Hero Collector to Add Iconic 'Space: 1999' Vehicle to Die-Cast Model Line
More than two decades after the inhabitants of Moonbase Alpha were sent across the galaxy after a nuclear explosion, the Eagle Transporter is finally returning to Earth as Hero Collector unveils plans to re-create the iconic spaceship from 1970s TV show Space: 1999 as the latest in its line of die-cast spaceship releases at New York Toy Fair.
The Eagle Transporter was an integral part of Space: 1999 — the live-action series created by Gerry and Sylvia Anderson that ran from 1975-1977 and starred Martin Landau, Barbara Bain and Barry Morse — being the off-world spacecraft that allowed the characters to venture beyond the confines of their lunar base. The ship was designed by visual effects artist Brian Johnson, who had previously worked on the Andersons' previous series Thunderbirds, as well as Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey.
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Scheduled for the end of the year, Hero Collector’s release of the Eagle is the result of a new partnership with ITV Studios and marks the first time a vehicle from one of Gerry and Sylvia Anderson’s shows — which also include cult children’s series like Stingray, Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons and Terrahawks — has been re-created for the successful line of genre collectibles from Eaglemoss. Renders of the Eaglemoss re-creation can be seen above.
“We have a reputation for bringing some of the best-known spaceships in science fiction to life in vivid detail, so the Eagle from Space: 1999 was an absolute must — it’s one of the most iconic ships in the history of television and is one of my personal favorites,” Hero Collector’s Ben Robinson said in a statement.
Eaglemoss can be found at Booth 4416 at New York Toy Fair, which runs through Tuesday at the Jacob K. Javits Center in Manhattan.
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