ALPHADROME ROBOT AND SPACE TOY DATABASE

Toy Robots and Space Toys
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URAN - BANDAI - JAPANTin and vinyl wind up Uran ( Atom Boy’s sister). Bandai. Same production as N°2, Japan. Tetsuwan Atom aka Astroboy or Mighty AtomNov 17, 2014
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ASTRO BOY TRACK TOY - TPS - JAPANLithographed tinplate track toy consisting of a tinplate wind up Atom Boy travelling around a tinplate track., wind up, TPS, Japan. Tetsuwan Atom aka Astroboy or Mighty AtomNov 17, 2014
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ASTRO BOY - TADA - JAPANAtom Boy, friction action with wheels in the chest. Tin body, vinyl head. Tada logo on box and Atom Boy’s chest (1963), Japan. Tetsuwan Atom aka Astroboy or Mighty AtomNov 17, 2014
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ASTRO BOY SWIMMING - TADA /AOKI - JAPANAtom Boy swimming. Vinyl rotating arms. Wind up action. Tada logo on toy and box and Aoki logo on box. Japan. Tetsuwan Atom aka Astroboy or Mighty AtomNov 17, 2014
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FLYING ASTRO BOY - ATD ASAKUSA - JAPANAtom Boy, flying wind up fixed by a wire. Celluloid probellor attached to the feet. ATD marking on feet, ATD logo on box and ATD logo and Asakusa logo on later production, Japan. Tetsuwan Atom aka Astroboy or Mighty Atom

Note: the English version of the box has the ASAKUSA maker's logo and has the typo "FLYING ASTORO BOY".
Nov 17, 2014
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ASTRO BOY - BANDAI - JAPANWheeled Atom Boy friction toy, Bandai. Flying posture. Red spark windows in the feet. Japan. Tetsuwan Atom aka Astroboy or Mighty AtomNov 17, 2014
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ASTRO BOY - BANDAI - JAPANAtom Boy, battery operated with remote fly on a wire, back and head light up, Japan. Tetsuwan Atom aka Astroboy or Mighty AtomNov 17, 2014
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ASTRO BOY - BANDAI - JAPANAtom Boy, Battery operated (in legs), Bandai (This one has been reproduced by Osaka Tin Toy logo Osaka on belt) tin with plastic head, Japan. Tetsuwan Atom aka Astroboy or Mighty AtomNov 17, 2014
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ASTRO BOY - BANDA - JAPANAtom Boy, Battery op remote, Bandai (made in japan on leg) head light up tin with plastic head, Japan. Tetsuwan Atom aka Astroboy or Mighty AtomNov 17, 2014
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ASTRO BOY - BANDAI - JAPANAtom Boy, wind up, Bandai (made in japan on leg) tin with plastic head, Japan. Tetsuwan Atom aka Astroboy or Mighty AtomNov 17, 2014
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ASTRO BOY - ATD - JAPANAtom Boy, wind up, ATD (ATD made in japan on belt), Japan. Tetsuwan Atom aka Astroboy or Mighty AtomNov 17, 2014
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ROTOR ROBOT - MORTOYS - HONG KONGPlastic battery operated robot, multicolored plastic. "The Walking Giant". 14 inches tall. Hypnotic spiral eyes and spinning barber pole legs make this a distinctive robot. Semicircular discs in the feet give this robot a waddling action. Window box. 1970s.

This is the Hong Kong version of the original Cragstan version. The Cragstan version has a stylised C logo molded into the chest while the Mortoys version has a paper decal in the chest. There are three color versions of this robot: blue, orange and brown.
Nov 09, 2014
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ROCKET RACER - MAKER? - HONG KONGThis rather stubby plastic rocket appears to be based on the Masudaya Rocket Racer 3 version of the popular design. Yellow and red plastic with green side wings and a pilot head under a clear plastic canopy. Friction action with siren. 1960s.Nov 03, 2014
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PEZ KNOCKOFF GUN - HONG KONGA clear red hard plastic water pistol, clearly based on the early Pez design. The barrel has been elongated and the back of the gun simplified, otherwise it's the same. The stock has the same molded rocket design though the Pez wording has been removed. Packaging?Nov 03, 2014
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LANCIA RAZZA - ARCO FALC - ITALYA space shooting game, the name translates as "Rocket Launcher". The target is a spring loaded rocket fixed to a tripod. Hitting a target disk launches the rocket. A blue hard plastic space gun shoots plastic darts . The gun by Gherzi is based on the Cosmic Ray Gun by Palitoy.

