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ASTRO RAY GUN - N LOGO - JAPANA brightly lithographed tin friction space gun in a mixture of blue, red, yellow and orange colors. Clear red plastic barrel with rings. The elaborate space litho includes Saturn, Earth, planets and stars. "ASTRO RAY GUN" printed on the top. Noise and spark friction action. 22cm

This is the same pressing as the Universe Gun. The identity of the N in a Circle logo has not yet been established. Date? Box?
Sep 02, 2014
PETER FLINTH SPACE GUN - MOLTO - SPAINA blue plastic pistol-like space gun with a magazine at the front and a full trigger guard. Shoots plastic disks from a spring fed magazine. See also the Lampis Plast version. Blister carded.

This release copies the packaging of Star Trek tracer guns. Lanza discos.
Sep 01, 2014
PETER FLINTH SPACE GUN / GALAXIAS - LAMPIS PLAST - SPAINA red plastic pistol-like space gun with a magazine at the front and a full trigger guard. Shoots plastic disks from a spring fed magazine. See also the Molto version. Blister carded.

This is the same design as the Planet Blaster and the Star Trek tracer guns. Lanza discos.

This gun was also sold as GALAXIAS. Lanza discos.
Sep 01, 2014
PETER FLINTH SPACE RIFLE / GALAXIAS - LAMPIS PLAST - SPAINA large (18" 45cm) red plastic space rifle. The gun has sweeping lines from the stock to the bottom of the barrel. Short telescopic sight. Shoots 20 plastic disks from a spring loaded magazine. Blister carded. Panda logo.

This gun was also sold as GALAXIAS. Metralleta Lanza discos.
Sep 01, 2014
REKHA GUN - REKHA TOYS - INDIAColorful lithographed tin friction space gun with clear green plastic barrel. Noise and spark friction action. The plastic barrel is marked Rubina Gun. Red and green versions. 22cm

The design is based on the Japanese N in Circle Universe Space Gun, with the lithography altered to suit the Indian taste). It is, however, a different construction using tabs to hold the halves together. The Universe Gun has a crimped construction. See also the Kranti Gun and Rubina Gun
Sep 01, 2014
DIE CAST SPACE SQUIRT GUN - MAKER? - JAPANA small die cast lead? space squirt gun with a colorful yellow rubber bulb. The bulb has a fish (ray?) logo. The actual gun barrel is very thin. Metal. Maker? Date?Aug 31, 2014
DIE CAST LEAD ROCKET SQUIRT GUN - JOHILLCO? - ENGLANDA small lead space squirt gun with a distinctive rocket shape. 3" 7cm Rubber bulb. Metal. Johillco made similar lead squirt guns and this is possibly the maker.

Two slight variations shown. There is a third version.
Aug 31, 2014
SUPER MACHINE GUN - YONEZAWA - JAPANA large lithographed tin space machine gun. A rather serious looking gun with perforated double barrels and a wood effect stock. Yonezawa didn't do many space guns and it is interesting to see that they're trying to compete with the Nomura range of these realistic looking guns. There is little of space interest on the gun itself: Super Gun, ATOM wording and an eagle on the stock. The box art compensates with a lively scene of Space Patrol astronauts. Friction action with noise and spark. Date?Aug 31, 2014
X-2 AUTOMATIC MACHINE GUN - NOMURA - JAPANA black or dark blue lithographed tinplate machine gun. The battery operated gun has a detachable cylindrical clear plastic magazine on top which light up when in action. The stock has the wording Automatic Ray Gun. Noise and flashing lights. A rather serious gun with little space detail, though the box has a dramatic space combat scene. Date? Aug 31, 2014
PLANET GUN - TOHO - JAPANSmall plastic space gun with three spinners. An interesting Japanese release of the Park Plastics Planet Patrol Saucer Gun (notice the ribs on the side and the telescopic sight) but the box is an unlicensed copy of the Merit Dan Dare Planet Gun box. (no telescopic sight and humps on the sides). Date?

This is the only Toho space toy that I am aware of.

Aug 31, 2014
YU DO DAN - MAKER? - JAPANAn early Japanese black tinplate space gun. The poor photo hides much of the deatil of this cap firing gun. It does have a trigger guard. The box has the picture of a Thunderbird 1 style rocket flying over the ocean in a Midway style battle with an aircraft carrier. Maker? better photo?

