|#6362 TALKING MAJOR
Copyright 1969--first year available 1970
attractive window box displays our favorite astronaut strapped in his talking back pack
surrounded by a star studded space scape on the box face.
This was another piece issued in the
last year of the Major Matt Mason toyline. The talking Matt Mason was really a newer
styled jet pak molded in "orange" and "silver / gray" plastic. The pak
was larger than the original Jet propulsion paks and
has legs that will allow the figure to free stand. This pak has the same "red"
hook and pull knob located at each end of a thicker "black" thread. This time
however instead of making Matt appear to fly, The astronauts' weight would lower him from
the hook end of the thread down to the floor activating one of five sounding voice
Thanks to Larry Chin, AKA The
Sharkman for this photo. PACKAGE DESCRIPTION:
Unique window box displays Major Matt Mason strapped to the pak inside the box behind
cellophane window. Box has a different style than most all other packaging. With photos of
Matt using the pak all around the box.
DEALER CATALOG SPECS:
Standard pack of 1 doz. Wt: 10 lbs.
Though this is a very nice and tough to find accessory, It's mainly only good today as a
conversation piece as the talking mechanisms most always never work. Like the Talking
Command Console #5157, the rubber "o" - ring drive band
just disintegrates and turns gummy. However there are some skilled folks out there that
have successfully taken these things apart and have replaced the drive band, repairing the
voice mechanism. We have all five voice commands elsewhere on this site.
Major Matt Mason
This pak is another accessory that is
likely to have "melting" where the figure makes contact on it's surface. See the
section on "melting" on the repairs page.
ALSO INCLUDED IN:
The Talking back pak was also included in #6378 Talking Major Matt
Mason with XRG - 1 Reentry Glider.