Updated: July 25, 2021
GIANT'S SPACE SHIP CONTROL PANEL
First produced as a standard "Firebird 99" car dashboard in 1958-1962 by Remco, this toy
was then re-purposed/redesigned for use as Batman's Batmobile, Green Hornet's Black Beauty
and as this spaceship control panel from "Land Of The Giant's." The three character versions
of this toy are all very rare, w/the Green Hornet version selling in our last auction for
$14,000. 11 x 15.5 x 9" deep cardboard box w/photo illustrated label on front of box and toy
illustration on back contains 8 x 13 x 6.75" deep (9.75" tall w/cardboard insert backdrop in
place) hard plastic battery-operated control panel w/cardboard back having printed
instructions. Remco, ©1968 Twentieth Century-Fox Television, Inc./Kent Productions, Inc. Box
label features photos of the cast as well as control panel. Bottom of box has Milwaukee, WI
toy store stamp and box has lt. even aging. Both top inner flaps have 1.75" to 2" tears and
top of box has some small punctures and scattered creases. Label has two small areas of
surface paper lift, likely from price sticker/tape removal.
Fine overall. Control panel is designed w/moving steering wheel, corresponding moving speedometer,
"Electric Directional Space Signals, Working Countdown & Blast Off Indicator, Working Space Horn,
Space License, On-Off Ignition Switch With Key" and glove compartment w/"Galaxy Map." Control panel
also features turning windshield wiper knob, cigarette lighter, fuel gauge and some sort of monitor.
Top of control panel fits die-cut cardboard header display w/"Land Of The Giant's" show logo and
images of various gauges and dials. Only battery-operated feature is lights; one is missing bulb and
we could not get the other bulb to light. Set is only missing the red plastic keychain that, unlike
the Green Hornet key (which was in the green plastic and unique to that toy), this set's key was
identical red plastic as seen in Firebird set and is easily replaceable. Set is o/w complete,
including plastic clips for cardboard attachment, which shows moderate wear w/heavy 2-3/8" crease at
left that breaks surface paper. VG/Fine. Unique piece to this set is the star chart "Galaxy Map,"
which has some handling wear w/creases and inking/marker. Fine. Plastic over speedometer has 1.25"
crack and cardboard backing of control panel has 5.75" vertical crease w/slight surface paper break.
Thin plastic horn has been pushed in. Control panel sticker label has some creasing, but overall
control panel is VF. Not only considered the Holy Grail of "Land Of The Giant's" merchandise but one
of the rarest and most sought after of all 1960s character toys.