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Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Mattel's Major Matt Mason

Well, I just found this ad and it reminded me that I used to have almost all of this stuff and don't anymore, some things from my childhood did fall by the wayside, unfortunately. I do still have the MMM Big Little Book though. I was gonna go on & on about MMM but whilst looking for images of his alien buddy Callisto(which I also had)I discovered that Major Matt Mason has been blogged about about a gazillion times already so for those of you who haven't been exposed to this piece of neat-o just search for Major Matt Mason on the internet and be intrigued. Anyway, it's a fun ad...yay.

15 comments:

Spookywolffe said...

Wow, I'm with you...I still have the Big Little Book but my MMM figures and gear are long gone, sadly. I was actually just looking at this stuff on Ebay not long ago. I miss these and teh Marx Bros 12" Knights that went along with the super cool Jonny West line. Meeeeemories!!

Brother Bill said...

That "space suit" looks like a skyway bucket costume!

You ever walk into a store, and its packed from floor to ceiling with so much cool stuff, you realize you may as well cancel all your plans for the rest of the day because you're never getting out of there? That's how I feel after wandering into this blog. Fun stuff!

prof. grewbeard said...

mutual admiration!

oeconomist.com said...

I'm betting that, before you lost, discarded, or gave away Matt, the wires in one or both of his elbows were broken from fatigue.

THE APOCOLYTE said...

I think I had one of these too, Prof.
Kinda foggy, been a while since then...
I never had a MMM BLB tho! Dang!

prof. grewbeard said...

re: broken wires- how did you know?...

Karswell said...

I had a Space Sled but no Matt figure... how stupid ass is that? GI Joe worked ok on it though.

prof. grewbeard said...

i thought GI Joe figures were like twice the size of Major Matt Mason! did he have a sled for each foot?...

Paul Conrad said...

Oh Prof, you know the way to my heart... the good Major and all of his friends were an important part of my childhood as well. I had all the items in this ad, except for the space station shown here. I did however have a space station, that was a type of fold out vinyl "box", with a control screen and pull string voice recordings... one of my very favorite Birthday presents ever. Alas, all of those are long gone, as well as the MMM Big Little Book. I"d love to see some of it's pages/illustrations here if you have the time or interest. Thanks!

Paul

Mykal said...

I had Mat and the sled. Matt left no impression. That Space Crawler, though, used to give me chills. One day I covered the carpeted floor in the front room with, as I recall, doggie milk bones to replicate a lunar surface. Man, I still remember my awesome pride in that great hunk of machinery, chewing up that lunar landscape! -- Mykal

prof. grewbeard said...

Paul, download it here-

http://www.majormattmason.net/blb.htm

Paul Conrad said...

Thanks for the link prof, alas it was text only, no scans of the illos!

Here's the Talking Command Console that I had! :

http://www.majormattmason.net/5157.htm

prof. grewbeard said...

whoops! maybe i'll expand this post with some scans from my copy...

toys that talk are the best, even better when they light up, that's the BESTEST!

Brian D. Horrorwitz said...

Holy shit! I got the MMM doll for Hanukah when I was 4 years old. I also eventually got the space station. Yes, I was a spoiled bastard (which might explain a few things) but my older cousin got the ultra cool Space Crawler. That lucky sunovabitch!

wiec? said...

i love the authentic look of the moon suit. looks just like a salt shaker.

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