Rare Waco Refuel Space Refuel Station Tin Toy Made In Japan Ship Internationally For Sale
Mark Bergin Toys LTD
RARE WACO REFUEL SPACE REFUEL STATION TIN TOY MADE IN JAPAN
WILL SHIP INTERNATIONALLY
This sale is for a WACO Space Station tin, unique action, made in Japan toy. This toy was made in the early 1960’s in very small numbers = rare! This is the only refuel station that I am aware of, there are many robots, rockets, cars, and saucers made in the golden age but not many Japanese minds considered the need for those vehicles to be refueled – only WACO was keen to this idea!
Unique action (you can turn the front wheel and make it run straight or turn the wheel and it will go in circle – very unique) when activated the space station travels around then stops and a lift pad on the bottom pushes the station into the air and it spins around! Both observation rooms illuminate and the space station is seen on the upper deck by the three astronauts. This station has 16 lights that turn on in sequence and it is marked NASA in 4 different locations with the American Flag in 8 locations. The wheels have seen very little usage and are in great shape. The bottom has few rubs of the paint – the lift pad has some wear from usage. Toy is marked “MADE IN JAPAN” and the paint around the cylinder (Space Station) is in very good condition. The top of the station has four fake vents, 5 blue and 5 orange fake lights and an escape hatch! This toy has some oxidation which is very common on this toy. This toy is very cool to watch when activated and displays very nicely in a case or shelf. This toy is also referred to as the WACO SPACE STATION or WACO SPACE REFUEL STATION by collectors. May also be considered a stop and go action toy. This toy is missing one lens. The Waco Space Refuel Station which stands over 13" tall without the antenna which is missing along with the jet and little space craft, this station is extremely rare and scarce!
This toy was tested on 3-27-2013 and WORKS!
Battery compartment is very clean and works smoothly – When activated the station makes a continuous space ship or mechanical sound, which also adds to the cool factor. Toy is missing the top parts but is fully functional and very unique for a space or robot themed collection.
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