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AX1 SPACE SHIP - PIKO - EAST GERMANYPlastic battery op 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 (GDR)

Also in green. East Germany.
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X-7 SPACE EXPLORER SHIP - CLOVER LEAF (CL) - TAIWANLater tin and plastic battery operated saucer. Mystery action. Pilot under central clear plastic dome. Ring of flashing colored lights. Japanese box version. Pilot has a full helmet unlike the pilot depicted on one of the box versions. This is a direct copy, box and all, of the Masudaya flying saucer.May 22, 2015
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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. TNMay 15, 2015
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SPACE STATION X-2 - YONEZAWA - JAPANYonezawa did not make many flying saucers and this is one of their few examples, a battery operated tin and plastic saucer with a central white plastic color dome. Around the edges are four clear plastic windows revealing plastic spacemen and engines. Bump and go action with flashing lights and noise. 8" 16cm diameter. Marked 3507. Yonezawa were never much good at creating flying saucers and it has to be said that this is a pale imitation of the Horikawa classic. Aug 06, 2013
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PLANET EXPLORER X-80 - RTC RAJA TOY COMPANY - INDIA This is a copy of the Masudaya X-80 original. Silver and blue lithographed tin battery operated flying saucer. Blue triangular shapes surround the central white plastic dome. Large litho detailing of astronauts space walking on the top. Bump and go mystery action with noise and lighted color dome. Marked X-80 Planet Explorer. The box is predominantly blue rather than the green of the original, and there are a few details that differ. Date? AsiaJun 07, 2013
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TINA FLYING SAUCER X-7 - TINA - INDIALithographed tinplate battery operated flying saucer with a distinctive ribbed plastic dome. Bump and go action with flashing lights. Bump and go action with sound and flashing ring of colored lights, and color effect under the dome. This is a copy of the Masudaya original. Marked Tina Flying Saucer. AsiaJun 07, 2013
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SATELLITE X-107 GREEN VERSION - 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 card astronaut in a styroform cup. The coil on the top holds the astronaut when at rest.

This is very similar to the green Cragstan Mystery Action Satellite. This version has the wording SATELLITE X-107 on the front saucer and has litho windows with red backgrounds. The Cragstan version has just SATELLITE wording and windows with green backgrounds. Appears in the Sears catalog for 1962

May 27, 2013
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X-505 FLYING SAUCER - INDIAA red lithographed tinplate flying saucer based on Nomura's earlier saucer of the same name. The friction saucer has a set of wheels below, two angled side fins, a red spark panel at the back and an astronaut pilot sitting under a clear plastic dome. The number X-505 is marked on each side. The dome is appreciably taller than the Nomura. Friction action with spark. The construction of the saucers reveal much cost-cutting and reuse of material. Asia

Two versions are known, one (top) with a Yoshiya style square bodied astronaut marked K-8 on the chest. The other (bottom) has the squat rounded Nomura style. The two versions have slight litho differences. Maker? Box?

The same design is also used for later Ne-Kur saucers.
May 21, 2013
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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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May 01, 2013
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KOSMICKE VOZIDLO FLYING SAUCER - ITES - CZECHOSLOVAKIAFlat oval orlozenge shaped space vehicle. Light wheel at front. Large antenna, flashing lights, sound. Bump and go action. Slight box variations: boxes marked IGLA (not IGRA) or KOH-I-NOOR. Shown in Ites catalog. Jan 03, 2013
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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 c1970Jan 03, 2013
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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 2Dec 14, 2012
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SPACE SAUCER - MAKER? - HONG KONGPlastic battery operated flying saucer with a pilot under clear central plastic dome. Bump and go action. Rotating dish antenna. Two rear fins. Usually seen with one more flag decals, Union Jack, Stars and Stripes. The box art is reminscent of other Rosenthal Hong Kong saucers. 1960sAug 03, 2012
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SPACE SHIP POP POP FLYING SAUCER BOAT - KT - JAPANTin lithographed space ship designed to float on water. The saucer is candle powered using the old pop pop boat technique of heating a metal tube. Water is expelled from the tube by the heat of the candle, it then cools and the water is drawn back in. The cycle repeats with a distinctive popping noise. Made by KT which is probably Komatsudo Toy. Sold in a bag with a header card. Date?Jul 31, 2012
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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?Feb 27, 2012
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THE FLYING STAR F5 - MP - GREECELarge (40cm) yellow plastic flying saucer with two engines at the rear joined by a spoiler. Decal detailing of three pilots sitting at the window. Rotating square white antenna. Battery operated radio control with movement and flashing lights.Feb 24, 2012
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SPACE BOAT ME-780 NEF COSMIQUE - MAKER? - CHINATin battery operated saucer. Brightly colored lithographed flying saucer, deep sided with plastic pilot under a clear central dome. Bump and go action with flashing lights in the saucer side wall. Two box versions are known.

