Updated: May 18, 2005
JUPITER-2 GOLD KIT (PROTOTYPE)
A extremely rare, gold-chrome plated version of the popular
Polar Lights Jupiter-2, the interstellar spacecraft of the
Robinson Family from the hit TV series, "Lost In Space".
The normal production kit of this was molded in gray styrene
plastic, with a very limited number having been produced in
chrome plated (chrome silver) plastic. However, a very,
small number of these kits (all indications point to no more
than 12 kits were done this way!) was produced for Playing
Mantis, for internal use only (as special awards) in Gold
Chrome Plating, and were never offered for retail sale in this
finish. This one is extremely rare, from the archives of Playing
Mantis. This one apparently was not used as an award due to
the kit box having been damaged in shipment to Playing Mantis.
However, the kit parts are perfect, undamaged, and as the box
is the standard Jupiter-2 kit box, it can easily be replaced
with a mint one from your collection.
A letter of authenticity, attesting that this is a genuine
Playing Mantis item, signed by Tom Lowe, founder and president
of Playing Mantis, will be included.
If you ever had any idea of owning a truly scarce, almost
one-of-a-kind kit of anything from "Lost In Space", then this
one is for you! Just think what an addition this will make to
your collection, whether you are a model builder, or a
collector of science fiction TV & movie memorabilia, or a
collector of sci-fi toys (and more important if you collect
Lost In Space toys!).