Aug 31, 2014
WATER PISTOL - MAKER - JAPANAn early Japanese lithographed tinplate water pistol. The little blue space gun has an angular pistol shape with a trigger guard and a large yellow star on the handle. On the sides are a lightning bolt, a spaceman floating in space, Saturn and the wording "WATER PISTOL". Box? Date? Details?Aug 31, 2014
COWBOY SPACE GUN - NOMURA - JAPANThe shape is clearly a space gun, but the litho is serving the western market. A typical crossover item in the same range as the Space Navigator Gun.

Small early blue, red and yellow tin lithographed space gun. Angular pistol shape with a picture of a cowboy on the handle, COW BOY wording. Friction noise and spark. 3.5" 9cm Box?
Aug 31, 2014
SPACE WATER PISTOL - COIBEL - SPAINA bizarre shaped plastic space water gun with sweeping fins at the front that converge on a plastic cylinder carying a paper decal SPACE. In fact, at the heart of this gun is a Park Plastics Squirt Ray the Outer Space gun (no trigger guard) which has been given the extravagant makeover. Pistola De Agua. Name? Packaging? Date?Aug 31, 2014
LUNAR JET RIFLE - DAISY - USAA space toy in name only. The large red and white metal pop gun has Lunar Jet printed on the stock. Red plastic stock, red cocking lever and red perforated silencer. Model #1011. The 1011 was also the Thunder Bird rifle.Aug 30, 2014
RADAR FLASH SPACE RIFLE - MURRAY - USAA lager (25" 62cm) metal machine gun style rifle. Red painted body with forward grip and long telescopic sight. Silver metal perforated cover on the barrel. Radar Flash decal on the sides. The gun has a crank on the right side which produces a shooting noise when turned. Noisemaker. Date? Box?Aug 30, 2014
SPACE PATROL CLICKER GUN - MAKER? - USA?The name remains speculative. A hard plastic clicker gun. Angular design with rings on the barrel. A rocket is molded in the sides and a spaceman on the stock. The gun incorporates a whistle. 5" 12cm. Available in a wide range of colors. Maker? Date?
Aug 30, 2014
SPACE CLICKER GUN 555 - MAKER? - HONG KONGHong Kong copy of the American hard plastic clicker space gun that in turn is based on the Pyro Space Control Gun but significantly different; the breech is cylindrical, there's a large telescopic sight on the top and the molded details include a rocket. Marked 555 on the side. 5in 14cm. Aug 30, 2014
SPACE SQUIRT GUN - MAKER?A small hard plastic space water squirt gun with rubber bulb. 8.2cm long. The gun has a design based on the Rex Mars Planet Patrol by Marx. Details?Aug 29, 2014
DIE CAST LEAD SPACE SQUIRT GUN - MAKER? - USAA small lead space squirt gun with a distinctive hoops around the barrel. 5" 12cm Rubber bulb. Trigger guard. Metal. Maker? Date? Aug 29, 2014
DIE CAST LEAD SPACE SQUIRT GUN - MAKER?A small die cast lead space squirt gun with a distinctive arched fin on the top. Rubber bulb. Metal. Maker? Date? 9cm Aug 29, 2014
DOUBLE BARREL SPACE DART GUN - MAKER?A blue bulbous plastic space gun with a retro styled rear fin. Two ribbed red plastic barrels, similar to those on Japanese rayguns. Unusually the gun has two barrels that shoot rubber tipped darts. The two darts are fired simultaneously. The gun has yellow plastic panels with molded space scenes in the stock. Name? Box? Maker? Aug 29, 2014
ROCKET DOUBLE BARREL SPACE RIFLE - MAKER? - JAPAN?This early double barrel rifle is predominantly wood with tin barrels and colorful decorative tin panels with space graphics on either side. The word ROCKET and an image of a rocket appear on the sides of the barrels. There is a lever on each side which is pulled back to cock the mechanism. 12.5" 32cm Box? Maker?Aug 28, 2014
VIDEO SPACE FLASH RAY BUZZER GUN - MAKER? - USAIt is possible that this gun was never released, but it appears in a the 1952 Blackwell-Wielandy catalog. The bronze colored plastic battery operated space flashlight gun has several unusual features: a wheel-like structure at the back, a series of coils or springs around the barrel, a jet rocket mounted on top and a sliding device in the lens housing. 9"

