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Sunday, July 12, 2020

Multiple Toymakers Golden Astronaut - Stage II Space Probe Series Supply Force Mercury

Here's an interesting spaceship from the series. The only real change in its name from SpaceX to GA was dropping the quotation marks in the word Mercury. As to origins, much like the Swing Wing Hawk, there is no clear cut prototype but several contenders are given at SpaceX Central.  Hmm, they call this "Supply Force", sooo is it a freighter or resupply ship of some kind? Are the spring loaded firing projectiles escape pods, supply pods, rockets, bombs, or probes? Oh well, it's a toy and they are in fact anything you want them to be. The toy measures 4" (10.16cm) L x 2 3/8" (6.03cm) wingspan x 1" (2.54cm) H. Enjoy! Opa Fritz





Without projectiles


With projectiles


The spring friring mechanism underneath the nacelle















Saturday, July 11, 2020

Multiple Toymakers Golden Astronaut - Stage II Space Probe Series Swing Wing Hawk

Up next we start the four small carded sets of Stage II

STAGE II SPACE PROBE SERIES
-Swing Wing Hawk
-Supply Force Mercury
-Needle Probe
-Reconnaissance 1

There is a 3-piece large carded set which includes the Swing Wing Hawk, Supply Force Mercury, and Reconnaissance1. The Needle Probe got left out of that one. I do not have the 3-piece carded set.

Now here is a terrific looking interceptor style jet plane. Unlike the Lift Loader and Terrain Tiger, this thing veritably screams action! The SpaceX version was called the Rocket Ship "Hawk" while Multiple rebranded it as the Swing Wing Hawk and although it doesn't have a clear-cut origin, Paul V. does in fact have a theory about a possible inspiration for it here at SpaceX Central. It meaures 4" (10.16cm) L x 1 3/4" (4.44cm) wingspan (wings retracted) / 2 5/8" (6.66cm) wingspan (wings deployed) x 1" (2.54cm) H. Enjoy! Opa Fritz

Two packages are shown to illustrate how figures were included at random. There was no such thing as: this particular figure was always paired with this particulr toy. That didn't happen - you got what you got.


















Wings deployed