Maker: A.N/AHI/Naito Shoten

JAPAN circa 1955

Here is the enigmatic Space Patrol Astronaut one of the A.N./AHI/Naito Shoten astronauts.

Believed to be circa 1955.

It's lush lithography is matched only by it's superb classic-period illustrated packaging.

To be expected, toys like this blue metallic variant Astronaut are scarce,and command tremendous respect among knowledgeable robot toy collectors and dealers.(toy and box pictures courtesy of Alphadrome) .

Height - 8 1/2 inches /20.9 cm