I need a bit of help. Despite trying I just cannot find out anything about my LBZ space spinning top - pictured below. I think its from the late 60's or early 70's. Inside is a silver Thunderbird 2 and a moon landscape.
I posted lots of pics of it last year (more here) and since then I've had an occasional search for any details about it but to no avail. The top was made by LBZ (Lorenz Bolz of Zirndorf), a German manufacturer famous for tinplate and plastic tops. LBZ made plain tops and very ornate ones like mine. Other ornate examples include trains, fairy tales and planes. They were very often boxed as in the example below and more here.
You can clearly see the initials LBZ, together with the name of the toy and its number, in this case 36. I would be really chuffed if anyone, who has links to the German toy scene or knows about tops, could maybe point me in the right direction to finding out the name, number and box art for my own space top. Thanks for listening!