Keith Meyers, The Space Station!

Stock #6345 Major Matt Mason Space Bubble.


Space Bubble. Photo by Keith Meyer. From the
collection of Les Rayburn.

Copyright 1968--first year available 1969

The Space Bubble is a single passenger vehicle that is commonly towed behind the Uni- Tred Space Hauler, but could also be pulled by the Space Crawler and the Firebolt Space Cannon using a special hitch provided with the Bubble. Additional Space Bubbles can be joined together for convoy action. Gyro-seat control keeps astronauts upright, as the Bubble rolls 360 degrees over planet terrain.

The bubble is completely of "transparent" plastic, with the gyro-seat molded in "white" plastic. Also has decals to mark it's place in the field. The bubble is about 6 1/2" in diameter, with it's "white" plastic molded frame and support and hitch making the vehicle overall about 16 inches long.

9 1/2" x 10 3/4" x 7 1/2" box sports the traditional two photograph sides and all other box panels utilize the "black", "blue" and "white" line art illustrations.

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The transparent bubble has different color variants. As the Reentry Glider has different colored Transparent canopies. The Space bubble comes molded in transparent "blue", "purple", "smoke" or "clear". A lot of times the halves that join together to make the bubble are mix matched. A "blue" half glued to a "smoke". Or a "blue to a "purple". The hatch, a third part that also makes up the bubble's construction can also be any one of these colors.

Space Bubbles are fairly common. Though once played with and rolled around on the floor and other surfaces the bubble will no longer have it's crystal clear appearance. Store stock ones are often sought after for ones collection to display a nice unscaved example.

The Space Bubble was also included in these boxes ensembles:

1) #6339 Uni-Tred and Space Bubble
2) #6353 Lunar Base Command Set
3) #6355 Space Discovery Set


Copyright 1997 Keith Meyer. All rights reserved.
Revised: February 25, 2006.