The Catacombs The Merchandise Guide
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Compiled by Martin Willey

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Hardback edition

Italy. First edition 1977. Second edition 1978, reprinted 1979. 2000 lira.

Hardcover and softcover editions (13.5 x 19.5 x 1.5 cm). Hardback cover with photos of an explosion (with title "Spazio 1999") over an Eagle, seen in front view with pilots in the windows. Bottom left is Alan in a Eagle seat looking agitated, bottom right the horizon of the Triton sphere in foreground with Moon beyond. Softcover has brightly coloured planets with an Eagle being struck by lightning.

276 pages, all in colour. 11 initial pages for noting classes, teachers and exam results. Diary covers September to June. A page is given for each day between October and May (colour coded by month), with a colour photograph and text over the entry. September and June are given a page for two days. Days of the week are given in an abbreviated form so the diary can be used for any year or multiple years. At the end of each month a page is devoted to an advertisement for AMZ educational books. The series photos (233 in all, each 6.5 x 4.5 cm) are identical to the first series of Panini stickers. The texts and photos describe the series characters, then the episodes Breakaway, Earthbound, Black Sun, Matter Of Life And Death, Another Time Another Place, Force Of Life, Ring Around The Moon, Missing Link, Guardian Of Piri, Alpha Child and Voyager's Return.

Softback cover Softback back cover


School notebook

Italy 1976-77

Distributed in "UPIM" supermarkets. Plain paper inside. Six cover designs, with two background colours, black or red. All photographs from Breakaway and Matter of Life And Death.
Information and pictures thanks to Stefano Guizzardi and Patrick Zimmerman

Poderose centrali nucleari hanno ormai risolto i problemi energetici sulla terra, ma la luna é diventata un pianeta esplosivo; infatti tutte le scorie radioattive vengono seppellite nelle sue viscere. La Base Alfa, con i suoi potenti laboratori, tiene la situazione sotto controllo, mentre le Aquile, moderne astronavi da ricognizione, trasportano i pericolosi materiali di scarto e mantengono i collegamenti con la terra. Tuttavia strani fenomeni di infezioni radioattive si diffondono tra gli astronauti e l'inquietudine comincia a serpeggiare...
Powerful nuclear power plants have now solved the energy problems on Earth, but the Moon has become an explosive planet; in fact all the radioactive waste is buried in its bowels. The Alfa Base, with its powerful laboratories, keeps the situation under control, while the Eagles, modern reconnaissance spaceships, transport the dangerous waste materials and maintain the connections with the Earth. However strange phenomena of radioactive infections spread among the astronauts and the anxiety begins to twist...
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UK 1975 ??

Mentioned in "The Making Of Space 1999" by Tim Heald. No further details known.


UK 1975 ??

Three designs with artwork covers (from the first three Hope jigsaw puzzles).

Sketch pad Sketch pad

NOTEBOOK (Showa Note)


Showa notebook cover

A5 notebook with artwork cover, showing rescue Eagle launching, with two foreground astronauts, one pointing. The interior is 20 pages. Pages 3-17 are blank white pages. There are line art for colouring on 6 interior pages, at the front and end of the notebook: on the inside front and back cover, and both sides of the first and last pages (pages 1/2 and 19/20). Images thanks to Patrick.

Back cover

The binding is on the left, like western books, not on the right as per the traditional Japanese style. Other Showa notebooks use left or right. The back of most Showa notebooks shows some sort of activity project related to the title, but for Space: 1999 there are instructions to make a train.

Inside front Inside back Page 1 Page 2 Page 19 Page 20


UK 1975 30p each

Both subtitled "The Ultimate Adventure Series", compiled by John Barraclough.

22 x 28 cm, folding out to 88 x 56 cm poster (reverse filled with publicity material, generously illustrated with colour photos)

"Journey into the unknown with Space: 1999
The Ultimate Adventure Series"
Poster magazine number 1
Poster: Koenig, Helena, Victor.
Reverse: hardware, Anderson, Johnson, stars
Interior- first magazine
No. 2
"Adventures From Moon Base Alpha.
Alien planets, death and drama, time warps, Darians and the Testament Of Arkadia"
Poster magazine number 2
Poster: Eagle & Satazius (image thanks to Paul Stankevitch).
Reverse: premise, epsiodes (MOTD, TTOA), guest stars
Interior- second magazine


US 1975

Saalfield Publishing Company of Akron, Ohio, were a children's publisher, formed in 1900. The company closed in 1977.

