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SPACE SHIP X-200 - YANOMAN - JAPANA red and white lithographed tinplate battery operated space vehicle. The vehicle resembles an inflated mattress with long tin fins mounted on the rounded side sections. A tin astronaut pilot sits under a large clear plastic dome and controls a clear plastic lighted gun. At the front is a red dome over a rotating light. X-200 and Space Ship wording on the sides. This version does not have the metal ring antenna. This is a later revision of the original S-17 Space Scout vehicle with a cylindrical red front light instead of the usual white dome, and no metal antenna.

Featured in the 1970 Yanoman catalog where it is described as a new item. The toy pictured i the catalog has the dome shaped light and the metal antenna of the Space Scout and as such may be a photo of a prototype. The late date probably accounts for its rarity.
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SPACE SHIP X-8 SCOUTING - TADA - JAPANLithographed tin battery powered vehicle with bump and go action, flashing lights and rotating antenna. This flat, round-nosed vehicle has a large clear plastic dome at the front containing a tin astronaut pilot. There are two large vertical fins at either side of the rear. In the center, behind the dome, is a large cylindrical green plastic flashing light. The start/stop switch is located towards the lower left of the dish. Under the clear plastic dome is a helmeted, goggled space pilot sits behind a conical spring steering wheel. 8.5" long, 8" tall.

Two lithogrpah variations of the X-8 are known:
1. Red and blue litho (top)
2. Red and grey (bottom)
They have the same box art. X 8 X8
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SPACE SHIP XY-07 - ATC - JAPANTin friction space helicopter. Tin lithographed spaceship with spaceman under a plastic screen. Tin rotor spins.
This toy was also released as the XZ-7 Space Ship, though this version is more space like with porthole litho. Asahi Japan.
The box art depicts a slightly different piece - the rotor has been replaced by an antenna and the serial number is different.

The XZ-7 appears in the ATC Asahi catalog for 1968
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Space Ship XZ-7 - ATC - JAPANTin friction space helicopter. Tin lithographed spaceship with pilot under a plastic screen. Tin rotor spins.
This toy was also released as the XY-07 Space Ship. Asahi Japan. The XZ-7 has a soldier for a pilot and the toy lacks the same space feel.

Again, the box art depicts a slightly different piece - the rotor has been replaced by an antenna and the serial number absent.

The XZ-7 appears in the ATC Asahi catalog for 1968
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SPACE SHOOTING RANGE = AUTOMATIC TOY COMPANY - USATinplate wind up shooting range. Spaceship targets with score values. Automatic Toy Company. Working. Beautiful lithography to toy. When wound, tin space ships move across shooting range and mounted gun shoots balls at them. Box is marked 'No. 372 Space Shooting Range' On sale in 1952.

A slightly different litho version of this toy was released by Codeg in UK.
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SPACE SIGHT SEEING BUS - MASUDAYA - JAPANWhite and blue lithographed tin friction space vehicle. This rather box shaped space car has two long red fins on either side. At the front is a large clear plastic dome containing a tin astronaut driver. Astronaut under clear dome. There are two round plastic lights at the back, red and green. 17cm.

Two versions are known:
Top - Typo on toy: SPACE SIGHT SEEIG BUS
Bottom - Correct spelling, but a non-sparking toy.

This is one of a range of Masudaya vehicles based on the same oblong pressing.
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SPACE SLED - REMCO - USAA re-release of Remco's original Gerry Anderson's Supercar design on the back of the Land of the Giants serial. Plastic battery op space ship with wings. Pilot under canopy. White body with clear blue plastic dome. Cams give different movement patterns.
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SPACE SURVEY JEEP - TOYMASTER - JAPANBlue lithographed tin friction space jeep with large gun-like telescope. The jeep has a yellow tin astronaut driver. The telescope which has plastic glass on the ends moves side to side as the jeep moves, and lifts up and down manually. Large blue plastic rotating antenna. 7" (17cm) long. Marked "Toymaster Made in Japan."

