In the 1930s the cinema introduced children to space and the adventures of for example Buck Rogers. Interest in the unknown has continued throughout this century, and both fact and fiction have always influenced the toy market.

In 1959 Corgi introduced 'Rocket Age Models' influenced by the Cold War. Early examples of robots were probably based on Robby the Robot from the 1956 film The Forbidden Planet.

Battery powered

Using battery power, space robots have been made to speak and have flashing eyes and lasers. Thunderbirds, Dr. Who and Star Wars have inspired a range of collectible figures and accessories that are sought after by children and adults alike.

Updated: 29 March 2021

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Space value and price guide

What's your Space worth in 2021? Here are some recently sold items.

Item Title Date Price
1967 lost in space tin lithographed dome lunchbox no 1967 Lost In Space Tin Lithographed Dome Lunchbox No 09/2021 C $333.59
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sock monkey jack in box tin metal box schylling space Sock Monkey Jack In Box Tin Metal Box Schylling Space 09/2021 C $31.29
space rocket sr 1007 tin friction toy japan Space Rocket Sr 1007 Tin Friction Toy Japan 09/2021 C $164.90
roxy robot 5 5 saint john wind up tin toy collectible Roxy Robot 5 5 Saint John Wind Up Tin Toy Collectible 09/2021 C $33.80
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1 comment
Howardharris - April 9, 2013
hi i'm looking to buy a remote for my 2ft lost in space robot an instruction thank you !