This is a reference website only. It is an attempt to list (with pictures) the range of Comet Mini Metals which were released by -Comet Miniatures- of England from the mid 1980's until they were discontinued in 1998.
I remembered seeing these little cast metal models on the shelves at a gaming shop in Burbank, California in the 1980's. But while trying to find information about them more recently, I found very little in the way of photos to see what they actually looked like, and so decided to compile the information myself and make it available to anyone else who might also be interested.
Most of these models had some sort of painting suggestions on the back of the display card, some even had little assembly drawings. Some were one single piece, while many had multiple parts.
While most were sold in blister packs, the first releases were sold in plastic bags stapled to the display card while the blister packages were being made. A few early Gerry Anderson pieces were sold in little boxes.
Only two that I have seen, the Gerry Anderson's Space: 1999 Eagle Interceptor (1/350 scale) and the rare Thunderbirds TB3, came with etched brass parts.
There were even a few gold plated Mini Metals produced. However, they were not intended for sale. Some were given away, but most are probably still in the possession of the owner of Comet Miniatures.
I actually own about 60 of these models, but not all of them. There are some that I've never even seen photos of. So if you should have any additional information or photos to contribute (or reasonably priced Minis that you would like to divest yourself of), please feel free to contact me here - - Mail -
The links below represent different lines of models .-- NONE of the links here are pop-up links, so open them in another tab/window if you wish to avoid having to back-up to the previous page
Science Fiction Mini Metals
Super Marionation Mini Metals "Gerry Anderson"
Star Wars Mini Metals
Mini Movie Machines
NOTE: From the 1994 Winter/Spring Catalog - "During 1994, we will be upgrading our Mini Metal range, beginning with SMM12."
My thanks for the contributions of:
Dusty Davis (for models and photos),
Thomas Granvold (for many model numbers), -- Tom's Spaceship Miniature/Game Lists --
Tony Barnes (for photos and for filling in missing model numbers), -- T 'N' T Hobbies -- (lots of great photos)
Donald Suttie (for finding the answers to many of life's mysteries),
Tony James (owner of Comet Miniatures),
And a host of nameless eBay sellers.
Check out my other obsessive webpage at:
-History of the Invaders Model Kit-
The maker of this web page is in no way financially connected with any people, dealers, or websites mentioned here.
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