In 1979 Space fantasy was still very popular, with movies such as Alien, Star Trek and Bond’s Moonraker all being released. To tie into that market Dinky released five imaginary space vehicles all with firing missiles and made up names for this supposedly lucrative market. They all lasted until the factory closed.
361: Galactic/Zygon/Space/Missile Firing War Chariot
362: Trident Starfighter
363: Zygon Patroller
367: Space Battle Cruiser
368 Zygon Marauder
The 367 Space Battle Cruiser evolved into the Dinky manufactured exclusive Marks and Spencer Cosmic Cruiser and also provided missile tubes for the also exclusive Marks and Spencer Cosmic Interceptor. The Cosmic Cruiser became the 368 Zygon Marauder and the Cosmic Interceptor, the 363 Zygon Patroller.
THE FAMILY TREE:
By 1979 Dinky were re-using, re-inventing and creating new models as cheaply and efficiently as possible due to their dire financial situation. This family tree shows how many of the the space models were modified to produce new lines.