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SPACO ...THE GAME OF FLYING SAUCERS - SPACO.CO GAMES - USAA flying saucer themed space board game. Details? 1955Jul 05, 2016
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ROCKET SHIP CONTROL BOARD - BAXTER - USAA plastic rocket control board mock-up with a variety of knobs, Morse code key, levers etc. At the center is a Zodiac panel. A Disneyland authorised toy.

On sale November 1955.
Jul 05, 2016
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TEK-NO-KRAZY - REILLY & LEE - USAA small boxed peg game notable for the eccentric robot mice on the box art. Comes with 35 metal pegs. Chicago.
Jul 05, 2016
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JOURNEY INTO SPACE - SUBBUTEO - ENGLANDA large space board game. The game is based around a "Model World", a spiral track leads to the center. Plastic "rotator spacecraft fleet" spin along the track. The inspiration for the game was a BBC radio programme "Journey into Space".

On sale in 1955.
Jul 05, 2016
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FLUG ZUM MOND - MAKER? - W GERMANYFlight to the Moon. Space board game. Details? Jul 05, 2016
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ORBIT - PARKER - USASpace board game. The object of Orbit is to be the first player to move each one of his/her space ships from Earth to a different planet. This game is for 2, 3, or 4 players and includes a game board, two spinners, and tiny wooden discs in four different colors representing space ships. 1959
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COSMOS - RUMAIRE - FRANCEA highly-hyped space board game. A small plastic device is attached to an arm extending from a globe of the world. Details? Jul 05, 2016
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SPACE GAME - DOYUSHA - JAPANA simple space board game, Ludo style. Jul 05, 2016
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LUNA - SPIKA - DDRMoon. Space board game. Details? East GermanyJul 05, 2016
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FLUG ZU DEN PLANETEN - ASRO SPIELE - W GERMANYFlight to the Planets space board game. Details? Jul 05, 2016
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SPACE GAME - PARKER - USAA space board game with comical alien bandits. Date?Jul 05, 2016
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MEN INTO SPACE - MILTON BRADLEY - USASpace board game. A spinner is used to determine takeoff and flight speed of 4 ships along two crossing orbital paths from the earth to the moon.

Dated to December 1960
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TINTIN AND MILOU VERS LA LUNE - HERGE MONTBRISON - FRANCETintin and Snowy to the Moon: a space board game based on Hergé's TinTin. The game uses graphics from "Destination Moon", the graphic novel from the early 1950s. The game dates to 1969.Jul 05, 2016
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WELTRAUMFLUG - SPIKA - DDRSpace Flight board game. East Germany. Details?Jul 05, 2016
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JOURNEY THROUGH SPACE - CODEG - ENGLANDA space board game. Details? 1950s?Jul 05, 2016
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EARTH SATELLITE GAME - GABRIEL - USASatellite themed space game. The game contains four plastic 3-stage rockets.

Dated to December 1956.
Jul 05, 2016
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VIAGGI NELLO SPAZIO - MAKER? - ITALYTravel In Space board game. The box art features interesting and authentic skeletal rockets.Jul 05, 2016
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COUNTDOWN SPACE GAME - TRANSOGRAM - USASpace board game. Spinner. The pieces are cardboard rockets on stands. First sighted in October 1961. Jul 05, 2016
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SPAN-IT No 102 SPACE MAZE GAME - SUDBURY - USASpace board game. The "spanner" is a small red plastic device which fits into the holes in the board and determines the player's progress. One of a range of Span-It games. Dated to 1948.Jul 05, 2016
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SKY RIDERS - PARKER - USASpace board game. Details?Jul 05, 2016
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MOON SHOT - CADACO - USASpace board game. No. #269. Rotating the disk alters the obstacles in the player's path. 1967Jul 05, 2016
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ASTRONAUTS - MAKER? _ USAA space board game with Apollo themed artwork. Details?Jul 05, 2016
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SPACE FLIGHT - THOMAS SALTER LTD - SCOTLANDSpace board game. Spin a Win feature replaces the dice. Comprises: 2 plastic spinners; 1 integral card spinning surface; 1 instructions leaflet. A very basic game. 1970s?

