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LUNAR EXPLORER DELTA 55 - YONEZAWA - JAPANPlastic battery op long legged Lunar Explorer space vehicle. Rotating antenna and flashing lights. 21 Century Space Series. See also th LM Commander. Also pictured is the Japanese market version of the box.

Featured in the 1969 M.W. Kasch Distributor Catalog
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A-1 CAR SPACE PATROL - ASAKUSA - JAPANThis is a very large low profile, rectangular tin lithographed space vehicle. The red and cream car has two rear fins at the sides and a tail fin. At the front is a clear plastic dome containing a tin astronaut. The astronaut sits behind a cylindrical red plastic cockpit light. A small chrome front bumper contains two amber lights. Marked A-1 Car at the front and Space Patrol on the sides. Battery operated bump and go action with a flashing red light in the cockpit.

An early example carried the Emperors date 40-9-8 which is eight of September 1965.

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AEROMOBIL - OMNIA - CZECHOSLOVAKIABlue oval tinplate lithographed battery operated space vehicle with pilot under a small clear plastic dome at the front. Two cylindrical mock engines. Large rear tailfin with plastic engine assembly at top. Battery operated. CSSR. Czech. Two wire antennas with beads.
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AIR CAR - TOY MASTER - JAPANBlue lithographed tinplate borderline space car, hovercraft style. Low profile with four fans set in the corners of the car. Green plastic canopy. Pegasus wording on the side. Friction action, fans turns with noise. Low profile car

Advertisement dating October 1962


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ALPHA 7 SPACE VEHICLE 3500 - GAMA - WEST GERMANYPlastic battery op remote control lunar explorer. West Germany. One in related series of space vehicles. 1970s
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APOLLO A-1 CELL CONTROL TOY - ASAKUSA - JAPANA large metallic blue lithographed tinplate spaceship. The spaceship has a rounded design with a large clear canopy on the top surmounted by a blue plastic structure incorporating a tail fin. Two other angled fins are fitted at the rear. The vehicle is controlled by using a cine camera-like remote control to shine a light at the sensor emerging from the cockpit. Marked Space Patrol Apollo A-1.

Image courtesy Morphys Auction.

Size 16.5 ins 40cm
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ARCTIC EXPLORER SLED - BANDAI FOR SEARS - JAPANA large blue painted catamaran style pressed steel vehicle. with wings and propellers. This unusual vehicle has two long pontoons joined by a red central platform and topped with a futuristic wing-like bridge structure. Engines with propellers are fixed on either side of this wing. The ship carries a helicopter fitted with floats. 19" 47cm.

The scale of the toy is designed to create the impression of a massive vehicle. It is a borderline space piece but has a futuristic appearance that appeals to space collectors.

One of a range of Sears exclusive toys produced by Bandai.

One of a range of Sears exclusive toys produced by Bandai.
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ARCTIC MISSILE TRACKING STATION - BANDAI FOR SEARS - JAPANA large pressed metal Arctic explorer vehicle. This complex vehicle is a massive half-tracked truck with a forward cockpit and an assembly of equipment on a rear platform, including a satellite dish and a jet engine styled attachment on wires. Unusually the front wheel consists of one long roller, presumably to avoid sinking into snow.

Battery operated forward and backward motion.

This is a borderline space toy but its futuristic appearance appeals to many space toy collectors.

One of a range of Sears exclusive toys produced by Bandai.
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ATLAS MISSILE LAUNCHER - ISI - JAPANMetallic blue lithographed tin battery operated A-198 rocket launcher. This boxy tank-like tracked vehicle has a red launching structure containing a yellow tube which holds the wooden rubber tipped missile. The missiles are stored in clips along the side. Marked ATLAS on one side, A-198 on the door. Radar screen lights and launcher raises and fires missile as vehicle advances. Date?
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ATOM SPACE CAR - MAKER? - JAPANA borderline space toy. Lithographed tin cross between a car and plane style spaceship. Small swept back wings, small front canopy. ATON wording on nose.
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ATOM XZ-7 - MAKER? - JAPANSmall tin friction space car. Rear fin. Blue, red and yellow litho with white candy stripes. Space cockpit litho detailing.