A newspaper advertisement dates this to October 1960.
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SPACE SURVEY X-25 - MASUDAYA - JAPANA boxy light blue lithographed tin battery operated space tank. The tank has an oval tin turret at the front with a short black gun protruding from the front. On top of the turret is a short clear blue plastic column which directs a jet of air at the floating styrofoam ball. Marked Space Survey on the sides and X-25 on the turret. Bump and go action with floating satellite - styrofoam ball. Date?
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SPACE TANK - OHTA - JAPANAn unusual design of space tank. This metallic blue tinplate lithographed vehicle has a tracked platform on which are mounted a control panel, a seat without a driver and a large frotating cannon with a green tinted plastic barrel. Tin friction tank with large spring loaded gun that shoots small red balls. Saturn litho detail on the control panel.

Advertised in the La Crosse Tribune, November 1960.

The K in Circle logo.
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SPACE TANK - MAKER? - JAPANOrange lithographed tin space tank with a comical oversize tin driver behind a plastic windshield. Plastic propeller at the back. Friction ? action. Details? Maker? Box?
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SPACE TANK - MARX - USAPrototype space tank based on a Marx tractor chassis with rubber tracks. Large steel wind up toy with turret, gun and an additional forward turret. Hand painted. 14" This did not enter production. Possibly 1930s
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SPACE TANK - UNION - JAPANThe blue lithographed tin tank has two enormous black guns mounted on a large rotating turret. At a smiling tin robot is sitting on top, with a satellite dish next to him. The design is reminiscent of the Aoshin Flying Saucer. Date? Friction. Action?
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SPACE TANK - VTI VOHRA TOYS - INDIARed lithographed tinplate friction space tank. Green and yellow tin pilot under a large clear dome. Pilot's hands fixed. Tin fins at the back. Dome shaped red plastic spark window at rear. Simple friction action. A green version also exists. Based on the Yoshiya design though the fins are more upright. Marked VTI at the front.

Also seen with a HEC label covering the VTI logo.

The tank is also available in a cartoon animal litho versions. One has a blue spark window and a very odd driver. Asia
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SPACE TANK - YOSHIYA - JAPANA small red tinplate friction space tank. Yellow pilot under a clear plastic dome. Atomic logo lithographed at the front. Angled tin fins at the back. Dome shaped red plastic spark window at rear. Marked SPACE TANK Friction action with spark. KO Atomic logo lithographed at the front. Simple friction action with spark. The Indian VTI space tank uses this pressing. xadded
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SPACE TANK BY-352 - YOSHIYA? - JAPANThis is a rarely seen space toy. The blue tinplate friction space tank is covered with masses of lithographed detail including tracks. There's a clear plastic dome at the front with a green tin astronaut inside. There's an unusual feature at the back: three red plastic strips extend backward from three round spark windows. The serial number on this tank, BY-352, is also odd. This looks like a Yoshiya tank. Box? Better photo? Date?
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SPACE TANK M-18 - MASUDAYA - JAPANA metallic blue lithographed battery operated space tank. Lightning stripe on sides. A clear plastic dome at the front contains a red astronaut driver. Large round blue plastic dish antenna. Red lights inside springs are mounted at the rear. No guns. Bump and go action with rotating antenna and flashing lights. Litho variations exist. Date?
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SPACE TANK ME-091 - CHINAGreen tin friction space tank with bump and go action. Early versions are predominantly metal, later versions have plastic arms and hub caps. The head has flashing light behind red gel. Light show under lens at the rear section with multi-colored patterns flashing. Robby's arms are attached to levers that move when the bump mechanism activates. Loud 'space noise'.

There is also a light blue version of the tank.

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SPACE TANK ME-759 - MAKER? - CHINAA rather crude tin lithographed space tank consisting of a flat body with tracks on either side. The tank can run upside down. Battery operated. Date? ME759
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SPACE TANK S-100 - MASUDAYA - JAPANThis simple tin friction tank from Masudaya may be small at 5" 12cm, but the company have paid great attention to detail and it's a little gem. A blue and silver lithographed tin space tank with a tin canopy with window and passenger detailing. There's a relatively huge rotating rectangular antenna at the side. Marked S-100 at the front and sides. The box has attractive space graphics. Date? Friction action.

