|Mattel's 3-D Game Assortment featured 4 games that incorporated vacu-form 3-D textures and interesting accessories.
The assortment probably came in a plain cardboard box with Mattel logo's and an assortment number printed on either end. - As an existing assortment has not yet materialized, the packaging is unconfirmed and based upon packaging of other display items from the same period. Each game is 19" x 19" x 3" in actual size, so this carton would be sizable.
Mattel Catalog Specifications:
(First appearance: Mattel Toys Fall 1968 "Toy Fair" Catalog Page 24)
New! 3-D GAME ASSORTMENT #A5450
Three each of four vacuum-formed Games: 12 total.
3 ea. THE AMAZING ADVENTRUES OF DOCTOR DOLITTLE GAME #5451
3 ea. THE BARBIE WORLD OF FASHION GAME #5452
3 ea. THE Major MATT MASON SPACE EXPLORATION GAME #5453
3 ea. GENTLE BEN ANIMAL HUNT GAME #5454
Std. Pack: 1 ea (1 carton)
Wt: 20 Lbs.
The 1968 Toy Fair version of the Catalog has a two-page spread (shown above), while the normal 1968 Mattel Catalog cut this down to a single page. At 20 lbs and at 19" x 19" x 3" each in size, this was one of the heaviest and largest assortments that Mattel offered for that year. I bet that the reception of the 3-D games during the show was luke-warm, causing Mattel to down-play them. The assortment was only offered for one year.
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