See also the SpaceJet version of this toy.

Smith House Auctions
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ATOMIC BOAT X-90 - ET CO - JAPANRed and white lithographed tin speed boat with robot driver. Silver block head robot with coil on his head. Crank action friction engine. The boat has an unusually positioned plastic prop at rear, pointing upward, in addition to the main screw. Two rear fins. Friction crank action. See also the Marusan Robot Speed Boat No 7

The box art depicts a man at the wheel, not a robot. This box accompanied the version without a robot driver.
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ATOMIC BULLDOZER - PMC - HONG KONGPlastic battery op space tank with articulated robot driver. Spiral pattern spinner under clear dome. Bump and go action. Hong Kong. See also the Space Controlled Tractor
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ATOMIC CONTROL CAR - DAIYA - JAPANLight blue tin friction space jeep with space litho. No driver, though one appears on the box art. Yellow metal wheels. A working compass is fitted behind the seat.
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ATOMIC SPACE PIONEER X-7 - MASUDAYA - JAPANA most unusual light blue lithographed tin friction tank with red pilot. There is copious space detailing: rockets, stars, engines. The unique feature of this tank like vehicle is the clear plastic hopper filled with colored beads that are shaken as the tank moves. This inverted cone structure sits behind a clear plastic dome with a red tin astronaut inside. The pilot is none other than Billy, the Masudaya astronaut found clinging to a rocket and a flying saucer, therefore sometimes called Billy's Space Car.
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ATOMIC TRAIN - VACO - WEST GERMANYBoxed train set. Friction drive with engine sparking mechanism. Engine plus two carriages all based on the same pressing. Friction mechanism sold as "Can not overwind". Six feet of track.
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AUTO PLANETARIUM DEL SR ROBOT - GORGO - ARGENTINAFriction plastic Buick Elektra Toy Car with odd yellow plastic robot. Details. Gorgo, Argentina.
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B17 FLYING SPACEMAN FRICTION WITH SIREN, ATOM SUPER CYCLE - BANDAI - JAPANRed lithographed tin friction motorcycle with siren. Circa 1950's. Advances with engine noise. Motorbike. Green plastic rider with a white vinyl cape. Atom wording on side. There is an S logo that clearly relates to the Superman theme of this bike. B17 marked on the box. The box depicts a Superman-style rider wearing a clear cylindrical helmet that is missing from this example. This version has a litho compass rather than a real one. bike supercycle. Date?

See also the Space Patrol Super Cycle B-557
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BADMINTON ROBOT - CHINAPrototype design c 2000.
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BATMAN CAR WITH SIREN - YANOMAN - JAPANA small six inch red lithographed tinplate car with a large vinyl figure of Batman. The car has copious litho detailing including bat logos and a pattern of concentric circles with a design that I can't work out on top of the car. Batman is manufactured in green vinyl with a blue cape. The car bears a resemblance to the S-17 Space Scout shape though it is much smaller. Friction action with siren noise. Sighted in a 1970s Yanoman catalog. bat man.

FRICTION PLANET PATROL TANK pressing.
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BATMAN TIPPER TRUCK - MAKER? - JAPANRed tin friction tipper truck with Batman logo and retailing on the tipper. Japan 1960s.
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BATTERY OPERATED BULLDOZER - YOSHIYA - JAPANOrange/yellow tinplate battery operated bulldozer with a blue-grey tin robot driver. ther bulldozer has working rubber tracks and a litho engine panel in the side. Shovel at the front. Marked KO. Forward and backward movement "With automatic shovel action". The robot's eyes light and he works the levers. 7" long. tractor

The bulldozer appears in a 1956 Western Smallware catalog.
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BATTERY OPERATED SPACE SHIP ME-102 - CHINATin battery operated styrofoam ball blowing vehicle. The flat car shaped vehicle has a rear tail fin and a clear plastic canopy containing a pilot. A tube emerges from the top and a stream of air supports the styrofoam ball. 32cm Red and blue litho versions. This is a copy of the Holdauto design.

