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JET CAR - CRAGSTAN - JAPANAn early lithographed tinplate Japanese space car. Marked Cragstan on the side. 4" 10cm Friction drive. Predominantly blue with red and yellow details. Marked JET CAR and Cragstan.

This is the same pressing as the King Jet Space Car. 1950s. Probably sold in trade boxes.
Aug 28, 2014
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JET CAR - MAKER? - JAPANAn early lithographed tin space car. The grey and red four wheeled car measures 5 1/2" 13cm. There is a pilot head at the front behind an open tin windshield. Marked JET on the tailfin. A metal device is pushed into a spring at the back of the rocket and the trigger pressed to send the car running forward.

Box? Date?
Aug 01, 2014
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SPACE SCOOTER, SNOOPY - AMICO/MASUDAYA - JAPANA large metallic blue lithographed tin and plastic battery operated space scooter. The scooter is ridden by a large tinbeagle with vinyl helmet and backpack. This is a Snoopy from Peatnuts knock-off. Unauthorised, making use of the existing boy astronaut version of the toy. Bump and go mystery action. First released by Masudaya, later by Amico.

There are two color versions of the spacesuit: yellow and blue.

Inspiration for the design came from the Fireball XL5 Jetmobile.
Jul 26, 2014
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SPACEJET CAR - MAKER - JAPANSmall tin friction space car. Blue, red and yellow litho with white a rocket printed on the roof. SpaceJet wording on the front. Space cockpit litho detailing.

See also the Atom XZ-7 version of this toy.

Smith House Auctions
Jul 26, 2014
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ARCTIC MISSILE TRACKING STATION - BANDAI FOR SEARS - JAPANA large pressed metal Arctic explorer vehicle. This complex vehicle is a massive half-tracked truck with a forward cockpit and an assembly of equipment on a rear platform, including a satellite dish and a jet engine styled attachment on wires. Unusually the front wheel consists of one long roller, presumably to avoid sinking into snow.

Battery operated forward and backward motion.

This is a borderline space toy but its futuristic appearance appeals to many space toy collectors.

One of a range of Sears exclusive toys produced by Bandai.
Jul 25, 2014
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BC 63 SPACESHIP - MAKER? - COUNTRY?Tin lithographed wind up spaceship. This is an unusual cross between a jet plane and a spaceship, The deep sided red metal body is capped with a brightly lithographed jet plane top. The plane has two rear wings, two smaller front fins and a tail fin with Saturn graphics. . At the front is a large clear canopy containing a yellow-green tin astronaut driver, similar to the Yoshiya astronauts. The wings are marked B.C. 63 Bump and go action with noise and spark. BC63

Maker unknown. Box? Date? Probably 1960s.
Jun 09, 2014
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APOLLO A-1 CELL CONTROL TOY - ASAKUSA - JAPANA large metallic blue lithographed tinplate spaceship. The spaceship has a rounded design with a large clear canopy on the top surmounted by a blue plastic structure incorporating a tail fin. Two other angled fins are fitted at the rear. The vehicle is controlled by using a cine camera-like remote control to shine a light at the sensor emerging from the cockpit. Marked Space Patrol Apollo A-1.

Image courtesy Morphys Auction.

Size 16.5 ins 40cm
Jun 06, 2014
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A-1 CAR SPACE PATROL - ASAKUSA - JAPANThis is a very large low profile, rectangular tin lithographed space vehicle. The red and cream car has two rear fins at the sides and a tail fin. At the front is a clear plastic dome containing a tin astronaut. The astronaut sits behind a cylindrical red plastic cockpit light. A small chrome front bumper contains two amber lights. Marked A-1 Car at the front and Space Patrol on the sides. Battery operated bump and go action with a flashing red light in the cockpit.

An early example carried the Emperors date 40-9-8 which is eight of September 1965.

Box?
Jun 05, 2014
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SPACE CAR 135700 - MAKER? - JAPANRed lithographed tinplate space car with pilot head behind an open windscreen. There is a rotating machine gun attached to the hood. Marked USA at the rear and NO135700 at the sides. Mar 24, 2014
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X NO 2 CAR - ISHIZUKA? - JAPANA small blue lithographed tinplate space car with a driver's head behind an open windscreen. Marked X Car X.2

