I do love coming across toys new to me.
This is just such a one. Now I'm not a Space 1999 fan. Alas, the TV series completely passed me by. But I'm aware of many of the toys - but this one is definitely new to me:
the Space 1999 Eagle Para Toy by Helm Toys of the USA released in 1976!
This is an old photo from an Ebay auction.
I just love those garish bright colours. At first I couldn't fathom what it did but on googling further I found a carded example on the fabulous Catacombs Space 1999 site here.
Its a parachute toy and Commander Koenig himself gets ejected into sky, whereupon he floats down to the ground on his red and white plastic chute.
How neat is that!
Anyone got one of these beauties?