Maker: Masudaya/Sonsco

JAPAN circa 1958

 Masudaya's Space Commando, is a corded remote controlled, battery operated toy.

During operation it moves using the typical pins mechanism in true Masudaya fashion,while it's space helmet light flashes red.

It's battery box/remote control features some amazing tin lithography of a lunar landscape with the Space Commando ready for action and his space-rocket-ship standing by...

Space Commando is a rare toy and has many similarities with the the R-35 robot...(pins mechanism-lithographed battery box).

The packaging is lovely and features a child guiding the Space Commando.

It interestingly sports a "Sonsco" logo..

Height - 7 1/2 inches

MC $ 960

(Griffiths auction 9-12-00)