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SPACE LAUNCH - GIANT PLASTICS CORP - HONG KONGA soft plastic (polyethylene) space rocket with loading ramp and a selection of small plastic spacemen Blister carded. Made in Hong Kong for Giant Plastics. One of a series of Take-Apart Scale Size Miniatures. 1960s.Apr 27, 2015
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ULTRAMAN TANK - MARUSAN/HYASHI - JAPANA red and silver tinplate space tank with a vinyl Ultraman head attached to the turret. Ultraman is effectively part of the tank with his body being the turret. Long black tin barrel. Friction action. The toy and box carry the SAN logo but the box also has an H in a Diamond of Arrows, the Hyashi logo. 1966Apr 27, 2015
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ROBOTAN ON TRICYCLE - GLICO - JAPANA small comical plastic robot on a pink tricycle. As the blue wind up robot pedals a bird shakes an a wire and a bell rings. Robotan was a 1966 anime character and this was a free gift from the sponsors, Glico candy. Propeller on the robot's head.Apr 27, 2015
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ROCKET MONEY BANK - MAKER? - JAPANA lithographed tin money box in the shape of a rocket. Space graphics include an astronauts with rifle and riding a USAF rocket. Crimped construction. 10cmApr 27, 2015
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SKYRAY SPACESHIP - MAKER? - JAPANA small blue lithographed space plane based on the pressing for the Douglas Skyray F4D jet fighter. This version has no tail fin. There is a litho canopy depicting the pilot. The wings have graphics of guns, stars and Saturn. Friction action. Marked Made in Japan. 10cm x 14cmApr 27, 2015
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R-47 ROCKET PISTOL - NOMURA - JAPANMetallic grey lithographed tin battery operated pistol raygun. A small tin rocket is mounted on the top and moves backward and forward. Light and sound. Short red plastic barrel muzzle with rings. Marked Rocket Pistol. R-47 on the handle. Atomic wording. Flashing Light and Noise.

The design has elements from the large Nomura Rocket Gun.

Apr 16, 2015
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JET-ROCKET GUN - MAKER? - HONG KONGLong red rocket shaped plastic space gun. The back of the guns has fins at the top and bottom. Spring loaded dart shooting action with caps. Shoots yellow rocket shaped darts. Blister carded. 1981. Also released as the Flash Gordon Rocket Range Gun.Apr 16, 2015
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SPACE RAY GUN - NOMURA - JAPANMetallic blue lithographed tinplate space gun. Distinctive silver flared barrel muzzle with red spark insert. Lightning bolt design, astronaut printed on the handle. Marked SPACE RAY GUN. Friction action with spark. Apr 11, 2015
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THUNDERBIRD 2 GUN - MAKER? - JAPANA plastic gun in the shape of Thunderbird 2 with an attached handle. 7" long. Shoots small BB pellets. Blister packed on card. Sekiden Thunderbirds, Gerry Anderson.Apr 10, 2015
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CAPTAIN SCARLET GUN AND HOLSTER - TAKUTOKU TT - JAPANA basic black plastic Colt style western revolver marked Giant. The gun has a simple click action. Vinyl holster with Captain Scarlet image. The leather belt is made of a series of interlocking leather segments. Gerry AndersonApr 10, 2015
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THUNDERBIRDS MACHINE GUN - MATSUSHIRO - JAPANA large (25") black plastic machine gun. This military design has a simple hand pulled loading mechanism, pressing the trigger produces rapid fire. The gun has a paper Thunderbirds decal on the stock. The gun has been reissued for the Thunderbirds market in a 25"x7" window box with TB graphics on all sides. No 0650-0720 gerry AndersonApr 09, 2015
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THUNDERBIRDS SKY LAUNCHER GUN - MATSUSHIRO - JAPANA silver plastic space gun with large telescopic sight, 10" long. Shoots spinners. This Thunderbirds packaging of the toy consists of a 21"x10" window box, gun, four spinners and four card targets depicting TB vehicles and characters. There are elaborate graphics on all sides. No 0600-0660 Gerry AndersonApr 09, 2015
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THUNDERBIRDS POP GUN SET - MATSUSHIRO - JAPANA boxed set comprising a plastic and tin pop gun rifle and card targets. The 19" rifle is embossed PONY RYDER and has a telescopic sight. The four card targets depict Thunderbirds vehicles and Zero-X. A small box containing corks is included. The rifle has been packaged in a 21"x10" window box with elaborate Thunderbirds graphics on all sides. Gerry Anderson No 0380-0420Apr 09, 2015
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THUNDERBIRDS GIANT HEAVY MACHINE GUN - MATSUSHIRO - JAPANA large (24") plastic battery operated heavy machine gun. The gun is mounted on a tripod. Camouflage colors. The military machine gun has been destributed in the Thunderbirds line with elaborate TB graphics on all sides of the window box. Battery operated noise, flashing barrel and moving plastic ammo belt. No 1300-M
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Apr 09, 2015
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THUNDERBIRDS JET LAUNCHER SPACE GUN -MATSUSHIRO - JAPANA version of the Lost in Space Roto-Jet Gun. This is large silver plastic modular space gun. 17" long. Shoots spinners. Though very similar to the Mattel original there are significant differences: a glossy silver finish, a much longer telescopic sight, a spark panel in place of the paper decal, a larger trigger guard etc. This has been released for the Japanese market in a 25"x14" box with Thunderbids graphics and four card targets depicting four TB vehicles. No 01000-01100

