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Rosebud Mattel 6340 Firebolt Space Lazer

The Firebolt Space Cannon was changed to Firebolt Space Lazer without any apparant changes to the vehicle itself. The box is printed in England; the instruction sheet as well.

Firebolt Space Lazer Box Images:
Front View | Side View | Bottom view | Top View | Back View

Packaging:
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 (top and front). The box measures 16" by 11 1/2" by 8 1/2". The box reads: "Barrel Blazes Firebolt Beams! - Rotating Radar Antenna Scans Solar System! Turret Rotates Astronauts 360° - Radar Screen Lights Up! - Mysterious Pulsating Solar Sound! - Advances over Solar Terrain! - Barrel Elevates fro Long Range Firing!" and "Space Engineered for all Mattel Astronauts - Powered by Two "D" Batteries (Not Included) - Astronauts Not Included."

The lower left corner of the box top is marked:
© 1967 Mattel Inc./ Printed in England (small white text on black rectangle inside picture)

The lower right of the box back is marked:
© 1967 Mattel, INC., Hawthorne, California, 90250. Motor made in Japan./ Assembled and printed in U.K. (largish black text in cyan background to illustration)

The Mattel trademarks reads ROSEBUD MATTEL - TOYMAKERS
instead of MATTEL, INC - TOYMAKERS

Stock no. is the regular 6340, all other box art appears the same.

Sticker Sheet:


Instructions:
Mattel #6340-0920 Firebolt Space Cannon: Front | Back

Variations:
  • The Box Art features a FireBolt with silver instead of red/orange plastic parts. Also, the stickers are different... it appears that Mattel made a last-minute change prior to the release of the vehicle.
  • 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" (see excerpt from the 69 Spring Catalog above) and this seems to have persisted for the UK market.
  • Mexican Cañon Espacial


Paul's Notes:
  • Some of the typefaces used on this box are different from those used in the US.
  • Note the Rosebud logo
John's Notes:
I've always like the Firebolt. Finally, Matt has some real fire power to blow up his enemies with! I think this is pretty much a staple in any MMM collection. I especially like that Capt. Lazer has something to ride when he joins Matt and the gang!

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