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Offline JudgeDredd

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Space 1999 - Eagle!!!!!!!
« on: January 16, 2016, 12:00:59 AM »



I was a MASSIVE fan of Space 1999. The 2 seasons were between 1975 and 1977 and had 24 episodes each.

I really wanted one of these when I was a kid. Not the models - but the metal "corgi" ones I think they were...but we were too poor. One guy at school had one and we all looked...drooling.

Anyway. For the last couple of years, after taking up scale modelling again, I occasionally looked around for one and found them - but never quite managed to push the buy button.

But this time I caved and spent my Christmas money on this baby and the sucker is mine and - for the first time in my life - I'll be a very proud owner of a Space 1999 Eagle.

**I know all that sounds quite sad - but I am soooo excited to own one of these. AND - I get to make it!**
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Re: Space 1999 - Eagle!!!!!!!
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2016, 12:01:21 AM »
It will be a while before I get to this one, but - the unboxing - what comes in the box. I warn ya - it's "lite"





And the instructions




The decals


And an extra wee treat - a card with one of the characters from the show. This one has the one me and my brother used to fight over playing when we were flying our pretend Eagles in the bedroom (bunk beds!)...Carter



All in all - a very happy bunny.

Like I said, it'll be a while - but I'll be on it as soon as I can
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Re: Space 1999 - Eagle!!!!!!!
« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2016, 12:28:15 AM »
Excellent....have fun. I loved it too....i even have two Eagles in metal.

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Re: Space 1999 - Eagle!!!!!!!
« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2016, 05:37:26 AM »
Nice find JD. I built one of those when I was a kid.
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Re: Space 1999 - Eagle!!!!!!!
« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2016, 06:34:50 AM »
I loved that show! Haven't seen it in years, though. Cool ship!
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Re: Space 1999 - Eagle!!!!!!!
« Reply #5 on: January 16, 2016, 08:54:28 AM »
Dinky made a die cast Eagle in at least three colors (Green, Blue, and White)

The green transporter seems to be the most common.

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Re: Space 1999 - Eagle!!!!!!!
« Reply #6 on: January 16, 2016, 08:58:03 AM »
I see that periodically on Amazon when I flip through their models. Been tempted to give it a try a few times but haven't yet.

Good luck.

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Re: Space 1999 - Eagle!!!!!!!
« Reply #7 on: January 16, 2016, 09:29:23 AM »


oh Yeah!!!!
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Re: Space 1999 - Eagle!!!!!!!
« Reply #8 on: January 16, 2016, 11:50:58 AM »
you dont want me to get started on all the aftermarket stuff thats out for 1999 kits.
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Re: Space 1999 - Eagle!!!!!!!
« Reply #9 on: January 16, 2016, 04:16:38 PM »
DUDE.

One of my biggest 'holy shit' moments as a wee lad was opening a closet at home shortly before Christmas and seeing the Space: 1999 Eagle playset box sitting there staring at me. I remember being mesmerized (as mesmerized as a man would be by boobs, but I was still pretty young then) and staring for a good long while, but finally had the sense to close the closet door and pretend I saw nothing, noth-ink...

In fact, it was THIS very toy...and boy did this bring back a lot of memories:


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Re: Space 1999 - Eagle!!!!!!!
« Reply #10 on: January 16, 2016, 04:59:58 PM »


oh Yeah!!!!

Close, but that's from UFO, Space:1999's sort-of predecessor.

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Re: Space 1999 - Eagle!!!!!!!
« Reply #11 on: January 16, 2016, 05:30:21 PM »
DUDE.

One of my biggest 'holy shit' moments as a wee lad was opening a closet at home shortly before Christmas and seeing the Space: 1999 Eagle playset box sitting there staring at me. I remember being mesmerized (as mesmerized as a man would be by boobs, but I was still pretty young then) and staring for a good long while, but finally had the sense to close the closet door and pretend I saw nothing, noth-ink...


I remember getting the Space 1999 Walkie Talkies for Christmas. I wanted the Eagle playset but never got it. The walkie talkies were cool.
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Re: Space 1999 - Eagle!!!!!!!
« Reply #12 on: January 16, 2016, 05:43:53 PM »


oh Yeah!!!!

Close, but that's from UFO, Space:1999's sort-of predecessor.

I had a UFO lunchbox as a kid. Wish I still did...

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Re: Space 1999 - Eagle!!!!!!!
« Reply #13 on: January 16, 2016, 05:50:20 PM »
I remember building this one back when I was young:





The big hanger-looking thing is a blowup of Mission Control with it's levels and stations. At the time painting all the little figures was a pain, with their different sleeve colors. Now It would probably be soothing...




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Nothing really rocks and nothing really rolls and nothing's ever worth the cost...

"Don't you look at me that way..." -the Abyss
 
'When searching for a meaningful embrace, sometimes my self respect took second place' -Iggy Pop, Cry for Love

... this will go down on your permanent record... -the Violent Femmes, 'Kiss Off'-

"I'm not just anyone, I'm not just anyone-
I got my time machine, got my 'electronic dream!"
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Re: Space 1999 - Eagle!!!!!!!
« Reply #14 on: January 16, 2016, 06:07:59 PM »
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