Whilst I was laid-up with flu in early December superblogger WOTAN, via the fabtastic Japanese toys collector Terry Harle, sent me these amazing Poject Sword-based UFO rubbers (or erasers in some quarters) by Takeuchi of Japan. Featured before on the blog, this time I wanted to post a decent scan of the backing card in all its glory. Of obvious note is the huge Thunderbird 3-type ship flying over. Less visible but more interesting are the two vehicles in the bottom left corner - we can just see the armature and treaded wheel of what is probably a Spacex-style MEV and the front of a Project Sword- style MOON CRAWLER (or SPACEX SURVEYOR). Overall I like this artwork a lot and it fits well with the front cover art of the Project Sword annual from 1967.
The lower scan is less satisfactory but you can see that the top rubbers are Scouts 1 (boat) and 2 (jet). Was there ever a 3 in this rubber series? The bottom ones are - left to right - Space Glider, Scramble Bug, Probe Force 3 (x2) and 2. Where there any others in the series? Probe Force 1 would seem logical.
Unlike the other vehicles here, which appear in many guises, I would say that the rubber versions of the Scout 1 and 2 are the only other manifestation of these SWORD vehicles outside of the Century 21 toys, annual and comic strips. There are no Tarheel Scouts or Spacex Scouts. They are unique. Or?