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OHGON BAT AUTOMATIC RAPID ACTION PISTOL - NOMURA - JAPANSuperhero Ohgon Bat version of the tin lithographed space machine gun. Cylindrical magazine. 8" 20cm Copious litho detailing. Double barrelled gun: two green and red clear plastic barrels. Friction noise and spark. Bat logo on the sides. This has the same pressing as the Cragstan Double Barrel Automatic Rapid Action Pistol.

Ogon Golden
Apr 26, 2016
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COSMIC COP - WICKE - WEST GERMANYA large purple plastic space water pistol. The unusual design has a large water reservoir at the back of the gun with a slender barrel tipped with four fins. In addition this version has a detachable, long thin plastic sight at the front of the barrel. The gun also has a dart shooting action. 12 in, 31 cm. Made in Germany under license from Lone Star.

This is essentially the same molding as the Hong Kong Space Hero 500-X Laser Gun.
Apr 26, 2016
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GOLDEN SPACE GUN - MAKER? - JAPANHeader card only. Details?Apr 25, 2016
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LASER RESCUE TEAM SET - PROCESSED PLASTICS (TIM-MEE) - USALarge boxed set comprising later version (soft plastic) Laser Flashlight Ray Gun, Laser Rescue Team rifle, plastic rocket and space figure set. Box marked Planet Wars. 1970s.
Apr 14, 2016
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ASTRO RAY GUN - SHUDO - JAPANA metallic silver lithographed tinplate angular space gun. Marked ASTRO RAY GUN. The gun has a single rectangular red plastic spark window on each side. Friction action with spark.

Featured in the 1973 Ichimura catalog. Item #8111
Apr 05, 2016
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SG SPACE GUN - MAKER? - JAPANBrightly lithographed tinplate space gun with a substantial graphic of a Lunar landscape with rocket flying across. Three part spark window. Red plastic barrel. Friction action with spark. Marked SG on the stock. The Y in a circle logo is possibly Sanko. 7.5"

Note: the long barrel version is the original version. Short barrel versions are new reproductions. The short barrel is a much later reissue in an old style card box with paper label.

This gun appears in the 1973 Ichimura catalog. Item #8117
Apr 05, 2016
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JET SPECIAL (COWBOY VERSION) - YOSHIYA - JAPANFeatured in the 1965 Yoshiya catalog but not confirmed in circulation. A lithographed tinplate space machine gun with litho bullet detailing on the magazine. This gun has a distinctive circular structure in the center. Short green clear plastic barrel without the usual red extension. In addition this gun has three plastic gears inside a clear plastic housing on the top. Cowboy image of Hugh O'Brian as Wyatt Earp, on the stock. Friction action with noise and spark. Box?

There are at least three versions of this design, Patrol Gun 45, Automatic Gun and Jet Special Gun all featured in the 1966 Yoshiya catalog. Box? Size?
Apr 05, 2016
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AUTOMATIC GUN - YOSHIYA - JAPANA dark blue lithographed tinplate space machine gun with litho bullet detailing on the magazine. This gun has a distinctive circular structure in the center. Green and red clear plastic barrel. Spaceman logo on the stock. Friction action with noise and spark.

There are at least three versions of this design, Patrol Gun 45, Automatic Gun and Jet Special Gun all featured in the 1966 Yoshiya catalog. Size?
Apr 05, 2016
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SPACE GUN DOUBLE BARREL MF-229 - MAKER? - CHINALarge painted tinplate, plastic and wood double-barrelled space machine gun. Black body with a red and yellow plastic barrel structure. The gun has a plain wood stock. The distinctive feature of this gun is the clear plastic dome at the top that holds colored balls. These bounce when the gun is fired. There are clear plastic panels on either side with moving color wheels inside. Friction action, reciprocating barrels with noise and spark. 23" long. MF229Apr 03, 2016
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PATROL GUN 45 - YOSHIYA - JAPANA silver and black lithographed tinplate space machine gun with litho bullet detailing on the magazine. This gun has a distinctive circular structure in the center. Green and red clear plastic barrel. Spaceman logo and 45 on the stock. Friction action with noise and spark.

