T in a Circle* recycled their pilots. How do I know?
It began numerically with their New Flying Saucer, model number 356.
It contained two space pilots as advertised on the box.
The two identical pilots were chromed and basically just a head and shoulders.
At this point JR21 Toys got hold of this toy and re-branded it their own as did Brohm Spielwaren of West Germany.
The twin pilots were reused in T in a Circle's Space Vehicle, model number 357, of which there were several variations.
The pilots were either grey or silver depending in the vehicle. In this blue version they had a sofa!
The twin astronauts then piloted T in a Circle's Spacecraft, model number 358 [UK Patent 930852]
These were the silver figures again along with that grey sofa [pics: Ferryman/ G.Peters]
The next toy in their numbering sequence was model 360, the T in a Circle Moon Bus [UK Patent 930855], which once again re-used the silver pilots and the grey sofa [pic: Arto]
It is at this point that T in a Circle jumped across to Century 21 Toys and the Moon Bus morphed into Project SWORD proper. The twin pilots remained silver and continued to sit on their sofa.
The pilots then migrated to America - lock, stock and sofa - in the Tarheel version of the Project SWORD Moon Bus [pic: Arto]
Its possible that the twin pilots retired in the States. Have you seen them anywhere else readers?
* aka Tai Hing Toys