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CRAGSTAN MR FLASH - NGS - JAPAN

Name on box: Cragstan Mister Flash (on lids and front of box), Cragstan Mr. Flash (on sides of box)
Name on toy: Mr. Flash Cragstan (embossed on battery cover)
Nickname: Mr. Flash
Manufacturer: NGS, British Crown Colony Hong Kong
Importer/Distributer: Cragstan
Height: 8.25"
Box number: 1933-4
Timeline date: 1967. On sale in December 1967.
Power source: 2 "AA" (penlite) batteries
Actions: Walks forward with swinging arms and light flashing in head. The box states "whirring sound" which, to me, sounds like the gears meshing inside.
Additional info.: Embossed on the back of the head: "MADE IN HONGKONG". The photo above depicts the window box version of the box. The battery cover is embossed "Mr Flash"

There are also Mr. Flash look-alikes, however these were not Cragstan pieces. They are:
Moon Explorer - Identical colors but lacking the Mr. Flash/Cragstan markings on the battery cover.
Walking Robot - Gray torso and head with red arms and dome.
Super Walking Robot - Black arms and legs.
Both boxes for Walking Robot and Super Walking Robot bear a logo consisting of the letters HK within a five pointed star.