Copyright 1968--first year available 1969
Major Matt Mason's friend from Jupiter, Callisto the mysterious
alien with advanced mental powers. Molded in "black" rubber, the body has a
"green" and "blue" painted outfit. His boots are molded in a
"green" hard plastic. His head is a transparent green rubber with eyes painted
"white" with "black" pupils and "red" blood vessels. He has
large painted "black" bushy eyebrows.
Like the astronauts, Calliso's body is molded in
rubber poseable by interior wires (A bendy). Callisto is the same size as the four
astronauts and most all of their accessories will work with him.
He comes equipped however with unique equipment of his
own. A space sensor that slips over his head and upper body with a power assisting
bellows. Each of these are molded in a "purple" plastic with a clear tubing that
attaches from the bellows to the sensor gun. When the bellows is squeezed, out pops a
"yellow" thread that works in and out as the bellows is released and squeezed
again. Includes decals to decorate the equipment.
Each on a 8 5/16" x 8 5/16" hole-punched blister card
DEALER CATALOG SPECS:
Each in a standard pack of 1 doz. Wt: 4 1/2 lbs. Also included later in 2 different
assortment packs #A6334 and
#A6335. Check these out
under their own listing on our stock number list.
There are two molds for Callisto's body. One has him with short boots the other has taller
There are also two different cards for Callisto. One
has a "Teal / green" background. The other a "yellow / orange"
background. Both sport the same two identical photos of Callisto in action with the
sensor. The stock number, card size, info and instructions on the back are all the same.
The punch hole on the card sometimes is large and some are smaller, more like the other
astronaut cards. I have seen each card with either a Tall or short boot version figure as
well. Therefore I'm not sure which is the earlier of the two, but I really believe it's
the "teal / green" one. The pictures on the card picture a prototype Callisto
with an opaque head and slightly different design outfit with the taller boots.
Callisto's accessories are another part that is often cursed by the dreaded
"melting", a chemical reaction that occurs when the hard plastic accessories
were left in contact with the rubber of the figures for long periods of time.
ALSO INCLUDED IN:
Callisto also came packaged in these other adventure sets:
#6337 Space Mission Team
#6353 Lunar Base Command Set - boxed
#6355 Space Discovery Set - boxed
Though no figures were included in stock number #6360 Reentry Glider, Callisto is
pictured on the card with the four astronauts as one of five figures required to fly the