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 ALPHADROME ROBOT AND SPACE TOY DATABASE

Toy Robots and Space Toys
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G-MAN PURSUIT ROCKET SHIP - AUTOMATIC TOY CO - USASimple orange tin friction space vehicle with blue and yellow detailing. Pull back and release. Two wheels, the tail trails on the ground. "To Wind Draw Backwards". USA Tear shape. Automatic Toy Co. of Staten Island, New York. Also sold with "Transcontinental Rocket Ship No 1" and "Oceanic Rocket" litho variations. Probably sold loose as a bin toy.Jul 30, 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 SAPCE 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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MISSILE ROBOT - MGH - KOREAThis is a Korean robot largely based on the Horikawa New Silver Astronaut. Gold plastic battery operated robot with, red hexagonal waist, and chrome silver arms. Three green plastic hinged chest guns. Rotates. The face has large red plastic panel. The feet have a pronounced wedge shape. Missile launching ears. Walks, body rotates, eyes flash. No #3458

Date?
Jul 28, 2015
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NEW ASTRONAUT? - MGH - KOREAThis is a Korean robot largely based on the Horikawa New Silver Astronaut. Gold plastic battery operated robot with black legs, red hexagonal waist, and chrome silver arms. Three green plastic hinged chest guns. Rotates. The face has large red plastic panel. The feet have a pronounced wedge shape. Walks, body rotates, eyes flash. Date? Box?
Jul 27, 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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DER UNBEZWINGLICHE (INVINCIBLE) - MAKER? - HONG KONGLater German-market copy of the Yonezawa Talking Robot. Blue plastic battery operated robot with buttons in the chest and four missiles in the head. Walks, lighted eyes and four button talking action. This robot has the circular hole in the mouth. 30cm
German talking.
Jul 26, 2015
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STAR TRON - MAKER? - HONG KONGThis is a silver grey plastic battery operated robot. It has a skirted design but has feet molded into the base. Talks. This is a variation of the Cosmic Robot but it has a conventional head with missiles, rather than the dome head. Bump and go action with flashing eyes. The robot has a pair of red plastic fists which can be fired from the arms. 11" (29cm) China 1980s

Talking, Star Wars style box.
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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PATROL 3160 CAR - MAKER? - JAPANA very small tin rocket car. The orange and white ship has a rounded front and a small tail fin. 3160 is printed on the side. Wind up. There is a small switch mounted underneath. The rubber wheels have metal rims and the indication is that this is part of a larger tracked toy. Date?Jul 13, 2015
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SPACE RADAR JEEP - DAIYA - JAPANA military green jeep with a GI driver. The space component is a brightly lithographed space radar screen mounted at the back. Friction powered with rotating antenna.

Date?
Jul 10, 2015
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MR SIGNAL - TPS - JAPANThis is a bizarre box like robot on wheels. The head and neck consist of a traffic signal. The body has a clear plastic screen containing a number of visible rotating plastic gears. The arms are plastic road signs. The legs resemble those on the Ideal Mr Machine. Battery operated with moving arms and legs, spinning gears and flashing lights.

It is not clear if this strange robot ever went into production. It is pictured in a 1970 TPS Tokyo Playthings catalog.
Jul 09, 2015
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YAKKITY YOB - ELDON - USAA light blue plastic robot with a comical human face. Described as the red-headed robot that can clap, pick up things, squeak and wink. The sound is a clacking noise. This is a manually operated robot. The chest has a molded bow tie with a sad or happy dial set in the middle. 13.5". Widely on sale in late 1961. A patent was filed in 1961 by Marvin Glass, the designer of several of these large popular robots.Jul 09, 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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FLASH GORDON ROCKET FIGHTER SHIP 5 - MARX - USARed tin wind up rocket with retro style litho. A reuse of the pre-war Buck Rogers Rocket Ship pressing. Officially licensed by King Features. Forward motion with sparks from the rear. Louis Marx USA

Note: In 1951 Marx had released its own in house version of the pre-war rocket. In 1952 they appear to have adapted their 1951 rocket to meet the revived interest in Flash Gordon. They released the rocket with "Flash Gordon" printed behind the pilot's head and on the wing.

