Toy Robots and Space Toys
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APOLLO XV - MAKER? - INDIATin and plastic friction rocket. Friction action with spark. This is a friction toy 11.5" tall tin litho/hard plastic. The rocket is marked "Apollo XV". Probably 1970s. Based on the Horikawa XB-115 original rocket design. Box?Oct 18, 2016
APOLLO 1000 ROCKET - HORIKAWA - JAPANTin and plastic friction rocket. Friction action with spark. Two similar rockets were produced by Horikawa, Japan in the 1960s. This is a friction toy 11.5" tall tin litho/hard plastic. Toy is marked "Apollo 1000" with space insignia. It has a rectangular box.

See also the version marked "XB-115" in a triangular box.

The body has a crimped construction making repair difficult.

Listed as new in the 1969 Horikawa catalog
Oct 18, 2016
DAN DARE GYRO JEEP - JOHILLCO - ENGLANDMetal gyroscope with a metal cut-out of Dan Dare. Known from this announcement in the Eagle in April 1952.

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Jul 30, 2016
DAN DARE JET FLEET - BELL TOY - ENGLANDKnown from this announcement in a March 1952 issue of Eagle comic. A set of five plastic jet planes on a header card. Picture?

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Jul 30, 2016
PALART FLYING SAUCER - PALART - POLANDLight blue plastic flying saucer with a pilot under an off-center clear plastic canopy. Clear plastic engine tubes at the back. Battery operated bump and go action and flashing light. Distinctive plastic antenna. Decal marked PALART WROCLAW. Box? Eastern Europe.Jul 30, 2016
DAN DARE JOLLIBOMS - MAKER? - ENGLANDMetal cannister in the shape of a rocket. Shoots six spacemen into the air. Picture? Announced December 1955.

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Jul 29, 2016
DAN DARE SPACESHIP CRACKERS - MEAD & FIELD - ENGLANDBoxed set of Christmas crackers. One dozen crackers containing a plastic spaceman, party hat and Star sparkler. The spacemen inside may be the "Cracker spacemen" but this hasn't been confirmed. Picture? On sale Christmas 1955

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Jul 29, 2016
SPACE SUIT - MAKER? - ENGLANDFabric playsuit comprising jacket and trousers with red breastplate, holster, studs and helmet. Believed to be mainly a mail away offer widely advertised through newspapers, comics etc. Advert dated October 1955. A Delux Captain's Suit was also offered.

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Jul 29, 2016
DAN DARE SPACE SCOUT - WILLENCE TRADING - ENGLANDFibreglass spaceship pedal car on a metal frame. Announced in April 1959.

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Jul 29, 2016
DAN DARE TOBY JUG MOULDS - SCULPTORCRAFT - ENGLANDDan Dare and Digby Toby Jug moulds for the Sculptorcraft plaster molding sets. Announced in January 1958.

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Jul 29, 2016
DAN DARE MAGNETIC DARTS - CHAD VALLEY - ENGLANDSteel target with Dan Dare graphics. Magnetic darts.
August 1955

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Jul 29, 2016
DAN DARE 3-D PAINTING PLAQUES - CASCELLOID - ENGLANDEmbossed pictures of Dan Dare scenes plus a set of paints. July 1955

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Jul 29, 2016
DAN DARE MILBRO ROLLER SKATES - MILLARD BROTHERS - SCOTLANDMetal roller skates with red upper. Dan Dare graphic. July 1955

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Jul 29, 2016
DAN DARE MINIS MINIATURE PRINTS - PAYNES - ENGLANDColour pictures of Dan Dare on silk panels. Part of a range of Eagle characters. October 1952

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Jul 29, 2016
DAN DARE FIRMTREAD SHOES - CHICLE LTD _ ENGLANDBrown leather shoes with Dan dare graphic on the uppers. August 1952.

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Jul 29, 2016
DAN DARE HOLSTER - DALTON MANUFACTURING - ENGLANDLeather holster with Dan Dare graphic and badge. Eagle Vol 3:34 November 1952

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Jul 29, 2016
DAN DARE SPACE MASK - MAKER?Details based on this October 1954 advert. Appears opaque but can be seen through by wearer.
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Jul 28, 2016
SUPER SPACE SUIT - MAKER? - AUSTRALIAIdentified in a newspaper advertisement. Blue cotton space outfit with rocket graphics on the chest and legs. Comes with a helmet with a spaceship on the top. The helmet was available in straw and felt. Details? Picture? If you can help please contact alphadrome@gmail.comJul 28, 2016
LE MOBIL-PHONE - SAM CREATIONS - FRANCEIdentified in this 1954 advertisement. Plastic walkie-talkie set. No batteries, no power, no interference. String typs. 1954.

