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GmbH Spielzeug Art.Nr. 1-6330 Capt. Laser

This is Captain Lazer in German-language packaging - though sadly without his instruction sheet. The Captain himself has nothing to distinguish him from others, it is just the box itself that has been translated and printed in Germany. As far as I can tell (I have no US box for comparison and I can't read all texts on the pictures found online), the German texts just translate the original english. There's one possible exception: the back of the box describes Captain Lazer as being a robot!



Packaging:
The box is the typical screen printed corrigated cardboard favored by Mattel, with most printing in MMM blue, details in white with over-printed black. The box is covered with heavy shrink-wrapped celophane and features a full-color, process-printed overlay. Box measures 8 5/16" x 8 5/16" Copyright is 1967.

Art.Nr. is 1-6330
Art.Nr. is short for Artikelnummer.

Box Front:
Major Matt Mason's friend from the Galaxy
Capt. Laser
with superhuman strength
Eyes-solar reactor and laser-pistol spray (emit) sparks and rays
Mattel GmbH Spielzeug
from Mattel
Box Sides:
Major Matt Mason's friend from the Galaxy
Capt. Laser
with superhuman laser power
from Mattel
Laser-pistol - Ray-shield - Paralyser - Solar reactor
Box Back:
Major Matt Mason's friend from the Galaxy
Capt. Laser

This is how the control unit of the robot works
  • Open control unit bottom. Then insert two 1.5V pen batteries (not included) and close control unit. Please pay attention to the instructions!
  • Right button: releases the laser-pistol!
  • Middle button: solar reactor is switched on. Eyes and pistol emit sparks and rays!
  • Left button: Eyes spray emit lightning. The solar reactor works!
  • Pull on space shoes - as pictured. Press Alfa-beamer, paralyser and ray shield into the laser-pistol - as shown.
(c)1967 Mattel Inc, Hawthorne, Calif. U.S.A.
Printed in Germany
Box Top & Bottom:
Major Matt Mason's friend from the Galaxy
Capt. Laser
with superhuman laser power
  • Removable helmet! - Control unit!
  • Spark-emitting eyes!
  • Alfa-beamer! - Space shoes
  • Laser-pistol! - Ray-shield!
  • Paralyser! - Solar reactor!
  • Movable arms and legs!
Sticker Sheet:
N/A

Instruction Sheet:
Three color, folded in half and hidden behind box fold (unavailable with this example)

Mattel Spielzeug Catalog Specifications:
This item has been offered in Germany since the 1968 Catalog.

Mattel 1968 Spielzeug Catalog Page 40:

Captain Laser #1-6331

Der Weltraum-Riese ist Major Matt Masons Freund. Hebt automatisch seinen rechten Arm! Seine Laser-Pistole und seine Augen sprühen Funken und Strahlen.
DM 29,50
No weights or Case Quantities are given.

Variations:
Gun Attachement, chest Reactor and Eye combination - Capt Laser could be found with any of three color combinations. These are the same as the US Version.

Paul's Notes:
  • Some of the typefaces used on this box are different from those used in the US.
  • Lazer's name is spelled as Capt. Laser with an S to facilitate German pronunciation ("Laser" gets pronounced as "Lah-zer" whereas "Lazer" would come out as "Lah-TZer"). His rank (as well as the other figures' ranks) has remained in English.(I'll spare you a ramble on what they could've been in German ;)
John's Notes:

This is an extremely difficult item to find, in either the US or foreign version.





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