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Art. 4952 Estación Espacial

Estación Box Front
The penultimate Capitan Meteoro accessory, no Defender of the Universe would feel complete without a base of operations. The Cipsa version of the Space Station, the box is about the same size as the US Space Station, but turned on its side 90 degrees.

Spanish translations by John Eaton (with the help of some cheesy translation software!):

Estratégica base nuclear del año 2000 para defender al Universo de los terribles ataques de Scorpio. - Strategic nuclear base in the year 2000 to defend the Universe from the terrible attacks of Scorpio.

  • Impresionante tablero para observación y control del Universo. - Impressive panel for the observation and control of the Universe.

  • Páneles removibles para protección magnetica. - Removable panels for magnetic protection.

  • Centro de comunicación y dirección de viajes espaciales. - Center of communication and direction of space trips.

  • Estación de mantenimiento para toda el equipo espacial del Capitán Meteoro. - maintenance station for all of Captain Meteoro's space equipment.


Close up views of the Back images may be expanded here (top image) and here (right image) and here (bottom image).
Estación Box Ends
Estratégica base nuclear del año 2000 para defender al Universo de los terribles ataques de Scorpio. - Strategic nuclear base in the year 2000 to defend the Universe from the terrible attacks of Scorpio.

  • Impresionante tablero para observación y control del Universo. - Impressive panel for the observation and control of the Universe.

  • Páneles removibles para protección magnetica. - Removable panels for magnetic protection.

  • Centro de comunicación y dirección de viajes espaciales. - Center of communication and direction of space trips.

  • Estación de mantenimiento para toda el equipo espacial del Capitán Meteoro. - maintenance station for all of Captain Meteoro's space equipment.
Estación Box Back
Estratégica base nuclear del año 2000 para defender al Universo de los terribles ataques de Scorpio. - Strategic nuclear base in the year 2000 to defend the Universe from the terrible attacks of Scorpio.

  • Impresionante tablero para observación y control del Universo. - Impressive panel for the observation and control of the Universe.

  • Páneles removibles para protección magnetica. - Removable panels for magnetic protection.

  • Centro de comunicación y dirección de viajes espaciales. - Center of communication and direction of space trips.

  • Estación de mantenimiento para toda el equipo espacial del Capitán Meteoro. - maintenance station for all of Captain Meteoro's space equipment.
Estación Box Contents
The interior of the box is very different from the US version. Rather than having a tray-like insert with the platforms on one side and everything else on the other (like the US version), the insert is a single piece of cardboard that forms three compartments.
Instruction Sheet
The instructions are similar to the US version, being a 4-panel bookelet. Differences are: No mention of the Crawler (to be expected as the Crawler was unavailable), no mention of a battery for the Beacon.
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Color Variations
There are 7 obvious differences between the Mattel and Cipsa versions of the Station:
  1. The Girder panels are made of darker, maroon plastic (same color as the Camera Antigravidad - Cipsa Unitred).
  2. The Radiation Shields are made up of brighter blue plastic. This is pretty subjective as I've seen similar shade differences in Mattel-produced shields.
  3. Chrome accessories such as the locking pins and faucet are molded in black, unadorned plastic. Cipsa did not chrome plate any accessores from what I have seen.
  4. Celo is replaced by a paper insert, with different graphics.
  5. Perhaps the most telling difference is the beacon itself. Rather than the 3-finned beacon with chrome reflector, the Cipsa version has a 6-finned beacon with a white plastic reflector. Also, the dome is a light blue color and there is no beacon-battery cover, as the beacon was not meant to be lit! This also explains the paper insert, as it was not intended to be translucent and glow.
  6. Station chair is unpainted. I've also seen some Mattel-produced chairs that missed the painting sequence during production and packaging.
  7. Different sticker set. I've noted this before... the image of Scorpio in the viewscreen decal for the command console leads me to beleive that the rumors of an Alien Space Station may have been derived from the Cipsa sticker sheet. Copies of the sticker sheet have been floating around for years.




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