Another die cast model from the 1998 Johnny Lightning classic Lost in Space set – The Space Pod.
Like the others in the series it’s pretty accurately detailed for its size, decked with various sensory gizmos and nice decals. Apparently, the number on the decals, 277-2211 -IA is the phone number of 20th Century Fox Studios, and the initials, unsurprisingly stand for Irwin Allen.
There is one glaring omission on the model however. For some reason the starboard side reaction control thrusters are missing leaving just a square indentation where they’re supposed to be.
The Pod is obviously based on the Apollo Lunar Module with the front elevation being quite reminiscent of it.
The rear has the entrance hatch.
The Space Pod first appeared in the third season L.I.S. episode, Kidnapped in Space, were it is flown by Dr Smith and the Robot. Although the Pod had never been mentioned before it’s assumed it’s always been there aboard the Jupiter 2.
The Space Pod is launched from it’s hanger below the Jupiter 2, and is able to land on nearby planets or accommodating space craft, leaving the Jupiter 2 in space.
The Space Pod also appeared in Irwin Allen’s Land Of The Giants, in the episodes,’ A Place Called Earth’ and ‘Home Sweet Home’