Friday, June 26, 2009

Cool Stuff!

This time around, the focus starts on Space: 1999!

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Did anything like the Alien vehicle presented here in this model kit ever appear on the show itself?

space1999_eaglemodel

I always liked the design of the Eagle spaceships... I even scratch-built one out of balsa wood, with only a line drawing from a model rocket ad in the comics to use as a guide! As I recall, it didn't come out half-bad... wish I still had some photos of it!

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I wonder why the model kit identifies this as "Alpha Moonbase," and not "Moonbase Alpha"?

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Here's the biggest Space: 1999 toy ever made -- Mattel's gigantic Eagle transporter!

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Perhaps even more fun to play with would be this playset by Amsco, the same company that made the "Marvel World" playset!

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Stamping set!

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Yes, that was it for Space: 1999... next up is this kind of neat "Space Case" that was supposed to hold your Star Wars figures... and knockoffs, too!

And now, we start on Spider-Man items, just in case you're not getting enough on the Spider-Man Stuff blog!

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This inflatable "flote" came out in 1977!

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This watch came out in 1977, too!

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OK, so I was mistaken, there was a Spidey jiggler, too... but I think this was an AHI product, while the Red Skull and Doc Strange ones were made by Ben Cooper (yes, I'm referring back to posts from a few weeks back)!

spidey_ahiparatrooper

Speaking of AHI, here's one of their versions of the Spider-Man parachutist... there was at least one other card design they used.

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Corgi Spider-Bike! Yes, there was no Spider-Bike in the comics, but at least Peter Parker rode a motorcycle for a while!

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And while Spidey did use the occasional hang glider, it was made entirely on-the-spot with webbing, and nothing like this!

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And here's a Spider-Man inflatable kite to round out this post... hope it doesn't warp your brain or anything like that!

5 comments:

  1. I can pretty much comfirm that NOTHING like 'the Alien' ever appeared.. in fact, that's a very stupid name, even for Anderson's work.. but then, that item itself would be nothing to do with him.

    Oh, and i'm a bit suprised with that Space case.. Normally, most stuff like that would just say what size figures more then listin brand names.. Oh, and Shogun warriors was a cheap way of selling Japanese Robot toys.. how they hell do that work as the same size as the Star Wars figures? Oh well.. a lot of offical cases don't normally fit the figures very well ^_^;

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  2. Thanks for the confirmation on the Alien kit... my best guess would then be that they had that kit in development before they got the license for Space: 1999, and figured it could be added to the line!

    So far as the Space Case goes and the Shogun Warriors, they weren't referring to the big plastic ones, but the smaller die-cast metal ones I've featured here before.

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  3. Ah! right.. yeah.. forgot about them ^_^; that reminds me.. i wonder if they ever did one for Getter Robo...

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  4. I recently posted a link on my blog to download the Moonbase Alpha Technical Handbook. There is no mention/blueprints for that vehicle. And as the previous poster mentioned, it doesn't look like something Anderson would create!

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  5. Thanks, Jeffrey... I know if I were a Space: 1999 fan, I'd be downloading it right now! But that's the one Gerry Anderson series I could never get into...

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