|This playset was another "deluxe" verson of the Mattel #6340 Space Cannon, accompanied by Capt. Lazer and his accessories. The box is very rare, large and spectactular with additional shots of the Space Cannon being ridden by Capt. Lazer.
This set contains a very unusual insert, in which Capt. Lazer is strapped to the bottom, face-down. All the contents, including the instructions were contained in a small, clear plastic bag, stapled to the side of the insert. This set may have received limited distribution, as it is extremely rare to find an intact example today.
Included were: Firebolt Space Cannon with rotating antenna and space labels; and Capt. Lazer with helmet, boot tredders and three gun attachments. Combined Instructions for the Firebolt and Lazer were also included.
Firebolt Space Cannon Images:
Side 1 | Side 2 | Top | Bottom | Back | Three-Quarter
Front | Back | Seated | Back Pack Detail | Head Detail
Light Up | Detail | Beacon | Wand | Shield
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 (front and bottom). The box measures 20" by 12 1/4" by 9". Copyright is 1968. The box reads: "Firebolt Space Lazer - Firebolt Power Tube Blazes Lazer Beams - Rotating Radar Antenna Scans Solar System - Radar Screen Flashes - Turret Rotates - Advances ofer Solar Terrain - Space Engineered for All Mattel Astronauts" and "Capt. Lazer - Major Matt Mason's Friend From Outer Space - Superhuman Lazer Powers - Power-Charged Arm Activates Cosmic Coder...Lazer Wand...Cosmic Beacon...Radiation Shield - Flashing Eye & Solar Reactor - Movable Arms & Legs" also "Powered by Two Pelnight Batteries (Not Included)"
Additional Box Images:
Top | Back | Ends | Bottom | Insert 1 | Insert 2 | Insert 3
Insert 4 | Insert 5 | Insert 6 | Insert 7 | Insert 8 | Insert 9
Mattel #6351-0920 Capt. Lazer Firebolt Action Set: Front | Back
Mattel Catalog Specifications:
(First appearance: Mattel Toys Fall 1969 Catalog Page 59)
New Capt. Lazer Firebolt Action Set #6351
Lazer-charged duo! CAPT. LAZER rides the FIREBOLT; turret rotates wile power tube and radar screen blaze with lazer beams as the FIREBOLT advances! MAT MASON'S mighty friend from outer space emits flashing eye beams and lazer energy from his Solar Reactor and Cosmic Coder accessories; Cosmic Beacon, Radiation Shield, and Lazer Wand. Batteries for CAPT. LAZER and vehicle not included.
Std. Pack: 1/3 Doz.
Wt: 16 Lbs.
- The Box Art features a FireBolt with red/orange plastic parts, indicating that the playset was intended for release after the regular production vehicles had been offered (the images appear to be re-colored early shots). Compare these images with #6340 and #6341 (links below).
- The Firebolt is alternatively referred to by Mattel as either a "Space Cannon" or "Space Lazer." Most later Mattel Catalog listings refer to it as "Space Lazer," which was also commonly used overseas.
- Mexican Caņon Espacial
- British Firebolt Space Lazer
This is one of the rarest boxed playsets, with perhaps only a handful known to exist. I believe this example is the only one known-about that contains the insert. Note that the insert still has a portion of the contents bag stapled to the side, and that the original contents bag is intact (except for having been split open). The instructions were also folded to be inserted into the same bag.
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