Early box and later window box versions shown.

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BC 63 SPACESHIP - MAKER? - COUNTRY?Tin lithographed wind up spaceship. This is an unusual cross between a jet plane and a spaceship, The deep sided red metal body is capped with a brightly lithographed jet plane top. The plane has two rear wings, two smaller front fins and a tail fin with Saturn graphics. . At the front is a large clear canopy containing a yellow-green tin astronaut driver, similar to the Yoshiya astronauts. The wings are marked B.C. 63 Bump and go action with noise and spark. BC63

Maker unknown. Box? Date? Probably 1960s.
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BUDDY "L" ROBOTOY TRUCK - BUDDY - USAA large 21" pressed steel truck. Red and green paint. Electric powered, it connects to the mains and runs off a transformer that plugs into the roof. Actions include forward, reverse, raising and lowering of the dump section and working headlights. Not obviously a space toy but this truck has a litho panel in the window depicting a robot driver, making it one of the earliest toys to have a robot theme.

Described as new in a 1932 catalog.
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BULLDOZER WHICH A ROBOT OPERATES (BOX VERSION 1) - KKS - JAPANTin battery operated bulldozer with robot driver. This is an earlt version of Robotrac. See the other KKS (Komoda Shoten) box. This looks to be the earliest version. No reference to Robotrac on the box art. Bulldozer wording on the toy. Box depicts the blue version of the bulldozer.
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BULLDOZER WITH HORN & LIGHT, ROBOTRAC - LINEMAR - JAPANName on box: Bulldozer with horn and light!
Manufacturer: Linemar, Japan
Dimensions: Length - 9.5" Width - 5.75" Height - 6.5"

Actions: Bulldozer moves in bump and go fashion as steering levers move back and forth creating the impression that robot driver is controlling the direction. The rear rubber tread wheels roll along the ground, which in turn cause the front tread wheels to turn, creating the impression that the bulldozer is being propelled by the rubber treads. Intermittently, the horn will sound and the light atop the robot's head will light.
Additional info.: Photo above depicts the yellow color variation. There is also a blue color variation. Variations to the lithography of the robot operator also exist. Stamped into the center of the bump and go plate on the bottom of the toy is the Linemar Toys logo and the word JAPAN.
bulldozer tractor with robot driver. Back and forward action.

Eaton's catalogue 1957. (It appears in adverts in October 1957)

Also shown (bottom) is the BULLDOZER WHICH A ROBOT OPERATES version which has the maker's logo KKS in a diamond (Komoda Shoten)
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CAPTAIN BOAT - MITSUHASHI - JAPANA brightly lithographed tinplate speedboat. 25cm Crank action drives the plastic propeller. A tin pilot head emerges from the top of this speedboat. A closer look reveals its Captain Scarlet connection: the letters SPV on the side, the circular Spectrum logo on the top and the name, Captain. Made by Mitsuhashi (M in a triangle) in the 1960s.
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CIRCUS FRICTION BUMP ACTION CAR WITH TUMBLING CLOWN (CIRCUS 8) - ATC - JAPANRed and white lithographed tin friction bump action car with a green and white tumbling clown robot. The square headed robot has a coil antenna. Marked with Circus and the number 8 in a circle. Mercedes. The tumbling action starts when the space car hits an object. Asahi

A newspaper ad dates this to September 1960

Image courtesy Smith House Auctions
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COMMAND CAR - EXELO - JAPANTin friction space jeep. "Sparkling Friction Toy". Gun mounted on the hood. Television wording. Robot logo on the sides. TVN letters on the hood. Marked EXELO on the back of the jeep. 16cm
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COMMANDER TANK - BANDAI FOR SEARS - JAPANA large pressed metal space tank in military green. Battery operated forward and backward motion. Operating lights. Missiles fit into magazines and are fired using a rear trigger. This example is missing its aerials. This is a bordeline space toy but its futuristic appearance appeals to many space toy collectors.