England
Jul 05, 2016
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RAMO RAKETENFLUG ZUM MOND - STOCKINGER & MORSACK - W GERMANYRocket Flight to the Moon. Space board game. Stomo. Details? Jul 05, 2016
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GUERRA A MARTE - ARCO-FALC - SPAINWar On Mars. Space shooting game. A wood and metal spring loaded gun is used to shoot missiles at a colorful space target divided into a number of scoring squares. 1950s. Jul 05, 2016
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ELEKTRO MENSCH! - MAKER? - W GERMANYElectro Man. An electronic question and answer game with a space robot theme. Lights on the robot illuminate to reveal the answers to questions on the left. Several different question cards supplied. Date? Jul 05, 2016
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TIRO AL ESPACIO - AIRGAM - SPAINSpace Shoot. A shooting game. The target is a space scene with a rotating disk. Each time the target in the window is hit it moves to show another target. Wire frame dart gun with rubber tipped darts is provided. Various colors known: green, red. Jul 05, 2016
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TARGETS IN SPACE - SPEARS - ENGLANDSpace shooting game. A key wind mechanism allows hinged card targets to appear against a space landscape. A dart gun with rubber tipped darts is provided. Jul 05, 2016
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J-15 ESTACION ASTRAL DE AERONAVES - GEYPER - SPAINSpace Aircraft Station. A variation on a space shooting game. Bombs are loaded into a red plastic J-15 spaceship and dropped onto a target board. Jul 05, 2016
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SPACE FLEET SET - HANDI-CRAFT - USASpaceship casting set. Comprises six hard plastic molds to make casts of spaceships and planes. Comes with tin of "Handi-Craft Casting Powder," brush, airplane parts and paint discs.

On sale December 1953.
Jul 05, 2016
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WELTRAUM STATION NO 1 - ABEL-KLINGER - W GERMANYSpace Station board game. No. 1771. The playing pieces are wooden pegs shaped like astronauts. The board rotates to alter the obstacles. Jul 05, 2016
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STATION FX-2 - HAUSSER - W GERMANYSpace station themed board game. Details?Jul 05, 2016
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CONQUISTA DO ESPACO - ESTRELA - BRAZILConquest of Space board game. No #613. Details? Jul 05, 2016
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ROCKET SATELLITE ACTION GAME - TARCO - USASpace game. A remote control dexterity game. A lever is used to guide spaceships around a course. Magnetic.

On sale August 1963.
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SPACESHIP JOURNEY TO JUPITER - FAIRCHILD - USASpace board game by All-Fair. Date?Jul 05, 2016
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VIAGGIO SPAZIALE - MAKER? - ITALYSpace Voyage. Space board game. Trading game includes banknotes. Jul 04, 2016
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DE LA TERRE A LA LUNE - CAPIEPA - FRANCEFrom the Earth to the Moon. Space board game c1970. Jul 04, 2016
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RAKETEN WETTFAHRT - SPEAR SPIEL - W GERMANYSpace board game with a Sputnik theme. c1957 Green plastic pieces and a plastic Sputnik. Jul 04, 2016
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WELTRAUMFAHRT - SPIELE SCHMIDT - W GERMANYSpace Travel. A space board game. Small plastic astronaut playing pieces. See also the French Voyage Interplanetaire version. Jul 04, 2016
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TREFFPUNCT MARS - NURBURG - GERMANYMeeting Point Mars. A space board game with eight small plastic rockets. 1958Jul 04, 2016
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LA FIN DU MONDE - MAKER? - FRANCEThe End of the World. A small boxed dexterity game with a glass cover. The object is to attach a comet, a thin sheet of metal, to a ball representing the Earth. The graphics have a distinct Jules Verne theme. Jul 04, 2016
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ROCKETS - GLEVUM GAMES - ENGLANDA target game with a space themed box. Balls are flipped onto a target board using spring-loaded wooden tubes. The basis of the later Dan Dare Roll-A-Ball game.