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Apr 09, 2015
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THUNDERBIRDS MACHINE GUN - MATSUSHIRO TOYS - JAPANA black plastic friction machine gun. 16" long. Spark action with noise. The standard military machine gun rifle has been packaged in an 18"x 7" box with Thunderbirds graphics. Gerry Anderson. No 0400-0440Apr 09, 2015
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THUNDERBIRDS RIFLE - MATSUSHIRO TOY - JAPANA black plastic cap firing Winchester rifle. 26" long. The standard Texas Eagle Model 94 rifle has been adapted for use in the Thunderbird range by the addition of a paper decal on the stock and an elaborately designed window box. No 0400-0440 Gerry Anderson.Apr 09, 2015
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IMPULSE WATER GUN - MAKER? - RUSSIAA large translucent white 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. USSR

This has the same design as the Lone Star Cosmic Jet Pistol. See also the Hong Kong Space Hero 500-X Laser Gun.
Apr 08, 2015
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SPACE GUN - HORIKAWA - JAPANTin and plastic battery operated space gun, metallic blue litho with a wood effect stock. The gun has a distinctly angled stock with a large rocket-like structure forming the basis of the barrel. The barrel has a yellow plastic ring and is tipped with a red plastic rotating nozzle. Red sight at the back. 16.5" long. Firing noise, rotating muzzle, flashing lights at the front and rear.

The barrel design is based on the earlier Horikawa XB-115 Space Rocket. The gun appears as new in the 1971 SH catalog art 1031.