Wind up non fall action provided by a third wheel at right angles to the driving wheels. Box? Date?
Mar 24, 2014
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SPACE PATROL CAR - YOSHIYA - JAPANRed tinplate space car with a large clear plastic dome containing a light blue tinplate astronaut driver. The pilot has the female looking face of other Yoshiya toys. Inertia friction drive, a crank is wound underneath the car. A metal four armed spinning antenna protrudes from the dome. The automobile is a reworking of a much used design with distinctive futuristic wings at the back. KO Box? Early 1960s. Mar 24, 2014
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FLYING AIR FORCE JEEP - DAITA - JAPANMetallic blue lithographed tinplate hovercraft style space jeep. 7" 18cm The jeep has two fans set into the body. A detachable plastic spinner fits over the front fan and flies off when the toy is pushed. On the box art the spinner is shown as a torus space station. Two tin astronaut pilots sit in the middle behind a clear plastic windshield. Marked AIR.FORCE on the sides. See the Daita X-3 version of this jeep. Friction action. Date?Jun 10, 2013
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SPACE PATROL CAR - BANDAI - JAPANFuturistic silver battery operated space car. The 12 inch open top sports car has two white plastic astronaut drivers, each behind a small plastic windscreen. The back of the car has a red plastic engine cover. A rotating red plastic antenna is positioned in the center of the hood. Two small machine guns are fitted to the front headlamp positions. Bump and go action with noise, rotating antenna and flashing visible engine.

This toy is featured in the 1968 Bandai catalog.
Jun 09, 2013
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R.K.T. SPACE CAR - NIKKO - JAPANA small 7 inch blue lithographed tinplate space car. Star litho detailing. R.K.T. presumably a play on "rocket" is printed on the sides. Red plastic spark window at the back. Tin side fins with flame detailing. NK in circle logo: Nikko Japan. 1950s Box? RKTMay 29, 2013
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BATMAN CAR WITH SIREN - YANOMAN - JAPANA small six inch red lithographed tinplate car with a large vinyl figure of Batman. The car has copious litho detailing including bat logos and a pattern of concentric circles with a design that I can't work out on top of the car. Batman is manufactured in green vinyl with a blue cape. The car bears a resemblance to the S-17 Space Scout shape though it is much smaller. Friction action with siren noise. Box? Sighted in a 1970s Yanoman catalog. bat man.

FRICTION PLANET PATROL TANK pressing.
May 24, 2013
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SPACE PATROL - LINEMAR - JAPANMetallic blue lithographed tinplate friction space car with large square robot pilot. Coiled antenna. Marked Space Explorer S-3. Imitation tracks at rear. This space car was also sold in a boxed set with the astronaut version of the toy.

Image: Christies. Better photo?
May 04, 2013
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SPACE EXPLORER SET - USAGIYA FOR 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.

Coiled spring antenna
May 04, 2013
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AIR CAR - TOY MASTER - JAPANBlue lithographed tinplate borderline space car, hovercraft style. Low profile with four fans set in the corners of the car. Green plastic canopy. Pegasus wording on the side. Friction action, fans turns with noise.

Low profile car.
Apr 08, 2013
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FORD FRICTION SPACE CAR - HTC - JAPANLarge silver two door convertible tinplate Ford car with a robot driver and passenger in the rear seat. 12 ins. There is a space themed TV monitor with a rocket scene in the other rear seat. Friction action with siren. Name? Box?

Tentatively "The Friction Robot Car (E.T.Toys, Japan, 1958)".
Feb 20, 2013
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SPACE PLATFORM with Realistic Spaceman - LINEMAR - JAPANCylindrical shaped vehicle. Spaceman pilot, spinning radar dish. Tin bump and go battery op. USAF 113251 . Based on the Pawnee flying platform first flown in 1958. A futuristic jeep. See also the Flying Jeep. Marked Army. Picture of toy?Feb 07, 2013
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AEROMOBIL - OMNIA - CZECHOSLOVAKIABlue oval tinplate lithographed battery operated space vehicle with pilot under a small clear plastic dome at the front. Two cylindrical mock engines. Large rear tailfin with plastic engine assembly at top. Battery operated. CSSR. Czech. Two wire antennas with beads.Jan 03, 2013
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COMMANDER TANK - BANDAI FOR SEARS - JAPANA large pressed metal space tank in military green. Battery operated forward and backward motion. Operating lights. Missiles fit into magazines and are fired using a rear trigger. This example is missing its aerials. This is a bordeline space toy but its futuristic appearance appeals to many space toy collectors.

