When I was very young (somewhere between 1989 and 1994) friend of mine who had an access to western toys (we grew up in Poland) such as Star Wars, Batman etc had a Gradius look like a space pod toy. It was black and white, about three inches long, and had buttons to open windshield (I think). On the bottom there was another switch, that opened landing gear with magnet between it (that I remember for sure) I have no idea what it was. I spent a few minutes with holding it in my hands, so I was able to do a drawing. Most likely, the thing was from US, UK or France, perhaps part of a bigger set. Anyone remembers something like that?