This listing is for ONE immaculate Torica ASTRO GLOBE. It was made in Japan during the 60's. The'Astro Globe' is one of the most fascinating toys, celestial globes or scientific. The fantastic Space Age design of the Torica Celestial Spheres has made it a very popular and sought after collectors item for globe enthusiasts, Space Age era historians and vintage toy collectors. It is an exceptionally clean Astro Globe with no visible/cosmetic damages or fading.Hey were made 50+ years ago with materials that would easily break or fade like polycarbonate, plastic, clear acrylic.... The transparent plastic celestial sphere is made of two halves and identifies stars, nebulas, constellations, nova and much more. The clear plastic is in excellent condition (no cracks, no discoloration, no opacity, no signs of fatigue). The paint for the yellow stars is also in excellent condition. I didn't see any crack or scratch on the surface. All the moving and spinning elements and arms are rotating properly. A small plastic portion of the. Of the rail/guide located INSIDE the'large green horizontal ring' has a 1/4 inch defect (see picture #11). I never noticed it (until I took closeup pictures today). This only imperfection is hardly noticeable. The small world globe inside the clear sphere is made of cardboard and printed paper.
Prints have no discoloration or fading. I don't have the original box or. The Torica leaflet with instructions.
My English won't allow me to extrapolate with technical data and scientific explanations, but this Astro Globe is a very cool space-age collectible very hard to find complete and in excellent condition. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have questions.
Or when offer is accepted. The item "1 Pristine Vintage TORICA ASTRO GLOBE World Celestial Sphere Space-Age Toy JAPAN" is in sale since Tuesday, June 26, 2018. This item is in the category "Antiques\Maps, Atlases & Globes\World & Celestial Globes". The seller is "dogybagz" and is located in Corona del Mar, California. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Taiwan, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Ukraine, Croatia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Barbados, Bermuda, Bolivia, Ecuador, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Monaco, Martinique, Nicaragua, Peru, Paraguay.