Not working when tested, but may just be an easy fix for someone who knows more than me. Most popular space toys from the golden age were definitely the ones that were able to produce smoke. There are a few "smoking" toys known.
A flying saucer from Yoshiya, a smoking robot and this scarce Space Jet Vehicle , manufactured by Bandai Japan in 1964. The actions are really outstanding.
Placed on the floor the vehicle moves around with non-stop mystery bump & go action. Suddenly the vehicle stops and the clear dome with the astronaut underneath opens and the engine produces big puffs of smoke that come out of the tail section. All the time there is a beautiful "light show" from the engine shown under the dome behind the driver. This space toy is in one word: SPECTACULAR. The item "RARE Vintage 1964 Bandai Space Jet Vehicle X-001 ORIGINAL BOX Tin Japan" is in sale since Sunday, January 01, 2017.This item is in the category "Toys & Hobbies\Robots, Monsters & Space Toys\Space Toys\Pre-1970". The seller is "dropbear000" and is located in Ladera Ranch, California. This item can be shipped to United States, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Colombia, Panama, Jamaica, Canada.