Space: 1999 was a Gerry Anderson produced series meant to capture the popularity of Star Trek , at the time it's budgets were the largest known for television. The philosphical first season was revamped for an action packed more Americanized second season before it went off the air in 1977. Lucky UK kids got this great mego line distributed by Palitoy. Unlucky children everywhere else in the world got an inferior series of dolls produced by Mattel. Mego's (lion Rock) European sales agent procured the rights for the series and produced the dolls exclusively for Palitoy, similiar deals have been done for lines such as Mego Doctor Who for Denys Fisher and the Palitoy Zorro doll. As a whole the line is one of megos best works, oddly enough it ignores two of the first seasons principle leads (Barry Morse and Barbara Bain) which makes me think Palitoy thought it would be better to release two aliens over a woman and an old man. Similiar thinking happend when Palitoy released the Mego Star Trek line, there is no Uhura. Mego Paul Morrow , Captain Koening, Captain Zantor and the Mysterious Alien get together for a great picture from BrAIN
The line up from the 1977 Palitoy Catalog, to view this Mego catalog and others go to the Mego Library Moving on to the back of the card we find some very detailed Palitoy artwork of the cast. Click on any head shot to go to that characters individual page .Kudos to design master Stephen Leachfor his tireless efforts on this gallery.