Major Matt Mason, Mattel’s Man in Space: Space Station Playset (1966)

Matt Mason Space Station 1966

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Matt Mason Space Station 1966-3

Kenner’s Death Star didn’t come from nowhere. Any “greatest playsets of all time” list must include Mattel’s Space Station.

8 Responses to “Major Matt Mason, Mattel’s Man in Space: Space Station Playset (1966)”

  1. 1 leftylimbo August 6, 2013 at 11:11 pm

    I first got a glimpse of Matt Mason on this collection of ’60s and ’70s toys commercials I have on DVD. Have you seen this commercial?

    • 2 Jason August 7, 2013 at 12:59 am

      A moon base AND a 60s cocktail party (0:52)! I am so there…

      • 3 leftylimbo August 7, 2013 at 6:55 pm

        I always laugh around :44 when he remarks that the giant’s “a friendly one that spent his boyhood on Mars.” Like we’re supposed to breathe a sigh of relief that he won’t crush Mason, right?

        Dood. Spent his boyhood on Mars. Alone? Did he have friends? Hmm.

        Man, that cocktail party. Kick ass. Freakin’ killer too, that the house would have a backyard totally tailor-made for super awesome moonscape Matt Mason adventures. lol

      • 4 2W2N August 7, 2013 at 6:55 pm

        The cocktail party. Holy shit. Back when parents and kids had separate lives.

  2. 5 Ed February 6, 2014 at 8:29 pm

    That is almost the Death Star playset!

  3. 6 Gary June 6, 2014 at 3:59 pm


    Also want to see more Matt Mason posts. I loved these things as a kid!

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