The saucer design is based on the Space Explorer Flying Saucer by Ichiko.

Chinese. ME 780 ME870
Nov 29, 2011
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SPACE SHIP - MAKER? - KOREA?Tin battery operated flying saucer. Lilac blue with eccentric comic graphics. Pink child under a clear central dome. Ring of flashing colored lights. Bump and go action. Korea? Date? Name? Box?Nov 13, 2011
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SPACE PATROL MERCURY REDSTONE - RICO - SPAINThe plastic flying saucer has a bright metallic finish. The battery operated flying saucer has a red astronaut under central clear plastic dome. A ring of flashing colored lights surrounds the dome in the Masudaya style. . Bump and go action. Plain red box with Rico name. Silver and blue versions shown. 20cm x 12cm

Redstone was the rocket that carried Alan Shepard's Mercury 3 capsule into space in 1961. Sold in a plain red box with Rico name.
Nov 13, 2011
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SPACE SQUAD X-7 - GLASSLITE - BRAZILTin and plastic battery op saucer. Mystery action. Pilot under central clear plastic dome. Ring of flashing colored lights. Identical to the Masudaya original except for the pace Squad wording. X7 Nave EspacialNov 02, 2011
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XX-61 SOUCOUP VOLANTE Flying Saucer - CHR - FRANCETin and plastic battery op. Light blue flying sauce; central plastic dome with plastic astronaut (simply painted plastic and resembling a racing driver). Two long spring antennas protrude from a metal band that crosses the dome. Fitted with a rubber bumper/fender. Ring of flashing lights around the saucer. Bump and go with flashing lights. The battery is a 4.5 volt pack that slides into the plastic battery lid: as the lid is closed the battery terminals touch internal contacts.Oct 24, 2011
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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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Oct 22, 2011
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SPACECRAFT RANGER - ALPS - JAPANTin and plastic battery op saucer on track. Red and white saucer has plastic astronaut under a clear plastic dome. Red plastic rockets fitted on either side. Saucer travels around a blue plastic track.

Featured in the 1969 M.W. Kasch Distributor Catalog
Oct 21, 2011
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SPACE RANGER FLYING SAUCER - GLASSLITE - BRAZILWhite tin battery op flying saucer. Ring of lights around a pilot under a clear plastic dome. Yellow plastic antenna under the dome. United States wording. Bump and go action with flashing lights. Very similar to the Taiwan Space Ranger 7. Oct 21, 2011
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NAVE ESPACIAL X-17 - ESTRELA - BRAZILTin battery operated flying saucer. Bright lithography, ring of lights around a pilot under a clear plastic dome. Bump and go action with flashing lights. 20cm

Very similar to the Estrela Nave Espacial X-3 but the litho is pedominantly blue.

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Oct 21, 2011
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NAVE ESPACIAL X-3 - ESTRELA - BRAZILLithographed tin battery operated flying saucer. The saucer has a light blue base and a brightly decorated top. 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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Oct 21, 2011
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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.Oct 20, 2011
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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 spaceOct 16, 2011
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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 1980sOct 16, 2011
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X-7 SPACE SHIP, JAPANESE BOX - MASUDAYA - JAPANLater tin and plastic battery op saucer. Mystery action. Pilot under central clear plastic dome. Ring of flashing colored lights. Japanese box version. Pilot has a full helmet unlike the pilot depicted on one of the box versions. Two box versions shown.Oct 12, 2011
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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.
Oct 09, 2011
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X-7 FLYING SAUCER - MASUDAYA- JAPANLater tin and plastic battery operated saucer. Mystery action. Pilot under central clear plastic dome. Ring of flashing colored lights around the cockpit. Japanese box version 2. There are many variations of this 1970s designSep 22, 2011
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THUNDERBIRDS 5 - JR 21TOY, ROSENTHAL - HONG KONGGold plastic battery op International Rescue space station. Moving pilot under plastic dome. Two detachable antennas. Bump and go action, flashing lights.Sep 22, 2011
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SPACE SHIP X711 - SOMA - HONG KONGWhite plastic battery op space station. Moving astronaut under blue plastic dome. A reworking of the Rosenthal Thunderbird 5 Space Station. Bump and go action, flashing lights. Appears in Aldens Christmas Catalog for1978 Sep 22, 2011
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Space Ranger 7 - Chan-Lie - TaiwanTin top Saucer with plastic lower section rolls with bump and go action, lights flashing in alternating pattern, along with a pling pling sound as it goes. The box indicates a serial number CL-2001 though the saucer has NASA wording.

