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MOON-RIDER SPACE SHIP - MARX - ENGLAND

Blue and cream lithographed tinplate space rocket. Elaborate litho detailing of pilot and passengers. Marked 745. Yellow tail fin. Two pairs of small side fins at the front and the rear. Large fixed keywound motor. Two large rubber wheels and one small rear wheel. Wind up action with sparks. On/off switch to back. 12" 30cm UK Marx. Circa 1952

Very similar to the Tom Corbett tin wind up spaceship, which in turn is based on the 1934 Buck Rogers Rocket Ship. The original Marx rocketship has been pared down to its essentials here. The side wings have gone along with any astronaut poking out of the top. This changes the scale of the toy.

Box? Date? Moonrider spaceship