In 1984 I bought & still own what I believe to be the first Moonraker that Daiwa produced - it's a 5300-12 (fixed spool) & it's brown in colour with green ring wrapping.....I later went on to purchase a Carbon Moonraker Fast Taper II 5681-12 (folding first ring) that is claret in colour, fading from dark at the Butt to much lighter at the tip.....both rods are still owned by myself & both currently still in use.There were quite a few different moonrakers through the years
the original green coloured one at 12ft and at the same time the dark blue moonraker fast taper
Then the graphite coil mooonraker ( which I still have one ) with alloy butt
then various semi carbon versions through the 1990s
Although I cannot remeber them all
I had the maroon multi one with the finger grip, great rod served me well for years until I retired from the RN and earned proper money and bought Zzippies.I've got a burgundy coloured Moonraker with foam grips from the 1980s, it was my Dad's it's like new, but I'd never part with it.