There are at least three versions of this design, Patrol Gun 45, Automatic Gun and Jet Special Gun all featured in the 1966 Yoshiya catalog. Box? Size?
Apr 01, 2016
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DREAM GUN - DREAM - JAPANBlue plastic disk-shooting space gun. Stubby design with a detachable cylindrical magazine that holds plastic disks. The magazine slots into a hole on the side. Made by a company called Dream. 15cm Date?Mar 24, 2016
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FAT STAR BUBBLE GUN - KILGORE - USAAn unusually-shaped plastic bubble blowing space gun. The yellow plastic gun has a central reservoir with an elaborate nozzle and trigger guard. Pressing the trigger produces a stream of air. Sold on a backing card with a jar of soap solution. 20cm. 1980Mar 18, 2016
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MARS SATELLITE SPACE GUN - JEAN - W GERMANYYellow plastic space gun, rather angular in design. Shoots spinners. The main feature of this gun is that the launch point is set at a 45 degree angle at the tip of the gun. The spinners are wound to load the gun and the trigger releases them. Blister carded. Mar 18, 2016
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JATO ESPACO (SPACE JET) - ESTRELA - BRAZILBrazilian version of the Double Barrel Mars Gun. Large lithographed tin space gun, grey with elaborate scroll work and a wood effect stock. Two transparent green plastic barrels. Friction noise and spark action.

See the A'S DO ESPACO version. Very similar to the Metralleta Rayo Spacial.
Mar 18, 2016
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BATMAN FRICTION MACHINE GUN - MAKER? - JAPANA large brightly lithographed tinplate space machine gun. The yellow stock has a large graphic of Batman and Robin. The gun has red spark window and long black barrel. Friction action with noise and spark. Box?
Mar 18, 2016
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COSMIC RAY - STEVENS - USASilver painted diecast space gun. The gun has a combination of battery operated flashlight and a cap firing action. The gun has red capped windows on either side that light up when the trigger is pulled. Batteries fit into the rear of the gun, accounting for the gun's 11" length. It has the distinctive forward sweeping front sight of the Neutron Blaster and has a jet plane molded in the handle.

The gun was not released by the company before its closure, but a tiny number of examples were manufactured for evaluation.
Mar 17, 2016
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TOMMY Z GUN - MAKER? - JAPANAnother release of the Tommy Z space gun. "Flashing Missile Real Scope" Large plastic space machine gun. Clear red barrel, silver body and stock with blue plastic panels. Boxy blue telescopic sight. Battery operated action with sound and flashing light in the barrel. Visible bullet in the side. 47cm The box does not have any space graphics.

Mar 16, 2016
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TOMMY Z GUN - MIURA - JAPANLarge plastic space machine gun. Clear red barrel, silver body and stock with blue plastic panels. Boxy blue telescopic sight. Battery operated action with sound and flashing light in the barrel. Visible bullet in the side. The box is marked TOMMY Z though the gun has no marking. 47cm The box does not have any space graphics.

See the Flash Gordon Stun Gun version.
Mar 16, 2016
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TRIPLE GUN H3 MACHINE GUN - HORIKAWA - JAPANMetallic blue lithographed tin space rifle / machine gun. Drum magazine. Unusually the gun has three barrels. Friction action with rotating ammunition drum and moving barrels. The box has minimal space graphics of a rocket ready to launch. Eagle logo on the stock.

Also shown is a silver grey litho variation.
Mar 14, 2016
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FLASH GORDON STUN GUN - MAKER? - HONG KONGLarge plastic space machine gun. Clear red barrel, black body and stock with yellow plastic panels. Boxy yellow telescopic sight. Battery operated action with sound and flashing light in the barrel. Marked TOMMY Z on the sides. 47cm 1979

No obvious maker's name on the box.
Mar 01, 2016
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FLULMINE LIGHTNING SPACE MACHINE GUN - LAC - ITALYThis is an Italian version of the Nomura Foxhole Tommygun. Fucile Mitragliatore

Large tin battery operated machine gun with space scenes on the box. Japan 1960s 17.5 ins. Barrel lights as gun makes a firing noise. Condor/Eagle logo on the side. The box art has excellent space graphics and depicts a red gun. The actual toy is metallic blue. Date? 1960s 19" 47cm

LAC is Leonida Alemanni Casalpusterlengo.
Feb 25, 2016
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SPACE CONTROL CLICKER PISTOL - MAKER? - AUSTRALIASmall, hard plastic space gun. Standard automatic design with three distinctive angled louvres around the barrel tip. Small fin on top. Clicker action. Marked Space Control on the sides. Seen in semi-transparent metallic maroon and green colors. Hoop on the bottom of the handle. Box? Packaging? 4.5" 11cm

Advertised in Morning Bulletin, Queensland in November 1953
Feb 24, 2016
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BUBBL-MATIC - KENNER - USAPlastic bubble blowing space gun. This is the later vrsion of Kenner's gun of the name. This version is plastic with a cone shaped nozzle and long trigger built into the handle. The main feature of the gun is the no-mess use of soap tablets to create the bubbles. Blister packed on card. Red and blue versions.

