||A Story about Major Matt Mason
by Tim Merchak
I have read a lot of great
stories from collectors, so far it seems we are all relatively the same age
group 34-41 give or take.
As a kid in the sixties I
had all the MMM stuff and loved it, along with Lost in Space Sci Fi played
a huge role in the lives of many kids in the sixties. I was not into collecting
any of it until very recently.
I married this year and my
wife was born and raised in the Dominican Republic, so many of the things
we had in America did not make it there. Wy wife is very interested in what
went on in the U.S. when I was a kid, shows, toys, movies etc. Well we are
also Dark Shadows fans and thanks to the Sci Fi channel we tape two episodes
daily. On one of them,(they ran from 68-71) a young boy was in his room and
he had on his desk a Crawler ! I stopped the tape and told my wife wow ! I
had that exact same toy and proceeded to let her in on Major Matt.
A few days later sitting
in front of the PC, I thought, heck, let's do a search for Major Matt Mason
and see what comes back. Well not expecting much I did, and what a surprise
I found. Groups, and collections and auctions and page after page of MMM stuff
Well I was in my glory and
showed my wife who thought it was as cool as I did. So we started looking
for pieces to buy and well here we are. You really can never grasp or underestimate
the power of the Internet, it is incredible.
I Thank everyone who has helped
me out there, I have heard from a lot of cool people with MMM, being new I
have many questions. I really look forward hearing more from everyone !!
Thank You for listening ! Tim
Tim is a member of the Major Matt Mason e-mail group and regularly contributes to discussions about toys. He may be e-mailed here.
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