Current earliest sighting is in a 1952 Goodyear Catalog. It went on sale in late 1952.
Jun 30, 2015
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NEW ROCKET RACER - MARX - USA"The Car of the Future". A lithographed tinplate racing car in the shape of a rocket. Bright red with blue, yellow and green details. A driver sits in an open cockpit behind a yellow metal windscreen. (There are red windscreen versions). Tail fins and the wording ROCKET RACER emphasise the space theme. 16" long. Wind up motor. On sale in Woolworths in 1935 at 25c. A popular, long-lived item.

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Jun 30, 2015
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CAPTAIN VIDEO SUPERSONIC SPACE SHIPS PLAYSET - LIDO DUMONT - USAA boxed set of four Lido spaceships and accessories. The set comprises:
Troop Transport, Pursuit Ship, Rocket Tank, and Atom Cannon. They can link together to form a train

The earliest sighting is in the 1952 Blackwell Wielandy catalog..
Jun 28, 2015
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FLASH GORDON SPACE PORT - PYRO - USAThis is the Flash Gordon version of the brightly lithographed tin space port with a mechanism for ejecting a plastic Pyro X-300 Space Cruiser hard plastic rocket. The tinplate station and the X-300 rocket have the additional wording "Flash Gordon"

The standard version was on sale in late 1953. Box?
Jun 27, 2015
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ROBERT ROBOT PUSH TOY - JOLIN COMPANY - 1944A brightly colored wooden robot push along toy. Red body, yellow arms and blue wheels. Decal on the chest. A cam in the wheels moves the robot's head up and down as it is pushed along. 13.5" tall. First seen advertised in November 1944, making it the first true American robot toy.Jun 26, 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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BUDDY "L" ROBOTOY TRUCK - BUDDY - USAA large 21" pressed steel truck. Red and green paint. Electric powered, it connects to the mains and runs off a transformer that plugs into the roof. Actions include forward, reverse, raising and lowering of the dump section and working headlights. Not obviously a space toy but this truck has a litho panel in the window depicting a robot driver, making it one of the earliest toys to have a robot theme.

Described as new in a 1932 catalog.
Jun 25, 2015
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STAFF CAR JEEP - MAKER? - JAPANA military jeep, green with a star on the hood and USA 1500487 on the side. It's space credentials depend on the fact that it was included in the Satellite Vehicles set by Royal. Advertised in 1959. Jun 25, 2015
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ATLAS ROCKET - MAKER? - JAPANBlue and red lithographed friction rocket with a yellow nose. Two large rear wings and two smaller wings at the nose. Tail fin. Marked Atlas. Friction action.

Sold as part of the Satellite Vehicles set by Royal. 1959
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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ROBOT BULLDOZER "US BUILDERS" - MARUSAN - JAPANA lithographed blue tin bulldozer with a red robot holding a flag in his hand. US BUILDERS is marked on the engine cover. Friction powered, the robot raises and lowers the flag in hand when pushed. 7" 17cm

Newspaper ads date the yellow version to August 1958.

There are two versions of this bulldozer both having the same box.
1 Yellow with a black robot. 2 Blue with a red robot
Jun 24, 2015
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ROBOT BULLDOZER "ROBBY" - MARUSAN - JAPANA lithographed yellow tin bulldozer with a black robot holding a flag in his hand. ROBBY is marked on the engine cover and DIESEL on the sides.

Friction powered, the robot raises and lowers the flag in hand when pushed. 7" 17cm

Newspaper ads date this to August 1958.

There are two versions of this bulldozer both having the same box.
1 Yellow with a black robot. 2 Blue with a red robot
Jun 24, 2015
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ROCKET CAR - WOODETTE - USAA streamlined wooden rocket pull toy. Four wheels. Details? Picture? Box?
So far only known from an advertisement in a 1945 Billy & Ruth catalog. It is not known if the toy went into production.
Jun 21, 2015
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ASTRO RAY MONSTER GUN SET - MAKER? - 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. 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

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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.

