ALPHADROME ROBOT AND SPACE TOY DATABASE

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VIGIA DEL ESPACIO ROBOTS SET - SEL-MAC - SPAINA boxed set of 6 plastic robots. Each silver and red plastic robot is 3" and constructed from a number of push-fit components: heads, arms, elbows. The robots have articulated arms and clear plastic space helmets with a metal antenna. Each figure has a space gun and space rifle. This is considered to be the first Spanish robot toy. The robot has also been seen in a silver and yellow combination. A blue and Portuguese version is known.

Also sold individually in small boxes. Barcelona. Tentatively dated to 1958.
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WINCO CONDAR'S INTERPLANETARY SPACEMEN - MAKER? - ENGLANDA set of four hard (dense, not brittle) plastic spacemen. The oddly-named "Winco Condar's Interplanetary Spacemen" set dated to 1953. The figures are obviously Lido inspired, but there's no manufacturer's name on the card.

It is believed that the figures are a knock-off of Captain Condor, a space hero in a strip from The Lion comic. Winco is an abbreviation of the RAF rank of Wing Commander and "Condar" is clearly a variation of "Condor" designed to avoid copyright issues. Like so many of the early English plastic toys, they were on sale in Woolworths.

The figures were almost certainly made in England rather than imported. They are made from plastic, but are not those hard plastic Lido ones that clink.
   
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