This goes waaaaaaaaaaaay back to the mysterious third comic strip in this series. See, I told you I didn’t forget about it.

DACTA (typically seen in lowercase) is Lego’s (sometimes marginally) educational line of toys that I think is only available through schools. There is a very rare Lego Space DACTA set, which features an awesome-looking base, a set of vehicles in different scales (some fit minifigs, some are too small), and a bunch of mismatch-colored Futuron astronauts, half of which seem to be dressed up for Christmas festivities. While I’m not lucky or rich enough to own the bizarre DACTA Futuron set, I was able to recreate two of the astronauts for use in this comic.