Vintage Sikorsky Sea King Helicopter channels Helicopter 63, depicting a Gemini astronaut and space capsule recovery. Chopper cruises forward with spinning rotor and flashing overhead safety lights. Next, it stops, and the recovery bay door opens slowly. Then, with the chopper remaining still -- as if hovering -- the space capsule slowly cycles in an out, portraying a real sea recovery. Finally, the bay door slowly closes, and the Sea King moves forward, suggesting travel to a waiting aircraft carrier.
Few toys invite questions or tell a story quite like this one. Clever and thoughtful details throughout, including lithographed Navy men inside the recovery bay -- great stuff! Tail rotor freewheels, with a tiny split on one blade of the rotor, still attached.
Operates on two "D" cell batteries. Here's a vintage toy with action inside of action -- a wonderful addition for any space toy collector or supporter of 1960's space missions. A delightful, well-executed toy that inspires! The item "Vtg Japan Tin Litho NASA Gemini Space Capsule Toy Sikorsky Sea King Helicopter" 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 "nonsmokingpatrick" and is located in Zionsville, Indiana. 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, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Macao, Uruguay.