Simple art, though good covers. 21 x 27.5 cm. 49c each.

Title Cover art Contents
CUT & COLOR BOOK (C2484; pp64) 3 Kaldorians, Female Alien, Arra

cut out figures, jigsaws, mazes, mobiles, bookmarks, story book.

A BOOK TO COLOR (C1867; pp80) Koenig & Helena, hs, purple bg

simple story to colour (occasional mazes, dot to dot, colour by numbers)

ACTIVITY BOOK (C2482; pp64) Victor looking over glass globe

mazes, dot to dot, color by number, simple crosswords & word games

COLORING BOOK (C1881; pp80) Eagle under Moon

3 simple stories (incl Breakaway) to colour


UK 1975-6

Sidney, John and Alfred Pemberton were second hand booksellers who started a publishing company, World Distributors (Manchester) Ltd in the 1950s. The publisher specialised in hard-cover children's annuals, establishing a British tradition which was still strong in the 1970s when they produced five Space 1999 annuals. In 1980 the company became World International Ltd, but the tradition of annuals was in sharp decline. By 1990 the company was defunct. Their assets were taken over in 1999 by Danish children's publisher Egmont.

Title Cover Contents
COLOURING BOOK (SBN 7235 3313 X; pp52; 1975, 15p) 20 x 29 cm, cover photos of astronauts in NDA 2, Eagle on pad
Colouring Book

48 good drawings to colour. Artwork by Edgar Hodges, who also did the annual covers.

ACTIVITY BOOK (SBN 7235 1758 4; pp52; 1976, 15p) 20 x 29 cm, cover art of 2 astronauts in lunar hills
Activity Book
48 assorted colouring pages, dot to dot, mazes, simple word games. The art is simpler than the colouring book.
COLOURING & ACTIVITY BOOK (SBN 7235 3343 1; pp80; 1976, 25p) 20 x 29 cm, cover art of Koenig & Alan in suits, with rocketing Eagle
Colouring and Activity Book

The Colouring Book, followed by the Activity Book

PRESS OUT BOOK (SBN 7235 2431 9; pp18; 1976, 20p, later 25p) 21 x 30 cm, cover art of Eagle launching over astronauts, dome (the diorama scene)
Press out
8 more simplistic colouring pages, card diorama to be pressed out & folded. Details
STICKER FUN BOOK (SBN 7235 2593 5; pp16; 1976, 20p) 20.5 x 30 cm, cover art of Koenig in suit aiming heavy laser, Eagle launching beyond
Sticker Fun Book
4 colouring pages (crude art of astronauts) with spaces for colour stickers from a central sheet to be applied. Last 4 pages are dot to dot, mazes, games. Details

TRANSFERS (Letraset)

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UK 1975, both 40p

"Super Action Heroes" series of Letraset's "Action Transfers".

'Transfers' applied to scene on card by rubbing over a plastic sheet. In 29 x 20.5 cm cards which fold out to 44 x 20.5 cm artwork scene. Transfers are art of spacesuited Alphans (including Koenig, Helena, Victor) firing stun guns, their adversaries (androids or insectmen) and laser beams. The Eagles have orange command modules.

Back "Battle On Planet Insectus". Alphans vs insectmen. Background scene a plain between mountains, with a giant pink blob monster attacking an Eagle with a tentacle. Transfers

"Terror Of The Planet Cyborg". Alphans vs androids. Background scene based on Zenno surface (Missing Link)

1977 CALENDAR (Warner Books)

USA. $3.95 ISBN-0-446-87293-8

"A Year's Journey into a World Beyond Belief" "Travel through time in 1977". Features glossy colour photos from both series for each month.

Designed by Thomas Nozkowski (1944-2019). At the time Nozkowski was a designer for Warner Books. Later he was a designer for Mad magazine, then became a noted abstract painter.

The future is now as you join Commander John Koenig, Dr. Helena Russell, Maya and other Alphans in their journey to the outermost regions of space. Mark the days of the Alphans adventures through alien worlds as they search for a planet compatible to Earth. Tune in to an incredible odyssey, Space: 1999. Extra Bonus! Included with this calendar is a color poster suitable for framing.

