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ASTRO BOY GUN - MAKER? - JAPANConventional light blue tin revolver with wood effect handle. Pop gun, shoots corks. Astro Boy graphic on the handle. Maker? Box?Mar 03, 2015
HARIMAO DOUBLE BARREL AUTOMATIC RAPID ACTION PISTOL - NOMURA - JAPANharimao is a character from a 1960 television series Kaiketsu Harimao. Superhero light green tin lithographed space machine gun. Cylindrical magazine. Copious litho detailing. 8" 20cm Double barrelled gun: two green and red clear plastic barrels. Friction noise and spark. Tiger head on the side and the superhero in sunglasses on the handle. Same pressing as the Cragstan Double Barrel Automatic Rapid Action Pistol.Mar 03, 2015
PISTOLA ESPACIAL - VALVERDE - PORTUGAL?A light blue hard plastic space water gun. Marked Pistola Espacial on one side and Valverde Marinho Grande (a resort in Portugal) on the other. This is a copy of Coma Spaziale with some minor differences. The hard plastic is particularly fragile and the glue job is of a low quality. Date? Packkaging?Feb 19, 2015
MYSTRAY GUN - TOY METAL PRODUCTS- USAA pressed steel space gun with a pronounced flared barrel barrel tip. Air blaster action: a rear plunger is pulled back and produces a jet of air when the trigger is pulled. Slated for release in July 1947 though not yet confirmed in the wild. Possible prototype. Box? Feb 05, 2015
POWDER SPACE GUN - MAKER? An unidentified red plastic space gun. Rounded futuristic design with rings on the barrel and a similar configuration on the telescopic sight. The sight is set into an arched fin at the back of the gun. Flared barrel tip. Powder shooting action. Probably 1950s USA. Details? Packaging? 6 1/2" by 5 1/4".Jan 26, 2015
BATMAN ROCKET GUN - BARAVELLI - ITALYA red plastic battery operated space machine gun. The barrel lights up and gun makes noise via trigger at rear grip. Shoots rockets via a spring loaded mechanism and the trigger is on the front grip. "Batman" wording in gold lettering. There is a large folding site on the top. Approx. 22" long.

The toy was distributed by Baravelli of Italy though it may not have been made there,
Jan 18, 2015
AIR-FIRING SHOULDER GUN - AIDS INC - USAThis is a variation of Aids Incs Outer Space Air Ray Gun. A silver plastic air blaster space gun. This is basically the Air-Firing Hip Gun with an extended barrel. Marked Supersonic on the top rear fin. Also advertised as the Supersonic Defender Gun.

This is one of the second generation of such guns and is a reworking of the design first used by Budson in the 1940s.

The advert appeared in a 1957-1958 Toy Fair catalog. Picture? Box? Packaging?
Jan 11, 2015
SONIC WAVE GUN - KELLOGS - USAA red plastic space air blaster gun. 6" x 3.5". The gun has a hammer that strike a vinyl diaphragm, producing a "sonic" pulse wave. Four cardboard space themed targets were included. Offered as a premium with Sugar Smacks and Frosted Flakes. 1963 The gun is largley the same as the Wham-O SUPER AIR ZAPPER.Jan 09, 2015
SPACE JET RAY GUN - W IN CIRCLE - HONG KONGBlue plastic space gun with a long detachable barrel. The gun has a pistol grip, a magazine clip and a perforated barrel. There is a detachable telescopic sight on the top. Friction action clicking machine gun sound with spark. The gun dismantles for storage in the box. 15-1/2" fully assembled. 1960s.

The barrel is based on that of the Space Pilot Jet Ray Gun, by KO.
Jan 04, 2015
BEST WATER PISTOL - BEST BRAND - JAPANTinplate space water pistol. This early gold painted metal space gun has a crimped construction. There is a small tailfin and a jet plane/rocket is pressed into the handle. Best wording on the side. 8cm Sold in trade boxes of twelve guns. 1950s
Dec 31, 2014
COLT "PARACHUTISTE" - MAKER? - FRANCEGold colored diecast pistol. Not strictly a space gun but it has futuristic lines and a distinctive angled sight on the top. Cap gun action. The gun has elaborate scrolling detail molded into the sides. Box?Dec 19, 2014
THUNDERBIRDS SPACE GUN - TOMY - JAPANA stock space gun released in a Thunderbirds themed window box. This is a variation of the Siren Stan raygun design. Blue and white plastic flashlight raygun with siren. There is a red light at the top front of the gun and a cord attached to the handle. 7.5" 19cm One of several packaging variations of the Tomy siren gun. Date?

