Toy, Space Port, Flash Gordon
- This Flash Gordon space port hangar (with its matching Space-Cruiser) combined elements of aviation (a classically-shaped hangar) with space-themed play. The toy set was the result of a partnership between Pyro Plastics, which made the plastic spacecraft, in association with T. Cohn (or Superior), which produced the hangar. The hangar-turned-spaceport used a spring-activated rail to launch the Flash Gordon Space Cruiser (an adaptation of the Pryo's popular X-300 Space-Cruiser toy). Because the spring action was more forceful than the spaceships could handle, many of the surviving cruisers sport broken plastic fins.
- Most versions of this toy did not carry the "Flash Gordon" name. In fact, a version of this space port with identical markings but minus the "Flash Gordon" was widely marketed in the early 1950s.
- Collector Michael O'Harro donated this toy to the National Collection in 1993.
- Data Source
- National Air and Space Museum
- T. Cohn, Inc.
- Credit Line
- Gift of Michael O'Harro
- Steel, Paint, Rubber
- Overall: 7 1/2in. x 8in. x 10in. (19.1 x 20.3 x 25.4cm)
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