A Story about Major Matt Mason by George Ruboyianes
I've really enjoyed the current
thread of everyone telling about their first mmm's. I've been doing some digging
and found 8mm film that was converted to video a few years ago. It got put
away and forgotten. The film was taken on Xmas morning 1968. It shows my younger
brother and I opening up gifts and guess what, there is the Major, mint and
perfect on the card! I had forgotten about these films until this current
thread started me trying to remember which piece I got first.
December '68 I got Matt on
a red Cat Trac, the space probe set and Sgt storm flight Pak. Then sometime
in '69 I remember getting the unitred and the space bubble (I have a very
clear memory of taking these to the park to play in the sand and a lot of
kids gathering around).
Here is the second set of pics. the first one was Matt on a red Cat Trac and the Space Probe Pak. This one is the Sgt Storm flight pak
Here's the last pic I promise. This pic is very poor but is significant because it shows me tearing up a mint Sgt Storm Flight Pak backing card in order to get Storm out. Doesn't that just make you want to cry?
George is a member of the MMM e-mail group and a regular contributor.
He may be e-mailed here. George has also put up his own page of Space Toys and Major Matt Mason. Look here for a step-by-step guide on MMM restoration and rewiring.
Find out about joining either of the Major Matt Mason e-mail groups here.