Not too much excites toy collectors more than to find some NOS items and when it comes to auction — the bidders will come out! That’s what happened at the February 15th Morphy Auction that wound up grossing $996,000!
According to Dan Morphy of Morphy Auctions,
the piece was found in a toy store in Japan!
An exceptional boxed example of a Bandai 12-inch “Flying Spaceman” took a wild ride on February 15th at Morphy’s before settling at $55,200 – more than three times its high estimate. Described in the Toy Auction catalog as being “possibly the best known example,” the crisp and colorful Japanese tin-litho motorcycle toy features a vinyl-caped hard-rubber “Superman” rider with a large tin “S” insignia on its chest.