Spurred on by finding what appear to be the wheels of the Scramble Bug and by the fact that couch research is such a good form of recuperation after illness I thought I would have a crack at the Scramble Bug cockpit.
For some time I have seen a similarity with a much older 'toy'. See what you think in the comparison below [not to scale].
The American Plan It money bank by Astro was released in 1959 and was largely made of metal. Other versions appeared as well incorporating a clear plastic ring. The coloured half-globes are the planets of our system.
Whether Britain's Century 21 Toys saw the Plant It Bank and developed the Scramble Bug cockpit from it I've no idea but they do look similar. Then again in the Fifties and Sixties world of manifold flying saucer toys it could just be down to pure cosmic coincidence.
What do you think?
The golden pilot looks somehow archaic as well. Is he from another toy? I wonder....