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Mattel #6333 Doug Davis with Cat Trac


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Major Matt Mason's space buddy Doug Davis, the Space Scientist-Radiologist. Doug comes with a Red/Orange cat trac on a green-printed moonscape background (depicting figures around a space station).. Doug Davis typically is found waving as are most other figures on cat trac cards. The card reads: "Major Matt Mason's space buddy Doug Davis [Space Scientist-Radiology} Rides his lunar trac - Researches areas of cosmic ray penetration...Flexible space suit bends at all joints!...Separate space helmet with movable visor!"

Doug is perhaps the second-rarest of the Astronaut figures. Besides the Astronaut assortments, he was available in 2 sets, the Space Mission Team and the Space Discovery Set. There are three known packaging variations of the cat trac card (see below). Doug could also be found in the window-boxed, Space Center "Astronaut" box (see below).



Packaging:
The Card is full-color, process-printed and is 8" x 5" x 2 1/4" Copyright is 1968. The card reads: "Major Matt Mason's space buddy Doug Davis [Space Scientist-Radiology} Rides his lunar trac - Researches areas of cosmic ray penetration...Flexible space suit bends at all joints!...Separate space helmet with movable visor!"

Mattel Catalog Specifications:
This item has been offered since the Mattel Spring 1969 Catalog Page 53.
DOUG DAVIS Space Scientist - Radiologist #6333
Space researcher collects asteroid specimens, samples and minerals using the compact Lunar Trac.
Std. Pack: 1 Doz.
Wt: 4 Lbs.
Each poseable 6" astronaut features plastiformed space helmets with moveable tinted visors.
Variations:
At some point, Mattel went to a tall-card variation of Doug (and all other cat trac carded figures). I've seen no explanation for the change...perhaps they were updating the look of the line (this can also be seen with the items released late in 69 and in 70, with the 60's/70's Mod color combinations).
  • Paper Insert "Cat Trac Included" Variant: Comparison
  • Paper Insert "Lunar Trac Included" Variant: Comparison
  • Tall Doug Davis Cat Trac Card Front | Back

John's Notes:
Doug is the second hardest-to-find figure MIP, as he was only available in the two assortments that list this package. He may be found more often loose, as he was included in both the Space Mission Team set and the Space Discovery Set.

He may also be found in:



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