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Toy Robots and Space Toys
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DAN DARE SPACETRACER COMPASS - CASCELLOID? - ENGLANDSimple compass on a blue plastic wristband. Mounted on a backing card with Dan Dare graphics. Cascelloid. On sale in 1955.

Cascelloid later became Palitoy.
Jan 05, 2016
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DAN DARE BRACES (SUSPENDERS) - ENGLANDA pair of braces with Dan Dare graphics printed on the fabric. Supplied in a slip case with bright space graphics. Jan 05, 2016
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DAN DAR SCULPTORCRAFT SET - SEAMER PRODUCTS - ENGLANDBoxed moulding set comprising four rubber moulds: Dan Dare, Digby, Treen and Mekon. Also provided is a pack of plaster of Paris, paints and a brush. Made by Seamer Products of Hull.

Released in 1951. More molds were added to the range including Dan Dare and Digby Toby Jugs.
Jan 05, 2016
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DAN DARE FILM STIPS - FOWDEN - ENGLANDPlastic hand held viewer for viewing the roll of Dan Dare Film Stip (and a wide range of other subjects) reels. The boxed set comprises a mottled plastic viewer and a film strip. Two box versions are known: a yellow space themed one, and a plainer RAF based image. Jan 05, 2016
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DAN DARE MOUNTAINS OF MARS EXPEDITION - CHAD VALLEY - ENGLANDA boxed board game. The box has excellent Dan Dare graphics showing Dan and Digby beginning their climb. The unusual feature of the game is the "mountain" playing surface: three cards interlock to form a pyramid and small pegs mark the progress of players.Jan 05, 2016
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DAN DARE STENCIL SET NO 8 - JUSTRITE - ENGLANDA set of stencil cards of various Dan dare related subjects: Dan, rocket ship etc. Also included is a set of watercolor paints. The No 8 may refer to the fact that other sets covered different subjects - Jeff Arnold etc.Jan 05, 2016
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DAN DARE FLYING DISCS - CHAD VALLEY - ENGLANDA shove halfpenny game played on a board with Dan Dare space graphics. The object is to knock the discs into one of the The halfpennies are metal discs. The board comes in a very plain brown box. The object is to push the discs into one of the six scoring rows without the disc touching the lines.

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Jan 05, 2016
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DAN DARE BELT - CRAFTON - ENGLANDA fabric belt with leather ends. Dan dare graphics on the side. The belt assembly on the card measures approximately 2.5 inches wide x 8.5 inches long. The belt itself comprises a plastic buckle that incorporates an image of Dan Dare in a spaceman's helmet. Sold in a simple card slip package with a press-out model of the Anastasia spaceship.Jan 05, 2016
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DAN DARE SPACE SHOOTING GAME - GLEVUM GAMES - ENGLANDA small boxed shooting game consisting of a card backing scene with three spaceship cut-out targets set in. A small, primitive wire frame gun is used to fire wooden bobbins at the targets. Introduced Eagle 6:41 October 1955.

This is the smallest of the three Dan Dare shooting games, Roberts Bros.
Jan 05, 2016
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DAN DARE SHOOTING GAME - CHAD VALLEY - ENGLANDA large boxed shooting game consisting five thick cardboard cut-outs of Dan Dare's enemies that are held in position by a series of small wooden blocks and, through use of elastic bands, they can be knocked down when fired at using the enclosed elastic-band firing space gun. Made by Glevum Games aka Chad Valley.

One of the larger (20" by 10.5") of the three Dan Dare shooting games.
Jan 05, 2016
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DAN DARE BIG GAME HUNT ON VENUS - CHAD VALLEY - ENGLANDA large boxed shooting game consisting five thick cardboard cut-outs of space-like creatures, that are held in position by a series of small wooden blocks and, through use of elastic bands, they can be knocked down when fired at using the enclosed elastic-band firing space gun.

One of the larger (20" by 10.5") of the three Dan Dare shooting games. Glevum Games aka Char Valley
Jan 05, 2016
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SPACE SQUADRON HOLSTER - DUNMORE - USAA brown and cream leather-style space holster and belt with early space graphics depicting a spaeman's head with lightning bolts. The Pyro clicker gun is an add on but is a very good fit, and may have determined the holster's dimensions. Details?