One of a range of Sears exclusive toys produced by Bandai.
Dec 05, 2012
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UZAY TANKI SPACE TANK UZ 707 NE-KUR - TURKEYBlue tin hovercraft style battery op vehicle with turret. Red plastic windows in the turret. Bump and go action. Rear fins. The design is the same as used on the Flash Space Patrol Z-206 including the plastic propeller on the turret. There is at least one other Turkish variation of this pressing with a red light on the turret instead of a rotor. Turkish. Date?Oct 01, 2012
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FIREFLY XYZ MARK III SPACESHIP - HONG KONGMulticolored plastic friction spaceship. Futuristic vehicle with two fins and a a pilot under a central clear plastic dome. Small rotating plastic antenna at the back. Seen in a variety of colors. The styling owes much to the Space Pioneer design. Hong Kong 1960sAug 03, 2012
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SUPERCAR - REMCO - USAPlastic battery op model of Gerry Anderson's Supercar. Cams inserted into the mechanism provide a variety of programmed movement. Two box versions shown: the early plain box and the blister packed version.Jan 17, 2012
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SPACE SLED - REMCO - USAA re-release of Remco's original Gerry Anderson's Supercar design on the back of the Land of the Giants serial. Plastic battery op space ship with wings. Pilot under canopy. White body with clear blue plastic dome. Cams give different movement patterns.Jan 17, 2012
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SPACE RADAR CAR 5 - CHINATin wind up space car with walking action. Orange plastic disk on top with radar antenna.Jan 17, 2012
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MOON SCOUT - SELINAKATOS - ALPHA - GREECEGreek version of the Nomura multi-legged plastic battery op space vehicle.Jan 17, 2012
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FRICTION SPACE ROBOT PATROL WITH SPARKLING ATOMIC GUN - ATC - JAPANRed tin friction Mercedes style car with golden robot driver and large blue gun. No wording on the car. Car advances and sparks appear in the hood mounted gun. Cragstan logo on shown box version.Nov 10, 2011
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SCOOTER ESPACIAL - EGE - SPAINTin and vinyl battery op space scooter with boy astronaut. Bump and go mystery action. Based on an original Masudaya Space Scooter design.

Inspiration for the design came from the Fireball XL5 Jetmobile.
Oct 24, 2011
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FLASH SPACE PATROL Z-206 GREEK VERSION - ANANAIDES - GREECEBlue lithographed tin hovercraft style battery oeratedp vehicle, bump and go action. Red plastic windows. Chrome silver plastic antenna. Very similar to the Japanese FLASH SPACE PATROL Z-206 by TPS on which it is based. GreeceOct 24, 2011
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MERCURY EXPLORER, VERSION 2 - ANANIADES - GREECERed tin and plastic battery op hovercraft style vehicle. Tin top, plastic base. Blue plastic collar (some versions have orange) and blue fins. Mystery color dome and large antenna. Based on the earlier TPS version, with the same box art, but different litho detailing and a different antenna. Produced in 1970 in Greece by a company named Ananiadis (after the owner). See also the Z-206 version which uses the same box art. The box shows "Space Ship" wording at the front but the Greek version of the actual toy has no wording.

Oct 24, 2011
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MOON SCOUT M.S.8 - NOMURA - JAPANPlastic battery operated eight legged vehicle. White and red plastic with orange windscreen. Alternate stepping action. Decal details. Art box (earlier) and picture box versions shown. Oct 22, 2011
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FRICTION SPACE PATROL WITH FLASHING STEN GUN X-5 - ICHIKO - JAPANTin battery operated space car. Two shades of blue lithography with space detailing. Open top car with windshield. Tin stronaut driver holding a gun. Swivelling red plastic gun is attached attached to hood. The car has a large dish antenna. The gun swivels and lights with firing noise. Marked X-5 at the back.

Friction and battery op versions of this brightly lithoed tin space car are known.
Oct 20, 2011
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UNIVERSE BOAT ME 767 - CHINALarge box shaped tin space vehicle. Half dome of white platic at front. Fin structure at rear with four rocket motors. Large antenna on top of superstructure. Bump and go action with flashing lights. Chinese. Boat is the translation of ship. Gyro action.
A long production run. Three box versions (at least), ordered by age - oldest at the top.
Oct 16, 2011
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SPACESHIP UFO - CHINATin and plastic battery op space vehicle. Ligthographed uppe, plastic base with small wings. Pilot under central clear plastic dome. Zeus Forces UFO wording on side. Dish antenna. Bump n go action with red lights in the tail and rotating lighted radar dish. Pilot moves around under the clear dome. This is reworking of the UNIVERSE RECONNAISSANCE BOATOct 16, 2011
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UNIVERSE BOAT ME 605 - CHINATin battery operated hovercraft style boat. Blue tin with pilot under clear plastic dome at front. SFTF initials. The ship has prominent red and yellow lights at the front: the box art accentuates these. Propellor behind rear fin. Non fall action (a rocker arm in the base prevents the ship from falling off the edge of a table) with lights and turning propellor. Oct 16, 2011
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MOONMOBILE - TRIANG - ENGLANDOdd battery operated plastic vehicle with helicopter style body, opening clear plastic visor with pilot and controls, red plastic wheels, swivelling rocket launcher to top of cockpit, with spare rockets in the cab. Triang UKOct 16, 2011
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UNIVERSE RECONNAISSANCE BOAT - CHINATin and plastic battery op space vehicle. Ligthographed uppe, plastic base with small wings. Pilot under central clear plastic dome. Small antenna. Chinese Boat is the translation of ship, as in space ship so this isn't strictly a boat.Oct 16, 2011
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UNIVERSE CAR - CHINATin battery operated space car with lithographed body and white dome. Bump and go ction with colored light dispaly on the dome. Chinese. 1980s Long production run.Oct 16, 2011
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UZAY TANKI UZ TANK 707 - NE-KUR - TURKEYThe UZ is short for Uzay or "Space". Blue tin hovercraft style battery op vehicle with turret. Bump and go action. Red plastic exhaust pipes. The body is the same as used on the Flash Space Patrol Z-206 though the propellor has been replaced by a red light.

