|#6356 ORBITOR WITH OR
Copyright 1969--first year available--listed in the 1970 dealer catalog. Believed to have
never been produced.
with his orbitor was another character intended to be released simultaneously with
Scorpio. Fact is no one has ever found an Or or an orbitor, at least to my knowledge and
all other Major Matt Mason collectors that I've been in contact with. He was however
included in the 1970 dealer catalog along with the Voyage to Galaxy III set that was also to include the character with his frisbee shaped
space craft. So this set also has never turned up. I have not heard any facts from Mattel
concerning this products release.
Perhaps it was issued in test markets
or quickly recalled. There is no proof as of yet to substantiate whether the toy exists or
not. However I can relate the information and provide the photos that were included in the
Looking at the Mattel catalog
photography and reading the products' description. "Or" was a strange shaped
"blue" colored visitor from Orion with a "yellow" 12" frisbee or
rotor like space craft with a "clear" dome or canopy that was launched with the
pull of a power cord attached to a special hi - impact plastic and steel launcher.
"Up...up it soars, whirling toward a space adventure!" I can really see this one
landing on the roof of the house everytime!
"Or" appears to be only 3 or
4 inches tall. This would have certainly made him the shortest of the MMM characters. The
catalog goes on to give the dimensions of a large brightly colored box. 12 1/2" x
5" x 22". Standard dealer pack of 1/2 dozen of these babies weighing out at 21
lbs. So who ordered them? What happened? I mean with all this info on packaging design and
all,you know that some of these had to be made! At least one!! And that seems illogical.
12 1/2" by 5" by 22".
DEALER CATALOG SPECS:
Standard Pack of 1/2 dozen. Wt. 21 lbs.
If anyone ever finds one of these it would surely be priceless and the most major find in
the Major Matt Mason collector's universe. Unless a whole hoard or warehouse find turns
up, but that's highly unlikely. I just can't wait for the day one finally lands here on
good ol' Terra firma Earth!!
ALSO INCLUDED IN:
Again the Or and his Orbitor was supposedly issued with the ever elusive Voyage to Galaxy
3 Set that the catalog also pictures as stock number #6380. See
this number for more info.