Glevum Games was taken over by Chad Valley in 1954 and closed in 1956.
Jul 04, 2016
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DIE REISE ZUM MOND - KLEE - GERMANYA space board game with box art inspired by the George Melies film, A Trip to the Moon. Dated c1921 and produced by Klee for a margarine factory Eidelsted. Modern copies are available. Jul 04, 2016
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AUJOURD'HUI DANS L'ESPACE UN VOYAGE DANS LA LUNE - LA TOUR ST DENIS - FRANCEToday in Space, a Voyage to the Moon. Space board game using a roulette wheel to determine the throw value. Jul 04, 2016
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COLOQUE UN SATELITA EN ORBITA - VICTORIA - BRAZILPut A Satellite in Orbit. Space game, plastic satellites are flipped onto the board. Jul 04, 2016
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APOLLO - MULDER - W GERMANYSpace board game. Four large plastic rockets for counters. Dice. Jul 04, 2016
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BASE LUNA - ARCO-FALC - ITALYMoon Base space target game. Darts are fired at the printed targets. Mailan. 1950sJul 04, 2016
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SPACE PILOT - CITATION PRODUCTS - USASpace board game. Spinning tops have to be guided into the center. Jul 04, 2016
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ROCKET PATROL, PLANET PATROL - MILTON BRADLEY - USA"An Inter Space Game". Two versions of the space battleship game. 1950sJul 04, 2016
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RESAN TILL MANEN - MAKER? - SWEDENFLIGHT TO THE MOON. Space board game with a Zodiac theme. Jul 04, 2016
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DER FLUG INS WELTALL - BUROBEDARF - DDRFLIGHT INTO OUTER SPACE board game. East Germany. 1956. 4 spaceships. Dice. Jul 04, 2016
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IM JAHRE 2000 - MAKER? - W GERMANYIn the Year 2000. Space board game with plastic spaceman figure. This is probably the original version, later released as Sputnik.

Jul 04, 2016
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ASTRONAUT - MAKER? - SWEDENSpace board game with plastic spaceman figure. This is a Swedish release of the German IM JAHRE 2000 version. 1950sJul 04, 2016
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DESTINO MARTE - JUGUETES CEFA - SPAINDestination Mars board game. 1950s Juguetes Cefe, ZaragozaJul 04, 2016
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ROCKET TRAIN RAKETENBAHN GE-271 - TECHNOFIX - W GERMANYA lithographed tinplate monorail train. The wind up futuristic train straddles a highly decorated oval tinplate track. Dated 1953 in the Technofix archive. Jul 04, 2016
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MECHANICAL WALKING SILVER ROBOT - ESTRELA - BRAZILMechanical Walking Silver Robot, chrome plastic wind up robot. Stepover legs. Spark window in chest. This is a copy of the Aoki Silver Robot original. Box? Jul 03, 2016
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ROBOT - MAKER? - ARGENTINAA small lithographed tinplate animal-like robot with large plastic feet. Wind up hopping action. Marked Industria Argentina.

A copy of the Yone Jumping Robot, but with its own Juguete Mecanico (mechanical toy) box and with no antenna.
Jul 03, 2016
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JUMPING ROBOT - YONE - JAPANA small lithographed tinplate animal-like robot with large plastic feet and a small white antenna. Wind up hopping action. Sold in trade boxes of six.

Silver and red variations. Two litho variations of the red version shown.
Jul 03, 2016
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SPACEMEN BAGGED SET - PREMIER PRODUCTS - USAAn unusual bagged set of Ajax spacemen and others sold with a Premier header card. An indication of the complex relationship betwwen these early producers.Jul 01, 2016
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DIME STORE SPACEMEN - PREMIER PLASTICS - USABagged combinations of Premier rockets and spacemen.Jul 01, 2016
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ROCKET GUNNER WITH SPACE RANGER - BEST - USAIdentified in this newspaper ad, a carded two-piece set comprising a spaceman and rocket launcher. Hard plastic. Set No #302. March 1953.Jul 01, 2016
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FIGHTING SPACE RANGERS - BEST - USACurrently identified only in this newspaper ad: a boxed set of four hard plastic spacemen and one rocket launcher. Set No #303, the largest of the Best space sets. March 1953.Jul 01, 2016
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STAR TROOPER - MAKER? - USBagged set of glow in the dark plastic spacemen, 3". Ajax copies.
Jul 01, 2016
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SPACEMEN - JIM - FRANCEWhite plastic Apollo spacemen with dark space helmet visors. Each holds a piece of equipment. Marked JIM. Details?
Jun 30, 2016
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SPACEMEN - REX FOR BONUX - FRANCE Slender glossy hard plastic spacemen with clear plastic helmets. An earlier premiums with Bonux washing powder. Marked Bonux on the thigh and Rex Depose on the back. Rex also released these figures separately. 1956

Four poses.