The cover features large yellow logo (underlined with the names of Landau, Bain and Schell), the Moon and a small Eagle being struck by lightning.

The months contain details from the series (January 2nd: "2000 AD Astronaut Cellini sets out alone on voyage of revenge to Dragon's Domain and meets death"; April 21st: "Crewman Anton Zoref is 'frozen to life' by ball of blue light from space"; August 9th: "2001 AD- Astronauts Wayland and Costa killed by 'intelligent' deadly force"). Events include several episodes up to "The Metamorph" (14th November 2001).


The calendar came with an envelope for posting (thanks to Gordon)

197? Italian

Unconfirmed reports of an Italian calendar. No further information.

The International Space: 1999 Alliance

produced calendars in 1979 (bw photos, art of 6 characters) & 1982 (bw photos of characters)

1999 CALENDAR (Slowdazzle)


UK September 1998. £8.99 in uk (from Fanderson 6.99)

305 x 305mm (opening to spreads 305 x 610mm). 28 pages, with over 60 colour photographs evenly spread over both series, including shots from every episode. Calendar dates are annotated (by the Fanderson fan club chairman Chris Bentley) with dates from Dr. Russell's Alpha Log, plus actor birthdays, production dates and original transmission dates.
1999 Calendar

2000 CALENDAR (Slowdazzle)


UK September 1999. £8.99 in uk, US $13.99

305 x 305mm (opening to spreads 305 x 610mm). 28 pages, with over 60 colour photographs evenly spread over both series, including shots from every episode. As with the 1999 Slow Dazzle calendar, written and designed by Fanderson fan club chairman Chris Bentley.

2001 CALENDAR (Slowdazzle)


UK September 2000. £8.99 in uk, US $13.99

305 x 305mm (opening to spreads 305 x 610mm). 28 pages, with nearly 40 colour photographs, mostly from Year 2. Includes pull out poster (of Destination Moonbase Alpha artwork, with two photos). The four small shots from each episode used on previous calendars are replaced by two larger portrait shots; otherwise the format is identical. As with the 1999 and 2000 Slow Dazzle calendars, written and designed by Fanderson fan club chairman Chris Bentley.

Calendar: 2020 (Anderson Entertainment)

2020 cover

UK £19.99, limited edition of 500 exclusively through the Gerry Anderson website

Celebrating Gerry and Sylvia Anderson's Classic Science Fiction TV Series. Designed by Paul Holder.

30cm x 30cm, opening to spreads 30cm x 60cm. Each month has one large photo above the fold. Below the fold is the calendar and a smaller photo. The calendar is marked with UK holidays. The photos are credited to the episode, with guest star, screenplay and director (wrongly for January 2021 which has Rules of Luton written by Johnny Byrne and directed by Bob Kellett; it was Charles Woodgrove/Freiberger and Val Guest).



USA 1976

"Super Heroes come to life..." Includes 8 watercolor pens and 8 "pre-sketched numbered pictures". The packaging has a large logo, a picture of a child and the Gray Morrow painting from Charlton magazine number 1.


USA. 1978 or later.

Very cartoon-like art, including a strange upside down Eagle and the series logo amongst other science fiction craft from Star Wars and Battlestar Galactica, Japanese robots and pinball machines. Illustrated in The Gerry Anderson Memorabilia Guide (Dennis Nicholson) p233.


Japan. 1977. 600 Yen (about us$2)

Dimensions about 9" by 2". Four designs. All the Eagles are actually the Mattel Eagle and one design uses the cover art.

Front of Mattel Eagle case
Rear of Mattel Eagle case
Eagle over Alpha, with astronaut with blaster (as Mattel Eagle box)

Two astronauts in Eagle command module
Pencil case Three Eagles flying over lunar surface with astronaut and moonbuggy.
Hawks and Eagles with an inset of Koenig gripping the Eagle controls.
Interior Interior


No. 310. Made in China, 1993.

Two plastic stencil sets including various science fact and fiction craft including a stylised Star Trek Enterprise, space shuttle and, on one set, a crude Eagle (with Metamorph boosters). Illustrated in The Gerry Anderson Memorabilia Guide (Dennis Nicholson) p328.

