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Toy Robots and Space Toys
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GUERRA A MARTE - ARCO-FALC - SPAINWar On Mars. Space shooting game. A wood and metal spring loaded gun is used to shoot missiles at a colorful space target divided into a number of scoring squares. 1950s. Jul 05, 2016
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ELEKTRO MENSCH! - MAKER? - W GERMANYElectro Man. An electronic question and answer game with a space robot theme. Lights on the robot illuminate to reveal the answers to questions on the left. Several different question cards supplied. Date? Jul 05, 2016
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TIRO AL ESPACIO - AIRGAM - SPAINSpace Shoot. A shooting game. The target is a space scene with a rotating disk. Each time the target in the window is hit it moves to show another target. Wire frame dart gun with rubber tipped darts is provided. Jul 05, 2016
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TARGETS IN SPACE - SPEARS - ENGLANDSpace shooting game. A key wind mechanism allows hinged card targets to appear against a space landscape. A dart gun with rubber tipped darts is provided. Jul 05, 2016
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J-15 ESTACION ASTRAL DE AERONAVES - GEYPER - SPAINSpace Aircraft Station. A variation on a space shooting game. Bombs are loaded into a red plastic J-15 spaceship and dropped onto a target board. Jul 05, 2016
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SPACE FLEET SET - HANDI-CRAFT - USASpaceship casting set. Comprises six hard plastic molds to make casts of spaceships and planes. Comes with tin of "Handi-Craft Casting Powder," brush, airplane parts and paint discs. Jul 05, 2016
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WELTRAUM STATION NO 1 - ABEL-KLINGER - W GERMANYSpace Station board game. No. 1771. The playing pieces are wooden pegs shaped like astronauts. The board rotates to alter the obstacles. Jul 05, 2016
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STATION FX-2 - HAUSSER - W GERMANYSpace station themed board game. Details?Jul 05, 2016
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CONQUISTA DO ESPACO - ESTRELA - BRAZILConquest of Space board game. No #613. Details? Jul 05, 2016
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ROCKET SATELLITE ACTION GAME - TARCO - USASpace game. A remote control dexterity game. A lever is used to guide spaceships around a course. Magnetic.

On sale August 1963.
Jul 05, 2016
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SPACESHIP JOURNEY TO JUPITER - FAIRCHILD - USASpace board game by All-Fair. Date?Jul 05, 2016
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VIAGGIO SPAZIALE - MAKER? - ITALYSpace Voyage. Space board game. Trading game includes banknotes. Jul 04, 2016
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DE LA TERRE A LA LUNE - CAPIEPA - FRANCEFrom the Earth to the Moon. Space board game c1970. Jul 04, 2016
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RAKETEN WETTFAHRT - SPEAR SPIEL - W GERMANYSpace board game with a Sputnik theme. c1957 Green plastic pieces and a plastic Sputnik. Jul 04, 2016
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WELTRAUMFAHRT - SPIELE SCHMIDT - W GERMANYSpace Travel. A space board game. Small plastic astronaut playing pieces. See also the French Voyage Interplanetaire version. Jul 04, 2016
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TREFFPUNCT MARS - NURBURG - GERMANYMeeting Point Mars. A space board game with eight small plastic rockets. 1958Jul 04, 2016
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LA FIN DU MONDE - MAKER? - FRANCEThe End of the World. A small boxed dexterity game with a glass cover. The object is to attach a comet, a thin sheet of metal, to a ball representing the Earth. The graphics have a distinct Jules Verne theme. Jul 04, 2016
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ROCKETS - GLEVUM GAMES - ENGLANDA target game with a space themed box. Balls are flipped onto a target board using spring-loaded wooden tubes. The basis of the later Dan Dare Roll-A-Ball game.

