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ATOMIC SPACE GUN - TUDOR ROSE - ENGLANDSmall red plastic space gun with red tip. Shoots spinners. A reissue of the US Space Gun with 3 Flying Disks or spinners. Display box. Based on the US Plastic Co spinner design.

Image courtesy Vectis Auctions
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AVARUUS PISTOLI - LASTVAL - FINLANDSmall red and blue plastic space gun, shoots green spinners. This version has a small rear fin, smooth handle and concave trigger. Based on the US Plastic design. The spinners have no outer ring. Finnish
Image: Finntoys
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COSMIC SPACE SET - US PLASTIC CO - USASet comprises two of the familiar spinner-shooting rayguns and a pair of microphones. This guns in this boxed set have a small rear fin, smooth handle and concave trigger.

The spinner shooting guns are the original versions of this much copied space gun.

The walkie talkies are string type with a retractable antenna feature. Mouthpiece for siren noise. The set was being discounted in December 1953 so predates this.
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DAN DARE PLANET GUN - MERIT - ENGLANDThe original Dan Dare 1950s (and well into the 60s) issue of the small plastic space gun with three spinners. Green and red versions with black plastic spring assemblies. The guns carry the Planet Gun wording and the Dan Dare name and logo ( a circle with a vertical oval inside). The guns have distinctive side bumps suggesting fins. This version has a small rear fin, smooth handle and concave trigger. Based on the US Plastic design.

Merit was the trading name of J & L Randall.
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ПОЛЁT FLIGHT SPACE GUN - VEB - EAST GERMANYPlastic spring driven space gun, shoots spinners. This is another appearance the ubiquitous spinner gun. Based on the US Plastic spinner design.

Produced in Annaberg-Buchholz in Saxony, East Germany. A very plain box with Russian Cyrillic script. Produced 1973-1975. Black body, yellow muzzle. Probably in other colors. The box name is ПОЛЁT or "FLIGHT".

Based on the US Plastic spinner design.
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ПОЛЁT, FLIGHT SPACE GUN - MOSCOW - USSRPlastic spring driven space gun, shoots spinners. This is another appearance the ubiquitous spinner gun based on the US Plastic design.

Produced in Moscow. A very plain box with Russian Cyrillic script. Dated 1975. Black body, red muzzle. Probably in other colors. The box name is ПОЛЁT or "FLIGHT".

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MASTER GUN - GEYPER - SPAINPlastic spring driven space gun, shoots spinners. This is another appearance the ubiquitous spinner gun. The gun has Master Gun molded on the sides and has a distinctive finned muzzle. The box art and name are similar to the Geyper Master Flying Gun. The art work owes much to the Dan Dare Planet Gun.

There are two box versions, both with the same picture though the style of drawing alters. The top version has a harsher, comic book look while the lower (probably the older) has a more naturalistic style.

Based on the US Plastic spinner design.
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Penguin Satellite Launcher Gun - EnglandPlastic spring action satellite launcher space gun. 1950s. Another outing for the US Plastic Co original design, though there is a distinct difference in the molding of the sides. Date?
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PLANET GUN - MERIT - ENGLANDLate picture box issue of the small plastic space gun with spinners. Green and red versions with black plastic spring assemblies. The guns still carry the Planet Gun wording and the Dan Dare wording and logo from the 1950s Dan Dare Planet Gun, long after the license had expired. It is impossible to distinguish between the old and the new guns. This version has a small rear fin, smooth handle and concave trigger. Based on the US Plastic spinner design.

Still listed in the Merit catalogue for 1977. Merit was the trading name of J & L Randall.
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SPACE PATROL ROCKET GUN - US PLASTIC - USAThe bagged version of the hard plastic dart gun with a rounded streamlined design. Comes with two darts, one of them was a "Captomatic" cap tip, the other one is a "Message Dart" with a secret compartment. Bagged with backing card and header card. This is merchandising based on the successful TV series "Space Patrol" which first aired in March 1950. The first sighting of the gun is 1951. Colors: red, black.
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SPACE PATROL ROCKET GUN - US PLASTICS CO - USAThe US Plastics dart gun mold in hard red plastic. This is the familiar dart gun with its rounded lines. Comes with two darts, one of them was a "Captomatic" cap tip, the other one is a "Message Dart" with a secret compartment. The gun is coked by pulling the knob at the back. The gun has Space Patrol marked on the handle and the barrel. This proved a very successful design and was copied in many countries. On sale from December 1951.

Inventor: Alan Dix Tovell

The lower box is a variation with a Commander Buzz Cory theme. The box has a printed target on the back.
 
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