One of a range of Sears exclusive toys produced by Bandai.
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COMMUNICATION TRUCK - MASUDAYA - JAPANTin friction truck with a pair of battery operated walkie talkie style radio sets. The two sets detach from the truck.
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CRAGSTAN ATOMIC JET PLANE - SN - JAPANA large white tinplate plane with very small wings positioned at the back. The plane has a "jet action" which consists of small colored springs moving in and out of the engine ports. Pilot under a clear plastic cockpit. Friction action. Date? SN in a Circle logo.

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CRAGSTAN SPACE MOBILE, LUNAR PATROL - CRAGSTAN - JAPANRed tinplate battery operated vehicle. This is a flat vehicle with a large square plastic canopy containing a tin pilot. Behind the canopy is a circular disc with colored gel divisions. The ship has two rear fins and a rotating metal oval antenna on a wire. The pace Mobile is marked Lunar Patrol on the sides. 10" 25cm long

Bump and go action with flashing lights and Roar R R noise. There is no obvious manufacturer's mark though the box has a Cragstan distributor's logo. On sale in December 1962
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CRUISER - CHINABlue tin wind up space vehicle with three-arm rotor on top. Clear plastic window at rear with visible gears. Blue top, red base. Clockwork action. Number MS 881 MS881
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DELTA 8 GAMA 3560 - GAMA - WEST GERMANYPlastic battery op remote control space buggy vehicle. Tracks. Large rear wheels. West Germany. One in related series of space vehicles. 1970s
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DELTA BIRD - NOMURA - JAPANTriangular grey battery operated spaceshio wuth two rear fin and a central plastic cylindrical dome. Bump and go action with flashing lights. 21 cm Red and green dome versions shown. 1970s. Decal details 7 Delta Bird
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DYNA-SOAR, PROJECT SWORD - CENTURY 21 - HONG KONGCentury 21 – a futuristic stealth- like blue plastic space jet. It is friction driven and has a see- through cockpit with seated golden astronaut. 'Dyna - Soar' appears in white lettering on both sides of the fuselage. Two hard- wire antennae can be retracted from the wings. Cool. That strange diamond and MR initials appears on the base of the craft, along with the number 202 and the words ' Made in Hong Kong'. 1967
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ELECTRIC TRACTOR - RUSSIAPlastic battery op tractor with bump and go action. Light on the engine. Plastic robot driver. Paper decal engine details. The box indicates a date of 1984-1988. Made by a Russian company with the stylized AM logo identified as the Leningrad Metalware Factory. Note the square or "boxy" shape of this version, compared with the rounder version.
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ELEGANT MINIATURES MARS ROCKET 119 - LINEMAR - JAPANDiecast rocket.
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ELEGANT MINIATURES SUPER SONIC MOON SHIP 120 - LINEMAR - JAPANDiecast spaceship.
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EXPLORATION TRAIN - SANKEI - JAPANA blue and silver lithographed tin battery operated space train comprising a futuristic engine and three carriages.

The rocket shaped engine has a red plastic dome at the front and tailfin at the rear. One carriage, the Transmitter Car, has a box like control center, the Radar Car carries a large dish antenna and the Missile Carrier car has a rocket mounted on the top. Twelve track sections provided.