Image: projectsword.blogspot
Dec 19, 2014
ULTRA-SONIC BEAM GUN - LONE STAR DCMT - ENGLANDBlack hard plastic battery operated flashlight space gun. The gun has a large red plastic lens housing that contains the color filters. Large red plastic rocket shaped sight. The barrel has distinctive barb like fins on the side. White knob for the buzzer action on the side. "Geiger Counter Indicator" dial set into the handle. 1950s

See also the Flower Logo Magic Gun version of this space gun. Picture?

Space gun based on the Norton-Honer Buck Rogers Sonic Ray. This is one of two versions of this gun produced by Lone Star.
Dec 17, 2014
MAGIC GUN TRI-COLOUR - FLOWER BRAND - HONG KONGBlack hard plastic battery operated flashlight space gun. The distinctive feature of this version is the large red plastic lens housing that contains the color filters. Large white plastic rocket shaped sight. White knob on side. Buzzer action. "Geiger Counter Indicator" dial set into the handle.

This gun is closely modeled on the Lone Star Ultra-Sonic Beam Gun, though there are minor differences.

Space gun based on the Norton-Honer Buck Rogers Sonic Ray.
Dec 02, 2014
GUN FLYING SAUCER - MAKER? - JAPANA copy of the Parks Plastic original design: a small plastic spring action space gun with a ribbed handle. Blue plastic body with a green barrel assembly. Shoots a spinner with central cover and a spinning top with an astronaut mounted on top. 8" 20cm.Dec 01, 2014
ATOM BOY X-5 HEAVY MACHINE GUN - TADA - JAPANMetallic blue lithographed tinplate machine gun with folding stand. Atom Boy graphic on the sides. Small pistol grip at the rear. Friction action with noise. Tetsuwan Atom aka Astroboy or Mighty AtomNov 18, 2014
ATOM BOY SMOKE MACHINE GUN - TADA - JAPANConventional shaped light blue machine gun with folding stand Atom Boy graphics on the sides. Battery operated smoke, noise and flashing light action. Tetsuwan Atom aka Astroboy or Mighty AtomNov 18, 2014
ATOM BOY MACHINE GUN TD800 - TADA - JAPANConventional style blue tinplate machine gun with folding stand. Marked TD1800 MG on the side. Action? Japan. Tetsuwan Atom aka Astroboy or Mighty AtomNov 18, 2014
PEZ KNOCKOFF GUN - HONG KONGA clear red hard plastic water pistol, clearly based on the early Pez design. The barrel has been elongated and the back of the gun simplified, otherwise it's the same. The stock has the same molded rocket design though the Pez wording has been removed. Packaging?Nov 03, 2014
LANCIA RAZZA - ARCO FALC - ITALYA space shooting game, the name translates as "Rocket Launcher". The target is a spring loaded rocket fixed to a tripod. Hitting a target disk launches the rocket. A blue hard plastic space gun shoots plastic darts . The gun by Gherzi is based on the Cosmic Ray Gun by Palitoy.

Oct 26, 2014
LASERPHON 4005 - MSB - EAST GERMANYLithographed tin and plastic space flashlight gun. This unusual gun has a conical tinplate body with a plastic handle and an assortment of other plastic components: small rocket sight, ribbed barrel etc. There is a tin panel on the handle. The design on the gun is a striking abstract blue, white and red pattern. Battery operated flashlight action with a buzzer noise. 7" 17cm long. Takes two AA (R6) batteries. Made in the GDR. 1970s. Oct 25, 2014
SKULL SPARKLING MACHINE GUN - N IN CIRCLE - JAPANAn early lithographed tinplate wind up space machine gun. Blue with red and white details. Telescopic sight. Perforated red barrel. Litho bullets on the magazine. Skull logo forward handle and a condor on the stock. Wind up action with noise and spark. 1950s.

