The add was for a company called MJVAR. The had alot of mego looking stuff. The Space 1999 was like 20 figures for $99. I'm not sure of the difference between CTVT and Palitoy. I know Ive never seen most of those 1999 figures before. I thought they came from the same UK company.
Are the ones your talking about in Boston New or from the 70s?
I'm not sure of the difference between CTVT and Palitoy
For the novice
Quick way to tell if your figure is Palitoy or CTVT's.......
If your figure is broken in the package ... It's CTVT's
If your figure has 2 left (or right) arms --- or legs .... It's CTVT's
Last edited by Mikey; Mar 12, '08 at 6:31 PM.
I have the Mattel Eagle One that's missing the three stun guns for the figures...and 3 of the Dinky Eagles (Green, White, & Blue). Strange, I watched it all the time when I was a kid, but never really got more than the Blue Eagle w/the radioactive waste canisters, and a little tiny Eagle that I had 2-3 of. (Long gone now...) I got the other Dinky Eagles & the Eagle One about 10 yrs ago. I'd love to get the figures, but for now I just have to stay w/what I've got.
Space 1999 did pretty well as a sci-fi series and it reached a total of 48 episodes over the two years it was produced from 1975 to 1977.
It was a British produced TV series (ITC) and many feel it did better than avaerage for awhile because it was the first serious sci-fi TV show since Star Trek left the airwaves in 1969. The series special effects were done by Brian Johnson who had worked on previous sci-fi including 2001 A Space Odyssey as well as Thunderbirds. Brian Johnson and his special effects crew would later go on to do the special effects for movies like Alien by Ridley Scott and The Empire Strikes Back. The spacecraft created for the show was designed more for actual functionality than just for looking pretty or "cool".
One big complaint was the sound level. Many episodes were filmed where the cast seems to talk like they are almost whispering all the time which quite a few viewers expressed over much of the series as being pretty annoying to try and listen to while watching. The other complaint was the fact that the simple idea of a massive explosion on the Moon being so powerful that instead of damaging the Moon it would rip the moon from it's orbit of Earth hurdling it through space was seen as more science fantasy than science fact. Plus the fact that the Earth itself would be devastated in many ways by the loss of the Moon.
Overall it is a fun series to watch. If you go to Amazon.com and look at the 30th anniversary set you can all 48 eps in one box set for a good price, and if you don't mind used in very good condition you get a anniversary set for under $50.
Or you could buy the individual DVD sets or even the deluxe DVD set and pay $100 to almost $200.
I've got these, the white one is my original I bought as a kid at Toy's by Roy in the local mall. These things were expensive for a kid, store had them displayed behind glass, impressive.
It's one of the few things I still have besides a Shado 2, a pair of Britains speedway motorcycles and a few other odds and ends. Somewhere around here is one of those matchbox size Eagles with wheels. I just wish I could find the waste drum things for the Dinkys?
Yeah, but at least the moon hasn't been blasted out of orbitSigh* here it is 2008 and no Moon bases yet.
I have a green Eagle. I actually had never seen the blue one before.