Major Matt Mason

Major Matt Mason action figures


Major Matt Mason was an early action figure from the 1960's, an astronaut who lived and worked on the Moon. Mason's space-suited body was molded of a rubber-like material over a wire armature, with a separately-attached head and a removable space helmet based on early NASA helmets. The toy system included four astronaut action figures, sharing a common body, but different paint jobs and heads.

Mason had a dark brown crew cut and a white suit; Sgt. Storm had blond hair and a red suit; civilian astronaut Doug Davis had a yellow suit and brown hair; civilian astronaut Jeff Long was African-American, with a blue suit. Captain Lazer was a Martian giant who towered over the astronauts (and in fact is rumored to have originally been intended for some other Mattel toy system), with glowing red eyes, a glowing breastplate, and a permanently-attached pistol body in his right hand, all powered by AA batteries in a backpack, and controlled by buttons on that backpack. Callisto was a Jovian with a transparent green head, the same size as the astronauts, while Scorpio was a battery powered, purple and pink colored, Insect-like alien with a glowing head.

There was also another Insect-like alien called Or who came with an Orbitor flying vehicle - unproduced beyond test shots. Also in the toyline were a three-story space station (actually a moonbase), various lunar surface and flying vehicles, mostly battery powered, and various accessories, powered by springs, pneumatics, strings, or batteries.


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Figures
Major Matt Mason
Callisto*
Captain Lazer*
Doug Davis*
Jeff Long*
Scorpio
Sgt. Storm
Space Mission Team

Vehicles & Accessories
Astro Trac Missile Convoy Set
Astro-Trak
Doug Davis w/ Cat Trac
Firebolt Space Cannon
Firebolt Space Cannon Super Action Set
Gamma Ray Gard Pak
Jeff Long w/ Cat Trac
Lunar Base Command Set
Major Matt Mason w/ Cat Trac
Major Matt Mason w/ Moon Suit
Mobile Launch Pad
Moon Suit Pak
Reconojet Pak
Rocket Launch Pak*
Satellite Launch Pak*
Satellite Locker*
Sgt. Storm w/ Cat Trac
Space Bubble
Space Crawler
Space Crawler Action Set
Space Discovery Set
Space Power Suit*
Space Power Suit Pak
Space Probe Pak
Space Shelter Pak
Space Station & Space Crawler Deluxe Action Set
Space Station Set
Space Travel Pak
Spaceship Carry Case
Star Seeker*
Star Seeker Walk in Space Set
Super Power Set
Supernaut Power Limbs Pak
Talking Command Console*
Talking Major Matt Mason*
Uni-Tred & Space Bubble
Uni-Tred Space Hauler
XRG-1 Reentry Glider
XRG-1 Reentry Glider w/ Major Matt Mason