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Apr 05, 2015
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ASTRO BOY GUN - MAKER? - JAPANConventional light blue tin revolver with wood effect handle. Pop gun, shoots corks. Astro Boy graphic on the handle. Maker? Box?Mar 03, 2015
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HARIMAO DOUBLE BARREL AUTOMATIC RAPID ACTION PISTOL - NOMURA - JAPANharimao is a character from a 1960 television series Kaiketsu Harimao. Superhero light green tin lithographed space machine gun. Cylindrical magazine. Copious litho detailing. 8" 20cm Double barrelled gun: two green and red clear plastic barrels. Friction noise and spark. Tiger head on the side and the superhero in sunglasses on the handle. Same pressing as the Cragstan Double Barrel Automatic Rapid Action Pistol.Mar 03, 2015
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PISTOLA ESPACIAL - VALVERDE - PORTUGAL?A light blue hard plastic space water gun. Marked Pistola Espacial on one side and Valverde Marinho Grande (a resort in Portugal) on the other. This is a copy of Coma Spaziale with some minor differences. The hard plastic is particularly fragile and the glue job is of a low quality. Date? Packkaging?Feb 19, 2015
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THUNDER JET 55 - MSK - JAPANA futuristic lithographed tin friction racing car. Blue body with orange trim. Tin pilot under a clear plastic canopy. Number 55 and Thunder Jet printed on the sides. on tail fin. With driver under canopy. Japan. Compare with King Jet 8 and Meteor. MSK Logo. Box?Feb 05, 2015
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THUNDER JET 55 - MSK - JAPANA futuristic lithographed tin friction racing car. Blue body with orange trim. Number 55 and Thunder Jet printed on the sides. on tail fin. With driver under canopy. Japan. Compare with King Jet 8 and Meteor. MSK Logo. Box?Feb 05, 2015
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MYSTRAY GUN - TOY METAL PRODUCTS- USAA pressed steel space gun with a pronounced flared barrel barrel tip. Air blaster action: a rear plunger is pulled back and produces a jet of air when the trigger is pulled. Slated for release in July 1947 though not yet confirmed in the wild. Possible prototype. Box? Feb 05, 2015
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POWDER SPACE GUN - MAKER? An unidentified red plastic space gun. Rounded futuristic design with rings on the barrel and a similar configuration on the telescopic sight. The sight is set into an arched fin at the back of the gun. Flared barrel tip. Powder shooting action. Probably 1950s USA. Details? Packaging? 6 1/2" by 5 1/4".Jan 26, 2015
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BATMAN ROCKET GUN - BARAVELLI - ITALYA red plastic battery operated space machine gun. The barrel lights up and gun makes noise via trigger at rear grip. Shoots rockets via a spring loaded mechanism and the trigger is on the front grip. "Batman" wording in gold lettering. There is a large folding site on the top. Approx. 22" long.

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

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

The advert appeared in a 1957-1958 Toy Fair catalog. Picture? Box? Packaging?
Jan 11, 2015
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SONIC WAVE GUN - KELLOGS - USAA red plastic space air blaster gun. 6" x 3.5". The gun has a hammer that strike a vinyl diaphragm, producing a "sonic" pulse wave. Four cardboard space themed targets were included. Offered as a premium with Sugar Smacks and Frosted Flakes. 1963 The gun is largley the same as the Wham-O SUPER AIR ZAPPER.Jan 09, 2015
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SPACE PATROL CAR - ICHIKO/ROYAL - JAPANSmall tin friction space car. Two shades of blue lithography with space detailing on the hood, Space Patrol on the trunk. Saturn graphic on the roof. 5.5" long. Much of the litho detailing is identical to that on other Ichiko space cars.

At least two variations are known: one has two divisions in side windows, the other has four; the litho also varies slightly.

Marked Japan. There is a license plate 2884 on the back. Sold in a box of four toys called SATELLITE VEHICLES by Royal.
Jan 04, 2015
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SPACE JET RAY GUN - W IN CIRCLE - HONG KONGBlue plastic space gun with a long detachable barrel. The gun has a pistol grip, a magazine clip and a perforated barrel. There is a detachable telescopic sight on the top. Friction action clicking machine gun sound with spark. The gun dismantles for storage in the box. 15-1/2" fully assembled. 1960s.

