JAPAN circa 1968
"One step for a man..." One giant step for Japanese toy makers?
Neil Armstrong's first step on lunar soil in 1969 led to a huge production of many battery operted/windup or friction toys ,that Christmas, and for the next few years or so..
Most of them toys, bear a NASA or APOLLO emblem and had a realistic shape but cartoon-like lithography with bright colors!
Shudo's NASA astronaut, is a medium size wind-up toy,and features colorful lithography, tinplate body/legs , plastic arms/face shield/space gun....
He proudly sports a NASA logo on his chest and an APOLLO emblem on his space helmet..
Height - 13 cm