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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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DALEK - HERTS PLASTIC MOULDERS - ENGLANDA simple soft plastic blow-moulded Dalek. Small wheels, push-along action. Moveable arms and eye stalk. Grey and black versions produced. Bagged with header card. Sold exclusively through Woolworths. 1965May 27, 2015
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DALEK CONSTRUCTION KIT - MARX - GT BRITAINA silver plastic Dalek construction kit. Components comprise casing halves, arm block, sucker cup, plus base, head, eye, gun and sucker, three metal axles, three plastic wheels and an instruction leaflet. Also includes the drive mechanism from the standard Marx friction Dalek.
This is basically a dismantled Marx friction Dalek that the company has sold as a model. Date 1965

BBC Dr Who, England.
May 27, 2015
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TALKING DALEK - PALITOY - ENGLANDA plastic Dalek with a talking mechanism. The toy has a friction drive and a battery operated talking mechanism. Pressing the button on the head selects one of a series of recordings on a plastic record. Phrases includde "WHAT ARE YOUR ORDERS?", "EXTERMINATE", "ATTACK! ATTACK! ATTACK!" and "YOU WILL OBEY". Introduced in 1973. This is a mechanical mechanism with record, diaphragm and stylus.

The Dalek came in three colour combinations, silver with blue spots, red with black spots and silver with black spots. 7" Includes a small plastic voice protector disc.

BBC Dr Who.
May 27, 2015
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FRICTION DALEK (SMALL) - MARX - GREAT BRITAINA 4.5" plastic friction Dalek. Black and silver versions. Simple friction action. Dated 1965.

Made in Swansea, Wales.

BBC, England

May 27, 2015
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FRICTION DALEK (LARGE) - MARX - GREAT BRITAINA 6" plastic friction Dalek. Black and silver versions. With friction spark and noise "siren and flashing light". Dated 1965. Note the so-called "portal" box.

Made in Swansea, Wales.

BBC, England

May 27, 2015
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DR WHO AND THE DALEKS - MARX - GREAT BRITAINPlastic battery operated Dalek, with "amazing robot action!" - bump and go. Two versions: silver with a blue base and black with a black base. Both have gold trim. Both came with separate eye, gun and sucker. 6.5". The box carries a 1964 copyright date.

At some stage Marx altered the design of the eye stalk. Early versions have a big red eyeball, later versions have a smaller, more realistic eye.

The silver version appeared in 1964 and a black version followed in 1965. Made in Swansea, Wales

Two box versions exist, one predominantly blue and one red. Both have the same hand-drawn artwork.

BBC, Dr Who, England
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)
No 142

This same design was used for the English Bell Toy Cosmic Ray Gun.
May 24, 2015
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LAND OF THE LOST SIGNAL FLASH - LARAMI - HONG KONGAnother variation of the white plastic Signal Flash space gun with red trim. Battery flashlight action. Produced in Hong Kong for Larami c1975May 24, 2015
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SPACE WORLD RAY GUN - EMPIRE - HONG KONGAn angular plastic space gun. Pronounced trigger guard. Box shaped silver barrel tip. Large spark window on the top. Friction action with noise and spark. The card's knock-off graphics clearly target the Star Wars market. Blister carded. Dated 1979. Made in Hong Kong for Empire. Colors include green and red. May 22, 2015
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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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ATLAS RAKETE - LEHMANN - W GERMANYA slender silver plastic rocket with a rubber nose cone and a hook on the side. The rocket is fired into the air using a rubber band. Item 932. 16cm c1960May 22, 2015
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STAR DART GUN - MAKER? - HONG KONGA silver plastic space gun. Chunky design with trigger guard and a large bulky telescopic sight. Paper decal decoration. Shoots rubber tipped darts. Bagged with header card. No 2038May 21, 2015
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SHOOT OUT IN SPACE RAYGUN - TOMY - JAPANAn electronic transistorized shooting range. Contains a large white plastic machine gun with a conventional shape. Detachable stock. The bolt is mechanically released by the trigger making a loud click. The gun emits a beam of light which triggers rocket targets positioned in a tray. 27" 72cm.

