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Land of the Giants Space Ship Control Panel.

Currency:USD Category:Collectibles Start Price:2,000.00 USD Estimated At:4,000.00 - 6,000.00 USD
Land of the Giants Space Ship Control Panel.
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(Remco, 1968) Perhaps the rarest piece of merchandise from any Irwin Allen series, this is a vintage Land of the Giants Space Ship Control Panel manufactured by Remco. This dashboard design was first created by Remco in the late 1950s as the Firebird 99 automobile. Character versions followed, including the Batmobile, The Green Hornet's Black Beauty, and the iteration offered here, the Land of the Giants Space Ship. Less than a handful of surviving examples of this highly sought after sci-fi toy are known to exist. The control panel features a steering wheel which controls the battery operated directional signals and the moves the needle on the blast off counter meter/speedometer, static windshield wiper and cigarette lighter knobs, a radio with static tuner knob, plastic bubbles for the fuel meter and coordinate locater, and a metal key with ball chain loop and red plastic automobile fob. The directional signals are not currently functioning; the right indicator lightbulb appears to be burnt out and the left bulb is absent. A cardboard dashboard with printed reel to reel computer graphic, series logo, and sci-fi gauges attaches to the top of the panel with the included metal clips. The control panel is accompanied by a paper Space License blank with safe traveling rules such as "Whenever you pull into a space station for fuel, make sure that the attendant checks your oil, battery water [sic] and food supply." A galaxy map is printed on the back of the license, to which a child has added an additional planet with orbital path beyond Pluto. Measuring 15.75"x10.75" and 9.35" deep, the original box is in very good condition with some surface punctures to top flaps, tears to interior flaps, minor stress lines with no surface loss, darkening from age. The front applique label has a minor tear at top left and a small strip of surface loss at upper right. The control panel with dashboard measures 9.75"x12.75" and 5" deep. It is also in very good condition, exhibiting a 1.25" crack to the speedometer/launch meter, unobtrusive creasing to the decal to the right of the wheel, a small chip to the radio housing, a 2.5" vertical crack to the cardboard dash, a 1" horizontal crack, a 1" crease, and small tears at the side panel folds. This is a once-in-a-life-time opportunity to own one of the rarest and most charming character sci-fi toys of the 1960s.