Yonezawa - Moon Rocket X-12 ( Silvergrey Metallic Variation )

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Yonezawa - Moon Rocket X-12

When i started collecting many years ago, Yonezawa`s Moon Rocket had always a special attraction to me... the shape, the action and the mystery look of this rocket had always something special for me...Years later I found out that not only a blue rocket was made but i found an other one..in metallic blue and i was really surprised... It was a different variation and not called XM-12 but X-12.... i bought the rocket and its on my shelves since then....

Some years passed by and I was offered again a Yonezawa Moon Rocket, this time from Italy and it was called also X-12 but this time it had again a different color: Silver Grey !!  It was boxed but it was priced way over 10 K and i could not afford it at that moment and had to let it go... 

Again some years went by and last month, in september 2015 i came into contact with a guy from Italy who mailed me if i was interested in a Yonezawa Moon Rocket... I told him to sent me some pictures and YES.. Bingo... A Silver / Grey one !!   Yahooooo :-)  I decided NOT to let go the rocket again and bought it... Yesterday it arrived after a long time ( guess it went to Mars or so again to refuell ) but it was all worth the wait.... The rocket was PERFECT !! and after toggling a bit with the mechanism it even came to life... wow ! :)

So finally after all those years I have the set complete.... Blue, Metallic Blue AND the rarest one... in Grey Silver...

The rockets condition is excellent to near mint and besides some very VERY light playwear, there are no flaws to mention. Really in fantastic condition, complete and all original. I am not sure about the nose, looking at the rest of the rocket, it could be original but not sure, not 100 % sure if its the orignal nosetip... The rocket works fine and strong... a  Fantastic ultra rare and scarce example of this legendary Moon Rocket...
To add to this story... Made in Japan by Yonezawa in the late fifties.. made out of tin with detachable fins, stop and go action and flashing lights in the engine compartment and lighted instruments for the astronauts in controll.....Golden Age Toy in optima forma !!

Extremely Rare and Scarce variation of which only a handfull are known to excist... 


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