|The Space Travel Pak contained items already found on Flight Carded figures and other Paks. It seems that Mattel could get more bang for the buck by offering the same items, especially the Space Sled and Jet Propulsion Pak, for use by the other astronauts. Good move, as this pak proved extremely popular and is still much sought after today.
The Space Travel Pak included: Space Sled with Control Handle; Jet Propulsion Pak; Chemical Decontamination Gun and Space Labels.
The Package reads: "Space Sled and Personal Jet Propulsion Back Pak Fly Astronauts on Special Space Missions! Chemical Gun Decontaminates While Neutralizing Radioactivity"
The Card is full-color, process-printed and is 8 1/2" x 12" x 1" Copyright is 1968.
Mattel Catalog Specifications:
This item has been offered since the Mattel Spring 1969 Catalog page 54.
New Space Travel Pak #6347
Jet Propulsion Pak mounts on detachable Space Sled for land travel. Back unit aids astronauts on short-run flights. Decontamination gear included!
Std. Pack: 1 Doz.
Wt: 4 ½ Lbs.
- German Flug In's All: Front
This was one of the first carded MMM accessories I ever bought. Seems a case was found some time in the mid-90's, so there are several really minty examples available. I bought one of these, for a rather exorbitant amount, only to accidentally knock the card off a shelf and ding one corner. Moving some items on a crowded shelf, two carded accessory paks headed for the floor. I caught one, but the Space Travel Pak hit pretty hard. It's funny that I always took the card for granted until I damaged it.
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