There is another Turkish variation of the 707 with a propellor. The same box seems to have been used for both versions.

Turkish. Date?
Oct 15, 2011
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TRACTOR No 3 - NOMURA - JAPANSimply called Tractor. Red tin battery operated tractor with black robot driver. Marked No.3 "With Visible Lighted Piston Action". Mystery bump n go action. Japan. Date?Oct 06, 2011
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MOON BUS, PROJECT SWORD - CENTURY 21 - HONG KONGCentury 21 plastic battery operated lunar bus with mystery bump n go action. It has a blue domed cockpit and an Astrodome full of cool flashing lights. A rotating radar scanner completes the picture. The Century 21 Toys symbol ( 21 in the circles) appears on the base, along with Made in Hong Kong. Variations do exist in the base seal either screwed on or heat sealed. The box is the two part oblong with thick base and thin card cover. It's 'Star Features' are ' Battery Operated, Mystery Bump' n 'go action, variable lighting effects, blinking rear lights, rotating radar scanner.' Also stated is 'Made in Hong Kong for Century 21 Toys Limited'. The cover and side artwork portrays in paint the Bus rolling along the Moon's surface with the Earth clearly visible in the background. The Bus has a clear cockpit on the picture. The captain badge and Manual are shown as being inside. Again, the Astronaut is missed off the badge list. The operating instructions on the two long sides depict the location of the on- off switch and the battery hatch.
Oct 04, 2011
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MOON RANGER - CENTURY 21 TOYS - HONG KONGCentury 21 plastic battery operated space bulldozer. It has forward and reverse action on caterpillar tracks. There is a large clear dome cockpit with driver, a rotating radar and a front- shovel. 'Made in Hong Kong' appears on the plastic base. The box is the oblong two parter - thin top and harder inner. The artwork depicts a painted Moon Ranger - blue and yellow - charging over a rocky landscape with a shovel- full of lunar rocks. The 'Star features' are ' Battery operated, forward and reverse control, powerful climbing action, operating shovel, flashing rear light, two headlights, rotating radar scanner'. It also states that it is 'Made in Hong Kong for Century 21 Toys Limited'. The Captain badge and Manual are shown on the front as being inside. The 'Operating Instructions' on one of the long sides shows the battery positioning and the forward- reverse switch at the base of the vehicle. 1967
Oct 04, 2011
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MOON PROSPECTOR, PROJECT SWORD - CENTURY 21 - HONG KONGCentury 21 ā€“ large battery operated plastic toy vehicle with flashing coloured lights and bump ā€™nā€™ go action. Big, blue and round, it came boxed with the Sword manual and the Sword badge. A stunner! The century 21 symbol of the 21 inside the concentric circles appears on the base of the vehicle.
The first box(top left) is a rectangular two parter with the familiar thinner lid and the sturdy base. The lid's artwork is shows a silver and yellow Prospector amid an alien landscape. The 'star features' are ' Battery operated, mystery bump'n'go action, rotating radar scanner, flashing lights and working searchlight, sound effects.' It states that it's 'Made in Hong Kong for Century 21 Toys Limited.' The Captain badge and the Manual are advertised on the cover as 'inside. The list of badges misses out the Astronaut for some reason, although the space is there for it. As on some of the other toys, operating instructions appear on the box - on the longer sides - showing the position of the two batteries and the on- off switch on the base of the craft.

The second box (top right) is the later photo version. Also shown (bottom row) is the non-Sword version with the T in a circle logo.
Sep 23, 2011
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