Possibly made by the Dumore Belt and Novelty Company, New York circa 1952.
Jan 05, 2016
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ELECTRIC SPACE GUN - TOMY? - JAPANThis is a variation of the Tomy Siren raygun design. Red and white plastic flashlight raygun with siren. Mrked Electric Space Gun. 7.5" 19cm Jan 05, 2016
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MINI-ROBOT SET - GAKKEN - HONG KONGA set of two mini-robots. Each small plastic robot has a clear chest with a visible motor. A battery pack can be attached to power the robots. A variety of additional items allow customization of the robots: wheels, ramp, buggy etc. Lili Ledy of Mexico may also have made this set. Sold in a plain brown box.
Jan 04, 2016
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SPACE GLOBE BANK - MAKER? - JAPANA lithographed tinplate money bank consisting of a globe of the world rotating about a column set into an oval tinplate base. The base has litho detailing of a cratered lunar surface with rockets ready to launch. The globe has a distinctive ridge around the equator. Maker? Date? Name? Jan 02, 2016
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SPACE FUTURE MACHINE GUN - YONEZAWA - JAPANA large metallic blue lithographed tin space machine gun. Perforated double barrels and a wood effect stock. "Future" wording and an eagle on the stock. Wind up action with spark and noise. The box art, the same as on the Super Gun, has a lively space scene of Space Patrol astronauts.

20" 45cm Date?
Jan 01, 2016
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LASER RAY GUN - TIM-MEE - USAPlastic flashlight space gun with Morse signalling feature. This is the 1967-1972 version of the Norton-Honer original. The hump on the back has lost its compass, and a long silver telescopic sight has been added. It still has the two buttons on the side. The lens assembly also appears to have been simplified, it looks like a push-fit. Laser Ray Gun. It was produced in a range of colors.
Dec 30, 2015
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SPACE WATER PISTOL NO 1 - YOSHIYA - JAPANBlue plastic space water pistol in the shape of the Yoshiya tin space guns. Transparent plastic barrel with red insert. Pictured in a 1973 Yoshiya catalog but not confirmed in the wild. 9.5"Dec 28, 2015
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ROTATING LUNAR SPACEMAN - FOR MEGO - HONG KONGBlack plastic battery operated robot with astronaut head. Cheaply constructed rotate-o-matic style with opening doors, flashing guns, rotating action and noise. 12" 24cm Dated 1970 on the box. Made in Hong Kong for Mego. Dec 26, 2015
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SUPER GIANT SPACE MOTORCYCLE - BANDAI - JAPANMetallic blue lithographed tin friction motorcycle. Circa 1950's. Advances with engine noise. Motorbike. Red plastic rider with a white vinyl cape. Saturn graphic on side. The tail has a red plastic spark cone and a spark window along side. There is a small rotating dish antenna above the front wheel. A working compass is mounted between the handlebars. This is a variation of the Space Patrol Super Cycle and probably came in the same box.

bike supercycle. Date?
Dec 18, 2015
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REX MARS ROCKET FIGHTER SHIP - MARX - GREAT BRITAINThis is a lithographed tinplate rocket based on the original Buck Rogers design. Rex Mars was a Marx in-house royalty free space hero. The design is a direct copy of the American 1951 Rocket Fighter with the addition of Rex Mars wording on the nose. This was produced at the Marx factory in Swansea, Wales, for the British maket. 12" long with a wind up mechanism, sparking action in the tail section and a clicking noise as it moves. C1951 EnglandDec 05, 2015
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SPACE PLANE GUN - DAH YANG DY - TAIWANA metallic green plastic space gun in the shape of a plane or rocket with a large rear fin with a rocket motor on top. Marked 5091. Cap firing. Name? Box? PackagingSep 16, 2015
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TIGER SAUCER GUN - ENMBAN - JAPANA small yellow plastic space water pistol in the shape of a flying saucer. An attached handle has a blue plastic insert with molded graphic of a tentacled alien. ENMBAN, presumably the maker, is molded into the top. Sold in boxes of three. Japan 1960s.Sep 16, 2015
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FRICTION SPACE GUN - FRATELLI RESTUCCIA - ITALYA clear red plastic space gun with a white tip on the barrel. Telescopic sight on an angled stem. The gun has a distinctive plastic protrusion on the bottom near the trigger. Friction action with spark. Unidentified. Maker? Box? Date? Pistola SpazialeSep 15, 2015
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ALIEN SPACE GUN - MAKER? - AUSTRALIAA bulbous clear plastic space water pistol with rotating plastic aliens inside. This is an Australian version of the J.G. Schrödel design, sometimes called the Astronaut Rocket Ray Gun. This is a 6.5" 16cm version with one flat plastic alien inside. Name? Date?
Sep 15, 2015
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SPACE REPEATER PISTOL No 118 - MAKER? - HONG KONGA metallic blue plastic cap firing space gun. The slender design has a stock with molded rocket, stars and Saturn design that is based on the Space Outlaw gun. The red plastic barrel has two sets of saw-tooth fins, clearly influenced by the Lone Star diecast cap gun. 5"

