They’re waving because that damn thing’s never coming back. See the actual product here.
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Read the whole catalog here. I was not smart enough to be on any sort of “Aerospace Team,” and that’s probably for the best. It would have ended in tragedy.
I talked about the Star Cruiser UFO many moons ago. It was one of those Christmas catalog items that was always out of reach. The problem was not getting it to fly, apparently. The problem was getting it to land.
The box design is lovely and reminds me of all the rocketry catalogs and packages of the era.
Found photos of a very influential Marx set I talked about in a different Christmas morning shot. There were space exploration-themed playsets before Operation Moon Base, but this is the one that stuck. Molds from Moon Base would be re-used in different Marx sets (including 1979’s Galaxy Command) for nearly 20 years.
The playset format perfected by Marx dominated until Kenner met Star Wars.
I talked about the robots of Robots, Lasers & Galaxies way back here. The Mammoth Marauder is neither a laser nor a galaxy, but I don’t think Imperial cared for such details. Four out of five stars for the box art.