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Johnny Astro Parts List

Johnny Astro Reproduction Landing Carriages     Click To Enlarge $25.00 (set of three)

Replication Johnny Astro Landing Carriages that look and work just like the originals. Two years of development have resulted in awesome reproductions that we can’t seem to make quite enough of. If you want to see how they are made and see them in action, check out the “Landing Carriages Tutorial” video on this website. The replication Landing Carriages made by the AEP workshop are provided in a set of three with each order.

Johnny Astro Reproduction Top Cowling     Click To Enlarge $25.00

A replication Topper Toys Johnny Astro Top Cowling section molded from an original part. This part is provided in black pigmented plastic and other colors as well. This is the top portion of the propulsion unit for the Johnny Astro toy. A significant amount of development effort was required by the AEP workshop to produce this part. The video “Johnny Astro II – A Tribute To Sol Friedman” on this web site shows this part being made in 2007.

Johnny Astro Reproduction Bottom Cowling     Click To Enlarge $22.00

A replication Topper Toys Johnny Astro Bottom Cowling section molded from an original part. This part is provided in black pigmented plastic and other colors as well. This is the bottom portion of the propulsion unit for the Johnny Astro toy. As with the top cowling section, this part is extremely challenging to make.

Johnny Astro Reproduction Vortex Cone    Click To Enlarge $6.00

A replication Topper Toys Johnny Astro Vortex Cone molded from an original part. This part is provided in pigmented plastic in multiple colors. This is the cone that goes into the top cowling section that is a part of the propulsion unit for the Johnny Astro toy.

Johnny Astro Reproduction Motor Mount Plate    Click To Enlarge $5.00

A replication Topper Toys Johnny Astro Motor Mount Plate molded from original parts. These parts are provided in pigmented plastic in multiple colors. This is the motor mount plate that goes into the bottom cowling section that is a part of the propulsion unit for the Johnny Astro toy. The motor mount plate secures the motor and propeller to the bottom cowling section. Available in two different size collar openings (1/4” and 3/8”) – please specify the collar diameter of the motor you are using.

Johnny Astro Reproduction Propulsion Unit    Click To Enlarge $50.00

A replication Topper Toys Johnny Astro Propulsion Unit. This is the entire fan section, consisting of a top cowling section, a bottom cowling section, motor mount plate and vortex cone all molded from original parts. Also included is an original motor and propeller. Depending on availability, may include a twenty first century motor and propeller. This item is provided in black pigmented plastic and other colors as well. This is a fully assembled and working replication of the propulsion unit for the Johnny Astro toy.

Johnny Astro Reproduction Throttle Handle     Click To Enlarge $10.00

A replication Topper Toys Johnny Astro Throttle Handle molded from an original part. This part is provided in black pigmented plastic and in other colors as well. This is the throttle handle that controls the speed of the propulsion unit fan for the Johnny Astro toy.

Johnny Astro Reproduction Throttle End Cap     Click To Enlarge $5.00

A replication Topper Toys Johnny Astro Throttle End Cap section molded from an original part. This part is provided in black pigmented plastic and in other colors as well. This is the end cap on the underside of the Johnny Astro control center which is mounted directly below the throttle assembly.

Johnny Astro Reproduction Linkage Mounting Blocks     Click To Enlarge $6.00 (set of two)

Replication Topper Toys Johnny Astro Linkage Mounting Blocks molded from original parts. These parts are provided in black pigmented plastic and in other colors as well. There are two different mounting blocks provided, one that mounts in the front of the control center base and one that mounts in the rear of the control center base. These are the mounting blocks that go on the underside of the Johnny Astro control center and secure the joystick linkage assembly.

Johnny Astro Reproduction Battery Retainer     Click To Enlarge $20.00

A replication Topper Toys Johnny Astro Battery Retainer molded from an original part. This part is provided in black pigmented plastic and in other colors as well. This is the battery retainer on the underside of the Johnny Astro control center.

Johnny Astro Reproduction Space Dashboard     Click To Enlarge $20.00

A replication Topper Toys Johnny Astro Space Dashboard molded from an original part. This part is provided in a pigmented clear plastic in multiple colors. This is the Space Dashboard that goes into the control center base of the Johnny Astro toy.

Johnny Astro Rubber Feet     Click To Enlarge $4.00 (set of four)

A set of four rubber feet for the Johnny Astro control center. The industry name for this part is "stem bumper" and the AEP workshop was able to source a part that will fit into the Johnny Astro control center. So if your Johnny Astro is missing the rubber feet, here is an opportunity to rectify that situation.