Sold in a boxed version and in a bag with a header card.
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SPACE TANK T99 - GAMA - WEST GERMANYBlue lithographed tin battery operated remote control tank. The tank has a forward turret with a clear plastic dome containing an astronaut pilot. A short white gun is mounted on the turret. The remarkable feature of this toy is the fact that it has an opening compartment that contains three small wind up vehicles. White gun barrel. W. Germany No 9939
Marked T33 on the turret.

First sighted in the Gama catalog for 1964.
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SPACE TANK V2 - YOSHIYA - JAPANMetallic blue tin battery operated space tank with a Robby body for a turret. Bump and go action with flashing lights. Light blue color with antenna. V-2

A newspaper ad dates this to November 1958.

Image courtesy Smith House Auction.
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SPACE TANK WITH SIGNALLING AND SPARKLING - NOMURA - JAPANRed and grey lithographed tin friction tank with large gun at front. There is a fragile clear plastic canopy over a red tin astronaut pilot - he appears to have one leg. Rear red plastic spark window. This uses the low profile pressing that was used for the Super Sonic Tank, and the Space Tank X-4. It has a large rectangular bare metal antenna. The box art does not accurately depict the toy. Marked 6 on the front track cover.

The one-legged pilot and pilot's seat are the same as used on the Nomura Martian Flying Saucer Z-01 Red Man from Space.
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SPACE TANK WITH TURNING RADAR V-75 - ALPS - JAPANTin pull string action space tank. Mystery Space Tank with Turning Radar. Distributed by Alps. Box carries a fir tree logo of the manufacturer. The red eliptical antenna is the correct one. V-75 printed at back.
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SPACE TANK X-4 WITH SIREN - NOMURA - JAPANTin friction space tank. This uses the low profile pressing that was used for the Super Sonic Tank and the M-101 Tank. the turret looks like one from a military tank toy. Star on turret. Also sold in basic bag with header card.
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SPACE TANK X-8 - MASUDAYA - JAPANA small blue lithographed space tank. The friction space tank has a small turret with litho of a cockpit and driver. A spinner is attached to the front of the tank: forward motion launches spinner. Marked Space Tank X-8. 6.5 ins. Box? Date?

See also the similar X-2 Tank.
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SPACE TANK XY-101, BLUE - GAMA - WEST GERMANYMetallic blue tin battery operated space tank. Clear plastic double dome placed on top of a forward turret. There is a lighted color wheel inside the dome, but there is no astronaut driver. Large rectangular plastic antenna. Bump and go action with rotating antenna and flashing lights. 20cm

Marked 9944 and XY-101. W. Germany

Gama Catalog appearance dated 1964

Lower image courtesy Vectis Toys
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SPACE TANK XY-101, SILVER - GAMA - WEST GERMANYSilver lithographed tin battery op space tank. Three-wheeled bump and go action. The single front wheel is the drive wheel. Large clear plastic dome at the front with two plastic astronaut drivers. The panel in front of the 2 plastic astronauts has a red light. Behind them 3 lights in different colors blink. The large rectangular plastic radar antenna turns.

Marked 9940 XY-101 on the front.
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SPACE TV PILOT - ASAKUSA - JAPANPlastic battery op vehicle with bum and go action. Billy Blastoff knock off. One of a range of similar vehicles: Space TV Pilot, Space Guard Pilot, Space Radar Pilot. Rotating antenna.
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SPACE TV UNIT, SINGLE LENS VERSION - NOMURA - JAPANThis is an impressive space toy consisting of a metallic blue tracked vehicle with a large TV camera mounted on top. A green astronaut with a clear plastic helmet sits at the controls. Battery operated, mystery action, rotating antenna, flashing lights.

This is the rarer variation of the Mobile Space TV Unit. The main differentiating features are:
The driver is a green astronaut with plastic helmet, the camera has one lens and its support is much thicker, the tracked base is much deeper, there is a serial number A196X on the seat, and the trailer is different.

This version appears in the Nomura Catalog 1961.
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SPACE VEHICLE - MAKER? - HONG KONG?Plastic battery op space vehicle with color dome. Bump and go action. Hong Kong?
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SPACE WHALE SHIP PX-3 - YOSHIYA - JAPANBlue and red lithographed tin wind up whale. The hooped antenna is moved forward to start the action. The whale moves along with a gentle up and down motion. Slowly his mouth opens wide and suddenly it snaps shut. Sparks are emitted from behind the red panel on his back.The eyes are rolling plasti balls inside clear plastic enclosures. KO Pioneer wording on the tail.

