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COSMIC COP - WICKE - WEST GERMANYA large purple plastic space water pistol. The unusual design has a large water reservoir at the back of the gun with a slender barrel tipped with four fins. In addition this version has a detachable, long thin plastic sight at the front of the barrel. The gun also has a dart shooting action. 12 in, 31 cm. Made in Germany under license from Lone Star.

This is essentially the same molding as the Hong Kong Space Hero 500-X Laser Gun.
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.
FLYING SAUCER GUN - PW Progresswerk Nürnberg - WEST GERMANYYellow hard plastic raygun design, shoots spinners. Children and teddy bear box art. This all yellow version of the small plastic spring action space gun has the Parks Planet Patrol Saucer Gun design with ribbed handle, telescopic sight and large trigger.

LASERPHON 4005 - MSB - EAST GERMANYLithographed tin and plastic space flashlight gun. This unusual gun has a conical tinplate body with a plastic handle and an assortment of other plastic components: small rocket sight, ribbed barrel etc. There is a tin panel on the handle. The design on the gun is a striking abstract blue, white and red pattern. Battery operated flashlight action with a buzzer noise. 7" 17cm long. Takes two AA (R6) batteries. Made in the GDR. 1970s.
MARS SATELLITE SPACE GUN - JEAN - W GERMANYYellow plastic space gun, rather angular in design. Shoots spinners. The main feature of this gun is that the launch point is set at a 45 degree angle at the tip of the gun. The spinners are wound to load the gun and the trigger releases them. Blister carded. Jean Hofler.
RAKETEN PISTOLE C 900 - SICHERHEITSMODELL - W GERMANYThe Rocket Pistol. Hard red plastic space gun that shoots darts. This is based on the US Plastic Space Patrol Rocket Dart Gun with some alterations to the design, giving it a stockier look. Marked "Raketen Pistole" on one side and "Rocket Gun" on the other. The gun does not have the rear pull cocking action.
Sicherheits Raketen

Sold on a header card with a target space graphic. There are several color variations.

Marked DBGM angem, Made in W Germany
SPACE WATER PISTOL - IDEAL JGS - GERMANYA bulbous clear plastic space water pistol with rotating plastic aliens
inside. This company is not connected with the US Ideal toy company but is J.G. Schrödel of Nuremberg. The box has impressive space graphics but has no name. Sometimes called the Astronaut Rocket Ray Gun.

There are two versions of this gun: the large 9" 26cm version with three rotating aliens and a small 6 1/2" 16cm version with one alien. Made in (at least) light green, red, purple and blue. On sale in 1964.

The gun was reissued in the 1990s in a distinctive sparkle plastic version.

There is a version of the larger gun with URANIA molded on the top fin. Details?

SPACE WATER PISTOL - IDEAL JGS - GERMANYA plastic machine pistol with a distinctive trigger guard that extends to enclose the whole underside of the gun. Water pistol. 26cm Date? Box. Note: this company is not connected with the US Ideal toy company but is J.G. Schrödel of Nuremberg. Colors include black and transparent red with sparkles.
WASSERSPRITZPISTOLE SPACE WATER PISTOL - GEOBRA - W GERMANYA transparent plastic space water pistol. This gun is based on the Rex Mars Planet Patrol by Marx. It also has features seen on the Mars water gun by Mak's, H.K. The gun has a classic shape with with rings on the barrel, fins on the muzzle and lines on the body. A streamlined telescopic sight is mounted at the back. The gun has a small working compass on one side of the handle and is marked Geobra on the other side. Sold carded (picture, anyone).

Note the square trigger guard, the larger sight and the compass, all of which distinguish it from the earlier Marx version which has a rounded trigger guard, smaller sight and no compass.

This gun features in the Geobra 1957 catalog. It was also on sale as late as 1963-4 in the Hullinghorts Spielzeug catalog.
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