Advertised as the Sonic Cap Pistol in 1968.

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

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

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

1970s
Sep 11, 2015
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WANI BRAND PISTOL - WANI - JAPANA small, early tinplate nickel plated space gun. Spaceship design with a rocket molded into the stock. Cap firing action. Sold in trade boxes of one dozen. 1950sSep 11, 2015
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SUNSTAR SPACE GUN - MAKER? - JAPANAn early tin lithographed friction space gun. Black painted tinplate with red detailing. The gun has a jet plane shape and large tailfin. Three rockets are molded in the handle. Cap firing action with a red painted cap-holding mechanism. Japan 1950s Plated metal.Sep 07, 2015
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TARGET TANK X-75 - ASAKUSA - JAPANMetallic blue lithographed tinplate space tank. Conventional shape with a long gun barrel attached to the turret. The gun can be retracted into the turret. Red windows on either side of a turret that hinges upward; a red bulb is positioned below. A large tin target is attached to a hinged flap behind the turret. Battery operated bump and go action, the turret moves and flashes with a shooting noise. A pistol is provided to shoots darts at the tank. When the target is hit the turret is thrown upward. "With Pistol - Light - Noise"
Turret marked 62750. 7.5" 19cm

The box art depicts a conventional military tank but the blue color and the X-75 name give it space credentials. Date?
Sep 05, 2015
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ROBOT CLIM - CLIM - SPAINPlastic wind up stepover robot with large rotating antenna. Blue plastic body with black legs and yellow antenna. 14cm Radar Robot Style. Blister carded. Plastic misslies attach to the waist. Also seen with silver antenna.

A copy of the Robot King by Yone.
Sep 05, 2015
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LSX-SSC ROCKET - YONEZAWA - JAPANLithographed tinplate rocket. Black and yellow color scheme with red detailing. The rocket has very long fins extending over half the length of the rocket. Rubber nose tip. Marked LSX-XCC. Mach 4.77 printed on the tail. Friction action. 11" 28cm Date? Box?Sep 05, 2015
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SPACE JEEP - TAKATOKU TT - JAPANBlue tin friction jeep with space litho. A goofy looking space boy is printed on the roof. Space Jeep printed on the hood. Tin canopy. Friction action. Marked T.T. Box?Sep 03, 2015
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FLYING ROBOT CAR - MAKER? - JAPANSmall blue tin lithographed car. The hood and roof have Flying Robot graphics - the red T-28 style robot with the large ears. Box?Sep 03, 2015
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DAN DARE SPACE PATROL PLANE - METTOY? - ENGLANDA brightly lithographed red tinplate airplane with detachable wing. Friction action with spark. Plastic propellor.

