A few weeks back, I shared news from UK company Sixteen 12 who were bringing some Space : 1999 action figures to market.
This week, the Sixteen 12 team shared an update on the development on that line which had some repercussions on those who had already placed pre-orders.
Firstly, the 6 inch figures will have enhanced articulation from what was shown originally. The team quote the following in their update
"We have decided to improve the articulation on all 5 figures by utilising new manufacturing techniques that will provide FULL AND DYNAMIC ARTICULATION and MAXIMUM POSE-ABILITY"
The second change is more wide ranging. The original 5 figures are now going to be split into 2 waves of releases and the method of their release adjusted in some cases from single figures to sets.
The first wave will be made up of two sets. The first is Captain Alan Carter in his Spacesuit, but now packed with a Moon Buggy (no images of this). This set will retail at £139.99 with an Early Bird discount down to £126.99 if you pre order early. This will be the only way to obtain Alan Carter in his Spacesuit.
DELUXE COLLECTOR SET: ALAN CARTER IN ALPHA SPACESUIT WITH MOONBASE ALPHA MOONBUGGY and ACCESSORIES
ALAN CARTER IN DEFINITIVE MOONBASE ALPHA SPACESUIT
HIGHLY DETAILED LIKENESS
FULL BODY ARTICULATION FOR MAXIMUM POSE-ABILITY
STUN GUN AND COMLOCK ACCESSORIES
CHARACTER DISPLAY STAND WITH SPACE: 1999 LOGO AND PHOTOGRAPHIC “EAGLE COCKPIT” BACKDROP DISPLAY
IN-SCALE MOONBASE ALPHA MOONBUGGY WITH SEATING FOR ACTION FIGURE
AUTHENTIC AND ACCURATE DETAILS BASED ON THE FULL SIZE “AMPHICAT” VEHICLE USED IN THE SHOW
IN-SCALE ALPHA STORAGE CONTAINER
PHOTOGRAPHIC “LUNAR SURFACE AND MOONBASE ALPHA” DISPLAY BACKDROP
LIMITED EDITION 2000 ONLY WORLDWIDE
EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT OPEN NOW! ONLY £125.99
Commander John Koenig, in his spacesuit, will be released singularly as part of Wave 1 and alongside the Carter and Moon Buggy Set. The price will remain at £44.99 (£40.40 early bird). Both these wave 1 releases are down for a December 2020 release - 3 months later than the original September date. Both Wave 1 sets, and we assume Wave 2 also, will be limited to 2000 units.
Wave 2 will be made up of the remaining figures of John Koenig and Alan Carter in dress uniform along with Dr Helena Russell. Each figures includes a commlock and a stun gun. You can buy each figure separately, although there is no pre order or price for the Wave 2 figures or a release date - which will likely be 2021 at the earliest. The single figure packaging is a window box and there is a display insert included to form a backdrop for your figure display. A display base with character name is also included.
There is no longer an option to purchase all 5 figures as a set, and Sixteen 12 are simply refunding all pre-orders and resetting the boar for collectors to place new pre-orders for the amended line.
We will watch how this develops over the next few months, and look forward to seeing the Moon Buggy and that improved articulation.
You can read the full Sixteen 12 release here.
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