Advertised in the Arizona Republic July 1965.
Feb 20, 2016
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ПОЛЁT, FLIGHT SPACE GUN - MOSCOW - USSRPlastic spring driven space gun, Planet Gun variant shoots spinners. This is another appearance the ubiquitous spinner gun. See the Dan Dare Planet Gun. Produced in Moscow. A very plain box with Russian Cyrillic script. Dated 1975. Black body, red muzzle. Probably in other colors. The box name is ПОЛЁT or "FLIGHT".

Based on the Park Plastics design.
Feb 19, 2016
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ATOMATIC SPACE RIFLE - HR PRODUCTION - ENGLANDThis is a large (17" 43cm) hard dense plastic space water gun. The space gun has a white plastic core with of a two handled design. Around it is a red cover that forms a kind of streamlined rocket body that holds the gun, almost like a pair of folded wings. A rocket-shaped red rifle stock is also attached to the white core.

Two examples of the gun are known: white body with red surround and black body with red surround. The gun has a Registered Design No 872586 DSN which tentatively suggests a date Nov 1953-Jan 1954. Little is known about the manufacturer: HR Production produced two other Atomatic space water guns.
Feb 17, 2016
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SPACE WATER GUN - SAMCO? - ITALYA long gold hard plastic water space gun. 13" 34cm Distinctive straight edge along the top, coiled effect trigger guard and curved lines. Rings around the barrel tip. The gun has an unusual second tip with hole placed above the main one. Name? Box?

This is an opaque version of the Samco Mitra Marziano and may be by the same manufacturer.

Similarities exist with the Reliable Space Patrol Water Pistol. See also the Atlantic version of this gun.
Feb 17, 2016
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MITRA MARZIANO, MARTIAN MACHINE GUN - SAMCO - ITALYA long, thin clear green plastic space water pistol with rotating plastic aliens inside. Brass nozzle. The exterior design predates the Atlantic dart gun while the internal design is the same as that of the German Ideal brand, J.G. Schrödel. The box has impressive space graphics which are also similar to those of the German water pistols. 12" 24cm



Feb 16, 2016
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BATMAN WATER BLASTER - MARX - USABlack plastic machine pistol water gun. Telescopic sight. Paper decal decorations on the sides. Card mounted. This is a prototype superhero gun.

Picture courtesy Hakes.
Feb 16, 2016
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LONE STAR AQUA-JET GUN - LONE STAR DCMT - ENGLANDThis transparent orange plastic space water gun is a later release of the Dan Dare Aqua-Jet without the Dan Dare licensing. The wording Dan Dare has been removed from the stock and replaced with Lone Star. It is a copy Futuristic Products Co Strato Gun. Made by Lone Star, DCMT. This is a chrome silver plastic water pistol space gun with sight.

Lone Star created their own molds based on the Futuristic Products Strato Gun. The three round details on the gun are their own contribution.

Box? Packaging? Date?
Feb 08, 2016
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SPACE KING MACHING GUN METRALLETA ELECTRICA - PERY - SPAINA green plastic battery operated space gun with light and sound. This gun has a built in magazine clip at the front and a short black barrel. The gun has a wire handle extension. This is a copy of the Exelo tin gun of the same name. Flashing light and noise. 12" 24cm Juguete No 100.


Based on the G-Man Machine Gun.
Jan 24, 2016
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ROCKET TARGET GAME - MASUDAYA - JAPANBoxed shooting game comprising a card space landscape and rocket. A conventional grey plastic revolver shoots rubber tipped darts. Hitting the button launches the rocket. The principal feature of this set is the high quality of the space graphics on the box and target. 1960s. Modern Toys. Jan 19, 2016
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THUNDERBIRDS ZERO-X SPACE GUN - MATSUSHIRO - JAPANBlack plastic space gun with a red barrel. The rounded bodied space gun has a slender clear red barrel with a solid plastic end. Detachable large silver telescopic sight. It also has a characteristic small white plastic antenna. Friction action with noise and spark.