Also sold by Chad Valley, England. Marked Raygun, Shoot Out in Space decal on the stock.
May 21, 2015
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SPACE BATTLE SET - GINPEL - ITALYA reworking of the ATOMIC ORBETOR-X. A boxed set with a metallic blue plastic space gun with a short barrel. The gun is now battery powered but incorporates the original CO2 cannister molding in its design. The gun is ultimately based on the Cosmic Ray Gun by Palitoy. Comes with belt, holster and pouch. Action? May 21, 2015
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URANUS III - MAKER? - PORTUGALSmall plastic space gun, angular handle. Paper decal decoration. Shoots darts. Blister carded. Available in a range of colors. Date?May 20, 2015
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FLASH GORDON SPACE GUN - LONE STAR - ENGLANDA large heavy diecast and plastic cap firing gun. White and red, with a plastic barrel tip. Angular telescopic sight. Flash Gordon logo on one side 9.5" 24cm Dated 1981.

May 20, 2015
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ATOMIC SPACE GUN - ICHIMURA - JAPANA small lithographed tin space gun. Black with white and yellow detailing. Marked ATOMIC SPACE GUN. Three spark windows at the front. Friction action with spark. 5" 12cm. Sold in trade boxes. Indian Head Logo. The gun is featured in an Ichimura page from an Exporters Guide dated 1964. May 20, 2015
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PLAZER RAY GUN - MULTIPLE TOYMAKERS - USAA very large blue and white plastic battery operated space gun with an unusual box shape. The structure has two handles and is held up to the face. A viewing window allows the gun to be pointed at objects and "shot" with an accompanying flash and an electronic sound. Three color filters. 26" 65cm. Featured in a Montgomery Ward catalog in 1966 One of the earliest space guns to use transistors. May 20, 2015
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WALK-A-TRON ROBOT - MAKER? - CHINAA barrel shaped, squat blue plastic robot with short yellow legs. Yellow plastic arms. The robot has a clear domed head with red plastic headphones and a red cylindrical structure inside. Plastic antenna on top. Paper Walk-A-Tron decal on the chest. Battery operated walking action with moving arms. Rotating psychedelic antenna. See also the !XAX! robot and the Toshiba PS-9B)

Sold also as the 6787 Preschool Robot by Lillian Vernon.


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May 19, 2015
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PS-B9 ROBOT - TOSHIBA - JAPAN A squat, rounded robot in cream and grey plastic. This was an entry by Toshiba into Tomy's home robot market. He functions as an electronic robot pencil sharpener and desk cleaner. Similar to Enpitsu Kaziri / SO-G but of better build quality. He comes with his detachable face plate and a rechargable battery pack. The same shape was used for !XAX! and the Walk-A-Tron robot. 1980s. Box?
May 19, 2015
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!XAX! ROBOT - MAKER? - CHINAA barrel shaped, squat black plastic robot with short gold legs. Gold plastic arms. The robot has a clear domed head with XAX wording inside and a plastic antenna on top. Paper decal decorations. Battery operated walking action with moving arms. Colored lights in the dome. Rotating antenna. The robot emits smoke. (See also the Walk-A-Tron robot and the Toshiba PS-9B)May 19, 2015
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AUTOMATIC 2000 - JOUETS PP - FRANCEA silver plastic space gun based on the Arrow Launcher Gun by Matsushiro. Darts and spinner shooting action. The gun has two barrels mounted one above the other. In addition a spinner launcher is mounted on top. The spinners are launched and become targets for the dart gun. 29cm. Jouets PP was a Monaco based company. May 19, 2015
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RAYDART GUN - TARRSON CO - USAAn angular plastic dart shooting gun. This unusual gun is made of three colors of plastic. It has a thin barrel with rings and a large plastic tip. The long telescopic sight sits directly on the top of the body. There is a round recessed decorative feature on one side. Storage compartment in the handle. The gun has been found in various combinations of black, blue, yellow and red. Sold with three rubber tipped darts: red, blue and yellow. 9.5" 24cm 1968May 16, 2015
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SATELLITE ROCKET STSF MF 108 - MAKER? - CHINALithographed tin friction jet rocket plane. Friction action with sparks in the large engines mounted on the upper surface of the wings. When the rocket hits an obstacle the nose retracts and the tin cockpit springs open. 1070 MF108May 16, 2015
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MANITIDE NERA, ROBOT SERIE DRAGON - GC GIO CO - HONG KONG A plastic battery operated Japanese character robot. Based on an Attacking Martian design with opening doors and shooting guns. The robot has a yellow body, black arms and legs and a distinctive Shogun style head. Made in Hong Kong for the Italian market. Dated 1980May 16, 2015
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AIR CONTROL CENTER - BANDAI - JAPANA battery operated console toy similar to the Masudaya range. The tin console has a central radar screen, a variety of colored lights, a rotating antenna and a Morse code key. Rearrangement of the wires permits various combinations of lights and noise. Box? Though not strictly a space toy it has strong connections.