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SPACEMAN - ATHENA - GREECEA detailed silver plastic spacemen figure with clear plastic helmet and backpack with antenna. Articulated arms. Aohna.Jun 30, 2016
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ASTRONAUTS SET- SOLPA - GREECEA 25 piece set of silver grey LP plastic spacemen. Set No #22Jun 30, 2016
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ASTRONAUTS - PETALO - GREECEA set of 14 white plastic LP astronauts with various buildings and equipment. Jun 30, 2016
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ATOM MACHINE GUN - YONEZAWA - JAPANA large metallic blue lithographed tin space machine gun. A rather serious looking gun with perforated double barrels and a wood effect stock. ATOM wording and an eagle on the stock. The box art has a lively space scene of Space Patrol astronauts. Friction action with noise and spark. This is essentially the same as the Yonezawa Super Machine Gun.

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Jun 28, 2016
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SUPER MACHINE GUN DOUBLE BARRELLED - NOMURA - JAPANMetallic blue lithographed tinplate space machine gun. Double barrelled. The gun has a distinctive red plastic drum shaped magazine on the top. Wood effect stock. Marked Super Machine Gun. Friction action with noise and spark.Jun 28, 2016
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AMETRALLADORA DE COMBAT, TIGER MACHINE GUN - DELL TOYS - ARGENTINABlack and grey tinplate space machine gun with red and yellow details. Cylindrical red plastic drum on the top. Short red barrel. Tiger wording on the side and a tiger head graphic on the stock. Friction action with noise.

A second litho variation is shown below.

See also the Halcon version. There is a strong resemblance to the Sankei Tracer Machine Gun.
Jun 28, 2016
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LUNAR EXPLORATION - ANANIADES - GREECEA tin and plastic space transport vehicle. The boxy vehicle has a blue metal base and a large square plastic cover. Inside are four seated astronauts. In the centre is a set of interconnected colored plastic gears that link to the antenna. Two lights are situated on the dashboard. Battery operated with flashing lights and rotating circular silver plastic antenna. 8.5" 21cm.

This is Greek version of the Masudaya original but does not have the remote control, and the antenna is different.
Jun 27, 2016
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LUNAR TRANSPORT - MASUDAYA _ JAPANA tin and plastic space transport vehicle. The boxy vehicle has a blue metal base and a large square plastic cover. Inside are four seated astronauts. In the centre is a set of interconnected colored plastic gears that link to the antenna. Two lights are situated on the dashboard. Battery operated remote control with flashing lights and rotating grey plastic antenna. 8.5" 21cm.

First sighted in the 1970 Asahi catalog.

Jun 27, 2016
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COMANDOS DEL ESPACIO 76 - EGE - SPAINA large lithographed tinplate and plastic space vehicle. 35cm. Pilot inside a square plastic canopy. The truck-like tracked vehicle has two large orange plastic doors on the top. These open to reveal a pair of red plastic guns. Battery operated bump and go action with lighted firing gun. This appears in the 1977 Ege catalog, though the name clearly suggests a 1976 date. Jun 27, 2016
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JET-O-CAR - POPLAR PLAYTHINGS - ENGLANDHard plastic space car with a clear plastic dome at the front containing a white plastic pilot. A wire is inserted into the end of the car and this depresses a spring: when released the car shoots forward.

Also produced as a prototype by Thomas Toys, their sister company in the USA, but never put into production. Various colors: maroon, blue. See also the PW Raketenauto version of this space car.

The axles on the Raketenauto have not had to be melted to ensure a good fit. The Poplar version has welded axle holders. In addition the inside top of the Raketenauto is smooth, while the Jet-O-Car has distinct lines. The prototype Thomas version of this toy is marked Thomas Toys on the underside, but has no shooting tube installed.
Jun 25, 2016
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SPACE CAR FUTURE COUPE - MARX - GERMANYRed hard plastic space car with friction drive. Believed to be a German version of the Marx space car.Jun 25, 2016
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SPACE CAR SALOON - MARX - GERMANYSilver grey hard plastic space car with friction drive. Smaller than the US original. A German version of the Marx space car. Date?Jun 25, 2016
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SPACE CAR COUPE - MARX - W GERMANYSilver grey hard plastic space car with friction drive. Smaller than the US original. A German version of the Marx space car. Date?Jun 25, 2016
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SOLAR ROCKET - MARX - USAA large RED plastic rocket with a fluted tail and small side wings. A plastic spinner fits on top. Friction action sends the spinner flying. Jun 25, 2016
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MOBILE SATELLITE LAUNCHER - TUDOR ROSE - ENGLANDA rather basic red plastic truck with a satellite spinner launcher built into the back. Jun 25, 2016
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