YONEZAWA XM-12 MOON ROCKET in outstanding ORIGINAL working condition with a reproduction box. I’ve owned many of these and this one is the finest I’ve ever seen! Original nose cone is ‘dry’ but there and the fins also have the original white feet on the tips. FREE USPS SHIPPING TO THE LOWER 48 – ALL OTHERS BY QUOTE. The following information comes to you from the Alphadrome website, one of the coolest and most informative robot and space toy sites in existence. Please visit them from my ‘links’ section.
Very large tin battery op rocket. 38cm. Two pilots under a clear plastic canopy. The rocket can be steered via the nosewheel. Hatches in the front and rear give access to replace the light bulbs, a possibly unique feature. Lighted spinning engine. The fins are detachable for storage.
“Action lighted spinning rocket engine & Radar lunar scope”.
The design of the rocket is clearly inspired by the rocket Luna in the 1950 film “Destination Moon” though the name is a variation of the craft in “Rocket Ship X-M”.
Currently the first sighting is in the 1958 Sears Christmas catalog and in the Lazarus catalog for 1959.