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    Posted 6 days ago

    Toyrebel
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    I just picked up this Mystery Space Ship made by Marx in the early 60's. I had one of these, in fact I had 2. I got another on later on to replace the original I wore out.
    It's basically a hand cranked flywheel inside that demonstrates gyroscopic principles. The instruction sheet says it can reach 4000 rpm! The force it has is impressive. I had small string pulled gyroscopes, but the flywheel size and rpm really demonstrates the force it has. It came with all 9 astronauts still sealed and most still on the sprue. All of the 9 aliens are present also. It's has the rocket launcher and 3 rockets which ate often missing.
    The instruction sheet has info on gyroscopes and experiments/demonstrations. It's an excellent educational toy with great play value. My first Mystery Ship came in a green color like the "moon" base and gimbal. This seems to be rarer than the yellow color like this one and the 2nd ship I had. Maybe early production? I've also seen a white ship with gold/bronze pivots instead of the red like this one has. It has completely different box art, it has to be a later issue.
    I remember my aunt and cousin about my age coming to visit on the 60's. They were from the country, I doubt if they had ever seen a gyroscope before, they were amazed at this thing! I guess they thought it was magic!

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    1. Brunswick Brunswick, 6 days ago
      Roswell all over again!! Run!! Lol!!! Very nice shape Bill!!

      Thomas.
    2. Toyrebel Toyrebel, 6 days ago
      Watch out for those anal probes.
    3. Brunswick Brunswick, 6 days ago
      Lol!! I'm notifying Area 51 right away!! Lol!!

      Thomas.
    4. Vynil33rpm Vynil33rpm, 6 days ago
      Veeeerrrrry ! kooL
      Remember the truth is out There !
    5. Toyrebel Toyrebel, 6 days ago
      We are not alone Vinyl.
    6. fortapache fortapache, 6 days ago
      I really like those cool space aliens.
    7. Toyrebel Toyrebel, 6 days ago
      Thank you Apache, I loved the aliens as a kid. The four-armed one is so cool, I call him "Quad". The fact this had all the aliens was a buying point. The instructions lists them as "moonmen".

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