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Stock #6386 Major Matt Mason Star Seeker Walk In Space Set.

 

Doug Davis and the Walk In Space Set! Photo by
Keith Meyer. Photoshop manipulation by Les Rayburn. From the collection of Keith Meyer.

#6386 STAR SEEKER WALK IN SPACE SET
Copyright 1969--first year available 1970

Perhaps the rarest of the boxed sets, this time the Star Seeker comes in a traditional square shaped box with a Major Matt Mason figure and an accessory that was unique to this set alone. This accessory was a "black" wire with "orange" tubing. This was to be used to suspend an astronaut outside of the capsule with the "orange" tubing acting as a lifeline. The wire attaches to the outside of the craft giving the "walk in space" illusion.

What fun we would have presetting the Star Seekers' flight path and watching Major Matt Mason jiggling up and down being carried helplessly around the kitchen floor slamming into asteroids, space debris, chair legs and walls along the way! Man was this rough on his already fragile paint job or what?

PACKAGE DESCRIPTION:
The box had similar looking graphics and colors as the hex shaped Star Seeker box, but shows Matt floating in space beside the craft.

DEALER CATALOG SPECS:
Information currently unavailable.

VARIATIONS:
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COMMENTS:
I have heard that this set may also have been a "Sears" exclusive. Though I've had these in my possession, Sears exclusives are not noted on the packaging.

Despite the fact that the Star Seeker was a very interesting vehicle to begin with, this was the only version that to me seemed to fit in with the MMM toyline. It seemed very appropriate for Matt to be performing space walks...

ALSO INCLUDED IN:
For more info on the Star Seeker and Major Matt Mason refer to these Mattel stock numbers:

#6300 Major Matt Mason Flight Set - carded
#6357 Star Seeker - hex shaped box

Walk In Space Set. Photo by Keith Meyer. From
the collection of Keith Meyer.

 

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