See also:
Nomura Sparkling 8 Machine Gun
Nomura Sparkling Machine Gun
N in Circle Skull Machine Gun
Oct 25, 2014
SPARKLING 8 MACHINE GUN - NOMURA - JAPANAn early lithographed tinplate wind up space machine gun. Blue with red and white details. Perforated blue barrel. Litho bullets on the magazine. 8 in Wings logo on the stock. Wind up action with noise and spark. 1950s.

See also:
Nomura Sparkling 8 Machine Gun
Nomura Sparkling Machine Gun
N in Circle Skull Machine Gun
Oct 25, 2014
SPARKLING MACHINE GUN NO 5 - NOMURA - JAPANAn early lithographed tinplate wind up space machine gun. Blue with red and white details. Perforated black barrel. Litho bullets on the magazine. A western crossover piece: the box depicts cowboys and policemen. Wind up action with noise and spark. 1950s.

See also:
Nomura Sparkling 8 Machine Gun
Nomura Sparkling Machine Gun
N in Circle Skull Machine Gun
Oct 25, 2014
ATOMIC GUN - SHUDO? - JAPANA metallic blue lithographed tinplate angular space gun. Marked ATOMIC GUN with an electronic component on the sides and atomic symbol on the stock. The gun has a single raised rectangular red corrugated plastic spark window on each side. Friction action with spark. Maker? This has the same shape as Shudo guns. Box?Oct 24, 2014
METRALETTA SPACIAL-6 MACHINE GUN - MONTEPLAST - SPAINLarge clear plastic see-thru space machine gun. Blue plastic stock and barrel tip. The gun has a raised area on top containing visible plastic gears. Paper decal with Spacial 6 wording. Friction action with rotating gears, noise and spark. See also the pistol version of the gun.Sep 29, 2014
BATMAN POP GUN - AOSHIN - JAPANA lithographed tinplate revolver with Batman graphics. Also shown is the holster for the gun. Pop gun action. 8" 20cm c1966. A crossover western-cowboy item repurposed. Image courtesy Hake's. ASCSep 28, 2014
BATMAN FRICTION RAY MACHINE GUN - NOMURA - JAPANA lithographed tinplate machine pistol. The gun has a angular shape with a tinplate magazine. There is a red red plastic barrel with a yellow plastic tip. Batman graphics on the stock and on the side. Friction action with noise and spark. Box?Sep 28, 2014
BATMAN FRICTION MACHINE GUN - TADA - JAPAA large brightly lithographed tinplate space machine gun. The red stock has a large Batman scene and is set at an angle. The gun has a blue barrel with a red spark window at the join with the body. Friction action with noise and spark. Box?

The same pressing as:
Sep 28, 2014
TETSUWAN ATOM MIGHTY GUN - TAKARA - JAPANAn silver plastic space gun with the handle, support and sights all set at a sharp angle. Shoots bothspinners and darts. Card targets of Tetsuwan Atom characters included. 12" 30cm Superhero.

Image courtesy Smith House.
Sep 28, 2014
SUPER DELUXE ASTROBOY MACHINE GUN - TADA - JAPANA large lithographed tinplate space machine gun. The gun has a wood-effect stock, a large silver blue body with Astroboy graphics, and a small red barrel. On top is a very long clear green window. Battery operated with noise and flashing lights. 21" 52cm The box art has a Mexican bandit scene.Sep 28, 2014
RED FOX MISSILE GUN - HUBLEY - USAA large angular blue plastic space gun with a large silver telescopic sight. The gun has a distinctive exaggerated trigger guard that gives the toy a rectanglular appearance. Circular wire trigger. Shoots large plastic rocket darts. 19" 46cm

Described as new in the 1962 Hubley catalog. Image courtesy Smith House auctions.
Sep 28, 2014
DOUBLE BARREL BATMAN PISTOL - NOMURA - JAPANBatman superhero blue tin lithographed space machine gun. Cylindrical magazine. 8" 20cm Copious litho detailing with Batman wording on the sides and Batman graphics on the handle. Double barreled gun: two transparent green clear plastic barrels with red "lipstic" inserts. Friction noise and spark. Same pressing as the Cragstan Double Barrel Automatic Rapid Action Pistol. 1960s

