Too beautiful for words, both the toy and the illustration. One of those amazing sublime toys I would have died for had I stumbled upon it at Woolworth or Kresge.
Tarheel did a version of this in the US Zigg. you may have walked past one!
Oh I'm sure I did! When I think of all the cool space toys that I missed, or near-missed, I shudder. But then again, who had money back then? And who could visit every toy and junk store in the area all the time? I'm actually surprised I ended up saving as much as I did, although the discarding of my entire Golden Astronauts collection at tag sales in the early 1970s, probably for a penny, still makes me cringe. I also sold my UPC Ultraman models, nicely built and painted, Pegila and Pagos, for 25 cents each! What a maroon!The coolest thing I remember passing by, and later regretting profoundly, was a large Japanese remote control SPV toy at E.J. Korvettes. On clearance, $5! Sigh...
Yep, its hard looking back at what we've walked past and for me, what my folks chucked out, the entire set of Colorforms Outer Space Men! i could retire if I still had them! Why why why why!