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The Astro Captain's plastic arms and tin legs move when wind up key is wound. It is mostly made of tin and was made in Japan by DAIYA and imported and distributed by MEGO. It was made between 1955 and 1970. Japan dominated the production of toy robots after World War II. The U.S. "Space Race" to explore the solar system in the late 1950's to early 1970's generated huge public interest and a large market for space related products.
Date: between 1950 and 1970
Item Number: 221946
KSHS Identifier: 1970.175.377
Collections - Museum
Date - 1950s
Date - 1960s
Home and Family - Daily life - Leisure - Play - Toys
Objects and Artifacts - Recreational Artifacts - Toy - Toy, Mechanical
Places - International - Japan
Type of Material - Objects and Artifacts