Oct 26, 2014
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LASERPHON 4005 - MSB - EAST GERMANYLithographed tin and plastic space flashlight gun. This unusual gun has a conical tinplate body with a plastic handle and an assortment of other plastic components: small rocket sight, ribbed barrel etc. There is a tin panel on the handle. The design on the gun is a striking abstract blue, white and red pattern. Battery operated flashlight action with a buzzer noise. 7" 17cm long. Takes two AA (R6) batteries. Made in the GDR. 1970s. Oct 25, 2014
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SKULL SPARKLING MACHINE GUN - N IN CIRCLE - JAPANAn early lithographed tinplate wind up space machine gun. Blue with red and white details. Telescopic sight. Perforated red barrel. Litho bullets on the magazine. Skull logo forward handle and a condor on the stock. Wind up action with noise and spark. 1950s.

See also:
Nomura Sparkling 8 Machine Gun
Nomura Sparkling Machine Gun
N in Circle Skull Machine Gun
Oct 25, 2014
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SPARKLING 8 MACHINE GUN - NOMURA - JAPANAn early lithographed tinplate wind up space machine gun. Blue with red and white details. Perforated blue barrel. Litho bullets on the magazine. 8 in Wings logo on the stock. Wind up action with noise and spark. 1950s.

See also:
Nomura Sparkling 8 Machine Gun
Nomura Sparkling Machine Gun
N in Circle Skull Machine Gun
Oct 25, 2014
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SPARKLING MACHINE GUN NO 5 - NOMURA - JAPANAn early lithographed tinplate wind up space machine gun. Blue with red and white details. Perforated black barrel. Litho bullets on the magazine. A western crossover piece: the box depicts cowboys and policemen. Wind up action with noise and spark. 1950s.

See also:
Nomura Sparkling 8 Machine Gun
Nomura Sparkling Machine Gun
N in Circle Skull Machine Gun
Oct 25, 2014
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ATOMIC GUN - SHUDO? - JAPANA metallic blue lithographed tinplate angular space gun. Marked ATOMIC GUN with an electronic component on the sides and atomic symbol on the stock. The gun has a single raised rectangular red corrugated plastic spark window on each side. Friction action with spark. Maker? This has the same shape as Shudo guns. Box?Oct 24, 2014
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MECHANICAL KIDDY ROCKET - YONE - JAPANAnother reworking of the popular SY/Yoneya Jumping Rocket design. This is a lithographed tin friction rocket with a vinyl child's head. Unusually, there is a small tin propeller on the front. Red and yellow with PLAYLAND wording on the front and the serial R.26 on the tail fin. The box depicts 72 on the rocket. 15cm long

This rocket also formed part of the Super Rocket Ride.
Oct 06, 2014
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SUPER SONIK INDIAN ARMY ROCKET - VTC - INDIAA red, green and yellow lithographed tinplate rocket. Litho cockpit detailing. Masuya style three finned rocket, friction drive with a standing action when the nose spike hits an obstacle. 8" 20cm (Sonic misspelling.) AsiaOct 03, 2014
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ROBOT CHARLY, BLACK VERSION - RE-EL 45 - ITALYBlack and red plastic battery operated remote control pedestal robot. The top half of the head is clear plastic, the bottom half is red plastic, as are the arms. Paper decal with the wording CHARLY on the chest. Moves, flashing lights and talking function. Dated to later than 1983.

See also the Logo Robot version. RE-EL is an Italian company, though it sold most of its robots in France.
Oct 03, 2014
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LOGO ROBOT - RE-EL 45 - ITALYSilver plastic battery operated remote control pedestal robot. Colorful space graphic decal on the chest. Moves, flashing lights and talking function. This is a variation of the more common Robot Charly. Dated to later than 1983.

