Flying Saucer

CMC PCD 94-559-032

CMC 93-E-17

Battery operated toys came into their own immediately after the Second World War, with Japan revolutionizing the toy market by replacing earlier wind-up mechanisms with small electric motors powered by batteries. Space toys were a particularly popular item in the 1950s and 1960s, reflecting the interest and developments in the aerospace industry. This Japanese Flying Saucer operates on swivelling wheels that both steer and provide power to the spaceship.