Every piece of
equipment essential for survival and space experimentation. The moon suit was based on
actual NASA designs. Made of "white" molded plastic with "black"
flexible arms with "red" painted accents sporting a "red" number three
on the front. and a "yellow" air bellows pump and "clear" tubing for
remote control operation.
The air bellows would allow the arms to be operated by
squeezing and filling the arms with air. Though you had no real control over the movement
of the arms it still made for exciting play. This carded accessory also came with the two
piece radiation detector molded in "black" plastic with a decal for it's
controls, and three "chromed" plastic accessories, a hammer, wrench and
screwdriver. This was probably one of the most popular of the accessory paks.
Each hole-punched blister card is 8 1/2" x 12".
DEALER CATALOG SPECS:
Standard pack of 1 doz., Wt. 3lbs. per case
Mattel photography in the dealer catalogs, shows prototype tools such as the hammer,
screwdriver and wrench to be different from the production versions.
The arms on the moon suit are most always disintegrated beyond recognition. The flexible
material just does not withstand the tests of time. I've seen this with ones still sealed
on the card. However with luck occasionally one will turn up with nice workable arms.
Extremely rare though. I've one pair myself I removed from a damaged card. But I swear
they've gotten stiffer in the years that I've had them.
Numerous Attempts have been made to make suitable
reproduction arms for the Moon Suit. To this day we have not seen anything that can
replace those wonderful hapless flopping arms. However, there are at least two
reproduction efforts that can make your moon suit ready for display.
The first involves replacing them with Robot Arms salvaged from another toy.
You can find a detailed description of this fix in our repair section.