RE-EL is an Italian company, though it sold most of its robots in France.
Oct 03, 2014
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METRALETTA SPACIAL-6 MACHINE GUN - MONTEPLAST - SPAINLarge clear plastic see-thru space machine gun. Blue plastic stock and barrel tip. The gun has a raised area on top containing visible plastic gears. Paper decal with Spacial 6 wording. Friction action with rotating gears, noise and spark. See also the pistol version of the gun.Sep 29, 2014
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BATMAN POP GUN - AOSHIN - JAPANA lithographed tinplate revolver with Batman graphics. Also shown is the holster for the gun. Pop gun action. 8" 20cm c1966. A crossover western-cowboy item repurposed. Image courtesy Hake's. ASCSep 28, 2014
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BATMAN FRICTION RAY MACHINE GUN - NOMURA - JAPANA lithographed tinplate machine pistol. The gun has a angular shape with a tinplate magazine. There is a red red plastic barrel with a yellow plastic tip. Batman graphics on the stock and on the side. Friction action with noise and spark. Box?Sep 28, 2014
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BATMAN FRICTION MACHINE GUN - TADA - JAPAA large brightly lithographed tinplate space machine gun. The red stock has a large Batman scene and is set at an angle. The gun has a blue barrel with a red spark window at the join with the body. Friction action with noise and spark. Box?


The same pressing as:
ASTRO BOY ATOM RAY GUN
007 JAMES BOND SECRET AGENT FRICTION RAY MACHINE GUN
Sep 28, 2014
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TETSUWAN ATOM MIGHTY GUN - TAKARA - JAPANAn silver plastic space gun with the handle, support and sights all set at a sharp angle. Shoots bothspinners and darts. Card targets of Tetsuwan Atom characters included. 12" 30cm Superhero.

Image courtesy Smith House.
Sep 28, 2014
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SUPER DELUXE ASTROBOY MACHINE GUN - TADA - JAPANA large lithographed tinplate space machine gun. The gun has a wood-effect stock, a large silver blue body with Astroboy graphics, and a small red barrel. On top is a very long clear green window. Battery operated with noise and flashing lights. 21" 52cm The box art has a Mexican bandit scene.Sep 28, 2014
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RED FOX MISSILE GUN - HUBLEY - USAA large angular blue plastic space gun with a large silver telescopic sight. The gun has a distinctive exaggerated trigger guard that gives the toy a rectanglular appearance. Circular wire trigger. Shoots large plastic rocket darts. 19" 46cm

Described as new in the 1962 Hubley catalog. Image courtesy Smith House auctions.
Sep 28, 2014
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DOUBLE BARREL BATMAN PISTOL - NOMURA - JAPANBatman superhero blue tin lithographed space machine gun. Cylindrical magazine. 8" 20cm Copious litho detailing with Batman wording on the sides and Batman graphics on the handle. Double barreled gun: two transparent green clear plastic barrels with red "lipstic" inserts. Friction noise and spark. Same pressing as the Cragstan Double Barrel Automatic Rapid Action Pistol. 1960s

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Sep 19, 2014
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THOR-DELTA MISSILE WITH MERCURY SPACE CAPSULE - DAIYA - JAPANA silver lithographed tin space rocket with a unique detachable Mercury capsule attached to the nose. Three fins. Spark windows at the rear. Marked THOR DELTA on the sides and TD 54 on the fins. Friction action with spark.
Sep 18, 2014
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SPACE WATER RIFLE - SANZ - ARGENTINAA marbled plastic machine pistol. Water pistol action. 24cm The gun is a copy of an earlier German design and is the same as the Maks Tommy Gun. Barbarella style. Date? Box?Sep 17, 2014
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TOMMY GUN WATER RIFLE, BARBARELLA - MAKS - HONG KONGA plastic machine pistol. Water pistol action. 24cm Sold in a bag with header card and called "Tommy Gun". Despite the military connection the gun has space lines, particularly the ring sections on the top. This is a copy of an earlier German design. Mak's