Space-Ranger 7
Sep 11, 2011
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SPECTREMAN X-15 FLYING SAUCER - MASUDAYA - JAPANA white lithographed tinplate flying saucer based on the Masudaya large bowl shaped flying saucers. Size? Same design pressing as the X-11 saucer, with half of the dome removed to create a cockpit. The cockpit contains a large red and gold vinyl figure of the Japanese superhero Spectreman inside an open cockpit. The saucer has impressive litho of Spectreman fighting a dinosaur.

Friction action. Japanese box. The size of the figure dramatically alters the scale of the saucer.
Sep 10, 2011
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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.
Sep 10, 2011
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X-3 SONIC CONTROL FLYING SAUCER - MAKER? - HONG KONGPlastic battery operated remote control flying saucer. Wireless remote control. Cockpit light flashes. Yellow and white versions. Hong Kong for the Italian market.1980sSep 09, 2011
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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.
Sep 06, 2011
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SOUCOUPE A REACTION TERRE MARS W-902 - SFA PARIS - FRANCETimeline: First sighted in the 1954 French trade magazine Ge-Ce.. Lithographed Tin. Marked "SFA France" Soucoupe a Reaction, Paris France.

Circular ridged flying saucer with the early style rear extension of the body that serves as a control room with litho window detailing. Two rear tin fins. French flying saucer. This is a copy of the Z-101 by MT. In the 1950s France imposed restrictions on the import of foreign toys, allowing the home producers the opportunity to avoid competition. They obviously decided to use the existing Japanese design. This saucer comes in a version with spoked wheel litho detailing.

A possible manufacturer is Joustra. Slightly larger than the MT Z-101, the Terra Mars is often assumed to be a friction saucer but is a push along toy with no inner mechanism. The Terre Mars has simple thin yellow fins each with 2 tabs. Probably also found on another toy because of the hole in the left fin which has no function, the tab holes are there in the saucer for attaching the thicker fins which have 6 tabs. Slight litho variations are known: look at the detailing on the fins of the two versions shown here
Sep 06, 2011
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X-7 Space Explorer Ship - Masudaya - JAPANX7 lithographed tin 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. There are at least five variations of the pilot.

The current first sighting is a newspaper ad from November 1960.
Sep 06, 2011
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ROTO-BOLIDE INTERPLANETAIRE - MAKER? - FRANCEThis is a substantial box containing a board game. It consists of a plastic flying saucer orbiting a model of the Eiffel Tower mounted on a cardboard litho hemisphere of the world. Game mat depicts various countries. Fly Around the World. France 1950s. There is a second version of this game with a rocket and Sputnik rather than a flying saucer.Sep 05, 2011
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UFO-X2 FLYING SAUCER - DAIYA - JAPANLater tin and plastic battery op saucer with colored plastic dome and two red plastic fins. The saucer has a predominantly plastic feel with a metal upper insert. In termes of design the now plastic dominates. The dome is a deep red transparent colour with a simplified astronaut detailing below. Bright green panels are set into the sides. Mystery action, blinking lights and noise. 1970s Green and red dome versions.Aug 24, 2011
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SPACE SHIP SATELLITE X-11 FLYING SAUCER - MASUDAYA - JAPANSilver, blue and red lithographed tin battery operated flying saucer based on Masudaya's large bowl shaped design. In this instance half of the bowl has been removed to create a cockpit with a clear plastic cover. Two astronauts sit inside the detailed cockpit while behind them a floating astronaut appears on the black screen behind them. Mystery bump and go action, flashing lights and sound. Date?

The box calls this the Space Ship X-11 though the saucer carries the wording Satellite X-17.
Aug 16, 2011
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SPACE EXPLORER X-705 - TPS - JAPANA blue tinplate lithographed friction powered space vehicle that is borderline saucer. The shape is most unusual: the vehicle is a flattened oval with a lithographed dome depicting two pilots. Two large wheels are set into the side and two small fins are set on the back. There are two slight wheel litho variations.