Glevum Games was taken over by Chad Valley in 1954 and closed in 1956.
Jul 04, 2016
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DIE REISE ZUM MOND - KLEE - GERMANYA space board game with box art inspired by the George Melies film, A Trip to the Moon. Dated c1921 and produced by Klee for a margarine factory Eidelsted. Modern copies are available. Jul 04, 2016
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AUJOURD'HUI DANS L'ESPACE UN VOYAGE DANS LA LUNE - LA TOUR ST DENIS - FRANCEToday in Space, a Voyage to the Moon. Space board game using a roulette wheel to determine the throw value. Jul 04, 2016
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COLOQUE UN SATELITA EN ORBITA - VICTORIA - BRAZILPut A Satellite in Orbit. Space game, plastic satellites are flipped onto the board. Jul 04, 2016
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APOLLO - MULDER - W GERMANYSpace board game. Four large plastic rockets for counters. Dice. Jul 04, 2016
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BASE LUNA - ARCO-FALC - ITALYMoon Base space target game. Darts are fired at the printed targets. Mailan. 1950sJul 04, 2016
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SPACE PILOT - CITATION PRODUCTS - USASpace board game. Spinning tops have to be guided into the center. Jul 04, 2016
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ROCKET PATROL, PLANET PATROL - MILTON BRADLEY - USA"An Inter Space Game". Two versions of the space battleship game. 1950sJul 04, 2016
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RESAN TILL MANEN - MAKER? - SWEDENFLIGHT TO THE MOON. Space board game with a Zodiac theme. Jul 04, 2016
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DER FLUG INS WELTALL - BUROBEDARF - DDRFLIGHT INTO OUTER SPACE board game. East Germany. 1956. 4 spaceships. Dice. Jul 04, 2016
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IM JAHRE 2000 - MAKER? - W GERMANYIn the Year 2000. Space board game with plastic spaceman figure. This is probably the original version, later released as Sputnik.

Jul 04, 2016
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ASTRONAUT - MAKER? - SWEDENSpace board game with plastic spaceman figure. This is a Swedish release of the German IM JAHRE 2000 version. 1950sJul 04, 2016
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DESTINO MARTE - JUGUETES CEFA - SPAINDestination Mars board game. 1950s Juguetes Cefe, ZaragozaJul 04, 2016
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ROCKET TRAIN RAKETENBAHN GE-271 - TECHNOFIX - W GERMANYA lithographed tinplate monorail train. The wind up futuristic train straddles a highly decorated oval tinplate track. Dated 1953 in the Technofix archive. Jul 04, 2016
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MECHANICAL WALKING SILVER ROBOT - ESTRELA - BRAZILMechanical Walking Silver Robot, chrome plastic wind up robot. Stepover legs. Spark window in chest. This is a copy of the Aoki original. Box? Jul 03, 2016
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ROBOT - MAKER? - ARGENTINAA small lithographed tinplate animal-like robot with large plastic feet. Wind up hopping action. Marked Industria Argentina.

A copy of the Yone Jumping Robot, but with its own Juguete Mecanico (mechanical toy) box and with no antenna.
Jul 03, 2016
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JUMPING ROBOT - YONE - JAPANA small lithographed tinplate animal-like robot with large plastic feet and a small white antenna. Wind up hopping action. Sold in trade boxes of six.

Silver and red variations. Two litho variations of the red version shown.
Jul 03, 2016
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SPACEMEN BAGGED SET - PREMIER PRODUCTS - USAAn unusual bagged set of Ajax spacemen and others sold with a Premier header card. An indication of the complex relationship betwwen these early producers.Jul 01, 2016
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DIME STORE SPACEMEN - PREMIER PLASTICS - USABagged combinations of Premier rockets and spacemen.Jul 01, 2016
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ROCKET GUNNER WITH SPACE RANGER - BEST - USAIdentified in this newspaper ad, a carded two-piece set comprising a spaceman and rocket launcher. Hard plastic. Set No #302. March 1953.Jul 01, 2016
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FIGHTING SPACE RANGERS - BEST - USACurrently identified only in this newspaper ad: a boxed set of four hard plastic spacemen and one rocket launcher. Set No #303, the largest of the Best space sets. March 1953.Jul 01, 2016
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STAR TROOPER - MAKER? - USBagged set of glow in the dark plastic spacemen, 3". Ajax copies.
Jul 01, 2016
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FLASH GORDON SET - TORGANO - ITALYLarge 8 cm figures made of a Bakelite-type hard plastic. Hand painted. Collectors refer to this rare set as Torgano Flash Gordon spacemen because of a similarity to the characters in the Flash Gordon serials. The top two figures are both Flash Gordon, one holding a ray gun in each hand while the other, a clear helmeted figure, holds a space rifle. At his feet you can just make out a dead alien. Torgano of Sarona.