Though the plane does not have Dan Dare wording Space Patrol is printed on the wings. The litho in the cockpit depicts characters clearly intended to be Dan dare in RAF uniform. Box. Maker not established but likely to be Wells Brimtoy or possibly Mettoy. 35cm. Date?
Sep 02, 2015
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DAN DARE MARTIAN PATROL LAUNCH - MERTON TOY (CUMBRIAN MOULDINGS) - ENGLANDA plastic 9" long hard plastic boat. Key wound action. The boat has futuristic styling with a red plastic antenna at the bow, a small plastic dome in the middle with an antenna, and a Lido Captain Video plastic spaceship at the stern. Colour combinations are known: red/white and blue/white. Introduced in the Eagle 6:22 in June 1955. Boat

There are two versions (apart from colour variations). The earlier, more expensive model had chrome silver components on the deck. In Summer 1957 the model was made less expensive by replacing the chrome silver with coloured plastic. The example shown here is the later, cheaper model.
Sep 02, 2015
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DAN DARE ROCKET TARGET - CHAD VALLEY - ENGLANDA boxed target game consisting of a circular card target with Dan Dare graphics and a simple wooden canon that shoots rubber tipped darts. Shooting game. Date?Sep 02, 2015
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DAN DARE SPACE VIEWER - LONE STAR - ENGLANDA simple plastic stereoscopic viewer with a set of 30 3-D cards. The strips are of Dan Dare and other characters from The Eagle comic. . Dan Dare wording is molded into the viewer. Sold in a display box. Date?

3D Three dimension.
Sep 02, 2015
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DAN DARE SPACE SHIP FLASHLIGHT - METTOY - ENGLANDPlastic flashlight measuring 4.25" x 1.25". The nose cone removes to allow the insertion of a U11 battery which is no longer made. Inside is a card with instructions and details of the "Dan Dare's Interplanetary Flash Code". Inside the nose cone is a plastic disc depicting Dan Dare and Digby. Sold in display boxes of six guns in red, silver and green. Featured in the 1954 Mettoy catalogue.

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Sep 02, 2015
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VENUS TRAVELER BOAT ME-771 - MAKER? - CHINAA tin and plastic battery operated space ship. Bright metallic blue metal upper with red trim. Orange plastic lower body. Small plastic dome in the middle with a group of lights attached. Aerofoil plastic tail fin. Bump and go action with noise and flashing light.

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Sep 02, 2015
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TOMMY JUNIOR GUN - MAKER? - JAPANBlue plastic space gun. Angular skeletal design with a red telescopic sight screwed onto the top. The gun has a clear green plastic cover with visible motor gears inside. Friction action with noise. 11" 28cm Bagged with header card.

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

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

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

Aug 26, 2015
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SPACE CRAFT 7 - KO? - JAPANA larger 9" long version of the ATC lithographed tinplate space helicopter design. Tin lithographed spaceship with spaceman under a plastic screen. Marked Spacecraft 7. Tin rotor spins. Friction action. Aug 10, 2015
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MAGIC COLOR SPACE EXPRESS - TPS - JAPANA brightly lithographed tin and plastic battery operated train. White magic color dome at the front and an orange plastic motor at the rear. Four visible gears inside a window on each side. Rotating plastic antenna on the top. Bump and go action with train noise and flashing lights. See the Moon Express version.

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Aug 09, 2015
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BATO WESTERN SET (BATMAN REVOLVER) - PDK - JAPANA basic western Colt style click action revolver with a Batman graphic on the handle. Typical of many Japanese releases which were based on simple restyling of existing toys with little relevance to the theme. Sold with a holster and belt. Bagged with header card. Crossover

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Aug 09, 2015
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BATMAN TIPPER TRUCK - MAKER? - JAPANRed tin friction tipper truck with Batman logo and retailing on the tipper. Japan 1960s.Aug 09, 2015
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BATMAN TANK - YONEZAWA - JAPANRed lithographed tinplate tank with blue detailing. The tank has a rotating turret with two Ack-Ack guns. A vinyl Batman head emerges from the turret. Friction action with spark. 1960s

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Aug 09, 2015
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GEAR ROBOT, MOVING GEAR AND SPARKING RED W/U - HORIKAWA - JAPANRed plastic wind up robot. This robot has 4 gears in chest: usually 2 large yellow above 2 smaller yellow. Truncated pyramid head. Small fly eyes, with red pupils. This is reworking of the Gear/Engine Robot design but in a completely plastic shell. English and Japanese box versions. This toy was possibly made by Suzugen for Horikawa.
Aug 08, 2015
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CAPTAIN BOAT - MITSUHASHI - JAPANA brightly lithographed tinplate speedboat. 25cm Crank action drives the plastic propeller. A tin pilot head emerges from the top of this speedboat. A closer look reveals its Captain Scarlet connection: the letters SPV on the side, the circular Spectrum logo on the top and the name, Captain. Made by Mitsuhashi (M in a triangle) in the 1960s. Aug 07, 2015
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COSMIC SPACE GUN - YAMAKI - JAPANClear plastic space gun. Angular body with a rocket shaped muzzle. Paper decal decorations on the side. Friction action with spark. Metal trigger. Red and blue versions known. 8" 12cm Yamaki has a question mark in a circle of dots logo. 1970s.