This is based on the much copied Takatoku pistol design.
Jan 15, 2016
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GALAXY GUN / SPARKING SPACE PISTOL - MAKER?Plastic space gun. The rounded bodied space pistol has a slender clear barrel with a solid plastic end. Detachable large telescopic sight. Spark windows in the sides. Friction action with noise and spark.

These guns do not have the small white antenna.

These are variations of the Japanese Takatoku original design.
Jan 15, 2016
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ULTRA 09 ULTRAMAN SPACE GUN - TAKATOKU - JAPANSpeckled blue plastic space gun with a red barrel. The rounded bodied space gun has a slender clear red barrel with a solid plastic end. Detachable large telescopic sight. It also has a characteristic small white plastic antenna. Friction action with noise and spark. Supehero monster theme. Window box. TT T.T. Jan 15, 2016
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SPACE SQUADRON HOLSTER - DUNMORE - USAA brown and cream leather-style space holster and belt with early space graphics depicting a spaeman's head with lightning bolts. The Pyro clicker gun is an add on but is a very good fit, and may have determined the holster's dimensions. Details?

Possibly made by the Dumore Belt and Novelty Company, New York circa 1952.
Jan 05, 2016
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ELECTRIC SPACE GUN - TOMY? - JAPANThis is a variation of the Tomy Siren raygun design. Red and white plastic flashlight raygun with siren. Mrked Electric Space Gun. 7.5" 19cm Jan 05, 2016
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SPACE FUTURE MACHINE GUN - YONEZAWA - JAPANA large metallic blue lithographed tin space machine gun. Perforated double barrels and a wood effect stock. "Future" wording and an eagle on the stock. Wind up action with spark and noise. The box art, the same as on the Super Gun, has a lively space scene of Space Patrol astronauts.

20" 45cm Date?
Jan 01, 2016
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LASER RAY GUN - TIM-MEE - USAPlastic flashlight space gun with Morse signalling feature. This is the 1967-1972 version of the Norton-Honer original. The hump on the back has lost its compass, and a long silver telescopic sight has been added. It still has the two buttons on the side. The lens assembly also appears to have been simplified, it looks like a push-fit. Laser Ray Gun. It was produced in a range of colors.
Dec 30, 2015
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SPACE WATER PISTOL NO 1 - YOSHIYA - JAPANBlue plastic space water pistol in the shape of the Yoshiya tin space guns. Transparent plastic barrel with red insert. Pictured in a 1973 Yoshiya catalog but not confirmed in the wild. 9.5"Dec 28, 2015
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SPACE PLANE GUN - DAH YANG DY - TAIWANA metallic green plastic space gun in the shape of a plane or rocket with a large rear fin with a rocket motor on top. Marked 5091. Cap firing. Name? Box? PackagingSep 16, 2015
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TIGER SAUCER GUN - ENMBAN - JAPANA small yellow plastic space water pistol in the shape of a flying saucer. An attached handle has a blue plastic insert with molded graphic of a tentacled alien. ENMBAN, presumably the maker, is molded into the top. Sold in boxes of three. Japan 1960s.Sep 16, 2015
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FRICTION SPACE GUN - FRATELLI RESTUCCIA - ITALYA clear red plastic space gun with a white tip on the barrel. Telescopic sight on an angled stem. The gun has a distinctive plastic protrusion on the bottom near the trigger. Friction action with spark. Unidentified. Maker? Box? Date? Pistola SpazialeSep 15, 2015
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ALIEN SPACE GUN - MAKER? - AUSTRALIAA bulbous clear plastic space water pistol with rotating plastic aliens inside. This is an Australian version of the J.G. Schrödel design, sometimes called the Astronaut Rocket Ray Gun. This is a 6.5" 16cm version with one flat plastic alien inside. Name? Date?
Sep 15, 2015
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SPACE REPEATER PISTOL No 118 - MAKER? - HONG KONGA metallic blue plastic cap firing space gun. The slender design has a stock with molded rocket, stars and Saturn design that is based on the Space Outlaw gun. The red plastic barrel has two sets of saw-tooth fins, clearly influenced by the Lone Star diecast cap gun. 5"

Advertised as the Sonic Cap Pistol in 1968.

