First Look: Space: 1999 Official Collection

Coming soon to Hero Collector, a new series of collectible ships, based on the 1970s classic sci-fi series Space: 1999.

Space: 1999 followed the spacefaring fortunes of Moonbase Alpha, whose 311 personnel were left stranded when a massive nuclear explosion sent the Moon itself hurtling into deep space. This official die-cast collection presents highly-detailed scale models of the ships and vehicles seen on the show.

Space: 1999: the Official Collection Part 1 features the Eagle One Transporter.

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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 transport module.

Powered by four 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.

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The 25cm die-cast model comes complete with a 16-page authoritative magazine on the classic ship and series.

Stay tuned for more information soon.

Read also our article about the best sci-fi ships.