Monday, February 13, 2017

Soviet Era Tin-litho Spaceship

Joining space craft from the U.S., UK, Hong Kong, Japan, China, Argentina, Hungary, Bulgaria, and Spain the International Space Fleet (aka my collection) now has a Soviet Era tin-litho spaceship. Soviet era space toys tend to get very pricey and I was only able to latch on to this '60s era (I believe) spaceship at a reasonable price because the top fin is missing. It still displays well enough though and perhaps one day I'll be able to upgrade. It follows the 'pointy tube with wing' design popular for decades and has the same type of friction motor with bump and-lift-off action that the Masuya and Holdraketa speceships have. You roll the toy along the floor and when it hits an obstruction the nose cone retracts causing the spring loaded lever with attached nose wheel to rise to a vertical position. The graphics on this are nice and bright and simple and I just had to get something from old Mother Russia (one of my grandmother's was from St Petersburg). The rocket measures 10 1/2" (26.67cm) L x 4 1/2" (11.43cm)  wingspan x 2 1/16" (5.23cm) H (to top of fuselage).

Detente Cold War era space toys meet on an alien world: Marx Spaceship from the '50s and the Russian spaceship

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