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X-17 SPACE TANK - MIHASHI? - JAPANThe X-17 is a small (11cm) light grey lithographed tin friction tank with track detailing. It has small rounded turret with printed window details, and there's a large spark window at the back covered with red plastic. Eagle/condor logo at the front. Wire antenna at the side. Box? This tanks is similar to the Space Export, but has a simpler design.

M in triangle.
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X-2 SPACE TANK - LINEMAR - JAPANMetallic blue lithographed tinplate space tank. Turret marked X-2. 500317 A plastic spinner attaches to an lug extending from the turret; forward motion allows it to fly off. Friction action with flying spinner. Box? Date?

See the similar X-8 Space Tank
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X-3 ATOM CAR - SK SHINTO? - JAPANThis is an early Japanese three wheeled rocket space car. Red, green and yellow lithographed tin friction car with a tin pilot head behind a windshield. The car has a large rear tail fin marked Atom and two smaller fins alongside. Marked X-3. Maker? Box? 1950s. SK in a diamond logo.

This is the same pressing as the Mitsuhashi X-8 Atomic car. See also the MT Space Patrol Car.

M in triangle logo. 13cm
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X-7 SPACE TANK - MAKER? - JAPANSmall (4.5 inch) blue lithographed tin space tank. The tanks has a relatively long black tin gun. Marked X-7 on the turret and "Space Tank" on the top rear. Star design on turret. Friction action; the barrel retracts into the turret. Maker?

Possibly sold as a bin toy. Sold as part of the Satellite Vehicles set by Royal, a group of space toys in October 1959.
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X-7 SPACE YANK - YOSHIYA - JAPANBlue lithographed tin friction space tank. The tank has a clear plastic dome at the front containing a red tin astronuat pilot with a yellow head. There is a distinctive raised square lithographed engine cover at the back. Litho tracks and exhaust detail 15cm KO. Bump N' Go Space X-7 Tank. Friction crank bump and go action.
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X-9 SPACE ROBOT CAR - MASUDAYA - JAPANTin battery operated vehicle with a large robot diver. 19cm Advances with mystery action as robot driver steers as the lighted popcorn popper tosses around the multicolor balls. Appears in the 1963 Masudaya catalog.

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Z-MAN THE BRAIN - JAY ZIMMERMAN - USABlack plastic battery operated vehicle with oversize red robot driver with a white helmet. Shoots missiles. Comes with four cardboard targets. Four variations are shown including the 1957 Holiday Distributing Co. version which showing a differently styled toy called "Z-Brain rocket Launcher". This is was one of the earliest programmable robots, with switches in its head that can be set manually to determine what course the Z-man will take. 14" long.

First seen in the Sears Christmas Book for 1956.
     
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