Updated: September 14, 2022
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!).