A Rare Look at a Vintage Japanese Space:1999 Eagle

Posted by Michael Pinto on Mar 26, 2013 in Television

A Rare Look at a Vintage Japanese Space:1999 Eagle

If you were a child of the mid-70s chances are that before the dawn of Star Wars that Space:1999 was a beloved favorite. In the United States the show had a decent following and merchandise followed in the form of model kits, action figures and of course toys. My most treasured toy was a wonderful import from England which was a die-cast metal Eagle, but being a mere child without an internet connection I didn’t know about this gem: This is a Japanese “Space Eagle” toy which even includes the box! And of course it’s for sale on eBay: Read more…

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Gerry Anderson: A Personal Fanboy Tribute

Posted by Michael Pinto on Dec 26, 2012 in Television

A 70s child holding an Eagle toy from Space:1999

Sadly my guess is that most fanboys under the age of 40 will never quite appreciate Gerry Anderson the way that I might, because I think his very best work was aimed at children. So if your childhood started after say 1975 this shows that he made wouldn’t quite have the same magical qualities. So for those of you who are too young even at age 40 let me take you back to back to the year 1975 when I was only ten years old: Read more…

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A Classic Case of Space:1999 Envy

Posted by Michael Pinto on Oct 20, 2011 in Hobbies and Collections, Television

A Case of Space:1999 Envy - photo by Christian Liendo

Part of the joy of New York Comic Con is that it’s part party — but it’s also like running through a giant attic that’s filled with various bits of your childhood! I was really happy to come across this origional Mattel Eagle 1 Spaceship on display: the funny thing is that when I was a child it seemed so much larger. This wonderful Space:1999 display was the handy work of Geek box Display Cases who had a booth at the show — they’re based in Hillsborough, North Carolina and you can find their website here and their Facebook page here. Read more…

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New York Comic Con 2009: Toys and Collectables Gallery

Posted by Michael Pinto on Feb 8, 2009 in Hobbies and Collections

New York Comic Con: Toys and Collectables - Retro Ray Gun

The ATMs at the Javits Center charge a whopping $3 fee — however this may not be a bad thing as the New York Comic Con could empty your wallet rather quickly. The showroom floor is so packed with goodies it’s as if the Mall of America were run by fanboys — every inch is crammed with everything from arty urban toys to rare collectables. I’m also always blown away with the wide variety of trinkets, there’s something for everyone from anime hats to punk rock stickers.

New York Comic Con: Toys and Collectables - Space:1999 Lunchbox from the 70s

New York Comic Con: Toys and Collectables - Retro Snoopy and other items Read more…

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