In the bicentennial year of 1976, MPC (part of General Mills out of Mount Clemens, Michigan) released a whole line of Space:1999 plastic model kits under the brand “Fundimensions.”
The Eagle and Moonbase Alpha kits were eventually re-released in 1999 with new artwork to celebrate the fact that fact had caught up with fiction. But for not entirely rational reasons I’ve always preferred the original Fundimensions artwork of the 1970s.
Just look at that logo for a moment: it practically screams disco decade.
And I still remember prowling the model aisle of Toys ‘R’ Us as a six-year old kit and spotting these kits. It was like…discovering a great treasure. Does Toys ‘R” Us even have a model kit aisle anymore?
If you owned these kits, maybe you feel the same way…