Eagle/Dan Dare Merchandise


General

Dan Dare Pocket Watch - Ingersoll (1951, 2 versions [jpeg]) - eBay $405-$475, 365
Dan Dare Wristwatch - Timex (1952, 1)
Dan Dare Belt - ? (1950s, 1 [jpeg]) - eBay $67
Dan Dare Braces - ? (1950s, 1)
Dan Dare Tie - West End Silk Co, London (1950s, 1 [jpeg]) - Compal 83
Horlicks Spacemen's Club (1950s, 7 [Dan Dare's Cap Badge x 2, Dan Dare Periscope, Dan Dare Tie, Space Cup, Spaceship, Spaceman's Handbook])
Dan Dare Circular Jigsaw - Waddingtons (1953, 1 [jpeg]) - 500 piece
Eagle Circular Jigsaw - Waddingtons (1953, 1) - 500 piece, Dan Dare plus 3 other Eagle characters
Dan Dare Jigsaws - Waddingtons (1950s, 3 [jpeg]) - 200 piece eBay $81
Dan Dare Jigsaws - Woolworths (1950s, 4 [jpeg])
Dan Dare Jigsaws - Peter Pan (1950s, 4)
Dan Dare Water Jeep - Palitoy? (1953, 1 [jpeg])
Dan Dare Space-Ship Kite - Abbey-Playway (1955, 1 [jpeg])
Dan Dare Puppet - Pelham Puppets (glove puppet: 1950s, 1)
Dan Dare Figures - Crescent (metal figures: 1950s, 7 [jpeg] [Rocket Launcher, Dan Dare in uniform; Digby in uniform; Dan Dare in space-suit; Sondar; and Professor Jocelyn Peabody, Flamer Spry]) - Originally sold as a boxed set (except for Flamer Spry) eBay $41-57, 64 each
Dan Dare Space Control Radio Station - Merit (toy: 1950s, 1 [jpeg] [jpeg]) - eBay $60-200
Dan Dare Walkie-Talkie set - Merit (toy: 1953, 1 [jpeg]) - Consists of handsets from Radio Station - eBay $84
Dan Dare Telescope - Selcol (toy: 1950s, 1 [jpeg]) - eBay $26 (no box)
Dan Dare Binoculars - Selcol (toy: 1950s, 1)
Dan Dare Spacetracer Compass - ?? (toy: 1950s, 1)
Dan Dare Spacemen - Tudor Rose (plastic figures: 1950s, 7) - Dan Dare box art. Figures are not Dan Dare related. The same figures were also released in the USA along with a robot figure in the 1940's [jpeg] [jpeg] and this set was reproduced by Glencoe Models in 1991 [jpeg].
Eagle Film Strips - Martin Lucas (films: 1950s, 18 Dan Dare plus several other Eagle characters)
Dan Dare Space Projector - Merit (toy: 1950s, 2 [Gun [jpeg], Spaceship]) - at least 5 different films
Dan Dare Film Stips - ? (1950s, ?)
3D Eagle Viewer - Lone Star (1950s, 1) - Series of b&w 3-D Dan Dare slides
Dan Dare Space Jeep - ? (inflatable swimming ring: 1950s, 2 [Red, Blue])
Dan Dare Kite - ? (1950s, 1)
Dan Dare Wallpaper - ? (1950s, 1)
Eagle Junorite Stencil Outfit - ? (1950s, 1) - Dan Dare plus several other Eagle characters

Cards & Stamps

Dan Dare Postcard (postcard: 1950s, 4)
Dan Dare Birthday Card (greetings card: 1950s, 4)
Dan Dare Trading Cards - F.C. Calvert & Co. (cards: 1953-55, 25+album [jpeg] [jpeg] [album]) - From Calvert's Dan Dare Tooth Powder (which came in a tin) [jpeg] - eBay $2.50 each $129 (empty album) Compal 61 (set)
Dan Dare Stamps - Lever Brothers (stamps: 1953-55, 32 + album [jpeg])- From Lifebouy Soap Compal 243 (with album) eBay $198 (with album)
Dan Dare Trading Cards - Clevedon Confectionery (cards: 1950s, ??) - From Clevedon Confectionery's Dan Dare sweet cigarettes
Dan Dare Stamp Album - R. Richards (album: 1950s, ??) - Dan Dare only appears on the cover.

Games

Dan Dare Board Game (game: 1950s, 1 [jpeg])
Dan Dare Bagatelle Board - Chad Valley (wooden "pinball" game: 1950s, 1 [jpeg]) - eBay $355-$455
Dan Dare Bagatelle Board - Mettoy (plastic "pinball" game: 1950s, 1)
Dan Dare Dart Board - Chad Valley (game: 1950s, 1)
Dan Dare Dominoes - Chad Valley (game: 1950s, ?)
Dan Dare, the Game of the Future - Pepys (card game: 1953?, 1 [jpeg]) - eBay $26-$82
Dan Dare, a Treasure Hunt in Space Ships - Pepys (party game: 1950s, 1)
Space Ships, the Dan Dare Treasure Hunt - Pepys (party game: 1950s, 1 [jpeg])
Dan Dare Space Ship Construction Game - Chad Valley (game: 1950s, 1 [jpeg]) - eBay $687
Dan Dare Space Shooting (shooting game: 1950s, 1 [jpeg] [box] ) - eBay $418
Dan Dare Big Game Hunt on Venus - Chad Valey (shooting game: 1950s, 1) - Thesaurus 145+11.75%
Dan Dare Rocket Ball (game: 1950s, 1)

