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SPACE STATION, BLUE VERSION - HORIKAWA - JAPAN

Metallic blue lithographed tinplate battery operated space station. Advances with bump and go mystery action as lights blink, gears move, radar dish turns and a space sound is emitted. Each of the compartments is a detailed room. The blue version has been seen with both red and grey plastic antennas. There are two slight color variations of the red antenna - lighter and darker.

It is evident that the space station was simplified during its run to keep cost down. There are early and late versions which have different levels of detail in each of the rooms.

Engine Room
Version 1: two persons
Version 2: one person

Communication Room
Version 1: 3 chairs
Version 2: 2 chairs

Recreation room
Version 1: 5 chairs - 2 person
Version 2: 3 chairs - one person

Dining room:
Version 1: 8 chairs - 3 persons
Version 2: 6 chairs - 2 persons

Controllers room
Version 1: red and green lamp - table on right side
Version 2: red lamp only - table on left side

Earliest sighting 1965 Pathe film.