Years ago we posed a tinplate Moon Crawler mystery on the blog based on part of an interview with Howard Elson of Century 21 on the GACCH website.
"But in the annual, we have the Project SWORD Moon Crawler, and they actually had this merchandise - this Moon Crawler - made out of plastic and tin and whatever, and that's what they wanted to sell, so we just wrote scripts round the machines."
You can read the full interview on the GACCH site here.
Regarding a "plastic and tin" Moon Crawler I found this response to me from our very own Bill which I've never posted I don't think.
"Rolling back to that question and Howard Elson referring to a 'moon crawler made out of plastic and tin', I recalled a sixties toy which fitted (roughly) those criteria. The Super Moon Patroller.
If you look at the drawing of the moon crawler from the UFO Tank box .....
and also compare the wheels from the toy with the SWORD Moon Crawler and the antenna with the Spacex Surveyor below [left], there are similarities.
I'm not sure it would fit the correct time-frame though? Bill."
Can anyone date the Super Moon Patroler readers?