||A Story about Major Matt Mason
by Donald Bledsoe
I took the time and read
all the great stories and stuff about your personal Matt experiances and I
must also contribute. I don't have weekend access to my email otherwise I
would have responded quicker.
I am 34 years old and had
a number of Matts when I was a child. Mostly Matt himself along with a Storm,
Lazer, Callisto and Scorpio. I also remember clearly having a few Colorform
aliens, Colossus Rex, Cmdr. Comet, Astro-Nautilus, and Alpha - 7. Vehicle-wise
I had a space crawler, bubble and unitred. I got the unitred by winning it
in a church fair when I was young and I was very excited because it came with
a new Matt, all mine at the time were "used" to say the least. Let me clarify
that it was not packaged with Matt, but a carded Matt figure was part of the
prize. Years pass and after many moves and yard sales, my Matt collection
dispersed to the four winds.
Then, in the mid-eighties,
my friend and I discovered a place in Toledo, OH called Hollywood Dream Factory.
They had quite a few MINT Matt pieces and that's when I started reaquiring
Matt. I got the Matt with moonsuit set ($50.00), the XRG-1 reentry glider
($35.00), and Matt on the CatTrac ($25.00). These were all Mint on Mint cards,
though the plastic bubbles had popped in a few spots. After that, I picked
up a few slightly worn figures at toyshows and flea markets, and now with
eBay, despite it's faults, my collection is near done!
I was a mere 4 years old when
I saw Neil hit the moondust and saw it in my parents bedroom on a small B&W
TV. I thought it was the neatest thing. I also remember seeing news footage
of helicoptors landing in fields, but not knowing what that was all about.
Now I know it was Vietnam.
I have collected many things
thru the years, but I have tended to stick by my Favorites: Matt Mason, G.I.
Joe, Star Wars, Lego, and Japanese robots.
Thanx. Don Bledsoe.
Donald 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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