POSTERS (Shiseido Cosmetics)


Approx 92 x 61 cm red and yellow print, with 3 designs:


US 1978, $3.25

6 blueprint sheets, each 23 x 61 cm.


US 1977-80, $2

Blueprints by Geoffrey Mandel (originally a supplement to Starlog 7)

EAGLE BLUEPRINTS (Starcraft Productions)

US 1979, $3

2 blueprint sheets, each 28 x 43 cm. Exteriors

Starcraft blueprints


US 1983, $7.95

Blueprints of weapons and equipment from various science fiction shows, including "Star Trek", "Lost In Space" and "Space 1999".

Includes blueprints of comlock and stun gun on one 61 x 45.5 cm sheet. Drawn by Shane Johnson.

Two views of stun gun appeared on the cover with other science fiction weapons.

BLUEPRINTS (Kennedy Shipyards/ KSY Graphics)

Scale comparisons

US 2003+

Company sells "fan produced blueprints" of various science fiction and real space vehicles, mainly through ebay, plus their site They disappeared from the web in 2006, but resurfaced for the first half of 2007 as KSY Graphics (they do not seem to active after July 2007, with negative feedback on ebay after). In 2010 the prints reappeared under the name "New Paradigm Studios".

Most blueprints are 11 x 17 inch pages. They are marked "drawn by Monte R. Johnjulio". Although they are marked with a copyright to Kennedy Shipyards, they are not licensed by Granada. Each craft is shown in standard plan views, with some detail views and interior plans. Most sheets have call outs and notes with speculative technical details; one or more sheets are largely textual, other sheets are "beauty prints" without text. Some sets have a final sheet showing scale comparisons with other craft (the Ultra Probe set includes the Apollo Lunar Module, an Interceptor from UFO, and invented craft including the Condor Atmospheric Transport).

Accuracy to the models is moderate (they are based on pictures from the internet, with no obvious reference to the original models). The specifications and mission profiles are faithful to the show and inventive.

In addition to blueprints, they also produced decals and an Eagle Reference CD-ROM (all material was taken from the internet).

Ultra Probe print

Eagle Flight Manual

Eagle (11pg; the first 1999 blueprints, set of 100)


Eagle (16pg)


Mark IV-B Eagle Flight Manual and Technical Overview (102pgs)
2nd edition 2005

Eagle flight manual Table of contents


Meta Probe (19pg;
2003; based on the Donald Hayunga replica)

Meta Probe front page


Swift (19pg)

Swift front page


Mk9 Hawk Flight and Technical Manual (76pgs)

Hawk flight manual Table of contents


Mk9 Hawk (11pg)


Mk7X Hawk "Space Superiority Orbital Fighter" (11pg; original creation resembling the Eagle)


Ultra Probe (16pg; 2007)

Ultra Probe front page


POSTERS (Géo Alliance International Inc)

Canada, 2001

High quality posters of an Eagle, by computer artist Richard Bergeron. The Eagle is a CGI model based on Daniel Prud'homme's accurate Eagle 2 CAD plans.

Eagle II on the launching pad- Special Collector Edition

Eagle II on launching pad poster

39.5" x 27" (68.4 x 100.3 cm)

39.99$ USD
59.99$ CA


1500 limited edition on thick, high quality acid-free paper. Metallic print letters, signed by artist.

Eagle II on the launching pad

39.5" x 27" (68.4 x 100.3 cm)

19.99$ USD
29.99$ CAN


Printed on archive acid-free paper.

Eagle 2 in orbit

2nd poster


2nd poster

Eagle 2 in space

3rd poster

Never released

The 3rd poster was never released

Online promotional images (from the original website,

POSTERS (Anderson Entertainment)

Artist Eric Chu at Wonderfest 2016

UK, September 2014. £12.99 each, £19.99 for both

Anderson Entertainment is a company run by Gerry Anderson's son, Jamie Anderson. It 2014 it agreed a merchandising license with ITV for Gerry Anderson's classic shows, including Space: 1999. These are sold online through their "Official Gerry Anderson Store" at

The two posters are 59.4 x 84.1cm / 23.39 x 33.11 inches, on silk finish poster paper. They are photo/digital paintings by Eric Chu, an American artist who designed concepts for the Battlestar Galactica revival (2003-2009).

Poster series 1 Poster series 2

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