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Jul 28, 2016
SPACE FLASHER - DAISY - USAA large black plastic battery operated space pistol. The unusual design has a large body at the back of the gun with a slender barrel tipped with four fins. Paper decal detailing. 12 in, 31 cm. Produces five electronic sounds.

This is identical to the Crescent Sonic Space Laser gun, which in turn is based on Cosmic Jet Pistol: the earlier design has been adapted to use electronic components. 1981 Box?

See also the Space Hero 500-X.
Jul 25, 2016
KANGAROO GUN - KUSAN - USARed plastic gun with rather elaborate styling. Shoots plastic boomerangs. Carded. Partial cared shown. Not specifically space themed, but the elaborate shape appeals to collectors. Jul 23, 2016
MIKE MERCURY SUPERCAR PILOT SUIT - DEKKER - ENGLANDComprises yellow jacket, brown trousers and tan cap with metal badge. D Dekker Ltd 1961.Jul 23, 2016
CAPTAIN SCARLET AND THE MYSTERONS PLAYSUIT - MONTROSE PRODUCTS - ENGLANDIncludes Scarlet hat, Spectrum badge and self-retracting toy microphone; foam backed nylon jacket with zipped fastening and pocket, mock flashing shoulder lights, black holster and belt, grey gabardine trousers, scarlet calf-length gaiters.Jul 23, 2016
DAN DARE TWO TIMER PLAYSUIT - BRITISH ARTWARE - ENGLANDA double sided playsuit combining Dan Dare with the cowboy Jeff Arnold. Blue suit with red pockets. A plastic helmet was available separately. Announced in June 1955.

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Jul 23, 2016
SPACE SUIT - MAKER? - ENGLANDSilver nylon playsuit comprising jacket/breastplate with luminous detailing, helmet and leggings. Believed to be mainly a mail away offer widely advertised through newspapers, comics etc.

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Jul 23, 2016
SPACE RANGER OUTFIT - MAKER? - ENGLANDPartial suit comprises blue fabric jacket with a yellow chest panel. Space graphics. Comes with a blue space cap.

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Jul 23, 2016
FLASH GORDON SPACE OUTFIT - ESQUIRE NOVELTY CO - USABlue fabric and plastic space suit. Comprises vest with celluloid shoulder extensions, belt, leg pieces and arm pieces. On sale 1951. Jul 23, 2016
SPACE COMMANDER OUTFIT - MAKER? -ENGLANDBlue fabric and vinyl space suit comprises jacket, trousers and space helmet. Marked Space Commander on the chest plate and with spaceman graphics on the jacket. The helmet has a clear plastic visor.

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Jul 23, 2016
DALEK OUTFIT - SCORPION AUTOS - ENGLANDBlue and silver vinyl Dalek playsuit with arm pieces. The plastic head with an eye stalk that incorporates a flashing. The head incorporates accurate louvres. This was available from Scorpion Automotives in the 1964, though numbers were (allegedly) limited by a factory fire. Jul 23, 2016
SPACE PATROL PLAY SUIT - MAKER? - ENGLANDYellow fabric play suit with a red and white panel in the chest. Screen printed space graphics. Includes a fabric helmet with a vinyl visor. The helmet is large extending cape-like over the shoulders. 1950s outfit

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Jul 23, 2016
SPACE SUIT - MERIT - ENGLANDFabric playsuit comprises a silver grey jacket with a red chest panel with Space Pilot graphic. Trousers. Red mitts. Fabric helmet with red trim and a vinyl visor. Generic box for a range of outfits. 1950s

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Jul 23, 2016
MARTIAN SPACE OUTFIT - MAKER? - ENGLANDPicture of the box? Please email alphadrome@gmail.comJul 23, 2016
MARS MAN SPACE OUTFIT - MAKER? - AUSTRALIAPartial suit shown: comprises red vinyl helmet with ear pieces, white vinyl vest and gauntlets. The helmet was on sale in 1953 and the full outfit in 19534

Appears in a 1952 newspaper article.
Jul 23, 2016
FEMME DES GALAXIES - MASPORO - FRANCESilver plastic and fabric space dress. Details? Date?Jul 23, 2016
EQUIPO PLANETARIO - JEFE - SPAINSilver vinyl playsuit with yellow plastic belt. Comes with a white plastic dart firing space rifle, space pistol in holster and a knife in a sheath. Jul 23, 2016
DALEK PLAYSUIT - BERWICK - ENGLANDRed and white vinyl playsuit with a card and plastic head piece. Relatively crude construction with wooden sticks tipped with plastic pieces. Jul 23, 2016
BUCK ROGERS PLAY OUTFIT - SACKMAN BROTHERS - USABuck Rogers play outfit comprises suede-like chaps/cuffs and vest with a circular leather patch. Cloth helmet with visor and chin strap. Leather belt.

