You don't often see SWORDy - type designs on tinplate toys. There was the Nuke Ferry cab on the Japanese spinning top a couple of years ago and the Booster Rocket and SpaceX MEV on the Estrela Rifle. Well, here's another little beauty, a Booster Rocket gracing this tinplate Space Rocket Express toy from Japan recently seen on Ebay. Alas, this toy is not that old, being dated 1998 and illustrated by one George Eisner. Who he? Nice nevertheless.
PS. Post-dated Post. 'm not here. I'm on holiday! Hope Wote is behavin' himself now he's a radio star!