Image courtesy vintagespacetoys.com
May 15, 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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APOLLO XV SPACE ROCKET - RAJA TOYS - INDIABased on the Horikawa XB-115 rocket. Tin and plastic friction wheeled rocket with a green spark window. Friction action with rotating nose cone and spark. 11.5" tall, tin litho/hard plastic. The rocket has a simpler litho design and a green nose tip. It is marked "Apollo XV". Box? The subject suggests a 1970s date. May 15, 2015
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ATOM JUNIOR - MAKER? - AUSTRALIAPlastic space gun with simple clicker action. This is based on the Pyro Space Control Gun. Marked Atom Junior on the sides but with no maker's mark. Known colors: green 5" (13cm) Box? Packaging?

The gun is described as the Atomic Junior gun in the Perth Sunday Times dated 16 August 1953.
May 14, 2015
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APOLLO SATURN 2 STAGE ROCKET - NOMURA - JAPANA large tin an plastic space rocket. red plastic nose and blue plastic tail. The top and bottom sections separate. Battery operated action (rear section) with movement, noise, flashing lights and spinning tail section. The subject suggests a late 1960s date. 55cm. May 14, 2015
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PAPER POPPER GUN - LANGSON LMCO - USAA plain silver metal paper popper. This unusual gun has two handles and has a paper roller holder mounted at the front. The action is created by pumping the two handles back and forth. 10" 25cm This was released at the 1933 Chicago World's Fair, making it arguably a very early space gun, though its space credentials are the subject of debate. Box?May 14, 2015
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ASTRO MACHINE GUN - MAKER? - TAIWANPlastic space gun. Chrome attachments on both the back of the gun front of the barrel. Made in a range of colors. Friction action with noise and spark. Window box. May 14, 2015
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CROWN SPACE GUN - CROWN - JAPANAn early black painted metal water pistol. Shaped like a rocket. A rear plunger is pulled to fill the gun. A crown symbol is embossed on the handle 6" 15cm 1950. Probably sold in trade packs of a dozen. Box? Packaging? May 13, 2015
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THUNDER GUN "SMOKEY JOE" - NEWELL - USAA large conventional single shot airfire rifle with 2-in-1 action. 25" The gun has a pump action and shoots ping pong balls. Comes with "muzzle compensator" that fits on front end of the gun. Walnut finished plastic and aluminum. The box depicts a spaceman and spacewoman.

An advert for the gun appears in a newspaper ad in November 1950.
May 12, 2015
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MIRRORMAN SPACE GUN - TOMY - JAPANThis is a variation of the Tomy Siren raygun design. Blue, red and white plastic flashlight raygun with siren. Window box with Mirrorman graphics. The Tomy trademark is molded into the side of the gun. There's also a cord or lanyard attached to the handle. May 12, 2015
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FLYING STAR - KGK - JAPANA green plastic space gun. Launches spinners with small pictures of a spaceman's head in the center. The distinctive feature of this gun is its tubular shape with four fins at the back. The elaborate box art exaggerates the Flying Saucer design of the simple spinners. Kanto Gosei Kogyo.May 12, 2015
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ESPACIAL ANO 2000 - TEYCA - MEXICOClear red plastic space gun, rounded shape with a distinctive ringed chrome nozzle with a circular sight. Friction action with spark. Teyca decal on the side. Lanza chispas. Blister carded. 7" 17cm

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May 12, 2015
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SALON DE TIRO - XAFMAS - SPAINA red plastic and tin cork shooting gun. The simple pop gun comes with a gallery of card targets, each of which depicts a space or fantasy scene. Mallorca, Spain. May 06, 2015
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