

Versions with different colors and litho on the pilots are known.

An X-61 Space Survey variation is shown in the 1963 Masudaya catalog.
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JUPITER FLYING SAUCER - YOSHIYA - JAPANBrightly lithographed metallic blue tinplate and plastic battery operated saucer. There is an red plastic central dome which lights up. Marked Jupiter Space Patrol. Rotates with bump and go combined with a "floating" action: the whole ship tilts. Flashing lights. Unusually the saucer has no astronaut pilot. This is a reworking of the King Flying Saucer. 7.5" 19cm diameter

In a Yoshiya catalog:
#5112 - B/O King Flying Saucer
#5113 - B/O Jupiter Flying Saucer This would suggest a date similar to the King Flying Saucer c1971
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JUPITER JYRO - TOMY - JAPANA small white and blue plastic flying saucer with an orange plastic dome. Gyroscopic action permits the saucer to sit on plastic tower and rotate. String pull.

Also sold as part of the Jupiter Gyro Set with a variety of stands.
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KEROYON FLYING SAUCER - HAJI - JAPANRed and white lithographed tin friction saucer with a laKeroyon rge vinyll Japanese frog character. Single rear fin with frog logo. Marked 4
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KING FLYING SAUCER, SPACE PATROLER X-081 - YOSHIYA - JAPANBrightly lithographed tinplate and plastic battery operated saucer. There is an amber plastic central dome which lights up. Marked Space Patroler X-081. Rotates with bump and go combined with a "floating" action: the whole ship tilts. Flashing lights. Unusually the saucer has no astronaut pilot.

The saucer is featured in 1971-72 Victory Merchandise toy catalog. It also appears in newspaper ads dated to November 1970.
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KOTOBUKIYA TORYS X-60 FLYING SAUCER - MASUDAYA? - JAPANWhite tinplate flying saucer. Black and red detailing. There is a prominent clear plastic bubble dome cockpit at the front. At the back of the saucer are three metal fins: the two horizontal ones are spread out far wider than usual. TORYS and KOTOBUKIYA wording on the sides. This may be a reference to Kotobukiya's whisky brand, Suntory.

A plastic spinner attaches to the top, and forward motion sends it into flight. Friction action with noise. 6" 15cm diameter.

This is the same design as the Masudaya Flying Saucer X-3. Date? Box?
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L-101 FLYING SAUCER - LTI? - INDIAA variation of the Yoshiya tin X-15 flying saucer with friction crank action drive. Green tin pilot with L-101 on chest under a clear plastic dome. Bump and go action. The saucer is marginally smaller than the X-15 and there are other minor differences. Copies seen have hand painted L-101 on the pilot. This version was issued in India. The lower photo shows a modern reproduction based on the L-101. The same pilot appears in the Indian LTI Sparking Tank, so this may be by the same maker. Asia Box?
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M-50 SPACE SHIP - MASUDAYA - JAPANGreen litho tin and plastic battery op flying saucer with bump and go action. Spin Turn. Tin upper, plastic lower. Orange plastic robot pilot under a shallow central plastic dome. Red light on robot's head. A variation of the M-50 Space Lab saucer. The earliest sighting so far is in the "Japan 1981" Catalog.
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M2 Flying Saucer - Nino Feliz? - ArgentinaTin lithographed wind up flying saucer (nave esapcial) from Argentina. This little saucer is marked Industria Argentina. It's about 10cms in diameter and has alien graphics and an unusual pair of mushroom antennas. The top structure appears to turn independently. The maker may be Nino Feliz (Happy Child). M 2 Box?
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MARTIAN FLYING SAUCER WITH SPARKS Z-01 AKA THE RED MAN FROM SPACE - NOMURA - JAPANMaterials: Lithographed Tin with plastic dome and spark windows.
Action: Friction flywheel with sparks. TN

The Martian Flying Saucer is most notable for its distinctive illustrated box and spinning astronaut pilot. The full bodied astronaut is unique as most flying saucer pilots are merely heads or half torsos protruding above the control panel. During operation the pilot spins in place atop his pinwheel disk as the saucer travels across the table. Also known as The Red Man From Space, the name lithoed on the bottom of the saucer. As with other Nomura friction saucers the dome is fragile and cracks easily. This saucer shares the same basic body pressing as the Nomura X-505 which has been dated to 1962.

Current first sighting is November 1958 in the Kansas City Times.
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METEOR COSMIC FLYING SAUCER - PALART - POLANDKOSMICZNY METEOR SAUCER

Predominantly plastic battery operated flying saucer with robot driver space toy. Bump and go action with flashing lights. "Meteor" wording embossed on the top. Spring antenna. Made by Palart of Wroclaw, Poland.
When is turned on, the flying saucer starts exploring the space, turns in circle, lights up in red and green and makes a noise. It has an on/off button on down side and works with a 2x 4.5V batteries. Also available in red plastic with a white lower, the astronaut is blue. The red version has plastic side antennas, the green version has wire antennas.
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MINI SPACE STATION - NOMURA - JAPANA light blue battery operated plastic flying saucer. The design has a suggestion of the torus shape of earlier toys, with a red plastic central dome and two red plastic landing platforms extending from the sides. Two long thin white plastic antennas extend from either side of the dome. Bump and go action with flashing lights. TN
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MK 250 FLYING SAUCER - MARCHESINI - ITALYTin and plastic friction flying saucer with green vinyl pilot head under a clear dome.
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MOON PATROL 11 FYLING SAUCER - YONEZAWA - JAPANTin and plastic battery op saucer with large rear propeller inside a red housing. Blue saucer with vinyl pilot head under a circular clear plastic dome that stretches backward. Plastic missiles on either side of the dome. US flag on front. Same pressing as the Space Patrol 2019. 8" 20cm diameter
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MOON RANGER MERCURY MARK IV - T IN CIRCLE - HONG KONGPlastic battery op saucer. Mystery dome. Pilots can be seen under each of the domes around the central dome. Color variations shown: blue & yellow, yellow & red red &blue. There are several variations of this basic design. Most have the milky white dome but one version has a deep orange dome. (bottom left)

Tai Hing Metal & Plasticware Fty. Ltd. Late '70s/early '80s.

