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The space ship is made of tin and plastic. The area inside the dome rotates independently of the rest of the spacecraft. It was made by Masudaya in Japan between 1955 and 1971. 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 1955 and 1971
Item Number: 221949
KSHS Identifier: 1971.57.38
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