|Brand:||Ha Ha Toy|
|Power:||Battery operated (requires 2 D-cell batteries)|
- Stop/Start Walking Action
- Swinging arms
- Flashing light up eyes
- Continuous flickering/spinning light up head dome
- Puffing smoke action
- Limited edition gold paint
- On/off switch to front
- Classic red feet
- Chrome ‘T’ shape around eyes
- Battery compartments inside each leg
HistoryIt is believed that the original Smoking Spaceman toy was manufactured by Marumiya, later known as Metal House, in Japan around the late 1950s. The toy robot was originally sold by Linemar/Marx in 1960. Linemar (or Line Mar) was founded in the 1950s as a manufacturing and import subsidiary of Louis Marx & Co., a successful American toy manufacturer. There is evidence to suggest the toy was also sold by Yonezawa in Japan around the same time. Yonezawa made the first re-issue/reproductions in the 1980s, possibly with the original moulds. The Smoking Spaceman design has since been reproduced by many companies including Tin Tom Toys (TTT), Ha Ha Toy, Papa-San, and Schylling to name a few more.
Robot FamilyVariants of this robot include the Sonic Giant and Mr Patrol robots produced by Papa-San in the late 1990s (or early 2000s?) onwards.
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