There are two box versions.

Newspaper adverts currently dated to November 1960
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SPACEMOBILE AND PILOT - YOSHIYA - JAPANA green tinplate astronaut with red backpack sits astride a blue tin rocket. He holds a small plastic steering wheel, At the back is a red plastic rocket engine surrounded by a wire cage. Friction action with spark. 7" 18cm long. Date?

On the right is a prototype version of the Spacemobile.
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SPACESHIP UFO - CHINATin and plastic battery op space vehicle. Ligthographed uppe, plastic base with small wings. Pilot under central clear plastic dome. Zeus Forces UFO wording on side. Dish antenna. Bump n go action with red lights in the tail and rotating lighted radar dish. Pilot moves around under the clear dome. This is reworking of the UNIVERSE RECONNAISSANCE BOAT
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SPARKING MOON EXPLORER - LINCOLNSmall plastic wind up tracked spaceship. Blue plastic with clear red nose section. One of Mini Wind Up series.
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SPARKLING SPACEMAN CAR SP-1 - USAGIYA for LINEMAR - JAPANMetallic blue lithographed tinplate friction vehicle with square robot head. Coiled spring antenna. Unusually this vehicle has forward and rearward facing fins. Marked with the Usagiya (rabbit head logo) on the side. Manufactured for distribution by Linemar. Space Man Car
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SPUTNIK GLOBE WITH CONE - MZMZI - RUSSIALithographed tinplate space toy with a wind up clockwork action. A box shaped platform with a globe of the Earth fixed on top. To the side of the globe is a tall blue conical structure with a curved wire emerging from the middle. One end of the wire has a Sputnik attached and the other has a rocket. The two space craft hover over the Earth. Size: 180 x 110 x 240 mm. Date 1958
MZMZI is the Moscow Factory of Mechanical Clockwork Toys, USSR. Box?
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STAFF CAR JEEP - MAKER? - JAPANA military jeep, green with a star on the hood and USA 1500487 on the side. It's space credentials depend on the fact that it was included in the Satellite Vehicles set by Royal. Advertised in 1959.
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STAR SPACE JEEP - ICHIMURA - JAPANTin friction space jeep. 10cm Predominantly brown. Cylindrical structure at rear. See J.87 Space Jeep. Details? Box? J87
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STARS-LANDING SPACE TANK M-102 MF 710 - CHINAThis is a small, simple pale blue tin friction space tank with a pink plastic pilot under a clear dome. Three clear plastic tubes at the rear contain red plastic moving parts. Sparks.
A sceond version marked MF 710 is shown.

Image courtesy Smith House Auctions.
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STRANGE EXPLORER TANK S.T. 10 - DSK - JAPANBlue tin battery op tank with turnover action. Pilot under clear plastic dome. Large gun barrel. Flat tin litho King Kong monkey figure positioned under the tank, creates the effect of the ape lifting the tank. ST10 Japan. 21cm

Two litho variations are known.

Top: the more common version with flat blue paint with red chevrons on the turret. Marked Strange Explorer in black on the sides.

Bottom: metallic blue paint, marked S.T. q10 on the turret, Strange Explorer in read and white on the sides
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SUPER GIANT SPACE MOTORCYCLE - BANDAI - JAPANMetallic blue lithographed tin friction motorcycle. Circa 1950's. Advances with engine noise. Motorbike. Red plastic rider with a white vinyl cape. Saturn graphic on side. The tail has a red plastic spark cone and a spark window along side. There is a small rotating dish antenna above the front wheel. A working compass is mounted between the handlebars. This is a variation of the Space Patrol Super Cycle and probably came in the same box.

bike supercycle. Date?
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SUPER JETTER WITH ROBOT - DAITO - JAPANJapanese cartoon character vehicle with a robot riding in the back seat. Friction mechanism. 12inches long.
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SUPER MOON PATROLER - JUNIOR TOY - JAPANTin and plastic battery operated vehicle Circa 1970s. Advances with mystery stop-go action and engine sound as lights flash. It stops, the hatch opens, and the top part of the patroller spins.