Possible Yonezawa connection?
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EXPLORER SPACE CAR - SANYO - JAPANSimple red lithographed tin friction space car. 5" Litho detailing of astronauts behind a windscreen. Blue base. See also the Paradise Car version. Japan 1950s Box?
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FIREBIRD - ALPS - JAPANRed/pink tin lithographed cross between a rocket and a car. The four wheel friction vehicle has small side wings, a white tail fin with the number 4 and a pilot under a clear plastic canopy. Firebird logo on the nose and Firebird wording on the tires. Box? 1950s.
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FIREBIRD 1 - ALPS - JAPAN A red and white tinplate concept car. Rocket car shaped. Four wheels, side wings and a tailfin. Pilot under a clear plastic canopy. Red plastic rear engine cover. Firebird logo on the side. Friction action with spark. Probably mid 1950s.
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FIREFLY XYZ MARK III SPACESHIP - HONG KONGMulticolored plastic friction spaceship. Futuristic vehicle with two fins and a a pilot under a central clear plastic dome. Small rotating plastic antenna at the back. Seen in a variety of colors. The styling owes much to the Space Pioneer design. Hong Kong 1960s
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FLASH SPACE PATROL Z-206 -TPS - JAPANTin hovercraft style battery op vehicle, bump and go action. Green plastic windows. The body is the same as used on the Mercury Explorer but the turret is a tin construction. Plastic prop. This is the first of the line of similarly styled TPS vehicles. Currently dated to 1968. Toplay
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FLASH SPACE PATROL Z-206 GREEK VERSION - ANANIADIS - GREECEBlue lithographed tin hovercraft style battery oeratedp vehicle, bump and go action. Red plastic windows. Chrome silver plastic antenna. Very similar to the Japanese FLASH SPACE PATROL Z-206 by TPS on which it is based. Greece
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FLORIDA AIR BOAT REGULUS - ATC - JAPANLithographed tinplate battery operated space boat, intended to float. This silver, white and blue boat has litho detailing of windows with astronauts and portholes along the side. Red tin hull with two hydrofoils at the front. The boat has a substantial rear assembly that holds the electric motor and propeller. A switch is positioned at the front. Regulus wording on the side. Similar body to ATC SPACE SHIP WITH MOVING RADAR. Hydroplane, prop drive. Date?
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FLYING AIR CAR - TPS - JAPANLightweight aluminum hovercraft style vehicle. Battery op remote control. A fan raises it off the ground. Dish antenna. Same pressing as Luna Hovercraft. Also sold simply as Hover Craft. Toplay
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FLYING AIR FORCE JEEP - DAITA - JAPANMetallic blue lithographed tinplate hovercraft style space jeep. 7" 18cm The jeep has two fans set into the body. A detachable plastic spinner fits over the front fan and flies off when the toy is pushed. On the box art the spinner is shown as a torus space station. Two tin astronaut pilots sit in the middle behind a clear plastic windshield. Marked AIR.FORCE on the sides. See the Daita X-3 version of this jeep. Friction action. Date?
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FLYING JEEP - KOMODA - JAPANCylindrical shaped vehicle. Tin bump and go battery op. USAF 113251 . Based on the Pawnee flying platform first flown in 1958. A futuristic jeep.

See also the Space Platform
Image courtesy Smith House Auctions
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FLYING JEEP N-135 - ATC - JAPAN"With Two Rotors" US Air Force Space Jeep. U.S. Air Force. Tin friction hovercraft style flying jeep with three drivers. Asahi -Linemar. Three pilots under a clear dome. Two rotors. Comes in generic box depicting a red jeep with one rotor.

Image courtesy of Smith House Auctions.
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FLYING JEEP N-137 - ATC - JAPANFlying space jeep. Tin friction. Three yellow pilots under a clear canopy. Tin propellers at front and rear, though the box art shows only the forward one. White upper, red lower. Saturn wording on fin. Asahi Linemar. See N-365 which shares an identical box except for a Cragstan importer logo.
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FLYING JEEP N-365 - ATC - JAPANLinemar. Tin friction hovercraft style vehicle with three pilots. Flying space jeep. All red. Tin friction. Three yellow pilots under a clear canopy. Tin propellers at front and rear, though the box art shows only the forward one. Saturn wording on fin. Asahi Linemar. See N-135 This version shares a box with the N-135 but this has a Cragstan impoter logo.
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FLYING JEEP X-3 - DAITA - JAPANUS Army space flying jeep. Hovercraft style vehicle with two fans set into the body. Large gun. Military green. Advertised by Penney's, July 1960.
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FLYING MAN - SY/YONEYA - JAPANLithographed tin robot-like man sits in a car connected to an external frame. He swings back and forth as his mouth opens and closes. Wind up action. Lucky. A flag on top has Play Land wording. 27cm high. Date?
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FLYING POLICE - DAIYA - JAPANTin battery op space police vehicle. Fan in front. Bump and go action. With Tati Tati noise.
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FLYING ROBOT CAR - MAKER? - JAPANSmall blue tin lithographed car. The hood and roof have Flying Robot graphics - the red T-28 style robot with the large ears. Box?
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FORD FRICTION SPACE CAR - HTC - JAPANLarge silver two door convertible tinplate Ford car with a robot driver and passenger in the rear seat. 12 ins. There is a space themed TV monitor with a rocket scene in the other rear seat. Friction action with siren. Name? Box?