Bagged with a header card marked "100 shot Space Repeating Pistol".
Sep 15, 2015
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ASTRONAUTA SPACE GUN - ATLANTIC - ITALYA long yellow hard plastic dart firing space gun. 13" 34cm Distinctive straight edge along the top, coiled effect trigger guard and curved lines. The gun has an extra finned extension of the main barrel tip. Similarities exist with the Reliable Space Patrol Water Pistol.

Sold as part of the Astronauta space set comprising helmet, oxygen tanks and space gun.

The gun would appear to be adapted from the Samco Mitra Marziano gun.

1970s
Sep 11, 2015
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WANI BRAND PISTOL - WANI - JAPANA small, early tinplate nickel plated space gun. Spaceship design with a rocket molded into the stock. Cap firing action. Sold in trade boxes of one dozen. 1950sSep 11, 2015
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SUNSTAR SPACE GUN - MAKER? - JAPANAn early tin lithographed friction space gun. Black painted tinplate with red detailing. The gun has a jet plane shape and large tailfin. Three rockets are molded in the handle. Cap firing action with a red painted cap-holding mechanism. Japan 1950s Plated metal.Sep 07, 2015
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TOMMY JUNIOR GUN - MAKER? - JAPANBlue plastic space gun. Angular skeletal design with a red telescopic sight screwed onto the top. The gun has a clear green plastic cover with visible motor gears inside. Friction action with noise. 11" 28cm Bagged with header card.

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Aug 30, 2015
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PYROTOMIC DISINTEGRATOR GUN - MAKER? - CANADAA Canadian version of the Pyro Disintegrator. The colors of the plastic are more pastel and muted. The gun differs from the US issue in that it does not have the Pyro pennant logo in the center of the little dial at that bottom of the grip, it is blank there on both sides. It has the usual US patent number on the grip where it meets the body of the gun but below that it says “other US & foreign patents pending.

Two versions shown:
Top: orange with green barrel, yellow trigger, barrel tip and plunger.
Bottom: the trigger, plunger, and barrel tip are turquoise green. The yellow is almost translucent. The red is also more muted.

The original box that it came in showed Canada as the country of manufacture.

Aug 26, 2015
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BATO WESTERN SET (BATMAN REVOLVER) - PDK - JAPANA basic western Colt style click action revolver with a Batman graphic on the handle. Typical of many Japanese releases which were based on simple restyling of existing toys with little relevance to the theme. Sold with a holster and belt. Bagged with header card. Crossover

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Aug 09, 2015
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COSMIC SPACE GUN - YAMAKI - JAPANClear plastic space gun. Angular body with a rocket shaped muzzle. Paper decal decorations on the side. Friction action with spark. Metal trigger. Red and blue versions known. 8" 12cm Yamaki has a question mark in a circle of dots logo. 1970s.

宇宙 スペースガン
Aug 07, 2015
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SPACE SUPER SNEAK WATER GUN AND RE-FILL BOMB - PLAS-TRIX- USABulbous 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? PlastrixAug 06, 2015
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INTERSTELLAR GUN ST-302 - MAKER?Large multicolored plastic rifle, a reworking of the Tada Sound of Space gun. Black and silver chrome plastic battery operated machine gun with various space noises and flashing light in the barrel. The distinctive feature of this gun is the plastic dish antenna on the top. The gun shares some components with the Tommy Kick/Capitan Marte XL5.Aug 06, 2015
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BUBBL-JET - KENNER - USAA small clear red plastic space gun. Bubble-blowing action, using patented bubbl-tablets. The gun has a mouthpiece at the back to blow the bubbles. Blister carded, dated 1965.Aug 05, 2015
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SIREN PISTOL - TOMY - JAPANVirtually identical to the Mirrorman Space Gun with just a change to the box graphics, a white plastic muzzle and a different decal on the gun. This is another variation of the Tomy Siren raygun design. Blue, red and white plastic flashlight raygun with siren. Window box. The Tomy trademark is molded into the side of the gun. There's also a cord or lanyard attached to the handle. Ultra Ace. Freezeray.Aug 05, 2015
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ZOOMERMATIC - TIGRETT - USAA variation of the Zoomeray gun with a more substantial plastic body with elaborate plastic scroll work on the top. The gun has the same skeletal handle. The gun now has a working trigger which propels a coiled paper streamer attached to a plastic rod. Sold on a header card.

