Space Scout (gen 1)

Stock #: 9414 Release year: 1968 Sold in: USA Sold by: Eldon Manufactured in: Japan

The introduction of Billy Blastoff in the US with the Space Scout set one year before the moon landing established the platform for all sets to follow. Include several vehicles to show off the one set of batteries runs all vehicles and include both lighted and unlighted accessories. Even at the start with the vehicles being simple stop and go drivers the variety is appealing and there's something pretty classic about the up-leaning purposely wonky walking Lunar Crawler.

Note the Scalecraft variant the box cover. As it appears, this is a sticker applied to the regular US box for those sets distributed by Scalecraft. I don't believe all of the Space Scout sets sold in the UK were sold through Scalecraft.


Billy (gen 1)

Lunar Crawler (gray)

Exploration Tractor (orange body)

Space Car (white body)

Radar Scope

Space Gun

Carrier Sled (red)


Space Scout (cover)
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Space Scout (back) Marked "Copyright 1968 Eldon Industries"


Billy (gen 1)


Wards 1968

Penneys 1968

Wards 1969

Canada 1969

Canada 1969

Penneys 1969

Sears 1969

Eaton's 1969

Aldens 1969

Spiegel 1969

Sears 1970


Playthings March 1968 (pg 71)

Playthings March 1968 (pg 324)

Playthings March 1968 (pg 325)

Eldon Dealer Catalog Fall 1968 (cover)

Eldon Dealer Catalog Fall 1968 (page 20-21)

Eldon Dealer Catalog 1969 (cover)

Eldon Dealer Catalog 1969 (page 7)

TV Commercials

The original Space Scout set in color.