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This is as close as any of us will get to space: pretending we are flying around in our personal spaceship. Made by Modern Toys between 1969 and 1974 (Gallagher's "Modern Toys from Japan), you too can have your own personal spaceship.
Put in a couple of fresh D cells, and watch it light up, rotate, and bounce off gravity based items. Makes noise too. You wouldn't hear the noise if it were really in space. Then again this toy will always be planet bound.
Size: 8 ¼ inches in diameter; 5 ½ inches high.
Condition: The toy is made of plastic and tin. The tin is in very nice condition, without any dents or corrosion. There are some wear spots (probably from the box) and surface scratches on the clear plastic dome. If it weren't for this wear we would have called this toy mint. The box shows wear to the lid and bottom. The bottom has a hole, creases and a tear on the sides. The top shows creases, a couple of tears on the sides, edge-wear, and a couple of spots on the lower left where the paper lithography has disappeared. But it is still a box which adds value to the toy. The toy says "Made in Japan" while the box says "Made in Taiwan." Interesting.
We have to say that this toy almost didn't make it into the shop. But we can't keep everything we like, so here is your chance to do a little pretending and explore some of that vast space out there.
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Modern Toys Battery Powered X-5 Space Ship with Box
$165 USD SOLD
Battle Ground, WA
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