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These highly-detailed diecast models from 1970's science-fiction show Space: 1999 look amazing

Space: 1999 diecast model ships
Space: 1999 was a British scifi show of 48 episodes, televised between 1975 and 1979.
A cult classic of 70s sci-fi, this TV show, Space: 1999, detailed the adventures of Moonbase Alpha, whose 311 personnel were stranded after a nuclear explosion sent the Moon hurtling into deep space. I've loved this scifi show since seeing it in the 70's. The fact that we've passed 1999 by two decades contrasts with how futuristic it seemed at it's debut.

These ten-inch diecast replica ships from Eaglemoss Hero Collector look great in a size that separates them from the typical toy models.

Space: 1999 diecast model ships Powered by 4 fusion rockets, the Eagle One could reach speeds of 23,700 miles per second, and fly for up to 48 hours. This Transporter Eagle (or "Type A") could hold 8-12 passengers, plus the pilot and co-pilot, sacrificing space for scientific equipment or weaponry in favor of a passenger pod.

Measuring an impressive 10 inches in length, the Eagle One Transporter model replica is accompanied by a companion magazine packed with design info, interviews, and more.
Space: 1999 diecast model ships Designed by Academy Award-winning SFX director Brian Johnson (Alien, Star Wars, 2001: A Space Odyssey), the Eagle One is the iconic hero ship of Space: 1999, and the primary transport for the crew of Moonbase Alpha. This modular vessel had many alternative configurations: it's presented here with its booster pod module.

Measuring an impressive 10 inches in length, the Eagle One Booster Pod model replica is accompanied by a companion magazine packed with design info, interviews, and more.

Space: 1999 diecast model ships The "Type E" Eagle One boasted a remote laboratory pod, modified from the passenger pod. It was used to locate and refine crude minerals on planetary surfaces, and offered an array of scientific equipment for contact-and-survey teams, who could use it as a planetside base for several weeks.

Measuring an impressive 9.8 inches in length, the Eagle One Laboratory is accompanied by a companion magazine packed with design info, interviews, and more.


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