|#6353 LUNAR BASE
Copyright 1968--first year available 1969
was the largest boxed set Mattel offered for Major Mat Mason. The contents included Major
Matt Mason and Callisto each sealed on plain white blister cards. Wth their accessories
that included a Jet Propulsion Pack, Space Sled and Callisto's Space sensor equipment. Two
battery operated vehicles were included, the Space Crawler and the Uni - Tred. The Space
Bubble and a Space Station were also included. A total of five "D" cell
batteries operated everything.
The box photos sported very busy
looking graphics with several Matt Mason and Callisto figures. This is the only time I
recall seeing Callisto using a Jet Propulsion Pak and
standing on the Space Station. Perhaps the most colorful of boxes, certainly the largest.
Very uncommon to find, especially in nice condition.
What a surprise this one must have
been on a 1960's Christmas morning. Especially if it were accompanied by a few accessory
cards and Captain Lazer and the Firebolt Space Cannon.
The largest of Matt Mason boxes keeps the tradition of two photo sides with the other box
panels displaying the traditional "black", "blue" and
"white" line art illustrations.
DEALER CATALOG SPECS:
Information currently unavailable.
The box photo shows the Space Station beacon to have the 6 finned version. I know that
this was in the Mexican variation of the Space Station by Cipsa. And was molded in
"white" plastic. Where this one came from I haven't a clue.
ALSO INCLUDED IN:
For more details on the contents of this set please refer to these following Mattel stock
Matt Mason Flight Pak - carded
#6304 Space Crawler - boxed
#6308 Space Station - boxed
#6331 Callisto - carded
#6345 Space Bubble - boxed
#6346 Uni - Tred Space Hauler - boxed