Tentatively "The Friction Robot Car (E.T.Toys, Japan, 1958)".
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FRICTION BABY ROCKET LAUNCHER - KOKYU - JAPANTin friction truck with elevating rocket launcher on trailer. Fires small plastic rocket. Army 120530. K in flower logo.

Image courtesy Smith House Auctions
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FRICTION FLYING JEEP 159832 NON SPARK VERSION - LINEMAR - JAPAN10cm long tin litho friction toy. Toy features two pilots with separate tin heads. Driver is behind plastic windshield, other man is behind gun and wears goggles. Tail fin carries USAF star. Front has die-cut opening with disk attachment. This version has the reference to a spark removed from the box and replaced with the long serial number 159832. The box art shows the 019238 serial number. See the spark version.

Also sold as part of the Satellite Vehicles set by Royal. 1959
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FRICTION FLYING JEEP WITH SPARK - LINEMAR - JAPAN10cm long tin litho friction toy. Toy features pair of men with separate tin heads. Driver is behind plastic windshield, other man is behind gun and wears goggles. Tail fin depicts Saturn. Front has die-cut opening with disk attachment. This version has the reference to a spark. See the non spark version 159832.
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FRICTION JUPITER TRAILER - MOMOYA - JAPANTin friction truck with Jupiter rocket on trailer. Jupiter rocket detaches and has friction action.

Image courtesy of Smith House Auctions
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Friction Moon Rocket Train - SAN - JAPANBorderline space toy. Friction train with bump and go action and sound. Marusan C6254 Express Non space graphics on box.
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FRICTION MOTOR SPACE JET X-3 - MASUDAYA - JAPANA blue lithographed space car with white and red stripes. The vehicle has racing car styling. Marked X-3 in a circle. Vinyl head driver, tin windshield. . Friction motor. Makes a "Jet Noise". Crimped construction.
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FRICTION PLANET PATROL TANK - YANOMAN - JAPANDark blue lithographed tinplate vehicle with red and yellow fins, yellow astronaut and large gun. The tank has the familiar rounded lilo shape with two fins at the back, though it is considerably smaller than other versions. The transparent plastic gun is the same as used on the S-17 but is fixed in place. There is a particularly attractive and detailed space landscape printed on the hood of the vehicle. Wind up / friction mystery action with noise. 15cm.

The yellow tinplate astronaut is relatively large and alters the scale of the piece. Marked Planet Patrol Tank on the sides.

The box art differs considerably from the toy: it depicts a domed tank with a long barrelled gun.

Note that there are two versions of this tank: one is wind up with a fixed key on the left side. The other is a friction version - the box shown here has the word "Friction" printed at the top left. BATMAN CAR WITH SIREN pressing.
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FRICTION POWERED SPACE CAR - FERRYMAN - HONG KONGA bright green plastic friction space car. that draws its inspiration from the SPACE SCOUT S-17. Black plastic base. Clear plastic canopy with pilot and guns.
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FRICTION SPACE BUS, VERSION 2 - MUIRA/SHIMAZAKI - JAPANA large brightly lithographed tin bus. Though the shape has little of space interest this bus has interesting space lithography. The sides and roof are decorated with a wide range of robots, astronauts ets.

There are two versions:
Top: a version with an astronaut printed on the roof.
Bottom: a version with Robby the Robot printed on the roof.

