Marx Toys: Galaxy Command Play Set (1979)

Galaxy Command 1979-1

Galaxy Command 1979-2

galaxy command mego

Galaxy Command was an expanded version of the previous year’s Star Station Seven. Both sets share the same mats, and both reuse parts and figures from Marx’s popular space sets from the ’50s and ’60s—Tom Corbett Space Academy, Operation Moon Base, Cape Canaveral, etc. It took Star Wars to reignite kids’ interest in rockets and stars after the Apollo program ended.

Marx went bankrupt in ’79, but some of their trademarks and molds were picked up by other toy companies, including Mego. The last image above shows the Marx name covered by a Mego sticker (bottom right corner). The date on the sticker reads 1980.

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