|Apparently Mattel decided to package Sgt Storm with the same accessories as the Major Matt Mason Flight Set (#6300). In doing so, an identical backer-card was used with the MMM figure colored in red, and a green background replacing the usual blue. "Major Matt Mason" was replaced by Sgt Storm and references to his "Space Buddy" were added. Otherwise, the front and back of the card is the same.
For some reason, this variation was only offered in the Fall 1968 catalog. Afterward, and perhaps because of the greater success in marketing the less expensive Cat Trac card, the Sgt Storm Flight Set was not to be found.
The Card is full-color, process-printed and is 9 1/2" x 6" x 1 1/8" Copyright is 1968.
Mattel Catalog Specifications:
(First appearance: Mattel Toys Fall 1968 Spring Catalog Page 92)
SGT. STORM Flight Set #6317
This appears to be the only year that the Sgt Storm "Flight Card" was offered.
Meet Major MATT MASON'S space buddy! Sandy-haired SGT. STORM is the courageous new astronaut assigned to assist Mattel's Man in Space on every mission! Bendable, poseable astronaut flies with his Jet Propulsion Pak and space sled!
Removable helmet and movable sun-shield visor.
Space labels, instructions. 6" tall.
Std. Pack: 1 Doz.
Wt: 6 Lbs.
- Sgt Storm with Blue Straps and White Cuffs
- Sgt Storm with Blue Straps and Black Cuffs
- Sgt Storm with Black Straps
- German Sgt Storm Flight Card Set Front | Back
- White Card used in early Firebolt Super Action Sets
- Head variations
This is perhaps the hardest of the Astronaut figure carded variations to procure, with the exception of the MMM w/Gulf Card or White Rubber MMM on Flight Card. I have only seen this card with Blue Strap Sgt Storms.
Sgt Storm White Card:
This is a simplified version of the Flight Set card that may be found in the Firebolt Super Action Set (it contains a figure with helmet and Jet Propulsion Pak mounted on a white-backed blister pak. (NOTE: this also appears to be the same blister used in the Gulf Oil Promotion).
All Mattel images and captions are copyright Mattel and used without permission. All other content, including images, and editorial, is Copyright © 1997-2018 John Eaton and/or contributors unless otherwise stated. Some media clips are used without permission but should be covered under fair-use Copyright laws or made available under public domain. If there are any comments or objections, please contact John Eaton via email, by clicking here.