Ray Guns

Dan Dare Cosmic Ray Gun - Palitoy (ray gun: 1950s, 1 (red, yellow) [red] [yellow] [box]) - eBay $1620-$1850
Dan Dare ray guns - Lone Star (ray gun: 1951-??, 2 [Ray Gun Rifle [jpeg], Space Gun [jpeg] [box] [box], Aqua-Jet Gun) - eBay $137 (ray gun, no box) $52-192, 68 (space gun, no box) $1000-1247 (space gun) The ray gun rifle appears early on in "Prisoners of Space" (1954) - it can be seen in the rocket ship that Dan is taking to the space station captured by the Mekon. Dan is supposed to be alone, but Digby has stowed away secretly - there are a couple of scenes at this point in the story where the rifle can be seen.
Dan Dare Atomic Jet Gun - Mettoy (water pistol: 1952, 1 [jpeg] [box]) - The gun that appears in the comic and on the box looks more like the Atomic Jet Gun by Crescent [jpeg]. However, the gun in the strip may well have been originally modelled on the 1940's Atom Ray Gun by Hiller [jpeg].
Dan Dare ray guns - Merit (ray gun: 1950s, 2 [Planet Gun (red, black, green) [jpeg], Rocket Gun (silver, gold, black) [jpeg]]) - eBay $50 (planet gun, no box) $191 (planet gun) $1660 (rocket gun)

Space Ships

Dan Dare Space Patrol Aircraft - Wells (toy: 1950s, 1)
Dan Dare Space Ship Builder's Kit - A. & M. Bartram (toy: 1953-55, 2 [jpeg])
Dan Dare Space Ship Eagle - Mettoy (toy: 1950s, 1 [jpeg] [box]) - eBay $46-70 (no box)
Dan Dare Martian Patrol Boat - ? (toy: 1950s, 1)
Dan Dare Remote Control Helicopter - ? (toy: 1950s, ?)

"Knock-offs"

Space Pilot Super-Sonic Gun - Merit (ray gun: 1950s, 1 [jpeg]) - not technically a Dan Dare product, but the handle of the gun has the "Inter Planet Space Fleet" inscription on it exactly the same as on the Merit Dan Dare Planet Gun and the Merit Dan Dare Rocket Gun (albeit with a different emblem above it), and the box has a picture that clearly shows Dan Dare (albeit with smoothed-off eyebrows and a very slightly altered space helmet) - eBay $304
Space Gun - Daiya (1950s, 1 [jpeg]) - eBay $36 (no box) The artwork on this gun depicts the Space Rescue Ship "St. Christopher", which appeared near the beginning of Operation Saturn. (an exact copy of the artwork used in the Calverts picture card)
Rocket Space Ship 305 - Automatic Toy Co. (toy: 1950s, 1 [jpeg]) This is nearly identical to the Mettoy Space Ship Eagle except that it has an exhaust vent rather than a plastic canopy.

Modern

Dan Dare Jigsaw (jigsaw: 1977, 1)
Dan Dare Poster Pack - Who Dares Publishing (1977, 1) - Pack of 5 A2 posters
Dan Dare Postcard (postcard: 1977, 1) - Design matches jigsaw above
Dan Dare Car - Corgi (die cast model: 1981, 2 [Standard [jpeg], Junior [jpeg]]) - Unknown whether the standard car was ever produced. Small numbers of the junior version were produced by Corgi/Mettoy in Northampton, England, but may never have been distributed.
Dan Dare Eagle Vans - Corgi (die cast models: 1992, 1 [jpeg]) - Limited Edition 7500, eBay $10-28
Dan Dare Calender 1988 - Hawk Books (1987, 1)
Dan Dare Stamp - Royal Mail (1991, 1 [jpeg]) - Also available as a Royal Mail postcard
Dan Dare Belt - Woolworths (1991, 1)
Dan Dare Braces - Woolworths (1991, 1)
Dan Dare Postcards - Hawk Books (1995, 6)
Dan Dare T-Shirts - Hawk Books (1995, 5)
Dan Dare Print Posters - Hawk Books (1995, 4 [Cutaway of Anastasia, City of Mekonta, Mekon, Cover of Eagle Vol 1 No 1 from 1950]).
Dan Dare Figures - Bob Armstrong (lead miniatures: 1990-present, 26 [Robot [jpeg]) - Replicas of the original Crescent figures, plus many new creations.

Software

Dan Dare: Pilot of the Future - Virgin Games (Spectrum, Commodore 64 and 128: 1986, 1)
Dan Dare 2: Mekon's Revenge - Virgin Games (Spectrum, Commodore 64 and 128: 1988, 1)
Dan Dare 3: The Escape - Virgin Games (Spectrum, Commodore 64, 128, Amiga, Atari ST, IBM PC: 1990, 1)