Continuing the astronaut toy theme the 2001 Madelman reminded me of a astronaut previosly blogged, Operation Astronaut from Darth's collection as pictured here from the front and rear.
What really interests me in both astronaut boxes featured is the use of Robert McCall's art. Operation Astronaut includes a collage of no less than parts of two McCall images pictured below: the astronaut to the left and the small Nuclear Ferry at depth.
Look and Learn
You'll remember that two other pieces of McCall's work were also used for the box art of two SWORD toys: the Nuclear Ferry and the Cape Kennedy Set.
It makes sense that his art would be replicated this way as the late Robert McCall was the foremost space artist of his generation and his works featured prominently during the mid-Sixties in US icon LIFE magazine and UK children's journal Look and Learn.