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MYSTERIOUS UFO FLYING SAUCER - AL-ES - TAIWANPlastic battery operated flying saucer with Japanese style superhero head, two folding wings and plastic tail fin. Tinplate upper and plastic bottom half. Bump and go action with flashing lights and clicking noise.
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N-78 SPACE COPTER - NOMURA - JAPANLater tin and plastic friction saucer with spark. Launches a detachable plastic prop spinner. 1970s.
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NAVE ESPACIAL X-17 - ESTRELA - BRAZILMetallic blue lithographed tin battery operated flying saucer with a red base. Bright lithography, ring of lights around a pilot under a clear plastic dome. Bump and go action with flashing lights. 20cm

Similar to the Estrela Nave Espacial X-3 but the litho is pedominantly blue with an inner red pattern.

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NAVE ESPACIAL X-3 - ESTRELA - BRAZILLithographed tin battery operated flying saucer. The saucer has a light blue base and a light blue top with distinctive yellow central design. There is a ring of lights around a pilot under a clear plastic dome. Bump and go action with flashing lights. 20cm

Very similar to the X-17 but this saucer has the distinctive yellow cross with a sunburst pattern around the central pilot.

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NEW FLYING SAUCER - MAKER? - GREECEPlastic battery op saucer with crude pilots. Bump and go action. Greek. The box is the same (I believe) as the Hong Kong version of this saucer.
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NEW FLYING SAUCER WITH SPACE PILOT - YOSHIYA - JAPANA development of the earlier Flying Saucer with Space Pilot. This red tinplate battery operated flying saucer has a tin astronaut under a central plastic dome. There is a crescent shaped red spark grill behind the dome. The saucer has a bump and go action with space noise and flashing red and blue lights. The astronaut's hand moves.

The saucer has a distinctive large rear fin with a NASA logo. There are small metal antennas on either side of the dome and a small plastic rotating propeller style antenna at the front. A row of holes and a pattern of hatched litho lines around the base of the dome add to the distinctive appearance of this saucer.

KO. The New Flying Saucer by Yoshiya appears briefly in Santa Claus Conquers The Martians, a low budget kid-fi movie released in 1964. Featured in the 1965 Yoshiya catalog item #5018
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NEW FLYING SAUCER WITH TWO SPACE PILOTS - ROSENTHAL JR 21 TOYS / BROHM - HONG KONGPlastic battery operated flying saucer. Yellow plastic base with a red upper, central clear plastic dome containing a control center with two simple chrome silver plastic pilots, dish antenna and lights. Slight variations of component color exist. Two box versions shown, one with a planet in the lower corner. Also seen in silver grey plastic.

The German market version of the saucer, the NASA Weltraum-Erkunder was released by Brohm. Battery operated bump and go action with flashing lights.
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NEW SPACE STATION - HORIKAWA - JAPANLithographed tin and plastic battery operated space station, donut torus shape. Bump and go mystery action with flashing lights and rotating antenna. The

This is a reworking of the earlier version. The colour is now predominantly silver with blue accents. A number of changes have been made to reduce production costs. The main change is the use of a tinplate upper body and grey plastic base. Less obvious is the reduction of the number of rooms from five to four.

The station has a two part antenna: a lower grey plastic solar panel and an elaborate red two-armed antenna.

Listed as new in the 1969 Horikawa catalog
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NON FALL SPACE PATROL WITH FLOATING SATELLITE X-16 - MASUDAYA FOR AMICO - JAPANOne of Masudaya's large bowl shaped flying saucers. Metallic blue-green tin lithographed battery op saucer with non-fall action. Circular flat colored lights are spaced around the dome. Floating styrofoam ball and flashing lights. See also the X-17 which is a bump and go variation of this saucer in essentially the same box. The wide cup is an addition that must have helped to improved the performance of the ball blowing. Cams underneath the toy detect the edges of surfaces and prevent it from going over the edge.
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NON STOP SPACE PATROL WITH FLOATING SATELLITE - MASUDAYA - JAPANThis is one of the Masudaya large bowl shaped flying saucers. Metallic blue tin lithographed battery operated saucer saucer with bump and go action and flashing lights. Flat circular colored lights are mounted around the middle of dome. Floating styrofoam ball. The litho detailing includes a picture of Robby the Robot, though this is not shown on the box art. The earliest sighting is 1960.
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NON STOP SPACE PATROL X-17 - MASUDAYA - JAPAN"With Floating Satellte". A metallic green lithographed tin battery operated flying saucer with bump and go action. It is one of the Masudaya large bowl shaped flying saucers. Flat circular colored lights are mounted around the middle of dome. Floating styrofoam ball and flashing lights. See also the X-16 which is a non-fall variation of this saucer in essentially the same box.
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NYAROME SPACE STATION - Nomura - JAPANBattery operated spacetoy, 1960`s. Nyarome is a Japanese manga character, a funny cat created by Fujio Akatsuka who was a pioneer in japanese manga. Bump and go action and in the midsection of the spacestation, a film is shown of Nyarome. TV screen.
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