|#6316 SPACESHIP CARRY
Copyright 1966--first year available 1967
Also known as the
"Rocket Ship Case", the ship stands 18 inches tall, and without any battery
operated lights, motors or pull-string sounds. This rocket ship shaped vinyl carrying case
with it's printed interior controls and "blue" and "white" exterior
left a lot for a child's imagination.
Having only one moving part, a doorway that would fold
down to make a ramp that would provide a fueling and launching platform for Space Sleds.
An acceleration couch would strap Major Matt Mason in place during lift-offs or while you
were climbing the backyard fence tossing it over the other side to go to the moon with
your buddy on the next block.
Mostly functional as a carrying case the interior
walls along the floor had pockets for storing small equipment and accessories. A sturdy
plastic handle was attached for easy toting.
This piece was not packaged in a box, only a tag with description and price was attached
to the carry handle.
DEALER CATALOG SPECS:
Information currently unavailable.
The acceleration couch is "orange" in the dealer catalogs. And the actual
production ones are "blue".
In the collectors field today, this is among the most difficult to find pieces. Although
Mattel advertised this piece to be of sturdy vinyl, the thin-walled plastic of the vacuum
formed nose cone and floor with it's molded-on thruster cones is most always found cracked
and broken. The door is sometimes about to fall off and the acceleration couch is often
missing. A true gem among MMM collectibles when found undamaged and intact.
ALSO INCLUDED IN:
Sold as an individual item only.