My eagle eyed chum and fellow SWORD fan Arto up there in Helsinki Base spotted this fascinating gem recently online on Ebay.
Its a tinplate MOONSHIP.
But this one is RUSSIAN!
Can anyone translate the Russian?
I assume its Soviet era. Correct?
I also assume that the paper note depicting a girl holding what appears to be a bear came out of the toy's box too. What is it?
This tin toy looks more or less the same as this Chinese version we've featured since the start of the blog. The only differences are the rear fins. The Chinese version has engine nacelles. The markings are different too.
The Russian box is different as well.
There are two versions of the Chinese box.
This one seen here flattened.
and this one, which was presumably anglicised for the English -speaking market
Have you got a toy Moonship?