The main space connection is the fact that the gun, probably the German version, was used in the movie "Barbarella".
Sep 17, 2014
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SPACE WATER PISTOL - IDEAL JGS - GERMANYA plastic machine pistol with a distinctive trigger guard that extends to enclose the whole underside of the gun. Water pistol. 26cm Date? Box. Note: this company is not connected with the US Ideal toy company but is J.G. Schrödel of Nuremberg. Colors include black and transparent red with sparkles.Sep 17, 2014
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MR ROBOT, RED VERSION - YONEZAWA/NGS - JAPANRed painted tin battery operated skirted robot.Clear plastic domed head containing springs and a rotating light. Chest panel with Mr Robot wording. Advances with mystery bump and go action as the head lights and interior spins. "Revolving Color Dome Lights"

There are two versions shown, one with Cragstan on the chest plate and one without. The Cragstan version comes in a box that carries the Cragstan importer logo and also has an NGS manufacturer's logo.
Sep 07, 2014
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JINGANG SPACE GUN - MAKER? - CHINABlue and red lithographed tinplate space gun with a superhero style robot graphic on the side. Lightning bolt on the stock. Three small holes set into either side of the barrel. Flint adjustment screw. Friction noise and spark action. Box marked Pen Huo Qiang. The gun has similarities to MF-116 Date?Sep 06, 2014
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SPACE CONTROL GUN - NOMURA - JAPANSmall early blue tin lithographed space gun with red detailing. Rounded bulbous shape with a picture of a spaceman on the handle. Rear red fin with a picture of Saturn, small forward site. Marked SPACE CONTROL on the sides though the box has the wording Space Gun and depicts the gun with the Space Control wording. Friction noise and spark. Plain brown box with paper label.

The box has been widely reproduced with the image altered to suit the contents. The reproduction boxes have a Y in a Circle logo.
Sep 04, 2014
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LION STAR MACHINE GUN - YONEZAWA - JAPANAn early lithographed tinplate machine gun. The brightly colored gun has a rifle stock with a large lion printed on the side and the wording Lion Star. In the center a crank is attached to the side; turning it produces a firing noise. Slender black barrel. 1950s.

The gun dismantles for storage: the wood-effect stock separates from the body.
Sep 03, 2014
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W-SPACE GUN - MARUBISHI - JAPANRAY-W-GUN -
Stubby red, blue and white lithographed tin raygun. Double barrelled, both barrels are clear red plastic with red inserts. Unusually the barrels are mounted one above the other instead of the usual side by side configuration. This is the same pressing as the RAY-W-GUN by Marubishi.

The barrels are the same components used on the Marubishi Astro Mobil.

Friction action with sparking and noise. Japan.
Sep 03, 2014
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BLAKE'S 7 NEUTRON SPACE RIFLE - JOYSTAR - HONG KONGAn unusual gold plastic space gun. The angular pistol design has a long site addirion on the top. It also has a black arc shaped support. Ball shooting action with a spring loaded arm at the side. Copyright 1978.

The gun has a paper decal with POP-O-MATIC RIFLE wording. It is unclear if this was on the specific Blake's 7 gun or on an unlicensed version.
Sep 02, 2014
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SPACE MACHINE GUN - DAIYA? - JAPANA metallic blue lithographed space rifle. The narrow gun has a rifle stock and a short perforated barrel. Bullet detail printed on the sides. Trigger guard. Key wind up mechanism with noise and spark. Believed to be Daiya. Date? Box? Sep 02, 2014
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UNIVERSAL MACHINE GUN - NOMURA - JAPANA serious looking military-style lithographed tin space machine pistol. The silver grey gun has a brown stock and an extendible wire attachment at the back. Its most distinctive feature is a clip of tin simulated bullets that fit into an arc shaped magazine. There is little of space interest on the gun except for an atom pattern and the wording Universal Machine Gun. The rather plain box has slightly more of a space theme with an astronaut standing by a rocket launch pad. Date? Sep 02, 2014
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ASTRO RAY GUN - N LOGO - JAPANA brightly lithographed tin friction space gun in a mixture of blue, red, yellow and orange colors. Clear red plastic barrel with rings. The elaborate space litho includes Saturn, Earth, planets and stars. "ASTRO RAY GUN" printed on the top. Noise and spark friction action. 22cm

This is the same pressing as the Universe Gun. The identity of the N in a Circle logo has not yet been established. Date? Box?
Sep 02, 2014
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