Sep 19, 2014
SPACE WATER RIFLE - SANZ - ARGENTINAA marbled plastic machine pistol. Water pistol action. 24cm The gun is a copy of an earlier German design and is the same as the Maks Tommy Gun. Barbarella style. Date? Box?Sep 17, 2014
TOMMY GUN WATER RIFLE, BARBARELLA - MAKS - HONG KONGA plastic machine pistol. Water pistol action. 24cm Sold in a bag with header card and called "Tommy Gun". Despite the military connection the gun has space lines, particularly the ring sections on the top. This is a copy of an earlier German design. Mak's

The main space connection is the fact that the gun, probably the German version, was used in the movie "Barbarella".
Sep 17, 2014
SPACE WATER PISTOL - IDEAL JGS - GERMANYA plastic machine pistol with a distinctive trigger guard that extends to enclose the whole underside of the gun. Water pistol. 26cm Date? Box. Note: this company is not connected with the US Ideal toy company but is J.G. Schrödel of Nuremberg. Colors include black and transparent red with sparkles.Sep 17, 2014
JINGANG SPACE GUN - MAKER? - CHINABlue and red lithographed tinplate space gun with a superhero style robot graphic on the side. Lightning bolt on the stock. Three small holes set into either side of the barrel. Flint adjustment screw. Friction noise and spark action. Box marked Pen Huo Qiang. The gun has similarities to MF-116 Date?Sep 06, 2014
SPACE CONTROL GUN - NOMURA - JAPANSmall early blue tin lithographed space gun with red detailing. Rounded bulbous shape with a picture of a spaceman on the handle. Rear red fin with a picture of Saturn, small forward site. Marked SPACE CONTROL on the sides though the box has the wording Space Gun and depicts the gun with the Space Control wording. Friction noise and spark. Plain brown box with paper label.

The box has been widely reproduced with the image altered to suit the contents. The reproduction boxes have a Y in a Circle logo.
Sep 04, 2014
LION STAR MACHINE GUN - YONEZAWA - JAPANAn early lithographed tinplate machine gun. The brightly colored gun has a rifle stock with a large lion printed on the side and the wording Lion Star. In the center a crank is attached to the side; turning it produces a firing noise. Slender black barrel. 1950s.

The gun dismantles for storage: the wood-effect stock separates from the body.
Sep 03, 2014
Stubby red, blue and white lithographed tin raygun. Double barrelled, both barrels are clear red plastic with red inserts. Unusually the barrels are mounted one above the other instead of the usual side by side configuration. This is the same pressing as the RAY-W-GUN by Marubishi.

The barrels are the same components used on the Marubishi Astro Mobil.

Friction action with sparking and noise. Japan.
Sep 03, 2014
BLAKE'S 7 NEUTRON SPACE RIFLE - JOYSTAR - HONG KONGAn unusual gold plastic space gun. The angular pistol design has a long site addirion on the top. It also has a black arc shaped support. Ball shooting action with a spring loaded arm at the side. Copyright 1978.

The gun has a paper decal with POP-O-MATIC RIFLE wording. It is unclear if this was on the specific Blake's 7 gun or on an unlicensed version.
Sep 02, 2014
SPACE MACHINE GUN - DAIYA? - JAPANA metallic blue lithographed space rifle. The narrow gun has a rifle stock and a short perforated barrel. Bullet detail printed on the sides. Trigger guard. Key wind up mechanism with noise and spark. Believed to be Daiya. Date? Box? Sep 02, 2014
UNIVERSAL MACHINE GUN - NOMURA - JAPANA serious looking military-style lithographed tin space machine pistol. The silver grey gun has a brown stock and an extendible wire attachment at the back. Its most distinctive feature is a clip of tin simulated bullets that fit into an arc shaped magazine. There is little of space interest on the gun except for an atom pattern and the wording Universal Machine Gun. The rather plain box has slightly more of a space theme with an astronaut standing by a rocket launch pad. Date? Sep 02, 2014
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
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