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    Can anyone please tell me who made these models? I accidentally found three "Space Vehicles" yesterday. The packaging also says "Space Adventure" on the top side. A manufacturer is nowhere to be found. Please see pics below. By the way, the price was 1.50 euros per piece.

    All models are white with a black base and blue-green windows. Except for the rocket transporter, here the launch pad is see-through blue-green. The livery reads "Universe" and "Explorer" and all vehicles come with a NASA style logo (here it says "SPACE") and a flag similar to the American but with only one star. Actually very attractive models.

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    But I bought them primarily because they looked a lot like Matchbox copies.

    At least the rocket launcher is absolutely identical to the Matchbox model named "ATTACK TRACK". Matchbox has a NASA license. Would be great to see them doing a similar livery with real NASA logo!

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    The second model is similar to the Matchbox "RSQ-18 TANK" but a bit shorter. Even the luggage on the roof was copied - and cut off. But there is a cool parabolic antenna to erect. Not bad. However, the nose is less pointed than on the original model. I assume so that the antenna fits on it.

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    The third model is the NASA SEV Chariot. I don't know if one can speak of a Matchbox copy here, as there are some deviations. However, I don't know of any other diecast model that could have been copied here. The most striking thing is the bulge at the front. The Matchbox model is more square. What do you think?

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  • #2
    they sure do look like knockoffs of the MBX issues.

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    • #3
      Great finds, I'd love to find those someday, even though they are fake NASA. I'm pretty sure they used the Matchbox models to develop theirs, even if not all exact, the Chariot is a real NASA vehicle, so I guess this maker snubbed a variety of licenses, unless by odd chance they are authorized.
      Doug

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      • #4
        Originally posted by superfast175 View Post
        Can anyone please tell me who made these models? I accidentally found three "Space Vehicles" yesterday. The packaging also says "Space Adventure" on the top side. A manufacturer is nowhere to be found. Please see pics below. By the way, the price was 1.50 euros per piece.

        All models are white with a black base and blue-green windows. Except for the rocket transporter, here the launch pad is see-through blue-green. The livery reads "Universe" and "Explorer" and all vehicles come with a NASA style logo (here it says "SPACE") and a flag similar to the American but with only one star. Actually very attractive models.

        Click image for larger version Name:	1.jpg Views:	0 Size:	67.7 KB ID:	471986

        Click image for larger version Name:	2.jpg Views:	0 Size:	61.3 KB ID:	471985

        Click image for larger version Name:	3.jpg Views:	0 Size:	41.5 KB ID:	471984

        But I bought them primarily because they looked a lot like Matchbox copies.

        At least the rocket launcher is absolutely identical to the Matchbox model named "ATTACK TRACK". Matchbox has a NASA license. Would be great to see them doing a similar livery with real NASA logo!

        Click image for larger version Name:	4.jpg Views:	0 Size:	67.2 KB ID:	471983

        Click image for larger version Name:	5.jpg Views:	0 Size:	63.5 KB ID:	471982

        Click image for larger version Name:	6.jpg Views:	0 Size:	62.5 KB ID:	471981

        The second model is similar to the Matchbox "RSQ-18 TANK" but a bit shorter. Even the luggage on the roof was copied - and cut off. But there is a cool parabolic antenna to erect. Not bad. However, the nose is less pointed than on the original model. I assume so that the antenna fits on it.

        Click image for larger version Name:	7.jpg Views:	0 Size:	71.8 KB ID:	471980

        Click image for larger version Name:	8.jpg Views:	0 Size:	74.7 KB ID:	471979

        Click image for larger version Name:	9.jpg Views:	0 Size:	51.1 KB ID:	471978

        The third model is the NASA SEV Chariot. I don't know if one can speak of a Matchbox copy here, as there are some deviations. However, I don't know of any other diecast model that could have been copied here. The most striking thing is the bulge at the front. The Matchbox model is more square. What do you think?

        Click image for larger version Name:	10.jpg Views:	0 Size:	71.6 KB ID:	471977

        Click image for larger version Name:	11.jpg Views:	0 Size:	60.8 KB ID:	471976

        Click image for larger version Name:	12.jpg Views:	0 Size:	38.3 KB ID:	471975
        These are made by SunQ Toys 😀

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Ambassador84 View Post

          These are made by SunQ Toys 😀
          Thanks Ambassador84 !

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          • #6
            Some cool space rigs there! I'm a fan of the satellite/radar rig, in particular.

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