There is no flint inside or else it would spark underneath the red gel/plastic on back. There are spots of play wear and dark oxidation throughout. The composition of the lithograph is a great space-age riveted nose and fin design (simulated circles for rivets). We get a commanders window on top and then six smaller passenger windows with angular designs to the sides. The rocket is even patented 3550 3750 which is likely a sparking mechanism.The most impressive aspect is the size of this toy. It is very large for tin litho rockets at almost a foot or 12 as seen in the photo. A brief history of Masudaya Modern Toys (MT) of Tokyo, Japan. Masudaya was one of the leading builder of tin type mechanical and battery operated toys in the post-World War II era. Unlike many of their competitors Masudaya managed to survive to this day, due in part to their involvement in the airsoft gun craze of the 1980s. They are mostly known for basically creating the skirmishable airsoft guns that could be used for combat simulations rather than target shooting. Masudaya normally identifies their toys using the M-T, or Modern Toys logo. Pictures included are of actual item(s) for sale colors may differ slightly in person due to lighting, cameras, or monitor settings.
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The item "Vintage Masudaya Modern Toys (MT) Spaceship X-5 Japanese Tin Lithographed Rocket" is in sale since Thursday, January 16, 2020. This item is in the category "Toys & Hobbies\Robots, Monsters & Space Toys\Space Toys\Pre-1970". The seller is "antiquetoys-online" and is located in Nokomis, Florida. This item can be shipped worldwide.