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MPC to release Space: 1999 kits

By Nick Bullock
Published: September 24, 2013
Round 2 LLC
Modelers can once again find kits from the Gerry and Sylvia Anderson–produced television show Space: 1999.

Round 2 LLC announced Sept. 24 that its MPC brand and ITV Studios Global Entertainment reached a new deal to re-issue the vintage plastic model kits from the television show. Both new kits will include actor or actress autographs and will be available by the end of the year.

The Eagle-1 Transporter and The Alien Moon Buggy kits will each include a collectible mini print featuring key actors from the show. One hundred of these prints will be hand autographed by Nick Tate who played Captain Alan Carter, and one hundred will also be autographed by Catherine Schell who played the shape-changing alien, Maya, in the Space: 1999. The Tate autographs will be randomly spread among the Eagle-1 kits and the Schell autographs will be randomly inserted into The Alien kits.

“We are thrilled to have the actors behind these iconic characters involved in our Space: 1999 reissues!” said Jamie Hood, brand manager for the MPC sci-fi line.” Adding their autographs to these kits will surely thrill fans of the show around the world.”

Besides being featured on the mini prints, the actors will also be depicted on the packaging and in promotional materials for the kits.

The Space: 1999 Eagle-1 kit is due for release in November and The Alien will be released in December.