The boxes for each version differ significantly.
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FRICTION SPACE CAR WITH SPARK SP-1 - USAGIYA for LINEMAR - JAPANTin friction space vehicle with spark. Two wheels. Erratic action. A more realistic working of the Easel Robot head version of this toy. Complex nose and tail features and a turret with spark windows. Manufactured by Usagiya (Rabbit head logo) for Distribution by Linemar. The box carries the serial number J2650
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FRICTION SPACE EXPLORER S-3 - USAGIYA for LINEMAR - JAPANTin friction space car with large red astronaut pilot. The pilot's hands move. Imitation tracks at rear. Also sold in a boxed set with the robot headed version. No J-4333

The box art is essentially the same as for the Usagiya Space Patrol version.

Image courtesy of Smith House Auctions.
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FRICTION SPACE PATROL - CRAGSTAN BY ICHIKO - JAPANTin friction open top space car. Two shades of blue lithography with space detailing. Open top car with windshield. Tin stronaut driver holding a gun.

Friction and battery operated versions of this brightly lithoed tin space car are known.
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FRICTION SPACE PATROL - USAGIYA - JAPANTin friction space vehicle with large robot head. Easel back robot head. Rabbit logo. Coiled spring antenna depicted on the box.

The box art is essentially the same as for the Space Explorer S-3 box.
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FRICTION SPACE PATROL CAR - MT IN OVAL MITSUHASHI? - JAPANThis is a variation of the Mitsuhashi Atomic Race Car X-8. This is a quaint little three wheeled rocket car from a little known company. Red and blue tin friction space car with plenty of space graphics. A light blue tin pilot head sits behind a windshield. The car has a large rear tail fin with a torus space station image on one side and Saturn on the other. Two smaller fins run alongside the tail fin. Space Patrol is marked on the sides.

No obvious maker's mark on the toy, though the box carries an MT in an oval logo. 6" 13cm
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FRICTION SPACE PATROL WITH FLASHING STEN GUN X-5 - ICHIKO - JAPANTin battery operated space car. Two shades of blue lithography with space detailing. Open top car with windshield. Tin stronaut driver holding a gun. Swivelling red plastic gun is attached attached to hood. The car has a large dish antenna. The gun swivels and lights with firing noise. Marked X-5 at the back.

Friction and battery op versions of this brightly lithoed tin space car are known.
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FRICTION SPACE ROBOT PATROL WITH SPARKLING ATOMIC GUN - ATC - JAPANRed tin friction Mercedes style car with golden robot driver and large blue gun. No wording on the car. Car advances and sparks appear in the hood mounted gun. Cragstan logo on shown box version.
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FRICTION SPACE TRAVELLER WITH MOVING HEAD - ATC - JAPANVTOL 3. A red tin lithographed boat style space ship. In fact the pressing was used for ATC space boats such as the FLORIDA AIR BOAT REGULUS. This more childish version is a wheeled spaceship, not intended to float. The body is brightly lithographed in red, blue and white with porthole details and a rear fin. On top, altering the whole scale of the vehicle, is a child driver with a large vinyl head. He sits behind a clear plastic windshield. Friction action with moving head. Asahi. Date?
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FRICTION STREAMLINE SPECIAL SPACE CAR 76 - MSK, TKK - JAPANA futuristic tin friction racing car, red and white. Number 76 on tail fin. With driver under canopy. Japan. Compare with King Jet 8 and Meteor. Two color versions: red/white and red/blue. Two logos: MSK Logo and an overlapping S and T in a triangle

The red version carries TKK on one side of the tailfin and TS on the other.
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FULGUR VIREVOLTE MYSTERE - CHR - FRANCEBattery op plastic spaceship with bump and go action. Appeared in a 1959 Christmas catalog from Ancienne Maison Foucault Paris. CHR. Red and blue versions
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FUTURE FIRE CAR - NOMURA - JAPANCalled Atomic Fire Car on the toy. Tin battery op car with fireman. Fire cannon based on Space Patrol Car. "With Atomic Extinguisher"
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