Moon Patroller
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SUPER RADAR TRACTOR T-27 - ICHICO? - JAPANSeal logo. Tin battery op with robot driver and dish antenna.
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SUPER RADAR TRACTOR T-27 - ICHIKO - JAPANA red and silver tin battery operated tractor with a silver metal robot driver. Bump and go. Distinctive circular rotating metal antenna dish at the back. Marked T-27 Seal logo.
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SUPER ROBOT SPACE TANK - HORIKAWA - JAPANAn space tank from Horikawa, the only space tank that they made. Lithographed tin tank with elaborate tracks printed on the sides. There is a robot head peeping out of a small turret at the rear. In front of him is a double barrelled pom pom gun that moves up and down. The guns move in and out as the tank rolls forward. 22cm Rapid fire dual barrel guns. Marked Super Robot on the tank, though the box has only "Space Tank" wording.

The head is like the spring coil antenna square head of the Easelback robots.

There are at least three versions: light blue/grey, dark blue and green.
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SUPER SPACE PATROL, MARS 107 - NOMURA - JAPANThis is a large tin battery operated space ship. The red and grey rocket has a boxy shape with a rounded nose. At the front is a large double barrelled pop-pom gun. At the back are two fins. There is a long metal on-off switch.

This is a pilotless vehicle. Mystery action with swivelling firing guns. Mars-107 The box art is misleading in that it depicts a much more sophiscticated vehicle.

This pressing also forms the basis of the Nomura Sky Patrol and the Yonezawa Sonar Space Patrol

Pictured in the 1962 catalog of the 1st Japan International Toy Fair, but with the addition of US Navy wording on the sides.
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SUPERCAR - REMCO - USAPlastic battery op model of Gerry Anderson's Supercar. Cams inserted into the mechanism provide a variety of programmed movement. Two box versions shown: the early plain box and the blister packed version.
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SUPERCAR - YOSHIYA - JAPANRed and white tin friction space car with Mike Mercury under a clear plastic canopy. Based on Gerry Anderson puppet TV series.

First sighted in the 1965 Yoshiya catalog, item #2033
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SUPERCAR PLAY SET - CECIL COLEMAN - HONG KONGEngland. Supercar TV serial. Plastic space car with five figures. Jimmy, Mitch, Mike Mercury, Prof Popkiss and Dr Beaker.
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SWINGING BABY ROBOT - YONE/YONEYA - JAPANTin wind up robot on a swing. Copious litho detailing. One of two litho variations. Reproduced recently.
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TARGET TANK X-75 - ASAKUSA - JAPANMetallic blue lithographed tinplate space tank. Conventional shape with a long gun barrel attached to the turret. The gun can be retracted into the turret. Red windows on either side of a turret that hinges upward; a red bulb is positioned below. A large tin target is attached to a hinged flap behind the turret. Battery operated bump and go action, the turret moves and flashes with a shooting noise. A pistol is provided to shoots darts at the tank. When the target is hit the turret is thrown upward. "With Pistol - Light - Noise"
Turret marked 62750. 7.5" 19cm

The box art depicts a conventional military tank but the blue color and the X-75 name give it space credentials. Date?
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THUNDER JET 55 - MSK - JAPANA futuristic lithographed tin friction racing car. Blue body with orange trim. Tin pilot under a clear plastic canopy. Number 55 and Thunder Jet printed on the sides. on tail fin. With driver under canopy. Japan. Compare with King Jet 8 and Meteor. MSK Logo. 9 ins. Box?
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TRACTOR No 3 - NOMURA - JAPANSimply called Tractor. Red tin battery operated tractor with black robot driver. Marked No.3 "With Visible Lighted Piston Action". Mystery bump n go action. Japan. Date?
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TRACTOR WITH VISIBLE LIGHTED PISTON MOVEMENT 1200 - NOMURA SHOWA - JAPANTin battery operated tractor with silver robot driver. Open sided with a moving plastic engine. Forward movement with lighted engine and moving pistons. A tow attachment is fitted at the back. Colour versions include fawn and blue.

