INTER PLANET SPACE CAPTAIN
Maker: A.N/AHI/Naito Shoten
JAPAN circa 1950
The Inter Planet Space Captain is a valuable robot toy in the extreme,considered first tier by most collectors and dealers.Alternative versions,including a South-Pole "skiing" variation,have emerged in recent years and are considered equally rare items .
Keywind,lithographed tinplate,finished in cream,aqua blue,orange black and red,he walks forward,moves arms back and forth,carrying a space rifle in one hand..
Original box substancially affects overall value.
Chinese reproductions are widely available..
(Griffiths auction 9-12-00)