A tinplate orbiting space cadet astronaut is attached by a metal wire to the center. Toplay Friction Powered Space Explorer with Flying Space Man.
Aug 09, 2011
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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 37003Jul 15, 2011
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SELENIUM - INEGRA - SPAINPlastic battery operated bump and go flying saucer with styrene ball blowing action. The saucer has a distinctive plastic chimney at the back. White plastic with red plastic dome and circular windows. Flashing lights. 26cm

The box depicts a different design in red plastic with a clear plastic dome. Nave exploradora del espacio. Date?
Jul 15, 2011
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OVNI - JEFE - SPAINPlastic battery op remote control flying saucer. White plastic saucer with central orange plastic dome. Remote control allows steering. Fires a missiles from torpedo tubes. Spain Articulo No 800 Date?Jul 15, 2011
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STAR SHIP - MAKER?Simple little tin saucer with plastic base. Small plastic rotor. Sold in trade packes. 1970s-80s Maker?Apr 10, 2011
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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, Warsaw, 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.
Feb 27, 2011
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SPACE LAB M-50 - MASUDAYA - JAPANTin and plastic battery op single channel radio controlled flying saucer. Japan 1980s. Red and white tin upper, blue plastic base. A shallow central plastic dome houses a small plastic pilot is a control room, giving the impression of a large saucer. There is a long radio antenna attached. The box and instructions are in Japanese. see also the M-50 Space Ship which uses the same pressing.Feb 11, 2011
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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.Feb 11, 2011
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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. MF878Jan 15, 2011
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PATRULHA DO ESPACO FLYING SAUCER (SPACE PATROL) - METALMA - BRAZILBlue and red tin battery op flying saucer. Bright geometric lithography. This saucer does not have the ring of lights around the rim, though the lithography includes appropriate circles; this made for a cheaper toy. Light show under a white plastic color dome. Bump and go action with flashing lights. Dec 22, 2009
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SPACE STATION, RED VERSION - HORIKAWA - JAPANRed lithographed tinplate battery operated space station. Advances with bump and go mystery action as lights blink, gears move, radar dish turns and a space sound is emitted. Each of the compartments is a detailed room. The red version has been seen with both red and grey plastic antennas. There are two slight color variations of the red antenna - lighter and darker.

See the blue version for details of the variations of the contents of the rooms.

Earliest sighting 1965 Pathe film.
Nov 06, 2009
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SPACE COMMANDER SHIP X-15 - YOSHIYA - JAPANGreen tin friction flying saucer. Crank operated saucer advances with mystery action and spark. X15 KO Green tin pilot under a clear plastic dome.

This saucer has a single lfin though the box art shows a saucer with two fins.

It first appeared in the Yoshiya catalog for 1965 where it was described as a "Power friction flying saucer with sparks" 14cm. A newspaper ad dates this to Sept 1963.

There are two known versions: green/red and red/white.
There are two box versions (shown). The more common box is the one depicting the green saucer on a space background, though this box was used for both versions of the saucer. The red version box carries a Cragstan logo.

The same basic pressing was used for the Z-26 saucer.
Sep 30, 2009
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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.
Sep 28, 2009
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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.
Sep 28, 2009
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SPACE PATROL WITH SUCTORIAL MISSILE V100 - MASUDAYA - JAPANTin friction flying saucer with missile firing gun. Two side fins and a raised front wheel. Litho pilot details. The oddly named "Suctorial" refers to the suction missile that is fired from the large gun at the front. Clips on either side allow for the storage of the wooden darts. The toy comes with an inner box that depicts a space scene featuring the V100 saucer and is designed to be the target. There are two known variations: silver and silver-blue. V-100

The saucer has the same body pressing as the Z-106.
Sep 27, 2009
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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. AsiaSep 27, 2009
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MK 250 FLYING SAUCER - MARCHESINI - ITALYTin and plastic friction flying saucer with green vinyl pilot head under a clear dome.Sep 23, 2009
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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.
Sep 22, 2009
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SPACE EXPLORER SHIP X-5 - MASUDAYA - JAPANTin and plastic battery operated flying saucer. Bump and go action with flashing colored lights inside the clear plastic central dome. Pilot and antenna under clear dome. Note the distinctive feature: the ring of lights is contained inside the clear plastic canopy.

A later version of the Masudaya design. Several variations exist.
Aug 05, 2009
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N-78 SPACE COPTER - NOMURA - JAPANLater tin and plastic friction saucer with spark. Launches a detachable plastic prop spinner. 1970s.Jul 08, 2009
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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.


Jan 31, 2009
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SPACE COMMANDER SPACE STATION - NOMURA - JAPANLight blue lithographed tin battery operated flying saucer. Bump and go action with rotating cockpit and flashing lights. A red plastic dome is mounted on the top.

