Kanto - Exploration Train

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Kanto / Sankei - Exploration Train.

Where must I begin... with the fact that its hard to believe this was ever made as a childs toy ? or the fact that its hard to believe these toys could ever survive without missing a single piece ? or that somebody can come up with the idea to design such a wonderfull spacetoy ! ?...

One of the most amazing spacetoys I had in hands in the past 5 years for sure !. Made by Kanto / Sankei  probably for cragstan but i could not find any proof for that. Made in the early sixties in Japan, battery operated and like the box says:

Exploration Train with powered locomotive - Transmitter Car - Radar Car - Missile Carrier and 12 tracks as well. Its hard to image out of how many parts this spacetoy was build, must be over 200 individual parts, really amazing.

In action this train rolls over its track, draggin the other 3 cars with rotating antennas, spacesound and blinking lights.  Not only the toy is amazing, what to think about the artwork on the box, really out of this world and this combination makes this for me one of the best spacetoys ever made in Japan in the golden age... more also because its a miracle that these toys could survive complete for so many years without missing a single piece... amazing !

I can be short about the condition: complete, all original and in near mint condition. Only a little puncture in the toplid of the box is keeping this toy from higher grading. Works fine and strong, no flaws to mention. Original parts, original box WITH all the inserts !

Ultra rare and scarce, never seen spacetoy in the open market and only a few are known to excist in complete mint condition. 

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