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Aug 05, 2015
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SOUND OF SPACE MACHINE GUN - TADA - JAPANLarge multicolored plastic rifle. Light blue battery operated with various noises and flashing light in the barrel. The distinctive feature of this gun is the hinged plastic dish antenna on the top. The gun shares some components with the Tommy Kick/Capitan Marte XL5.

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Aug 03, 2015
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AQUARIUS WATER PISTOL - PALMER - HONG KONGClear orange plastic space water pistol. The gun has an arched top and bottom, giving it a distinctive bowed shape. Marked Aquarius. 6.5" 17cm. Made in Hong Kong for Palmer, USA. Jul 29, 2015
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ELECTRONIC SHOOTING RANGE - ANDY GARD TOYS, GENERAL MOLDS - USAA lithographed tinplate and cardboard battery operated shooting range with a plastic space gun. It is an "electronic" toy which works by shooting a beam of light at the rotating targets. The toy makes a buzzing sound when target is hit. The targets consist of a lion, elephant, tiger and rhinoceros. 22"

Red and yellow space gun versions. Box? On sale in 1956.
Jul 28, 2015
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SPACE SQUIRT - KILGORE - USAA small bulbous clear orange/yellow plastic water pistol. Small telescopic sight. Jet plane molded on the handle. Marked K in a circle, the logo of Kilgore. Advertised in a 1953 trade catalog. Jul 28, 2015
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EXPLORER SPACE GUN - MAKER? - HONG KONGClear red plastic space water gun. Angular pistol shape with a distinctive long ribbed telescopic sight. Explorer molded in the sides. 6" Box/packaging? Date?Jul 28, 2015
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ROCKET JET - KGK - JAPANLight green plastic space water pistol. 14cm Bulbous retro rocket shape with large rear fin. Distinctive arc-shaped metal rod at the back which is used to fill the gun. Date? Box? Packaging? Kanto Gosei Kogyo.

See also the Atomic Rocket Gun version and the tin Alps Space Gun.
Jul 26, 2015
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ROCKET GUN - YONEZAWA - JAPANMetallic blue lithographed tinplate space rifle. The gun has a perforated barrel with a spark window is set into the base. Wood effect stock. Marked Rocket Gun on the stock and the side. Wind up action with noise and spark. 13" 33cm Box?

A newspaper ad dates this to September 1961.
Jul 15, 2015
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CONDOR GUN - MASUDAYA - JAPANA tin and plastic friction space gun, machine pistol style. 15" long. Described as a 10-shooter. So far known only from the picture in the 1963 Masudaya catalog. Details? Box?Jul 07, 2015
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LUNAR LANDING PISTOL - MARX - USAA green plastic machine pistol space gun. A repackaging of a M-240 machine pistol that was also released as the Johnny Apollo Space Pistol. Battery operated space sound. This features in the Marx catalog for 1969. Jun 25, 2015
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ASTRONAUT FLASH BUZZ GUN - REMCO - USAAnother variation of the plastic battery operated raygun with light and buzzer sound. USA. This is a bulky angular gun with a big trigger guard and two part working telescopic sight. Yellow plastic with black sight and barrel tip.

Fetured in the 1964 Remco catalog but advertised in newspapers in December 1963.
Jun 25, 2015
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BUB-L-GUN - HASSENFIELD BROS - USAAn angular blue plastic space gun. Machine pistol shape. The gun has a telescopic sight that acts as a bubble blower. The water pistol gun can then be used to shoot the targets.
Advertised as the Bub-L-Buster in 1957.
Jun 25, 2015
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KOSMIC KLICKER GUN - KUSAN - USASo far only identified from newspaper ads in 1958. The angular Mauser shaped gun has so far remained elusive. Photo? DetailsJun 24, 2015
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ASTRO RAY MONSTER GUN SET - DAIYA? - JAPANA carded version of the red plastic Astro Ray friction space gun. The set comprises a gun, leather belt and holster and a space watch. The header card depicts Godzilla-style prehistoric monsters attacking a ship. No details of name or maker on the card. The holster has a tin crown badge attached which may suggest a link to the Crown company that made early space guns. Possibly by Daiya. Date?Jun 11, 2015
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BIG-X MACHINE GUN - TADA - JAPANLithographed tin machine gun. Battery operated with firing noise and flashing light as it vibrates. Big-X character graphic on both sides of the gun. 23" 57cm