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Aug 07, 2015
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SPACE SUPER SNEAK WATER GUN AND RE-FILL BOMB - PLAS-TRIX- USABulbous transparent green plastic space gun has traditional space lines with a rear fin and circular moldings on the body. It comes, with a plastic space rocket that acts as an additional water reservoir that can be attached to a belt. Blister carded. Date? PlastrixAug 06, 2015
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INTERSTELLAR GUN ST-302 - MAKER?Large multicolored plastic rifle, a reworking of the Tada Sound of Space gun. Black and silver chrome plastic battery operated machine gun with various space noises and flashing light in the barrel. The distinctive feature of this gun is the plastic dish antenna on the top. The gun shares some components with the Tommy Kick/Capitan Marte XL5.Aug 06, 2015
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INTERPLANETARY SPACE ROCKET TP-299 - TOMY -JAPANA large plastic space rocket. White body, blue nose assembly, red lower fins. Battery operated. The rocket moves on small wheels. Flashing engine light and noise. Decal Ranger marking. The nose assembly ejects and a parachute is deployed.

The rocket is the same design as the one in the Sears Turnpike Line Rocket Base gantry.
Aug 06, 2015
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BUBBL-JET - KENNER - USAA small clear red plastic space gun. Bubble-blowing action, using patented bubbl-tablets. The gun has a mouthpiece at the back to blow the bubbles. Blister carded, dated 1965.Aug 05, 2015
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SIREN PISTOL - TOMY - JAPANVirtually identical to the Mirrorman Space Gun with just a change to the box graphics, a white plastic muzzle and a different decal on the gun. This is another variation of the Tomy Siren raygun design. Blue, red and white plastic flashlight raygun with siren. Window box. The Tomy trademark is molded into the side of the gun. There's also a cord or lanyard attached to the handle. Ultra Ace. Freezeray.Aug 05, 2015
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ZOOMERMATIC - TIGRETT - USAA variation of the Zoomeray gun with a more substantial plastic body with elaborate plastic scroll work on the top. The gun has the same skeletal handle. The gun now has a working trigger which propels a coiled paper streamer attached to a plastic rod. Sold on a header card.

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Aug 05, 2015
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ROCKET RACER RRX - MASUDAYA - JAPANAn early lithographed tinplate space car with a tin pilot's head behind a plastic windshield. The pilot sits in an unusual open raised cockpit with litho of a steering wheel. Rear fin. White body with orange, red and blue details. Friction action: non-fall, the third wheel alters the direction when the car reaches the edge. The underside has two wheels with a third wheel at right angles towards the center. One wheel has a rubber tire, the other does not. Marked Rocket Racer RRX. The pressing is the same as the Space Rocket Car X.

Date? 1950s Box? R.R.X.
Aug 03, 2015
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SOUND OF SPACE MACHINE GUN - TADA - JAPANLarge multicolored plastic rifle. Light blue battery operated with various noises and flashing light in the barrel. The distinctive feature of this gun is the hinged plastic dish antenna on the top. The gun shares some components with the Tommy Kick/Capitan Marte XL5.

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Aug 03, 2015
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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 SPACE GUN - MAKER? - HONG KONGClear red plastic space water gun. Angular pistol shape with a distinctive long ribbed telescopic sight. Explorer molded in the sides. 6" Box/packaging? Date?Jul 28, 2015
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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

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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) - AC - 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. It was believed that the Rocket 5 was followed by the Flasg Gordon version, but newspaper references in late 1951 suggest that it appeared at the same time - or that it was planned at the same time. They released the rocket with "Flash Gordon" printed behind the pilot's head and on the wing.

Current earliest mention is in a November 1951 newspaper advertisement with a poor picture. It was widely 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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