Box? Photo?
Aug 18, 2014
LAZER-BLAZER - MATTEL - USAA very large (26", 65cm) plastic bazooka gun. This is a life-size version of the Mat Mason Chemical Gun. Battery operated light action; a crank on the side generates the sound. This gun did not go into production and was only released in small numbers to test the market. 1965Aug 18, 2014
SPACE GUN - MAKER? - SPAINA hard plastic space gun with eccentric curved styling. One side is red and the other is yellow. There is a lightning bolt on both sides. It measures 5" 12cm long, and has a red transparent trigger. The short barrel widens considerably at the end and is tipped with a relatively large sight.

This "Zoomeray" style gun fires a transparent celluloid coil. When the trigger is pulled it pushes a firing rod out the back of the gun. When it reaches a certain point, it releases the spring loaded rod, which hits a similar plastic tack, with a wide head, attached to the center of the coil. The coil ejects about 2 inches from the barrel then returns instantly. I gives the impression of a red flash from the barrel.

Pistola espacial
Aug 17, 2014
SUPER-SITE MAGIC BULLET GUN - MAKER? - ARGENTINAThis is an Argentinian version of the American Super-Site Magic Bullet space gun. Green hard plastic space gun with a telescopic sight running the full length of the gun. Silver panels in the handle. Click action with a captive reciprocating bullet that peeps out of the barrel when the trigger is pulled. 22cm Marked Industria Argentima

Name? Maker? Box?
Aug 11, 2014
METRALLETA ESPACIAL APOLO XX - BERNABEU GISBERT - SPAINThis bright, and colorful space rifle is 22 inches long, and made from hard plastic, in a rainbow of neon colors. Marked Bernabeu Gisbert on the box, though the gun has the mark of VFerre. This toy manufacturer is fond of transparent guns with whirring gears, and lots of action. By pulling the trigger, you set the gears in motion, there is also a hammer inside the front magazine that is actuated by a cam on a large orange gear, and strikes the plastic shell once with each firing. There are various color combinations.

Two box versions shown, one of which is full of cartoon characters. Date? See-thru

Jul 31, 2014
SPACE PATROL GUN - MAKER? - HONG KONGA simple red plastic space gun that shoots plastic spinners. A knob at the back is wound to tension the gun, a spinner is attached to the front. Blister carded. 1960s.Jul 31, 2014
CAPTAIN VIDEO BELT AND HOLSTER - MAKER? - USATwo examples of the Captain Video holster.
1 Black holster with red top cover. White belt. Both carry Captain Video wording and logo.

2 Black holset and belt. Large red Captain Video banner on both pieces.

Maker? Early 1950s. Authorised Captain Video merchandise.
Jul 31, 2014
WATER GUN AND RE-FILL BOMB - SPACE SUPER SNEAK - COUNTRY?An interesting innovation. The bulbous transparent green plastic space gun has traditional space lines with a rear fin and circular moldings on the body. It comes, with a plastic space rocket that acts as an additional water reservoir that can be attached to a belt. Blister carded. Date?Jul 31, 2014
PISTOLA ESPACIAL - SHAMBER'S - SPAINA plastic space gun with a flat profile barrel. Two cylinder moldings on the handle. The barrel is a flat, slotted structure. Shoots styrene winged plane darts. The main feature of this space gun is the green alien figure on the blister card backing.Jul 31, 2014
BABY MACHINE GUN OK-20 - MASUDAYA - JAPANAn early crossover piece. A metallic blue lithographed space machine pistol with a short barrel. The trigger guard is incorporated into the design. Small top sight. Red plastic spark window at the base of the barrel. Friction action with noise and spark.