The barrel is based on that of the Space Pilot Jet Ray Gun, by KO.
Jan 04, 2015
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AIR CONTROL TOWER - ASAHI ATC - JAPANTin lever action carousel ride with three space planes named Moon, Mars and and Venus. The planes have celluloid propeller spinners attached. Bell. Red base, central girder tower and a tin canopy. Based on the ATC carousel chassis with different rides to suit the latest developments. Asahi Toy Company Japan Date?Dec 31, 2014
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BEST WATER PISTOL - BEST BRAND - JAPANTinplate space water pistol. This early gold painted metal space gun has a crimped construction. There is a small tailfin and a jet plane/rocket is pressed into the handle. Best wording on the side. 8cm Sold in trade boxes of twelve guns. 1950s
Dec 31, 2014
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COLT "PARACHUTISTE" - MAKER? - FRANCEGold colored diecast pistol. Not strictly a space gun but it has futuristic lines and a distinctive angled sight on the top. Cap gun action. The gun has elaborate scrolling detail molded into the sides. Box?Dec 19, 2014
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THUNDERBIRDS SPACE GUN - TOMY - JAPANA stock space gun released in a Thunderbirds themed window box. This is a variation of the Siren Stan raygun design. Blue and white plastic flashlight raygun with siren. There is a red light at the top front of the gun and a cord attached to the handle. 7.5" 19cm One of several packaging variations of the Tomy siren gun. Date?
Dec 19, 2014
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TV SCREEN SPACE ROBOT - MAKER? - KOREAThis is thee companion piece to the Space Robot Super Machine. This Lambda based robot has the TV screen with space scene fitted into the head. In addition it has a rotating chrome antenna and twin pairs of shooting missiles set on either side of the head.

Plastic battery operated robot with TV screen in the head. Blue body, yellow arms, black legs. An instrument panel decal is set in the chest. Walking action, moving arms and space scene on the screen.

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Dec 18, 2014
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TV SCREEN SPACE ROBOT - MAKER? - KOREADec 18, 2014
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SPACE ROBOT SUPER MACHINE - MAKER? - KOREAThis is essentially a Horikawa Lambda-II robot with the addition of a rotating chrome plastic antenna and two pairs of shooting missiles, one on each side of the head.

Plastic battery operated robot. Red body, yellow arms, black legs. Moves with natural walking action, arms and legs move. The head of the robot has a clear plastic window. This compartment lights up showing moving pistons and an astronaut sitting at cockpit controls. The astronaut slowly bounces up and down. The robot's chest has an instrument panel decal. 24cm
Dec 18, 2014
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ULTRA-SONIC BEAM GUN - LONE STAR DCMT - ENGLANDBlack hard plastic battery operated flashlight space gun. The gun has a large red plastic lens housing that contains the color filters. Large red plastic rocket shaped sight. The barrel has distinctive barb like fins on the side. White knob for the buzzer action on the side. "Geiger Counter Indicator" dial set into the handle. 1950s

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

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

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

Space gun based on the Norton-Honer Buck Rogers Sonic Ray.
Dec 02, 2014
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GUN FLYING SAUCER - MAKER? - JAPANA copy of the Parks Plastic original design: a small plastic spring action space gun with a ribbed handle. Blue plastic body with a green barrel assembly. Shoots a spinner with central cover and a spinning top with an astronaut mounted on top. 8" 20cm.Dec 01, 2014
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FLYING TETSUJIN28 ON TRACK - TPS - JAPANA small lithographed tinplate Tetsujin robot. The wind up robot rolls arounfd a figure of eight tinplate track with elaborate Tetsujin graphics. Toplay.Nov 21, 2014
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FLYING TETSUJIN 28 – NOMURA - JAPAN A metallic blue lithographed tinplate flying Tetsujin robot. This Tetsujin has a rather angular or boxy design. Battery operated remote control with wheels set underneath the body. The robot can be made to "fly" backward and forward with flashing lights in the clear red plastic rocket backpack.Nov 21, 2014
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FLYING TETSUJIN 28 – BANDAI - JAPAN A metallic blue lithographed tinplate flying Tetsujin robot. The friction action robot has wheels set into the chest. Clear red plastic rocket backpack. Nov 21, 2014
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FLYING TETSUJIN 28 – BANDAI - JAPAN A metallic blue lithographed tinplate Tetsujin robot. The robot has a complex pulley system attached to its back. The battery operated remote control robot attaches to a fixed wire and can be made to "fly" backward and forward with flashing lights in the clear red rocket backpace. Nov 21, 2014
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VISION CONTROL TETSUJIN 28 - POPY - JAPANVision Control is a blue lithographed tinplate walking Tetsujin robot. Tin body, legs and feet. Plastic head and arms. Note that the fist can be propelled by a spring

Battery operated remote control robot. The remote wire from the plastic remote must be inserted into a jack in the back of the robot.

