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Daiya Tin Litho Friction Siren Astronaut Rocket Gun in Original Box Made in Japan for Sale

$387.00

Daiya Tin Litho Friction Siren Astronaut Rocket Gun in Original Box Made in Japan

Wow, how about a new old stock Space Toy?  Our Daiya gun is a clean tin litho and is about as good as it gets. The box touts that this “Astronaut Rocket Gun” has “Friction Siren & Sparkling”, however, while the trigger works and the “siren” goes off, the sparker did not work for us. This comes with its original box which is in good shape for its age. There is a scratch on the end of the box and a corner torn off at the small end. There is the usual fading due to age and wear. The lithos are bright, clean and strong, but there are always imperfections due to the age of the toy. We encourage you to look at the photos to further determine quality and condition. The gun is approximately 9 ½” x 4 ½”

 

 

A brief history of Daiya of Tokyo, Japan:

Daiya was founded in the 1950’s in Tokyo, Japan. Their trademark is the letters “DAIYA” within a diamond shape. Daiya appears to have been active from the mid to late 1950’s through the early 1970’s. After the 1970’s, Daiya seems to have faded from the public view due to marketplace pressures. As such, their current disposition is unknown.

Daiya specialized in wide range of novelty tinplate mechanical (friction), clockwork and battery operated toys such as space related toys (ray guns, robots, etc.), motorcycles, clown like figures, civilian vehicles, military vehicles, helicopters, airplane, and horses. Many of their toys were produced with impressive multi-functional features such as operating lights and sounds etc.

 

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Additional information

Weight 1.2 lbs
Dimensions 12 × 12 × 12 in