Sunday, January 19, 2014

1950s Tin Toy Space Port by T. Cohn/Superior/Pyro

Found at a toy show recently in a booth full of vintage space stuff, this tin litho space port was made in the 1950s by T. Cohn (who also made tin litho dollhouses) and released by Pyro, who manufactured the spaceship housed inside.

Toy Show space toy finds.


The space port measures 10 inches long, and features wonderful imagery of helmeted spacemen, rocket ships, flying saucers, fantastic machinery, and futuristic cityscapes:





The spaceship can be launched via a lever at the back of the port. Unfortunately, launching tended to damage the fragile plastic craft, often snapping off its fins, which makes finding the port complete with an intact ship quite a stellar feat. This one is in remarkable shape, and the whole playset is just an out-of-this-world-gorgeous toy.


The Pyro X-300 Space Cruiser



3 comments:

  1. Just fabulous...

    The tag 'fiscal irresponsibility' gave me a chuckle. But what is money for if you don't spend it on neat stuffs like this? 😉

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  2. Goodday.

    The following auction might be interesting for you . It has about 350 lots of vintage space toys mostly Japan.

    http://www.middelburgsveilinghuis.nl/veiling.html

    Category on the left side : Speelgoed / Toys

    Bye!

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