Saturday, May 5, 2012

Pyro X-100 Space Scout

Now here's a Nifty '50s space toy for your enjoyment - the Pyro X-100 Space Scout. Pyro was founded in 1945 by William Lester, an engineer who designed the first injection molding machines back in 1933. Released in the early 1950s by Pyro in a variety of colors it was part of a four ship set or sold separately as a bin toy. The four space ship set consisted of:

X-100 Space Scout

X-200 Space Ranger

X-300 Space Cruiser

X-400 Space Explorer

The remainder of the Pyro line also had four space vehicles and a rocket ship whistle.

Our  X-100 measures 5" (12.7cm) L x 3 1/4" (8.3cm) wingspan and has three wheels underneath. With its sleek Flash Gordonesque lines this is a true space toy classic. Enjoy!