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JUPITER FLYING SAUCER - YOSHIYA - JAPAN

Brightly lithographed metallic blue tinplate and plastic battery operated saucer. There is an red plastic central dome which lights up. Marked Jupiter Space Patrol. Rotates with bump and go combined with a "floating" action: the whole ship tilts. Flashing lights. Unusually the saucer has no astronaut pilot. This is a reworking of the King Flying Saucer. 7.5" 19cm diameter

In a Yoshiya catalog:
#5112 - B/O King Flying Saucer
#5113 - B/O Jupiter Flying Saucer This would suggest a date similar to the King Flying Saucer c1971