Spacex GA Nuclear Freighter

Early versions with separately-moulded tails at right, later versions with moulded-in tails at left. Both colour combinations were available concurrently although the early lemon-yellow colour is exclusive to Spacex, later being changed to a darker more orangey shade. The early version was only briefly sold in the Golden Astronaut series before the moulds were changed to include the tails.


(separate tails)
(moulded-in tails)

75 mm
66 mm

35 mm
31 mm

2 15/16 in
2 5/8 in

1 3/8 in
1 1/4 in


Top hatch can be (carefully!) opened


NF2 markings
Nuclear Freigher hatch colours


The tint of yellow changed from a greenish yellow to an orange-yellow. My early version with separate green fins also shows a paler colour of green plastic used for the lower body and fins. The clear plastic for the fragile hatch cover can be in various tints of blue (see lower picture).


- Green over yellow, separate yellow tails, trademarked
- Yellow over green, separate green tails, trademarked
- Green over orange-yellow, separate orange-yellow tails, trademarked
- Orange-yellow over green, separate green tails, trademarked
- Green over orange-yellow, moulded-in tails, trademarked
- Orange-yellow over green, moulded-in tails, trademarked


- Green over yellow, separate yellow tails, no trademark
- Yellow over green, separate green tails, no trademark

Because the Nuclear Freighter NF2 received its trademark before the body top mould was altered to include the tails,
I don't expect to find a version with tails moulded in and no trademark.

As an additional note, the UK design registration document (linked below) is dated 22 August 1969, and shows a Freighter still with separately moulded tails, and with the trademark already present. This proves there will be no versions with moulded-in tails and no trademark.


NF2 Spacex card
NF2 GA card


Golden Astronaut

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NF2 origin

A space liner being captured by space pirates in a Fireball XL-5 comic strip by Mike Noble, published 4 June 1966 in TV21 magazine #71.

Registered Design/Design Patent

NF2 registered design
NF2 design patent

UK Registered Design

19 November 1969
Toy Space Vehicle


US Design Patent

24 Nov 1970
Toy Space Ship

Copies & Clones

link to Roxy Nuclear Freighter copy


link to Kresge Nuclear Freighter copy


link to Linda Nuclear Freighter copy


Link to 2005andBeyond Nuclear Explorer

2005 and Beyond

link to Futuristic Space Car


Link to Mortoys Freighter copy


link to Bullycan Nuclear Freighter copy


link to Sitap Fusée Planétaire


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