New Line Cinema not suprisingly has done its utmost to
keep specific details secret about their big screen
treatment of Lost in Space. However the pre-publicity demands
of the toy industry provide us with some advance clues
about the look of some of the main movie props and costumes.
In October 1997 some magazines gave us our first glimpse of the
Bubble Fighter piloted by Don West
in an early movie scene, the cuddly "Blawp" creature which
befriends the Robinsons, Will's rebuilt Robot, Spider Smith,
the movie Robot, the revamped movie Jupiter 2, a laser gun
with assault attachments and Lost in Space movie action
figures. The complex designs and features of the new Trendmasters
movie toys shows that a fair amount of imagination and thought
have gone into developing designs which will appeal directly
to a younger generation while hopefully not alienating fans and
collectors of the original series.
Spoiler Alert: Please note toy descriptions below
may divulge key plot elements.
Basic Action Figures
Judy Robinson (with Blawp figure, cryosuit & physiognomy unit)
Don West (with fold-down armor visor, armor suit and assault rifle)
Will Robinson (with hacker deck key, cryo chamber and space blaster)
Professor Robinson (with fold-down armor visor, Proteus suit and space blaster)
Dr Smith (with oversized rifle, medical uniform, and hacker deck key)
Dr Smith in Proteus Suit (with fold-down armor and spring-loaded missle launcher)
All figures will come with a space spider.
Deluxe Action Figures
The deluxe action figures feature special actions and sound.
The following figures are scheduled for the initial release.
"Big Blue" (The name given to launch movie Robot who is destroyed
early on in the film. The toy will feature rolling base, spring-loaded
power-up, and firing missile launcher)
"Will's Robot (This Robot is the one which is rebuilt by Will later
in the film. It looks something like a caricature of the original
TV series Robot and will feature a rolling base, spring-loaded
power-up, and pop-off battle damage.)
"Spider Smith" (This figure includes small magnetic baby space
spiders and comes with bendable legs)
Plush BLAWP Toy
The Blawp is the movie equivalent of "Debbie the Bloop"
from the old TV series. This cute large eyed alien
sprite features "Try-Me" sound and color change, suction
cups on its hands and feet, and a poseable tail.
13" Plush Blawp Doll
This large plush cute Blawp makes ET look postively menacing
Basic Jupiter 2 Vehicle
The movie version Jupiter 2 looks nothing like it's original TV series
The toy includes many cool features: lights, sounds, firing weapons, pop-up
hyperdrive, magnetic battle damage plates, magnetic attack action spider,
figure, and poseable Don West figure in armor suit. As an extra bonus the
ship also comes
with a PVC figure for inside the highly detailed cockpit area.
Deluxe Jupiter 2 Vehicle
The movie Robinson ship looks nothing like the original
TV series ship except that it has a saucer appearance.
The Jupiter 2 apparently is launched from a larger
Mother Ship named Jupiter 1 which is destroyed early
on in the film.
The Toy features push button light and sound, pop-out
hyperdrive, pop-out missile launchers, magnetic battle
damage plate, magnetic attack-action spider (the Jupiter 2
in the film is reportedly attacked by an army of space
spiders) and rolling wheel base. The cockpit of the toy
opens and can seat action figures (not included).
Mini Bubble Fighter Vehicles
The Bubble Fighter is a one seat vehicle which features
in the opening scene of the movie when reportedly Don
West disobeys orders and saves a fellow Bubble Fighter
pilot from crashing. An interesting feature of this unique
craft is the gyro-pivoting cockpit which allows the
included micro-figure to always remain upright. The
toy includes firing weapons, spring-loaded ejection
seat, four firing missile launchers, pop-off battle
damage, and swiveling cockpit guns. Two different versions
of the this toy are expected.
Deluxe Bubble Fighter Vechicle
Same as the Mini Bubble Fighter but features push
button sounds and lights and comes with a display stand.
Deluxe Remote Control Robot
This large version of the movie launch Robot includes
the following "Try-Me" features: Lights, sounds and motion.
Forward and reverse motion is controlled remotely through
a "Hacker deck" device which one assumes is similar to
the one used by Will in the film. "Big Blue" also includes
a missle launcher, pop-off battle damage and a removeable
face-plate which reveals detailed electronics.
Big Blue Robot Vinyl Doll
This 10" doll of the launch movie Robot comes with pincer
arms and treads for feet.
Reportedly one of the coolest new toys to be produced for the Lost in Space
Movie. The Robot features spring-loaded missles, rolling wheels, battle
damage and "Try-Me" Sounds.
Silver Robot Vinyl Doll
The side view of the accompanying photograph of this toy gives us
one of the best looks at what Will's rebuilt robot will look like. As is
clearly seen, the only part which looks like the original robot is its head.
The Robot stands 10 inches and features a single utility arm and tread feet.
Major Don West in Armor Vinyl Doll
This 8" Major Don West poseable doll with headgear reminiscent of
the Rocketeer comes with a laser rifle.
Hand-Held Toy Gun
This "Try-Me" packaged toy features light, sound
and accessory assembly. It includes snap-on parts:
scope, barrel extension, recoil stock which converts
the weapon to an assault weapon. The gun which is available
in two color versions has six seconds of actual movie sound
effects and a personal "lock out" code, plus dog tags,
holster and numerous attachments.
The following figures will also be sold:
Big Blue Robot (movie launch Robot)
Major Don West in Armor
Silver Robot (Will's Robot)
A special gift set consisting of Spider Smith, Major West, Blawp
and Silver Robot will also be available.
The Adult Blawp figure is perhaps the most interesting figure listed because it
suggests the movie Robinsons encounter not only the Blawp but possibly a whole
colony of Blawps.