The two other figures are Prince Thun, the Lion Man of Mongo and a Mechanical Man. There are at least two paint versions of each figure. Date? Probably 1950s.
Jun 30, 2016
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SPACEMEN - JIM - FRANCEWhite plastic Apollo spacemen with dark space helmet visors. Each holds a piece of equipment. Marked JIM. Details?
Jun 30, 2016
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SPACEMEN - MP - FRANCEA set of at lease seven 54mm plastic spacemen with clear helmets and with distinctive hosepipes running from backpacks to helmets. These are made of hard plastic and hve either flat or raised bases. Underneath each flat base are the letters MP and the words Model Deposé.

The flat base figures have a number between 500-507. There are no markings underneath these figures. The MP figures appear in orange and yellow color variations.

Many of these poses have been seen in the semi-translucent Cyrnos range, though the coloring and plastic of the MP range is different.
Jun 30, 2016
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SPACEMEN - REX FOR BONUX - FRANCE Slender translucent hard plastic spacemen with clear plastic helmets. An earlier premiums with Bonux washing powder. Marked Bonux on the thigh and Rex Depose on the back. Rex also released these figures separately. Date?Jun 30, 2016
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SPACEMAN - ATHENA - GREECEA detailed silver plastic spacemen figure with clear plastic helmet and backpack with antenna. Articulated arms. Aohna.Jun 30, 2016
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ASTRONAUTS SET- SOLPA - GREECEA 25 piece set of silver grey LP plastic spacemen. Set No #22Jun 30, 2016
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ASTRONAUTS - PETALO - GREECEA set of 14 white plastic LP astronauts with various buildings and equipment. Jun 30, 2016
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ATOM MACHINE GUN - YONEZAWA - JAPANA large metallic blue lithographed tin space machine gun. A rather serious looking gun with perforated double barrels and a wood effect stock. ATOM wording and an eagle on the stock. The box art has a lively space scene of Space Patrol astronauts. Friction action with noise and spark. This is essentially the same as the Yonezawa Super Machine Gun.

Date?
Jun 28, 2016
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SUPER MACHINE GUN DOUBLE BARRELLED - NOMURA - JAPANMetallic blue lithographed tinplate space machine gun. Double barrelled. The gun has a distinctive red plastic drum shaped magazine on the top. Wood effect stock. Marked Super Machine Gun. Friction action with noise and spark.Jun 28, 2016
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AMETRALLADORA DE COMBAT, TIGER MACHINE GUN - DELL TOYS - ARGENTINABlack and grey tinplate space machine gun with red and yellow details. Cylindrical red plastic drum on the top. Short red barrel. Tiger wording on the side and a tiger head graphic on the stock. Friction action with noise.

A second litho variation is shown below.

See also the Halcon version. There is a strong resemblance to the Sankei Tracer Machine Gun.
Jun 28, 2016
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LUNAR EXPLORATION - ANANAIDES - GREECEA tin and plastic space transport vehicle. The boxy vehicle has a blue metal base and a large square plastic cover. Inside are four seated astronauts. In the centre is a set of interconnected colored plastic gears that link to the antenna. Two lights are situated on the dashboard. Battery operated with flashing lights and rotating circular silver plastic antenna. 8.5" 21cm.

