Horikawa was one of the first Japanese manufacturers to take advantage of the increasing interest in reality based space toys.
From the Capsule Mercury in 1962 they continued to produce capsule toys throughout the 1960's.
This is a good evocation of the Gemini capsules being used by NASA at the time.
This battery operated toy peels open its "access panels" to reveal the inside of the cockpit, astronaut and camera , together with lights and space noise.
The toy is in very good condition with a small amount of paint loss to the front right hand side next to the plastic front.
The toy is working but battery panels are missing.
It displays very well and has lovely graphics.
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