|#6321 SPACE SHELTER
Copyright 1967--first year available 1968
With the aid of a
portable inflator pump and control this emergency inflatable one man shelter unfolds and
fills with oxygen to protect astronauts from violent space storms. This "pup
tent" also could be used as a construction site shelter while a new Space Station was
Made of "blue" vinyl with "white"
printed graphics, this portable shelter and it's attachments can be made compact to be
easily carried on a specially made back pack.
This set also included a map with case and a compass.
Each molded in "white" plastic with decals. These smaller accessories are most
always missing, possibly dropped into a deep lunar crevice or chewed up by the family dog.
8 1/2" x 12" hole punched blister card. Like most accessory cards this one was
decorated with two colorful photos. One showing an astronaut carrying the shelter on a
back pack, the other displaying the tent in use, with a satellite launcher in the
DEALER CATALOG SPECS:
Each in standard packs of 1 doz. Wt: 4 lbs. Also available on card in Assortment pak #A6348 and in the 9" x 6 3/8"
x 13 1/4" chip box in standard pack of 1 doz. Wt: 5 lbs. And in the chip boxes in yet
another Assortment pak #A6338
Wt: 7 lbs.
The space shelter pak was one of four accessory paks that were later repackaged into small
cardboard chip boxes. With a new photograph of Major Matt Mason lying in the shelter and
Sgt. Storm with his pak still strapped to his back. The stock number remained the same.
Why Mattel made this change I can only guess. I can
only speculate that there was some leftover accessories that they wanted to boost sales by
using the new packaging design. Or perhaps the blister card was simply more expensive. I
really don't know. If any one has further info I would invite you to share it here with us
Most always found in good inflatable condition.
ALSO INCLUDED IN:
This was the only stock number that offered these items.