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Eagle Models: Die Cast Eagles
Compiled by Martin Willey


UK 1976. Made in Hong Kong. No 6372.

Friction Motorized Action!

Die cast friction-drive model, 7.5 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm in green with plastic pod, logo on side of the pod. The pod came in two different colours- yellow or white, and the logo sticker had colour variations.

Blister pack in two designs with minor variations.
Year 1: colourful art card including photos of Koenig and Bergman, and a card base with either a photo of Moonbase Alpha, or a pink lunar surface.
Year 2: photos from various episodes.

Year 1- pink base Year 1- moonbase Year 2

See other Azrak-Hamway (ahi) toys.


AQUILA (Harbert)

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Picture thanks to Andrea Gualco.

Italy. No 733.

Die cast metal model, repackaged version of Azrak-Hamway Eagle. Green body work, white pod with a sticker on the side showing the logo, red rocket bottles and silver nozzles.

Sold in bubble pack, the card bent under the model. Yellow logo is top left and pierces a disc (as in Year Two design); top right is an Eagle in atmosphere (from "The Metamorph"); bottom right are Koenig & Helena in the Metamorph caves; bottom centre is Bergman; bottom left are astronauts in NDA 2.


Japan. PB-21

Die-cast Eagle. Nose cone and engines detach (and can be connected to a central box to form a new craft). Top of nose cone opens to reveal figures in cockpit. One side of pod has winch handle, the other opens to show interior. The front leg pods fire missiles. It's not much like the real Eagle on the front of the box, but the activity features are fun for kids.

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Pictures thanks to Gordon Moriguchi

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Yot Eagle-click for larger view

Taiwan, available in USA. Blister packed die cast model. Four inches long with blue die cast metal (similar colour scheme to the Dinky Eagle but NOT the same model).

Available under all 3 names. The 5.5" x 5" EAGLE TRANSPORTER card features art of a striped rescue Eagle launching that is identical to Dinky art, further suggesting they copied Dinky

Pictures thanks to Gordon Moriguchi

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Pictures thanks to David Penn.

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UK 1976; No. 2000

Small 5 cm long die cast metal model of an Eagle (NOT a Hawk). Leg pods have wheels. There were two variations.

Version 1 had blue body work, white girder-work, and reasonably accurate chrome engines. The engines detached easily, even in the packet, so this was likely replaced by the second version.

Version 2 had brighter navy body, gray girder-work, and a gray rocket tube in place of the engines at rear.

Sold in 10 x 18 cm bubble pack: unlike others in the series it is a different style and features accurate artwork, not photos. Logo is top, with a Hawk (not an Eagle) passing over it; below is Moonbase.

One of a series of 3 models (others are Zantor's ship and moonbuggy) Also sold in a boxed set of all 3 vehicles (No 341-20). LJN also produced Comlock Communicators.

The back of the card showed other vehicles in the series. LJN's Roadstars brand was a pocket-money competitor to Matchbox cars and Mattel's Hotwheels brand, based on licensed properties.

Images thanks to Gordon Moriguchi.

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Pictures thanks to David Penn (the wheels are non-original).

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