Eaton's catalogue 1957
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TRANSPORT HELICOPTER SFTF MF960 - CHINABlue lithographed tin futuristic helicopter. Rounded streamline design with a tailfin. Rotating metal rotor. Friction action. MF-960
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TURN-OVER SPACE EXPLORER - GAKKEN - JAPANAn unusually shaped plastic battery operated tracked vehicle with visible gears. Blue, red and white plastic with rubber tracks that completely surround the edges of the tank. Climbing and tumbling action. Space sounds and flashing lights. Marked GANMA-8
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TV SPACE PATROL CAR - TAIYO TEKKIN - JAPANA metallic blue and white tin friction space car with a tin astronaut driver holding a TV camera under a clear plastic dome. Pilot and camera spin around. Two rear fins. The front headlight covers are plastic cones.

No maker's logo on toy or box. This toy appears in an exporter's magaziner dated 1964 and is attributed to the Taiyo Tekkin Company.

Thee Furure Car, an identical pressing, has the name Meiko on the box. Based on the 1954 Ford Atmos Concept Car. Japan. Date?
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UNIT 5 AREA RADIATION TESTER - BANDAI FOR SEARS - JAPANA large red painted pressed steel sled-like toy. This battery operated vehicle has opening cargo doors and raising gantry. Sold exclusively by Sears. Working. When in operation, space vehicle runs with mystery action while two lights on rear illuminates. Next the vehicle stops, the back canopy opens, armature with a radar detector raises up, and smoke is emitted from the back of the canopy. The scale of the toy is designed to create the impression of a massive vehicle. 50cm

Currently the first sighting of this toy is in the Sears 1961 Christmas Book.

One of a range of Sears exclusive toys produced by Bandai.
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UNIVERSAL TRUCK - HAYASHI - JAPANTin friction truck with space litho details. Space Rocket V5 printed on truck bed. A H logo on the door indicates this is by Hayashi though Marusan has also been suggested.

Red and blue versions known. 20cm
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UNIVERSE BOAT ME 605 - CHINATin battery operated hovercraft style boat. Blue tin with pilot under clear plastic dome at front. SFTF initials. The ship has prominent red and yellow lights at the front: the box art accentuates these. Propeller behind rear fin. Non fall action (a rocker arm in the base prevents the ship from falling off the edge of a table) with lights and turning propeller.
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UNIVERSE BOAT ME 767 - CHINALarge box shaped tin space vehicle. Half dome of white platic at front. Fin structure at rear with four rocket motors. Large antenna on top of superstructure. Bump and go action with flashing lights. Chinese. Boat is the translation of ship. Gyro action.
A long production run. Three box versions (at least), ordered by age - oldest at the top.
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UNIVERSE CAR - CHINATin battery operated space car with lithographed body and white dome. Bump and go ction with colored light dispaly on the dome. Chinese. 1980s Long production run.
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UNIVERSE EXPLORATION CAR, EXPLORER SPACE TANK - LINEMAR - JAPANRemote control tin battery op Space Tank with steering action. Three astronauts, one driving, two with lighted guns. Single searchlight. "Guns revolve and fire, headlight flashes. Vehicle steers right or left." Marked SPACE TANK EXPLORER on the toy.

This was released in 1958. It appears in the Sears Chritmas Book for that year described as Armored Car, and in 1959 as Futuristic Armored Car. The remote control carries the Linemar logo but we do not yet have the maker's name. The art work gives the tank the X-5 wording but this is not present on the toy. It also features a large dinosaur, a stegosaurus. In fact, the artwork bears only a passing resemblance to the actual toy.