Available in stores and a Cream of Wheat mail away premium. 1935
Jul 23, 2016
SPACE OUTFIT - MAKER? - FRANCESilver vinyl space suit with silver helmet and space pistol. The paper slip is marked GORDON.

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Jul 23, 2016
ASTRA SHOOTER - A IN DIAMOND - JAPANA small (3") clear plastic space gun. Angular design. Shoots small candy balls. Date?Jul 20, 2016
KOTOBUKIYA TORYS X-60 FLYING SAUCER - MASUDAYA? - JAPANWhite tinplate flying saucer. Black and red detailing. There is a prominent clear plastic bubble dome cockpit at the front. At the back of the saucer are three metal fins: the two horizontal ones are spread out far wider than usual. TORYS and KOTOBUKIYA wording on the sides. This may be a reference to Kotobukiya's whisky brand, Suntory.

A plastic spinner attaches to the top, and forward motion sends it into flight. Friction action with noise. 6" 15cm diameter.

This is the same design as the Masudaya Flying Saucer X-3. Date? Box?
Jul 18, 2016
UFO DISTRUGGETE BASE LUNA - SALANI - ITALYUFO Destroy the Moon Base. Space board game. Based on the Gerry Anderson UFO TV program. Florence, Italy. 1970sJul 16, 2016
THE WONDERS OF THE DEEP - MAKER? - GERMANYB dice. In many minds the underwater world overlaps with outer space. Date? Jul 16, 2016
SHOOT THE MOON - SPACE & ROCKET CENTER - USASpace board game. The rockets and missiles are wooden pieces. 1968 Jul 16, 2016
ORBIT - MAKER? - ENGLANDSpace board game. Date? Jul 16, 2016
TOMBOLA - MAKER? - ITALYA simple bingo lotto tombola game with remarkable space graphics. 1950sJul 16, 2016
LOST IN SPACE ACTION FUN GAME - REMCO - USASpace board game. Date?Jul 16, 2016
ESPACO 235 - MAKER? -Space board game. Date? Jul 16, 2016
THE DAN DARE TREASURE HUNT - PEPYS - ENGLANDA total lack of space graphics on this 1950 space game.Jul 16, 2016
COURSE COMET RACE - MAKER? -Space board game. French & English. Date?Jul 16, 2016
ASTROJAGD - MAKER? - W GERAMYStar Hunter. Space board game. Date?Jul 16, 2016
ASTRON - PARKER BOOTHERS/WADDINGTONS - USA/ENGLANDSpace board game with diecast rocket pieces. The board is attached to rollers and moves forward at each turn. 1954. Jul 16, 2016
ROMFERD - MAKER? - W GERMANYSpaceflight. Space board game. 1960s Details?Jul 16, 2016
VIAJE A LA LUNA - MAKER? - SPAINTrip to the Moon. Space board game. Moon landing theme. Date?Jul 16, 2016
RISCO - MAKER? - FRANCESpace board game. Includes eight platic rockets. Details? Date? SGDG? Jul 16, 2016
MIT SPUTNIK IN DEN WELTRAUM - MAKER? - W GERMANYSpace board game with plastic spaceman figure. Into Space with Sputnik. A reworking of IM JAHRE 2000. Probably renamed Sputnik to take advantage of the interest in the Soviet space launch in 1957.Jul 15, 2016
JOURNEY TO THE MOON - GEOGRAPHIA LTD - ENGLANDSpace board game. Moon landing theme. Basic wooden playing pieces. 1950s.Jul 15, 2016
CIRCUITO SIDERAL - MAKER? - SPAINSpace Tour. Space board game. 1958Jul 15, 2016
APHELION OR THE RACE TO THE SUN - F H AYRES - ENGLANDEarly space board game. Fantasy Zodiac theme. c1900Jul 15, 2016
CARRERA A LA LUNA - MAKER? - SPAINJourney to the Moon. Space board game. Moon exploration theme. Date?Jul 15, 2016
SPACE CHASE - RAND MCNALLY - USASpace board game. "A challenging new game which requires you to qualify rockets for blastoff, travel through space for 1500 days and splashdown safely on earth." 1967

Later box version also shown. Contains plastic rockets and spacemen.
Jul 15, 2016
KNOW THE STARS AND PLANETS - MILTON BRADLEY - USAEductional space board game. Date?Jul 15, 2016
MOON ROCKET EXPRESS - CITATION PRODUCTS - USASpace board game. Date?Jul 15, 2016
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