This is by far one of my favorite tin toys. When you see its action you will understand why. This rocket is a reproduction of an original 1960s tin toy manufactured by Holdraketa in Hungary. Standing 15" tall, when you rev up the friction powered clockwork mechanism and let it go, the rocket runs until it hits an object (like the wall) and the depression of the tip activates a spring loaded mechanism that raises the rocket up to a vertical position. The door then opens, a ladder drops down, and you see the astronaut in the doorway. All this is mechanical, brilliant!
The tin rocket measures 15" Tall x 4.5" Wide and comes in a colorful box. This is a must have for every collector!
For adult toy collectors. Not for children.