Maker: Alps

JAPAN circa 1965

Alps's Television Spaceman is a boxy battery-op toy and defines the TV space toy era.

During operation it walks with a slow pace while arms are swinging,metal gears in his eyes revolve, his mouth gives the effect off a constantly changing kaleidoscope , while the illuminated TV screen in his stomach portrays a moving panorama of a manned colony on Mars ...... Fantastic !.. Television Spaceman has it all - excellent box artwork, amazing action, and iconic classic-period industrial design.

There are two known versions of the toy.

First version is all metal and features a long metallic aerial inserted in his head and smartly serves as an on/off switch (1961). The other version features plastic feet with a red plastic web-radar (1965).

Height - 15 inches

MIOB $800