Mirrorman Tin Car

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Mirrorman Tin Windup toy by Yonezawa


Sometimes small packages hold great things.  In this case Mirrorman's tin windup car is a smaller tin beauty.  

Tucked inside a lushly printed box is a great Mirrorman windup about the size of juice box.  Mirrorman's head is a well struck character bust that drives the indy racer.  The car comes with a natural metal finish with flourishes of red and character lithography,

This example has a working clockwork mechanism for scooting accross the floor.  


Mirrorman (ミラーマン Mirāman) is the title superhero of a tokusatsu SF/kaiju/superhero TV series, Mirrorman. Produced by Tsuburaya Productions, the series aired on Fuji TV from December 5, 1971 to November 26, 1972, with a total of 51 episodes.

This was Tsuburaya Productions' first non-Ultra superhero. Mirrorman was more of a dark and brooding science fiction drama.

Mirrorman plot (from wikipedia):

In 1980s, an evil alien race known simply as the Invaders are about to take over the Earth, using assorted daikaiju (giant monsters) and other fiendish plots. Assigned to investigate this threat is a organization called the Science Guard Members (SGM).

But another hope comes from someone, unbeknownst even to himself, possessing otherworldly power. Professor Mitarai, the leader of SGM, finally shares a secret with his foster son, young photojournalist named Kyôtarô Kagami ("kagami" = Japanese for "mirror"), a secret only he himself knows: Kyôtarô a half-cast of an alien father and a human mother (both of whom are missing — captives of the Invaders). Kyôtarô discovers that he is actually the son of Mirrorman, a superhero from the 2nd Dimension.

However, the original Mirrorman was defeated by the Invaders' toughest monster King Zyger (explained in Episode 14), but his son Kyôtarô survived, and shares the same powers as his namesake. Naturally, the young man had difficulty accepting his destiny, but he soon realizes that he is the only one who can save the Earth from the Invaders, when they try to assassinate him. In order to transform into Mirrorman, Kyôtarô must stand in front of any reflective surface (mirrors, water, etc.), and flash his Mirror-Pendant, and utter the words "Mirror Spark".

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