Some space toys seem to be everywhere. Like old chestnuts they pop up all the time on Ebay, at toyfairs and fleamarkets. One such toy are these spacemen ramp walkers. For some reason Ebay has been full of them ever since I can remember. Produced in vast numbers, they became the 'muzak' of space toys on the Bay so I didn't really give them a second look. Well, I thought I'd give them that second look as well as a few more old 'space' nuts.
The spacemen ramp walkers appear to come in these four basic types [I have made up the names]:
As with any mass produced toy made in Hing Kong there were countless colour variations and formats such as this merry trio of grey astronauts. Similarly, header cards and names varied. I have seen 'Space Twins' and lovely headers with lifted space art.
Fellow blogger Geoff has even more loose space walkers and probably the best photographs I have seen of them anywhere online: Geoff's Toys.
Anyone got any of these little gems readers or know any more about them?