he Space Station was perhaps the most
impressive toy of the entire collection. It stood just over two feet tall, with towering
girders and impressive Solar Shields. Many a youngster fell asleep in a
darkened room, lit only by the purple glow of the Station beacon.
In early 1968, Sgt. Storm was introduced in his red
uniform to keep the Major company on the moon. This figure was soon followed by two
other astronauts, Doug Davis, in his yellow colored space suit, and an African-American
figure, Jeff Long, in a blue outfit.
Vehicles were an important part of the
collection too, with the Space Crawler being the most popular. This rugged, four spoked
machine could handle any terrain that your living room or backyard could throw at it. It
also fit nicely on it's side atop the Space Station to act as a heavy life crane.