Compare with the AHI Space Explorer Tank, a one astronaut version, and Space Tank, the two pilot version.
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UNIVERSE EXPLORER SPACE TANK ME-057 - KANG YUAN TOY - CHINABlue lithographed tin battery operated space tank with milky white plastic dome. Rocket litho details on the sides. Color dome light effect. Bump and go action with flashing lights. ME057 Chinese

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UNIVERSE RECONNAISSANCE BOAT ME769 - MAKER? - CHINATin and plastic battery operated space vehicle. Brightly lithographed tin upper, white plastic base with small wings. Lighted red plastic engine at the rear. The spaceship has a complex rotating antenna with a built in light. Pilot under central clear plastic dome. Chinese Boat is the translation of ship, as in space ship. Battery operated bump and go action with noise and flashing lights. ME-769
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UNIVERSE SPACE JEEP - MAKER? - JAPANBlue tin friction space jeep with canopy. Flying saucer litho (which links it to the Space Jeep) Japan?
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UNIVERSE STUNT CAR - CHINATin and plastic battery op space ship with wings. Pilot under canopy. Based on Gerry Anderson's Supercar design. Cams give eight movement patterns. Two distinct box versions shown, and there are slight differences in the vehicle design.
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URAUTO - FLIN, INTERKOSMO - HUNGARYTin battery operated vehicle similar in style to the Holdauto. The flat car shaped vehicle has a rear tail fin and a clear plastic canopy containing a pilot. A white dome is mounted in the middle. Pilot under a clear doma at the front. Battery operated bump and go action with rotating antenna and colored lights in the dome. 32cm The Urauto has only been seen in shades of red.

A much copied space toy. There is a great diversity of packaging.
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USSF SPACE PATROL JEEP - TAKATOKU (TT) - JAPANBlue tin friction jeep with canopy. USSF lettering. Marked Space Patrol on the back. Box?
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UTOPISCHE FAHRZEUG OMEGA, UTOPIAN SPACE CAR - VEB, WEIMAR - EAST GERMANYUtopian space car, by VEB (K) Metallspielwaren, of Weimar, East Germany. Light brown plastic tracked vehicle with a domed canopy at the front containing a pilot. Rotating yellow plastic antenna at the back. Two plastic exhaust-like pipes rise vertically from the back. Battery operated. Date? DDR GDR Several color variations: tan, grey, light blue. Box variations shown.
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UZAY TANKI UZ TANK 707 - NE-KUR - TURKEYThe UZ is short for Uzay or "Space". Blue tin hovercraft style battery op vehicle with turret. Bump and go action. Red plastic exhaust pipes. The body is the same as used on the Flash Space Patrol Z-206 though the propeller has been replaced by a red light.

There is another Turkish variation of the 707 with a propeller. The same box seems to have been used for both versions.

Turkish. Date?
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UZAY TANKI SPACE TANK UZ 707 NE-KUR - TURKEYBlue tin hovercraft style battery op vehicle with turret. Red plastic windows in the turret. Bump and go action. Rear fins. The design is the same as used on the Flash Space Patrol Z-206 including the plastic propeller on the turret. There is at least one other Turkish variation of this pressing with a red light on the turret instead of a rotor. Turkish. Date?
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V-17 SPACE TANK - N IN CIRCLE, NIPPON KOGEI - JAPANSmall tin friction space tank with lithoed tin dome showing picture of pilot. Large metal dish antenna. 10cm. Two antenna types are known , one with a cut out shape, the other with a solid black background.

There is a boxed version with an N in a circle logo (Nippon Kogei). The tank was also sold in a plastic bag with a header card marked Texas Toys 39c. Header card marked "Crow Wholesale Distributing Company, Kilgore"
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V-3 ROBOT TANK - YOSHIYA - JAPANTin friction tank with tin Robby driver. Mystery action. Crank powered. Two litho versions of the tin friction tank are known: the basic shape remains the same but there are major differences between the litho decoration of the chassis and the face plate of Robby. V 3

On sale in December 1958.
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VEHICULE SPATIALE RAUMFAHRZEUG - REEL - ITALYTin battery operated tracked vehicle with orange plastic gizmo under a clear plastic dome. Silver with lithographed panels depicting astronauts at front. Marked 5 BASE ANTI UFO 5. The box is designed for German and Italian (or Romanian?) markets.

Dated to 1979.
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VELOFLEX ESPACIAL BONZO SPACE CAR - MAKER? - ARGENTINABattery op tin space car. Argentina
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WEATHER FORECASTER CAR - MAKER? - JAPANBorderline space, but only because of the name. In every other respect it's a classic.
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WIND UP SPACE TANK - TT - JAPANA small tin wind up space tank. The turning of the key alters its direction. Marked T.T. on base. Takutoku
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