|#6340 FIREBOLT SPACE
Copyright 1967-first year available 1968
Space engineered for all Mattel astronauts, including Captain Lazer! Molded in
"white" and "red / orange" plastic. With three "black"
wheels. This was the only vehicle and accessory that went along with the giant from Mars.
And the only vehicle that lit up when operating.
The barrel blazes firebolt
beams! The turret rotates astronauts 360'! Rotating radar antenna scans solar system!
Radar screen lights up! With a mysterious pulsating sound the mighty vehicle advances over
solar terrain. The barrel elevates for long range firing. Powered by two "D"
cell batteries. This vehicle came with colorful decals to mark it's position in the field.
Astronauts, batteries and other accessories were not included.
16" x 11 1/2" x 8 1/2" box
DEALER CATALOG SPECS:
Each in standard packs of 1/2 doz. Wt: 16 lbs. per case.
Note that the prototype in the photos has the "red / orange" parts of the
production cannon molded in the "silver / gray" colors.
Box photos feature Major Matt Mason and Sgt. Storm in early space suit variations along
with Captain Lazer. I believe the Firebolt as a vehicle for Captain Lazer was an after
thought. Note the photos of the Cannon shows in the prototype that there is no back rest
and seating position for Captain Lazer. Perhaps the Captain, like so many collectors
speculate, was intended for another toyline that was never created. Man, I'm really sick
of this theory. Will we ever find out?
ALSO INCLUDED IN:
The firebolt Space Cannon was also offered in these other boxed ensembles:
Space Cannon Super Action Set
#6351 Captain Lazer Firebolt Space Cannon Action Set