|#6346 UNI TRED SPACE
Copyright 1968--first year available 1969
Uni-Tred was the fourth battery operated vehicle to come off the MMM assembly line. It is
the only two-seater vehicle of the series. Now two astronauts can travel with a single
vehicle seated comfortably. With it's amazing mono-Tred mobility, a single wide revolving
"black" power tred taking in the same dimensions as the length and width of it's
power base. This "orange" plastic motorized lunar transport decorated in it's
"orange" and "white" USA and number 9 space labels is virtually
unlimited in surface and terrain travel. With it's "white" plastic head light
this two speed automatic transmission vehicle can crawl into the deepest dark lunar
caverns and come out from under the other side of your bed engaging into lower gear to
climb the high jagged peaks and shifting back into normal gear to descend the ever
changing pile of comic books and accessory pak cards.
Powered by 2 "D" cell
batteries the powerful Uni-Tred can double as a cargo transport toting supplies on it's
very own removable "white" plastic supply base. Or as a passenger transport
towing one or more Space Bubbles. A one man non -powered passenger car not included in
this packaging. See stock # 6345 for description.
12 3/16" x 9" x 7 1/2" box with usual two photo sides and all other panels
displaying the interesting "black", "blue" and "white line art
DEALER CATALOG SPECS:
In standard packs of 1/2 doz. Wt. of case unknown
Package variations: Though I personally have never come across any different variations of
this vehicle, I have had two different boxes for the toy. In still the traditional MMM
packaging style with two photo sides and two "black", "blue" and
"white" line art illustrations.
The Uni- Treds' first box copyright
1968, sports photos of Matt Mason driving and Callisto riding tail gunner on the top-side
and Callisto is towing astronaut Doug Davis in the Space Bubble on the side-panel. This
box art incorporates Mattel's earlier "green" buzz-saw logo with Mattel Inc.
The second box is of the same
dimensions as the earlier and uses the same photos in the same box panels. Only this time
the photos are blown up for a closer look at the vehicle and passengers and less of the
lunar terrain scenery. With different arrangement of wording and logo placement. With a
1969 copyright and a newer version of the "green" buzz-saw Logo with nothing but
the word Mattel.
These vehicles are quite durable and seem to be found often intact and excellent working
condition. However the gear may not automatically shift correctly when changing grade.
ALSO INCLUDED IN:
The Uni-Tred was also available in these other multiple accessory sets:
Uni-Tred and Space Bubble
2) #6353 Lunar Base Command Set
You can see a perfect example of the Uni-Tred in action paving a path over various carded
Major Matt Mason accessory paks if you have a copy of Canadian collector Christian De
Grandpre's Major Matt Mason Collection video from 1993. Mark Schulte of Buffalo, New York
and myself always enjoy chuckling over those seemingly impervious cards.
The Uni-Tred is a personal favorite of Birmingham, Alabama's newest and fastest growing
collector of MMM memorabilia, Les Rayburn, for whom I dedicate this page. He's most likely
Uni-Tred headquarters by now. Les is of course responsible for designing and building this
"The Space station Website" using all of my photography and information gathered
over the past 12 years. If not for this man's constant requests for photos and text over
the past 7 months, the way I do things this project would have never happened. Thank you
Les for a job very well done!