Spacex 12-card shipping box for Rocket Nova

As noted on the side, each of these cartons holds a dozen identical cards with one particular toy. It also states the full item number for the card in question, in this case No. 1168/12 for the Nova Rocket.

Box size


23.5 cm
16.2 cm
10.4 cm

9 1/4 in
6 3/8 in
4 1/8 in

Spacex 12-card shipping box for Rocket Nova, open

It later transpired that my example above would seem to be an odd-one out in having the content information printed on one side. All other Spacex shipping boxes I've seen since have this information printed on their lid.
Because my example has much neater printing, it may be a later example of better quality. Having the information printed on the side would be an improvement, in being much more useful when the boxes are stacked together on a shelf.

The boxes below would likely all be earlier examples, printed in a variety of styles. Although all these boxes hold 12 blister cards of identical length and width, the difference in height of the toys means that some needed much wider boxes than the others.

Spacex 12-card shipping boxes

The two sizes of box shown together

Spacex 12-card shipping box for Helicopter P3

No. 1159/3 Helicopter P3

Spacex 12-card shipping box for Supply Force Mercury

No. 1161/5 Supply Force Mercury

Spacex 12-card shipping box for Explorer MEV2

No. 1165/9 Explorer MEV2

Spacex 12-card shipping box for Base Patrol Cricket

No. 1167/11 Base Patrol Cricket

Spacex 12-card shipping box for Explorer MEV2, open

The MEV2 box again, showing contents

note: an eBay seller in Canada told me of re-used shipping boxes holding 48 cards each: they had been turned inside out and re-taped, so the original printing was on the inside. This printing included Playskool (a Hasbro brand which Triang also marketed outside the US) and Triang-Meccano (used for model trains) with "Toronto, Ontario" now on the inside, and a Spacex model name with the number 48 marked on the outside.

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