|#6307 SPACE PROBE PAK
Copyright 1966--first year available 1967
Necessary for probing
the moon and intercepting dangerous asteroids! The Space Probe launches Moon Probes-
Intercepts Dangerous Asteroids-Repels Unfriendly Space Objects. These are the words
describing the actions of the Space Probe Launcher on it's original blister card.
This "silver/gray" colored launcher with
it's spring loaded barrel was without the "blast" from a cap load. It came with
two "red" probes tipped in "black" rubber to fire off across the lunar
terrain. Perhaps getting stuck in the kitchen sink. With a flexible rubber hand held
control cable allowing an astronaut to operate in any position.
This pak also included the chemical decontamination
gun, a two piece gun for neutralizing Radioactivity. The gun and tanks are attached by a
black hose. You could really fill the tanks with water to fire over any harmful radiation.
Or spray kool-aid and goofy grape all over mom's nice coffee table. Also this was a chance
to get two other small handheld rarities. A flare gun and binoculars. Each chromed with
"black" painted accents. These are among the first items most always lost
somewhere in the dust by the "Sea of Storms".
All the above came packaged on one 8 1/2" x 12" blister card. This card features
two different photos showing Matt and crew using the equipment.
DEALER CATALOG SPECS:
In standard pack of 1 doz. Wt. 3lbs. per case.
The probe launcher is the most fragile of the four launchers. Most always cracked
somewhere, or broken into pieces, a bad rusty firing spring, etc. And if the probes are
anywhere to be found, the "black" rubber tips usually are no more.
Like some other accessory parts (Moon Suit arms) the
tips on these hardened and crumbled with age, if they were not just lost.
The chemical gun also is also likely to be damaged by
what in the toy collecting field is known as "melting". Where the
"black" hose makes it's connection to the gun, the nipple it attaches to, simply
melts and softens by chemical reaction. See level 3 under repairs and restoration about
Repair Section, Level 3
ALSO INCLUDED IN:
The Space Probe Pak could also have been purchased in the "Sears" exclusive #6327 Astro Trac Missile Convoy Set.
The chemical gun and tanks were also later included in the #6347 Space Travel Pak.