The Collector’s Show – Major Matt Mason Mattel’s Man in Space
Major Matt Mason from Mattel has all the hallmarks and pedigree of what should be a very desirable collectible. It was introduced in 1966, prime time for baby boomers, based on space exploration, and expended with all types of gear, bases, vehicles, other characters, etc. As quickly as the line of space toys appeared it was discontinued. In 1970, Mattel ceased to produce the toy. But the toy is barely a cult item. How come? Listen to the Collectors Show this week to find out.