Unlike SpaceX, I never owned any of the cool US Apollo Moon Exploring toys as a nipper in 1970 but since finding out about them from my esteemed colleagues, Mssrs. Wotan, Vreede and Toad, in the late 1990's, I have been fascinated by them and any related toys. The red glider, above, is a link craft to several other series including the carded Mysterious Invaders UFO's by Zee Toys 1978. Featured below are three of the four spacecraft. From top to bottom Phobos, Rombus [the green Glider] and the Space Saucer. The fourth one Gemini, pictured on the card back below, is missing here and I can't find a piccy of the carded toy. As for those pictured I love the fact that they were available in Toys R Us, which somehow makes them feel quite modern to me.
[Zee Pictures: toyriffics Ebay]
As a footnote to this Zee bloglet I'm always amused as to how vintage toys are grouped together by collectors alike. Here are two cocktails which both include a Zee Mysterious Invader UFO, the lurid green Rombus in the top shot [Wotan's window sill - picture not found as yet - still looking!] and the missing Gemini, albeit somewhat partial, in my own first collectables grouping, just below the upright tinplate rocket.