Antique Space Toys

Long before the days of NASA and space exploration, children everywhere were drawn to comic books and fictional stories centered around visitors from other planets. These so-called Aliens would visit earth in spaceships and UFO's, spurring on a fascination with space and extra terrestrials. This was only heightened when the Soviet Union and United States actually sent men into space and then eventually with the famous Apollo 11 moon landing.

Vintage Plastic 50s Mid Century Atomic Age Remco Rocket Space Ray Gun Pistol Toy
Vintage Plastic 50s Mid Century Atomic Age Remco Rocket Space Ray Gun Pistol Toy
$27.00
Rare Durham Moon Rocket Nova III Friction Powered
Rare Durham Moon Rocket Nova III Friction Powered
$49.99
1966 Vintage Friction Sparking Astro Ray Gun W  Original Box Japan RARE
1966 Vintage Friction Sparking Astro Ray Gun W Original Box Japan RARE
$49.99
Major Matt Mason Capt. Lazer Replacement Front Box Panel
Major Matt Mason Capt. Lazer Replacement Front Box Panel
$19.00
VINTAGE 60'S ELDON BILLY BLASTOFF ROBBIE ROBOT BATTERY OPERATED
VINTAGE 60'S ELDON BILLY BLASTOFF ROBBIE ROBOT BATTERY OPERATED
$22.51
1958 DAIYA BATTERY OPERATED FLYING POLICE MADE IN JAPAN W ORIG BOX AND INSERTS
1958 DAIYA BATTERY OPERATED FLYING POLICE MADE IN JAPAN W ORIG BOX AND INSERTS
$579.00

A number of toy companies capitalized on this fascination with space toys, UFO's, Flying Saucers and then official space shuttles. Pez, the maker of the famous Pez dispenser made a line of space guns that dispensed the sweet candies. These space gun dispensers have become hot items for toy collectors today. Fisher Price got into space toys with its Space Blazer rocket made of wood and other companies built tin space men as well as astronauts and aliens in various forms.

Fast forward to the 1970's when George Lucas developed the Star Wars movies which took the world by storm. The movies were an incredible success in theaters and this spurring on demand for all kinds of merchandise and toys including Star Wars action figures, games and all sorts of apparel.

Today, collecting vintage space toys and antiques has become a very interesting hobby for many. Far beyond playing with these toys, antique space toys have become valuable collectibles that are sought after by toy collectors and space junkies alike.