This is Greek version of the Masudaya original but does not have the remote control, and the antenna is different.
Jun 27, 2016
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LUNAR TRANSPORT - MASUDAYA _ JAPANA tin and plastic space transport vehicle. The boxy vehicle has a blue metal base and a large square plastic cover. Inside are four seated astronauts. In the centre is a set of interconnected colored plastic gears that link to the antenna. Two lights are situated on the dashboard. Battery operated remote control with flashing lights and rotating grey plastic antenna. 8.5" 21cm.

First sighted in the 1970 Asahi catalog.

Jun 27, 2016
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COMANDOS DEL ESPACIO 76 - EGE - SPAINA large lithographed tinplate and plastic space vehicle. 35cm. Pilot inside a square plastic canopy. The truck-like tracked vehicle has two large orange plastic doors on the top. These open to reveal a pair of red plastic guns. Battery operated bump and go action with lighted firing gun. This appears in the 1977 Ege catalog, though the name clearly suggests a 1976 date. Jun 27, 2016
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SUPER JUGUETTES - PLOMBEL - ARGENTIMAEvidence from this 1957 advertisement of the existence of Plombel Argentinian copies of the Tudor Rose Space Rocket, Space Clipper and Space Patrol. Also shown are Plombel releases of the Plombelianos Tudor Rose hard plastic spacemen.

Bomb V-2 Alcancia Rocket Bank
Space Clipper
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Molds for these piece were still in use by other Argentine companies well after the 1950s.

If you have any information, photos or actual examples please email alphadrome@gmail.com
Jun 26, 2016
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JET-O-CAR - THOMAS TOYS - USAHard plastic space car with a clear plastic dome at the front containing a pilot. A wire is inserted into the end of the car and this depresses a spring: when released the car shoots forward. Also produced by Poplar Playthings, their sister company in Wales. Various colors: maroon, blue. See also the PW Raketenauto version of this space car.Jun 25, 2016
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SPACE CAR FUTURE COUPE - MARX - GERMANYRed hard plastic space car with friction drive. Believed to be a German version of the Marx space car.Jun 25, 2016
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SPACE CAR SALOON - MARX - GERMANYSilver grey hard plastic space car with friction drive. Smaller than the US original. A German version of the Marx space car. Date?Jun 25, 2016
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SPACE CAR COUPE - MARX - W GERMANYSilver grey hard plastic space car with friction drive. Smaller than the US original. A German version of the Marx space car. Date?Jun 25, 2016
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A-WING FRICTION VERSION - MARX - W GERMANYSilver grey hard plasticA-Wing spaceship with friction drive. Smaller than the original US version and with distinctive window cut-outs.

A German Marx variation. Date?
Jun 25, 2016
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SOLAR ROCKET - MARX - USAA large RED plastic rocket with a fluted tail and small side wings. A plastic spinner fits on top. Friction action sends the spinner flying. Jun 25, 2016
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MOBILE SATELLITE LAUNCHER - TUDOR ROSE - ENGLANDA rather basic red plastic truck with a satellite spinner launcher built into the back. Jun 25, 2016
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SPACE VEHICLES - LMR - HONG KONGBlister carded set of five plastic space cars with clear plastic canopies. Various slight variations. Cars of the Future.

Also offered as party favors.
Jun 25, 2016
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SPACE EXPLORATION - LP - HONG KONGBlister carded set of the space vehicles found in various LP boxed sets. Four vehicles and a selection of small plastic spacemen. Various combinations exist.Jun 25, 2016
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NEPTUNE AQUA GUN - PALITOY - ENGLANDKnown only from this 1959 Palitoy and Vogue catalog. A transparent plastic water space gun. Similar to the Mitra Marziano by Simca of Spain. Details?Jun 25, 2016
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SPACE FIGHTER, TWIN FUSELAGE SPACESHIP, - MIP, MOLDEX INJECTION PLASTIC - AUSTRALIA
A metallic blue hard plastic spaceship with two fuselage cockpits set into the wing.. This is a copy of the Marx original.

Marked MIP N645. This was on sale with the Twin Gun Spaceship and was distributed by Pierwood.

Moldex bought Pierwood in July 1954.
Jun 25, 2016
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