|# 6302 ASTRO TRAC
Copyright: 1966--first year available 1967
Powered by one
"D" cell battery, this mighty mobile planet explorer with it's unique astro-foam
traction wheels climbs in and out of craters, over rocks and meteorite beds. This one man
vehicle is molded in "white" plastic with "black" wheels. Two
steerable front wheels made of plastic and two larger foam rear wheels for power. Comes
with decals to mark it's place in the field. Battery, Space Station, astronaut figures and
other space equipment were not included.
Box size is 14 1/4" by 9" by 7".
DEALER CATALOG SPECS:
Standard pack of 1/2 doz. Wt: 14 1/2 lbs.
We are unsure of any variations on this vehicle. However an interesting vehicle shown in
Mattel photography showed an early prototype, "The Space Rover", that was
supposedly not produced but was the main body of the Astro Trac without wheels and
traveled along a string.
The vehicle was molded in the "silver/gray"
color like the Space Crawler. I've heard comments over the years that this piece was
produced and or distributed over seas in Europe. Also I've heard that it was also intended
to be a "Sea Devils" piece. All of this is heresay and undocumented evidence.
However the prototype did exist.
This vehicle is notorious for the way the foam wheels disintegrate into dust. Most Astro
Tracs found today have very little if any original foam left on the wheels. If these items
were stored in a hot attic over the years they are most likely gone to dust. Most of the
ones with wheels intact came from a Northern climate like Canada. I've had store stock
Astro Tracs whose wheels were crumbled in the box, never played with.
I offer reproduction wheels that are exactly like
original, check out our reproduction section, located in level 3.
Repro Section, Level 3
ALSO INCLUDED IN:
The Astro Trac could also be purchased in a boxed set sold through "Sears "
stores only #6327, The
Astro Trac Missile Convoy Set. And the recently discovered #8178 Astro Trac Gift Set.