When America and Russia started sending men into space the world lost interest in pulpish sci fi and became fascinated with the reality of space flight. Most of the figures made in this era are in flight suits rather than actual space suits. After the moon landing in 1967, actual space suit astronauts were produced, but I don't collect very many of those because they are more science fact than science fiction. Here are the ones I like (there are a lot more that I have never bothered to collect).
|From Fireball XL5. I like the well endowed alien. The rest of this series are stupid looking.|
Nobody seems to really know much about these guys. I have seen them listed on other sites under the name "IDL," but what that stands for, I still don't know. I have also seen them in a boxed set from the 1960s under the name Larimy Plastics. The bagged set I have was put out by ARCO in the late 1970s or early 1980s.
|These are Greek bootlegs.|