Tag Archives: Space 1999

1984 Airfix catalogue UK

This 1984 UK catalogue for the famous Airfix brand features model-making kits for Star Wars, Dukes of Hazzard, Knight Rider and Fall Guy, as well as vehicle sets, birds, dinosaurs, skeletons, the Red Arrows display team and other cool kits!

This high-quality catalogue aimed at the UK market is packed with wonderful colourful photographs and retailed at £1.45.

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Airfix catalogue. 1984. UK. Front cover.

Inside cover featuring Return of the Jedi Speeder Bike models against a neon style background of sprue and model parts – perhaps a nod towards the film Tron?

Dinosaurs and the ghoulish Airfix skeleton kit!

Head to head. 1984 Corvette vs Toyota Celica Supra car test.

Nature sets featuring wild birds, and a challenge for modellers with superior painting skills!

Classic ships.

Red Arrows.

Star Wars. The Rebels. Resist the dark forces of the galaxy!

Star Wars. Imperial Forces. Crush the rebellion!

Various Star Wars kits and some of the Airfix New for ’84 range.

Airfix Space and Airliners kits.

TV thrills! Dukes of Hazzard, Knight Rider and Fall Guy sets.

The Masterpiece Collection.

Military Tanks and Troops.

Military Aircraft.

Sea Power.

Classic Fighters.

Helicopters.


You can also see scans from the 1983 Airfix catalogue, French edition here

Thanks for looking!

Martin Landau, George A. Romero, Jodie Whittaker

 

 

Two big screen adieus and a small screen hello, as TVTA learns that movie director George A. Romero has died aged 77. Romero is famous for bringing zombies to cinema. His celebrated budget zombie films like Night of the Living Dead and Dawn of the Dead are classics of their genre. I like Romero’s films for their simplicity, comedy, humanity and social commentary. RIP George A. Romero.

Martin Landau – one of my childhood heroes in his lead role as Commander Koenig in Gerry and Sylvia Anderson’s Space 1999 TV series, has died aged 89. Landau received due recognition with a best supprting actor Oscar for his role as horror legend Bela Lugosi in the 1994 Tim Burton film Ed Wood. RIP Martin Landau.

And welcome to British actress Jodie Whittaker who has just received the key to the Tardis in her new role as the 13th Doctor in Doctor Who. Whittaker shined in the acclaimed BBC series Broadchurch. I can’t wait to see what she will offer as the latest incarnation of the Doctor. Welcome Jodie Whittaker.

Latest ads: Sci-Fi cereals and then there was Groo

Seven new ads (and one book cover) packed with scintillating sci-fi flavours, a twist of Spider-ery Cap ‘N Crunch breakfast cereal, and some sword and sorcery buffoonery of the highest degree from Groo the Wanderer.


US. Alpha Flight. 1987.


US. Ghostly Haunts. 1976.


France. Pif Gadget. 1980.



UK. Starburst. 1984.


UK. 2000 AD. 1987.


US. X-Factor. 1986.


US. X-Factor. 1987.


 

1983 Airfix catalogue France

This 1983 French market catalogue for the famous Airfix brand is full of eighties model-making goodness from Star Wars to Dukes of Hazzard to the Fall Guy to space themes, nature and racing cars. The following scans are a non-exhaustive look at just some of the pages from this great catalogue.

Airfix catalogue French edition 1983 cover

Airfix catalogue French edition 1983 cover

Airfix catalogue French edition 1983 back cover

Airfix catalogue French edition 1983 back cover

Airfix catalogue French edition 1983

Airfix catalogue French edition 1983

Airfix catalogue French edition 1983

Airfix catalogue French edition 1983

Airfix catalogue French edition 1983

Airfix catalogue French edition 1983

Airfix catalogue French edition 1983

Airfix catalogue French edition 1983

Airfix catalogue French edition 1983

Airfix catalogue French edition 1983

Airfix catalogue French edition 1983

Airfix catalogue French edition 1983

Airfix catalogue French edition 1983

Airfix catalogue French edition 1983

Airfix catalogue French edition 1983

Airfix catalogue French edition 1983

Non-toy ad Tuesday: Space 1999, The Muppets, Harmony Hair, Coke and Players N°6

Presenting: from 1978, movie artwork from the Space 1999 Destination Moonbase Alpha. A 1984 Cheerios cereal promotion to claim free The Muppets Take Manhattan storybook and records. Harmony shampoo-in hair colour from 1979. Coca-Cola ‘Coke adds life’ tea mash-up, 1979. And Players Number 6 cigarettes also from 1979.

 

UK. Starburst Vol 1. N° 8. 1978.

UK. Starburst Vol 1. N° 8. 1978.

 

USA. Marvel Power Pack. 1984.

USA. Marvel Power Pack. 1984.

 

UK. Movie Review. July 1979.

UK. Film Review. July 1979.

 

UK. Film Review. July 1979.

UK. Film Review. July 1979.

 

UK. Film Review. July 1979.

UK. Film Review. July 1979.