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Jun 07, 2015
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BIG X MACHINE GUN - TADA - JAPANConventional shaped light blue machine gun with folding stand. Big X graphics on the sides. Battery operated noise and flashing light action. The gun has a brass color bullet that moves to give the effect of the gun being fed ammunition. 21" 52cm

The same pressing as the Atom Boy Smoke Machine Gun

addd,
Jun 07, 2015
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ELECTRIC WAVE GUN - TADA - JAPANA lithographed tinplate space rifle. The rifle has a red stock, red barrel brightly lithographed body with a space scene depicting a rocket flying over a landscape. Litho of an astronaut in a circle. There is a long clear green plastic window ralong the top of the gun. Battery operated noise and flashing lights. 21" 54cm

Two versions of the gun are known. One has older style, more realistic graphics and marked New Style Gun on the stock, the other has more cartoon-like graphics. This pressing was used for the Big-X machine gun.

Box?
Jun 06, 2015
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BOOMERANG RAY GUN - MAKER? - AUUSTRALIA?In 1953 the Tigrett Zoomerang gun was advertised in an Australian newspaper as the Boomerang Ray Gun. It has an unexplained vertical protrusion from the bottom of the muzzle. When the trigger is pulled the gun fires a coil of plastic covered paper that returns to the barrel. 9.5" 24cm. The name clearly establishes its target space audience. Example, anyone? Details? it is unclear if this is the same as the Zoomerang or a variation. Box?

(The Zoomerang Gun, shown below, is a conventionally shaped plastic revolver with a slightly flared barrel. It is Hopalong Cassidy themed. Advertised in 1951.)



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Jun 06, 2015
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RAZER RAY GUN - MAKER? - HONG KONGA gold plastic space gun. The machine pistol design has a large telescopic sight shaped like a rocket with a red plastic nose and tail. The gun has a distinctive extending plastic stock. Friction action with spark. May 27, 2015
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JET JR CAST IRON GUN - MAKER? - USAA cast iron space gun closely modeled on the Stevens Jet Junior diecast gun. The gun is significantly different and is not simply a metal copy of the original. Maker? date? Details?May 25, 2015
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CLICKER SPACE GUN - UNIDENTIFIEDA hard plastic space gun with telescopic sight. An intricate molding with a truncated pyramid shaped body with a short barrel. Available in a range of colors, oftem marbled plastic. Simple clicker action. 5" 12cm Details? May 25, 2015
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TOM GUN - MELDON BROS - USABlack painted steel space gun. The gun has a conventional (non-space) pistol shape. Short perforated barrel with a flint adjustment screw at the end. Water slide decal decoration with Super Automatic Tom Gun wording. Pulling the trigger produces a lound noise and rubs a central rod against the flint, producing sparks. 8.5" 21cm. Meldon has repackaged an existing gun to target the growing space market and the box art confirms its space credentials with features such as the Uranium Chamber and Atom Blast Trigger. Meldon Bros, Cleveland Ohio.

Advertised in a 1947 Playthings publication.
May 25, 2015
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AUDIO SIGNAL RAY RIFLE - ARLISS - USAPlastic space rifle with a distinctive rocket in the place of the sight. Battery powered flashlight action. Marked with a star in a circle with wings logo on the stock. Two fastening points for a carrying strap. 17" Seen in yellow and blue versions. The rifle emits an "audio signal" shoots a beam of light. Targets are printed on the reverse of the box. Date?

May 24, 2015
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STAR TREK FLASHLITE GUN - LARAMI CORP - HONG KONGA white plastic space gun with red trim Telescopic site. Marked STAR TREK. Battery flashlight action. 6" 15cm A battery was originally included on the card. Blister carded. Made in Hong Kong for Larami. Copyright date 1968.May 24, 2015
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ELECTRO SIGNAL GUN - ECON PRODUCTS - USAThis is a variation of the Electro space gun with a compass built into one side. Red hard plastic space gun with a small forward pointing top fin. Red plastic with yellow trigger and blue nozzle. ELECTRO molded into the side in a futuristic font. Saturn image on the handle. 5 1/2 ins. The gun was certainly available in 1956. This version is attached to a backing card marked Electra Flash Light Signal Gun. Click action with battery powered flashlight. (no mention of a siren). It has Morse code printed in the corner, with an instruction to cut it out, a fact that might account for its scarcity. (Some consider the name to be Electra)
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This same design was used for the English Bell Toy Cosmic Ray Gun.
May 24, 2015
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