This is effectively the Planet Y Space Station with an octagonal transparent plastic structure and red dome replacing the central portion. The box is is a very striking variation of the Planet Y artwork. The a similar beautiful space station seen from the cockpit of an approaching spaceship.

This design was alos used for the Nyarome flying saucer.
Planet Y dates to 1968.
Dec 18, 2008
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SPACE STATION, BLUE VERSION - HORIKAWA - JAPANMetallic blue lithographed tinplate battery operated space station. Advances with bump and go mystery action as lights blink, gears move, radar dish turns and a space sound is emitted. Each of the compartments is a detailed room. The blue version has been seen with both red and grey plastic antennas. There are two slight color variations of the red antenna - lighter and darker.

It is evident that the space station was simplified during its run to keep cost down. There are early and late versions which have different levels of detail in each of the rooms.

Engine Room
Version 1: two persons
Version 2: one person

Communication Room
Version 1: 3 chairs
Version 2: 2 chairs

Recreation room
Version 1: 5 chairs - 2 person
Version 2: 3 chairs - one person

Dining room:
Version 1: 8 chairs - 3 persons
Version 2: 6 chairs - 2 persons

Controllers room
Version 1: red and green lamp - table on right side
Version 2: red lamp only - table on left side

Earliest sighting 1965 Pathe film.

Dec 18, 2008
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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.Dec 18, 2008
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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)Dec 18, 2008
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X-80 PLANET EXPLORER - MASUDAYA - JAPANSilver and blue lithographed tin battery operated flying saucer. Blue triangular shapes surround the central white plastic dome. Large litho detailing of astronauts space walking on the top. Bump and go mystery action with noise and lighted color dome. Marked X-80 Planet Explorer. The first sighting of the X-80 is in an unidentified wholesale catalog for 1961.Dec 17, 2008
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KING FLYING SAUCER, SPACE PATROL X-081 - YOSHIYA - JAPANBrightly lithographed tinplate and plastic battery operated saucer. There is an amber plastic central dome which lights up. Marked Space Patrol 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.
Dec 17, 2008
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SPACE GIANT FLYING SAUCER - MASUDAYA - JAPANLarge tin battery op three fin saucer. Super Sonic. Wording variation in Masudaya 1963 catalog. Non Stop action. The same pressing as the SPACE SHIP 1 - MASUDAYADec 17, 2008
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UFO FLYING SAUCER - T IN CIRCLE - HONG KONGUFO battery op bump and go 7-1/2" plastic saucer. The saucer was cheaply made and has a rubber band inside to rotate the dome color disk. Also the ring stripes are paper . The back has an antenna and a slot with on-off but the design must have been changed because the on-off switch is underneath. The slot seem to have no function. The blue round decal with an A also says NASA. Also a US flag decal. Made in Hong Kong and a T in a circle No. 355, the symbol for manufacturer Tai Hing Metal & Plasticware Fty. Ltd. Late '70s/early '80s. (Phil R)

There are several variations of this saucer, most notably the Moon Ranger Mercury Mark IV
Nov 27, 2008
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X-07 SPACE SURVEILLANT - MASUDAYA - JAPANTear-drop 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.

Two box versions: the older on the right with the tin astronaut pilot head, the newer on the left with a pilot with a vinyl head.

The same toy was sold as the rarer CRAGSTAN SATELLITE OUTER SPACE SURVEY SHIP X-07 with just a change to the wording SURVEILLANT on the front.

The earlier version was on sale in December 1962.
Oct 26, 2008
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SPACE SAUCER MERCURY X-1 - YONEZAWA - JAPANTin and plastic battery operated flying saucer. Bump and go action with lighted white color dome. White plastic dish antenna. Pilot under clear blue plastic canopy at front. Lithographed guns at front. 1970s see also the Auto Lunar Brazilian version of this saucer by Estrela. Item No 750. 8" 20cm diameter Marked M-164 on the side wings.Oct 18, 2008
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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.
Oct 17, 2008
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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.Oct 17, 2008
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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.
Oct 17, 2008
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SATELLITE X-107 - BROWN VERSION - MASUDAYA - JAPANThis is one of Masudaya's large bowl shaped flying saucers "With astronaut in orbit." Predominantly red-brown 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. Bump and go action and flashing lights. Floating card astronaut in a styrofoam cup. The coil on the top holds the astronaut when at rest.

The box is the same blue style as one of the two versions used for the green X-107, though the saucer pictured has the correct brown-red color.

Is there a Cragstan version of the brown X-107 saucer?
Appears in the Sears catalog for 1962
Oct 17, 2008
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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.Oct 17, 2008
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