Johnny Astro Reproduction Launching Station     Click To Enlarge $25.00

A replication Topper Toys Johnny Astro Launching Station, made from a pristine scan of an original launching station provided by the Johnny Astro Website. A high gloss print of the launching station graphics (in a single piece) is glued onto a 3/16" thick foam board cut to shape with the three holes drilled out to correspond to the (three) control center prongs. The reproduction is purposely made thicker than the original launching station to improve the functionality and performance of the toy - as this reproduction is more physically stable when using the toy. This is an awesome reproduction that will restore both the functionality and look of the original toy.

Johnny Astro Reproduction Balloon Template     Click To Enlarge $18.00

A replication Topper Toys Johnny Astro Balloon Template. This is the template used to inflate the spaceship (balloon) to the proper size for the Johnny Astro toy. The template is molded from a machined replication of an original template and is provided in white plastic. Decals printed from a scan of the original graphics (courtesy of the Johnny Astro Website) are applied to make this replication appear just like the original templates did some 40 years ago.

Johnny Astro Reproduction Control Center Base Protective Cover     Click To Enlarge $10.00

This is a plastic replication of the piece of cardboard on the underside of the Johnny Astro control center base that served the dual purpose of protecting the wire routing used and providing the point of origin of the toy. This is where the Topper Toy Company catalog number and "Made in the U.S. of America" statement are written. Provided in either black or white pigmented plastic.

Johnny Astro Reproduction Joystick Handle     Click To Enlarge $20.00

A replication Topper Toys Johnny Astro Joystick Handle molded from original parts. This part is provided in black pigmented plastic and in other colors as well. Also included is a replication metal "takeoff bar" that attached to the joystick handle when the two halves are joined together over the metal linkages assembly. It is recommended that the joystick parts be glued together when assembled onto the linkages assembly, the AEP Workshop will assemble the joystick parts onto your Johnny Astro linkage assembly if you prefer.

UK Version Johnny Astro Reproduction Battery Retainer     Click To Enlarge $20.00

A replication United Kingdom version Johnny Astro Battery Retainer molded from an original part. This part is provided in black pigmented plastic and in other colors as well. This is the battery retainer on the underside of the UK version Johnny Astro control center.

UK Version Johnny Astro Reproduction Throttle Handle     Click To Enlarge $10.00

A replication United Kingdom version Johnny Astro Throttle Handle molded from an original part. This part is provided in yellow pigmented plastic and in other colors as well. This is the throttle handle that controls the speed of the propulsion unit fan for the UK version Johnny Astro toy.

Johnny Astro Explorer Battery Cap     Click To Enlarge $24.00

A replication Topper Toys Johnny Astro Explorer Battery Retainer molded from an original part. This part is provided in red pigmented plastic and contains the hardware necessary to interface to the Explorer toy. This is the battery retainer on the bottom of the Johnny Astro Explorer.

Johnny Astro Replications - The Entire Toy    Click To Enlarge

This site will be offering replication Johnny Astros – the entire toy – from time to time. In some cases these replications will be “hybrid” in nature, that is they will be made from both original parts and replication parts. In each case, the replication parts will be identified. These toys are fully functional and will be similar in nature to those constructed on our Boy Scout Project back in 2005.

The video - “Johnny Astro II – A Tribute to Sol Friedman” on this web site shows and tells about our Boy Scout Troop Project that ran from 2004 to 2005. During that time, a group of young boy scouts were taught the skills necessary to mold plastics and manufacture their very own working replication Johnny Astro Toys. This video shows all of that activity, in addition to work currently being done on new Johnny Astro replications. The video is intended as a tribute to the prolific toy inventor Sol Friedman, the inventor of Johnny Astro and many other great toys. Replication toys are currently being worked on – do you think you might want one? If so, contact the AEP site for additional details.

 

Johnny Astro Repair/Restoration Services    

The AEP workshop has restored and/or repaired original Johnny Astro toys for multiple customers over the past couple of years. So if you have a non-working Johnny Astro, or an incomplete Johnny Astro that you wish to have brought up to full functionality - contact the AEP workshop. Please note that the current postal rates for shipping a Johnny Astro toy within the United States is typically between $10 and $13 depending on the actual size of the box and the shipping method used. We have been reasonably successful in providing the repair parts and some instructions and guidance for people willing to attempt the repairs themselves in some cases. So whatever works for you, the AEP workshop is here to assist.