Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Cool Stuff: Potpourri - Well, mostly Major Matt Mason!

Let's see what we find filed under "M," shall we?

mandrake_magickit.jpg

Ah, the Mandrake the Magician Magic Kit! If that's not an appropriate bit of licensing, I don't know what is!

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Last time I posted these pics, they were as part of a Major Matt Mason slideshow, so now you can look at them in more detail... here's Captain Lazer, who was later reused, if I recall correctly, as a Cylon -- or at least, parts of him were!

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This Firebolt Space Cannon is, in a word, awesome... like something out of a late 60s/early 70s Godzilla movie!

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The XRG Re-Entry Glider is pretty cool, too!

mmm_satellitelocker

Every decent action figure line had to have a carrying case to store your figures in... here's Major Matt Mason's!

mmm_spacecrawler

If you had Major Matt Mason as a kid, and only had one of the accessories, it seems that the Spacecrawler was it, doesn't it?

mmm_spacediscovery

How many kids' minds were blown when they saw this wonderful gift set of Major Matt Mason stuff on the shelves of the toy department at Sears or Penneys?

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Space Power Suit pak!

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Space Station! I'm amazed this wasn't refitted for some other Mattel line in the 1970s!

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It's just the box for the Talking Flying Major Matt Mason, but I had to save the photo!

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Uni-Tred Space Hauler... man, Major Matt Mason had the coolest vehicles, didn't he?

A wider range of potpourri next time!

Jon

3 comments:

  1. that Mandrake set is probbly one of the best licenced for product i have seen... well, i think i saw a Human Touch lighter but thats probbly not a good mix -_-

    shame that apart from the one stock art image, there isn't anything more Mandrake related.. even the two characters on the front aren't related from the look of it.. i guess this was probbly a normal magic kit that they just decided to slap a Mandrake label on.

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  2. Ahhh, nostalgia! I got a goodly amount of cash for my old Matt Mason stuff about twenty years ago but I still miss it! Did you know that the Spacecrawler also attached to the top of the space station and acted as a winch? The XRG1 never really worked. I loved the Unitred and the space bubble!There was also a second carrying case that opened into a spaceship cockpit and talked when you pulled a string!

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  3. Manic Man - I'd say you're absolutely spot-on about that... but at least it's more appropriate than some of what Remco did for Star Trek, Land of the GIants and Lost In Space toys in the 1960s!

    Booksteve: I had no idea the Spacecrawler attached to the top of the space station! Thanks for the info! Too bad the glider didn't work -- I presume you mean it didn't glide?

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