Can anyone help out reader and fellow blogger Geoffrey from Lisbon?
He has recently acquired a T in a Circle Spacecraft. Its a plastic space capsule with a 'floating' astronaut. Alas, the yellow nose bowl is missing from the front of the toy.
Does anyone have a spare or the means to create one for Geoffrey?
Here's what the yellow nose bowl looks like at the front of this complete example sold by Vectis:
I'll let Peter describe his new toy:
The T in a circle appears both on the toy and on the box. (with "358" number and "Made in Hong Kong") I tried to make some pictures and am sending these through - I have seen the Vectis one and have more or less an idea of what to look for (the cone also appears on the artwork of the box... :) Please feel free to use any picture you want - I will try to make some more of better quality and send them also.
The shuttle is not working - the battery compartment is loose inside the toy (glue not holding ?) since I don't see any screws, I will not try to take it apart - it seems both halves are glued together. (the halves are masked by the adhesive yellow strip that runs around the toy.)
The fun part is the little floating astronaut, who just looks tiny compared with the size of the capsule. I have seen the original capsule at the Smithsonian and it is completely out of scale (it seems more like Skylab than an Apollo capsule).
If in the meantime you know of anyone who has one and could make a copy (maybe 3D printer ?) plse. feel free to give them my contact.
Thanks for your help