The robot has NTV copyright indicating that it has was produced when new T28 anime cartoons were released on NTV in 1980-1981)

Popy is a division of Bandai (1971-1983) and produced many tin toys and diecast based on anime series.
Nov 21, 2014
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TETSUJIN 28 - NOMURA - JAPAN N°5 Metallic blue lithographed tinplate walking Tetsujin robot. Battery operated remote control 24cm 1965

This is essentially the same robot as N°3 but with an electric remote. Black elbows and the eye litho different. Same function as N°3: walk with sparks in the clear red plastic rocket backpack. (The picture here is based on the Osaka copy.)
Nov 21, 2014
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TETSUJIN 28 - NOMURA - JAPAN N°1 Metallic blue lithographed tinplate walking Tetsujin robot. Wind up action. 1963 19.5 cm

Two versions:
Top row - first version with black vinyl hands, 1963
Bottom row - later version with integral tin hands, 1966
Nov 21, 2014
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TETSUJIN 28 - NOMURA – JAPAN Silver grey metallic lithographed tinplate walking Tetsujin robot. Wind up action. 19 cm 1961 Nov 21, 2014
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TETSUJIN 28 - NOMURA - JAPAN Black lithographed tinplate walking Tetsujin robot. Battery operated, remote. Flame foot yellow belt. 1961 2nd version 19.5 cm. Eyes light up. arms swing. roars and walks. The roaring noise is produced by a resonator inside. The rocket backpack contains a bellows mechanism that houses a tin cylinder. A tin arm pumps air.

This was also a low production prototype (25) offered as a prize in the magazine ”Shonen”

This toy was reportedly judged too expensive to produce.


Nov 21, 2014
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TETSUJIN 28 - NOMURA - JAPAN Brown lithographed tinplate walking Tetsujin robot. Wind up 1960 19.5 cm. Some examples look black.Nov 21, 2014
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GIGANTOR ROBOT, FLYING TETSUJIN 28 - NOMURA - JAPANMetallic blue in wind up flying Tetsujin T28. All metal. The schoolboy character Shotaro is set into his back. Green celluloid propeller at rear. Wind up action: the toy is suspended from a string and rotates. 10"Nov 20, 2014
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TETSUJIN TRAIN - MAKER? - JAPAN Old style blue tinplate train. Tetsujin graphics on the boiler side panel. Action? Box?Nov 20, 2014
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TETSUJIN 28 GUNS GREY AND BLUE – MATSUSHIRO - JAPAN Plastic space water pistols in the shape of a flying Tetsujin. Two colors shown: blue and grey. Packaging?Nov 20, 2014
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TETSUJIN 28 BANK - MAKER? - JAPAN Red vinyl Tetsujin bank with lockable tinplate door in the base. Nov 20, 2014
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TETSUJIN 28 SHOES - MAKER? - JAPAN Tetsujin canvas shoes with graphics. Nov 20, 2014
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TETSUJIN 28 KOMA ROULETTE- JAPANSimple plastic roulette spinner. Tetsujin graphics.Nov 20, 2014
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TETSUJIN 28 BOARD GAME - MAKER? - JAPANBoard game, 1964Nov 20, 2014
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TETSUJIN 28 INFLATABLE PLASTIC BOAT - BANDAI - JAPANVinyl inflatable boat. Tetsujin graphics. Nov 20, 2014
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TETSUJIN 28 PLASTIC GUN - MAKER? - JAPAN Blow mold plastic gun with concertina center section. Propels red plastic Tetsujin figure. Bagged with header card.Nov 20, 2014
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