SPACE COMMANDO/SPACE MAN
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.
interestingly sports a "Sonsco" logo..
Height - 7 1/2 inches
MC $ 960
(Griffiths auction 9-12-00)