Sunday, January 9, 2011


Rocket with astronaut and camera, La Parisienne, Hong Kong,
(made for Joseph Markovits Inc.) 1960's
With the "real" space age, Sci-Fi spaceships began taking more and more the shape of the real deal... It could be from the Gemini, Mercury or Apollo Missions, but the toys made in that timeframe did indeed look a lot more like rockets, astronauts had updates spacesuits and helmets... The whole romantic side of the toys was put aside for science.

Take as example the astronaut above and the "astronauts" below...

Spacemen and woman (inlay puzzle - detail), Rip Foster,
USA, 1953

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