The box shows the gun being used by a cowboy but the design is clearly space inspired. Made at time when manufacturers were keen to retain the cowboy interest while experimenting with space guns. Date? Western crossover.
Jul 31, 2014
ULTRA DART GUN - TUDOR ROSE? - ENGLAND?A black plastic space gun with red plastic barrel housing and muzzle tip. Shoots rubber tipped darts. The gun has a traditional revolver appearance but is transformed with a red ringed breech unit and a ribbed plastic barrel tip. Boxed with a bullseye target on the lid. See the Astronaut Screaming Missile Pistol version of this gun.Jul 31, 2014
EAGLE MACHINE GUN - MASUDAYA - JAPANLarge 24 inch machine space gun, blue litho. Battery operated. Barrel lights and clip moves as gun makes a firing noise. Red plastic end piece. Eagle written on the sides and an eagle logo on the wood effects stock. Space graphics on the box. There is a silver version of this gun: the Silver Eagle Machine Gun.Jul 31, 2014
SPACE MACHINE GUN - DAIYA? - JAPANA blue lithographed space machine gun. The gun has early styling with a perforated barrel, ribs on the body of the gun and a crude red tube telescopic sight. Litho detailing including bullets. The gun has a simple wire stand. Name? Box? Date?Jul 31, 2014
ATOMIC DART GUN SET - FOR DELTA IMPORT - HONG KONG?A black plastic Luger shaped space gun. Shoots rubber tipped darts. Sold bagged with header card and a backing card with a bullseye target. The gun has non-spacey look but this is offset by the molding of a slender Robby style robot in the handle. Jul 31, 2014
LUNAR PISTOL - MAKER? - HONG KONGThis is another version of the Palitoy Cosmic Ray Gun. A black plastic space gun with telescopic sight. The spring loaded gun shoots rocket shaped darts tipped with rubber. Blister carded. Jul 30, 2014
OFFICIAL SPACE PATROL ATOMIC PISTOL FLASHLITE - MARX - USA This is a hard plastic classic shape battery operated space gun. Space Patrol Super Beam Signal Gun Plastic flashlight space gun with sight.

The handle is marked Official Space Patrol. This authorised version of the popular Marx flashlight gun was clearly intended to cash in on the popularity of the Space Patrol TV series.

The cylindrical body has an angled stock. Rings surround the barrel and the back of the gun. A short cone shaped telescopic sight is mounted on top. There is a clear plastic lens housing at the front. Red and green lens filters are also included to alter the color of the beam. The gun also makes a click noise. This is a mold used for a range of space guns. 8" 20cm

A patent for the design was filed in 1952 and issued in 1953. Pat no. 169440
Jul 22, 2014
MARTIAN WATER-BUG GUN - MERCURY PLASTICS - USAAn unusual plastic water pistol. The V-shaped gun consists of a series of connected spheres and a pair of plastic antennas giving it a bug or caterpillar appearance. By moving a lever at the back it is possible to alter the direction of the water jet. Various colors including red and light blue.

There are two package versions. The first is bagged with a large backing card. The later version is bagged with a smaller and simpler header card.

Patented filed in 1954 and published in 1955.
Pat No: 174731
Inventor: Joseph B Barricks
Jul 18, 2014
ROBOT RAIDERS SPACE ACTION TARGET SET - RAYLINE - USAA plastic pistol style gun with black panels on the handles. Shoots 20 small plastic disks which are loaded into a magazine. Available in various colors: silver, blue green. Date? Blister carded set comes with a Batman-style parachute figure as a target.
Jul 05, 2014
SPACE PATROL GUN - MAKER? - HONG KONGA red plastic version of the Palitoy Cosmic Ray Gun. Blister carded with four plastic spacemen targets. Dart shooting action. Shoots missile tipped darts.Jul 05, 2014
ZIP ZIP SPACE GUN - MAKER? - USAA die cast metal space gun dating from the early 1950s. The slender grey metal gun has delightful fcooling fin details on the body and a swept back front sight, also with fins.

This is probably an unfinished prototype. There is no firing mechanism.
Jul 05, 2014
FLASH GORDON SPACE SET - MAKER?A blister carded set of seemingly authorised if rather cheaply constructed Flash Goldon related merchandise including a white plastic space gun. This is another apperance of the Palitoy Cosmic Ray Gun. Bar coded. 1980s?Jul 05, 2014
DICK TRACY SILENT RAY GUN - MAKER? - USAA large angular black plastic raygun. Marked American Silent Ray. This is a battery operated flashlight gun that accompanied a rotating electric target. Photoelectric cells in the target could register hits from the gun. Though this is a Dick Tracy detective toy it is evidently one of the earliest electronic space guns. Date? Jul 05, 2014
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