Saturday, July 5, 2014

MPC Space Control Command HQ

One wouldn't expect a company called 'Multiple Plastics Corporation' to be known for tin-litho and to be sure MPC was definitely not a leader in tin-litho toy production. They did however produce several nice tin-litho buildings that were included in some of their playsets like this Space Control Command HQ building included in their U.S. Air Force Space Control Command playset. Their were various versions of the set which included MPC's large tracked vehicles, rocket launchers, and a slew of their ring-hand figures. The building itself is considered one of the rarest tin-litho buildings around. It consists of a shoebox main structure open in the back with litho'd interior and a separate, multi-piece plastic radar/antenna array on the roof. I have a couple of other MPC tin-litho buildings and they're really quite nice so I don't understand why they didn't put a little more effort into bringing more into the marketplace. 

I took these photos four years ago just about when the blog was started and thought I'd wait until the right time to post them Right time?? What was wrong with four years ago? I mean, really, what was I thinking? Okay, so I guess it's the right time - whatever that is really. Anywho, Enjoy! Fritz and Bettina Berg :)

Interior left wall

Interior right wall



  1. Love the fake forced perspective on the entrance. Plus the "In orbit when light is red" sign is hilarious. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Thanx Paul! I think MPC's tin was just as good as Marx and T. Cohn. Too bad they didn't do more.