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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP28 Jul 2020 2:23 p.m. PST

"In the 60s and 70s there was a huge interest in going to the Moon, and consequently there were a lot of space-themed toys. These figures stand out in my memory because I used to own a set, and loved the little gadgets you could put together and play with. I have no idea where they went in the long-term, but when I opened the little box from Airfix the other day, I was beaming from ear to ear (not the Star Trek kind) almost immediately. Arriving in a small end-opening rectangular box, you get four sprues of pure white vinyl, unlike the old ones with were a cheesy yellow colour, even from new. Funnily enough, the illustration of the contents on the back of the box show them to be yellowish, but white is the colour, and a proper colour it is too…"


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Oberlindes Sol LIC Supporting Member of TMP28 Jul 2020 4:49 p.m. PST

Mine were yellow when I bought them new in 1979!

Arjuna29 Jul 2020 12:41 a.m. PST

Ah, I remember them fondly.

Those were the miniatures Stanley Kubrick used in his Apollo 11 film, didn't he…

Walking on the moon part 1

Walking on the moon part 2

Insomniac29 Jul 2020 4:21 a.m. PST

Mine were yellow as well :) .

I had the Airfix Lunar Lander as well… so I could put together quite a little diorama :) .

Arjuna29 Jul 2020 7:42 a.m. PST

That html parser bug connecting my post and Insomniacs bodes ill with this forum.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP29 Jul 2020 11:28 a.m. PST



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