|#6304 SPACE CRAWLER
Copyright:1966 --First Year Available:1967
Powered by two
"D" cell batteries, nothing stops this heavy duty hauler from moving large
objects over the rough Lunar terrain. With it's unlimited power it crawls over craters,
rocks and deep crevices as it pads over moondust. While crawling over anything on any
planet it always lands on it's feet.
When mounted atop the Space Station platform this
mighty machine can be converted into a powerful rotating hoister & winch. Serving as a
space elevator for astronauts and equipment to the command level and roof. Adapted from
official space program design this single passenger vehicle is molded in a metallic
"silver/gray" with "black" four spoke wheels described as rotating
legs in the dealer catalogs and "red" accessories (winch hook and rear roller
guide). Includes designated decals to identify it's place in the field. Batteries, space
station, astronaut figures and other space equipment were not included.
Box is 14 1/8" x 9" x 9", has the traditional two side panels with
photographs (4 different photos) showing the Crawler at work, and the other two sides and
two end panels have the "blue" and "black" line illustrations on
DEALER CATALOG SPECS:
Standard pack of 1/2 doz. Wt: 14 1/2 lbs.
The only variations I've come across are the fact that some earlier crawlers did not have
an oiling hole to lube the motor. This info from Larry Chinn of San Francisco.
Mattel archive photos reveal that an early prototype model showed the decal on the tail
section where the production version would read "CRAWLER 5" read "MATTEL
The hubs on the spoked wheels are often cracked or missing. The rear "red"
roller guide and "red" hook also are often missing. The gears that operate the
wheels a lot of times are found to be worn out. These can be repaired however by using
parts from other Crawlers that may be damaged in another way.
ALSO INCLUDED IN:
The Space Crawler could also be purchased in the following boxed sets with other space
1) #6310 Space Station
Space Crawler Deluxe Action Set
2) #6311 Space Crawler
3) #6353 Lunar Base Command
4) #6355 Space Discovery