Updated: June 29, 2015
ROTO-JET GUN (RARE BOX ART)
I could write a novel about this rare collectible item! I purchased one of
these several years ago, and paid $7,300. for it. I made the front cover of
"Toy Shop" on this high ticket item. A year later, (July 03, 1999) a gentleman
had one up on eBay with no reserve. He also did not show the artwork on the
box, but displayed the toy gun only. I emailed the seller and told him about
the value of this toy. He then sent me photo's of the art on the box. He
didn't believe me that this toy was so valuable, mostly for the box art. After
the auction ended, he sold it for $7,400. He offered me money for my honesty,
and had a great wedding thanks to this toy.
On January 16, 2000 another Roto Gun hits eBay. But this one had actor Mark
Goddards signature inside the box flap. The auction ended with 46 bids, and
the item sold for a whooping $15,300. That is a record for the most ever paid
for this item.
On June 10, 2001 a mint sealed Roto Gun again hits the eBay auction site. This
is the 1st ever that a sealed Roto Gun has been sold. After the 1st day of
bidding the seller removed the item for auction. The price was at, $10,300.
with 4 days left in the auction. I contacted the seller, who was selling it
for a friend. He decided to keep the item, and was not aware of it's current
value. If this auction would have continued, I believe that it would have
reached the, $20,000 mark!?
This is the rarest of all "Lost in Space" vintage items to obtain. On 1/01/02
another one of these rare box toys came up for bid on eBay auction. The auction
closed with 24 bids not meeting the reserve asking price, and a high bid of,
$6,100.00. This was the same sealed toy on June 10, 2001.
Recently I spent endless hours taking photos on this rare treasure. Every angel,
every image on this box was taken to showcase on our website!