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    Plaid Stallions Eagle 1 Spaceship


    I absolutely adore the Mattel Space:1999 Eagle and have never met a kid who had it, whose eyes didn't glaze over when I mention it.


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    My favorite toy I've never enjoyed as a kid ...

    Never seen or heard of one until I was babysitting my bro's kids around 1980-ish

    Was already in high school at the time --- was around 15-16 year old-ish

    When I seen that Eagle sprawled around in pieces on my bro's floor I was like DANG !!! ........

    Made me even forget about girls for about 10 minutes

    Later, when I started collecting I couldn't get enough of them

    Used to buy and sell/trade pieces to complete them.

    REALLY good fun times --- probably my fav non action figure toy of all time
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    I had that! I don't remember the figures being metal tho. The legs were interchangeable so you could have a different figure sitting on its arse.
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    I had one too! I LOVED it!! I liked how I could detach the front module and connect the engine/thrusters to make a smaller Ship out of it...REALLY COOL!!

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    Still haven't figured out how to successfully de-yellow the glue lines properly
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    Quote Originally Posted by thunderbolt View Post
    I had that! I don't remember the figures being metal tho. The legs were interchangeable so you could have a different figure sitting on its arse.
    The figures weren't metal, they were plastic.
    I had this as a kid and it magically vanished at some point- I reacquired one off ebay years ago.


    To try and whiten the glue lines you might try some 40 volume creme developer (meant for lightening hair). You spread it on and let is sit in clear plastic bag in teh sun for a few hours. This is what most people use to lighten yellowed plastic- should also help on old glue discoloration.

    Sean

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpaceCrawler View Post
    To try and whiten the glue lines you might try some 40 volume creme developer (meant for lightening hair). You spread it on and let is sit in clear plastic bag in teh sun for a few hours. This is what most people use to lighten yellowed plastic- should also help on old glue discoloration.

    Sean
    Really ?

    Never heard that before --- thanks for the tip
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    Man, I loved this when I was a kid.
    Hours of fun with it.
    I used to try building landing bays for it with tinker-toys and cardboard.

    Sadly, mines demise was my own fault.
    For some holiday or birthday, someone got me a wood-burning set. Didn't take me long to figure out the hot tip on the woodburner would make some really cool 'battle damage' on the Eagle.
    And, as kids are wont to do, I kept giving it more damage, and more damage. Before too long, it was too damaged to play with anymore :(

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikey View Post
    Really ?

    Never heard that before --- thanks for the tip
    You can read some about it here:
    https://www.hardwarezone.com.sg/feat...lastic-gadgets

    Here's a video (this particular video kind of sucks, but there's a million of them on YouTube):
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SI5giRiQQdA

    Sean
    Last edited by SpaceCrawler; Mar 10, '18 at 11:55 AM.

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    Bought mine at a Thrifty Drug Store.
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