|No surprises here, the UK version of the Space Bubble utilizes the same box graphics and a similar full-color lable as the US version. For some reason relatively common as a Store Stock toy - I've seen 3 in my travels.
The box is made of corrugated cardboard printed on all sides (in black, white and blue ink), except two sides which have applied a full-color, process-printed label (top and front). The box measures 10" by 10" by 9". The box reads: "Space Bubble hitches to space vehicles!...Space Bubbles hook together for convoy action! Rolls 360 degrees over planet terrain!...Gyro-seat control keeps astronauts upright!"
The lower left corner of the box top is marked:
© 1968 Mattel Inc./ Printed in England (small white text on black rectangle inside picture)
The lower right of the box back is marked:
© 1968 Mattel, INC., Hawthorne, California, 90250. Motor made in Japan./ Assembled and printed in U.K. (largish black text in cyan background to illustration)
The Mattel trademarks reads ROSEBUD MATTEL - TOYMAKERS
instead of MATTEL, INC - TOYMAKERS
Stock no. is the regular 6345, all other box art appears the same.
Box Front | Box Back | Box End | Box Top | Box Bottom
Front | Back
The bubble could come in any combination of three different shades of clear plastic: blue, smoke gray or tan. It is much more difficult to find bubbles that are all made of a single color.
I've always enjoyed the Space Bubble, especially when combined with the Uni-Tred. The Bubble as a sand-alone accessory was probably not as popular as when combined with the Uni-Tred as a set. I've found these boxes to be relatively difficult to find. Most Store-Stock examples I've seen are in the British Major Matt box rather than in the US release box.
Accessory may also be found in:
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