Saturday, March 30, 2013

Wyandotte 1930s Buck Rogers Space Ship

Today we have a really cool vintage space ship. Not just a modern toy with vintage styling but a vintage toy with vintage styling - the Wyandotte Buck Rogers Space Ship from the 1930s. Unfortunately that's all I know about it. Every time I see this offered on fleaBay it's referred to as a Buck Rogers Space Ship, not Flash Gordon. The styling is most definitely 1930s and Wyandotte at the time was known for its sturdy pressed steel toys. Later they would have some nice tin-litho offerings but pressed steel was their forte'. It measures 6 1/4" (15.9cm) L x 2 1/2" (6.4cm) H x 2 1/2" (6.4cm) W and has three revolving wheels in a tricycle gear arrangement. It's a terrific addition to any vintage space fleet! Enjoy!

Here's the Wyandotte space ship next to one of the Gear Box Buck Rogers space ships.

The diorama would have looked a lot cooler with some vintage spacemen but I didn't feel like hunting for them in The Cave :-)