||A Story about Major Matt Mason
by James Manahan
I fall right in the established
age group 38 pushing 10, single father of three (who live with me) For years
I would mention the Major and get blank stares.
I got into collecting the
Major by a round about way, I am heavily into model building and I thought
there would be no way to every own what I had as a child. I thought if I could
just locate one figure I could mold and make all the ones I had and build
dioramas for my model contests, that way show all the people who had such
blank stares about the Major.
By chance I found Ebay and
the mailing list and thankfully Alec Peters who I got my first two figures
from (Sgt.Storm and the Major). I now have included a Station, Doug Davis,
Callisto,Recon Jet, Back pack, Cat Tracs, Uni-Trac and Ball and 1/2 a Moon
Suit (which I am detailing the interior for molding). I am attempting to mold
and detail out a cattrac into a type of model and for display. I want to do
this with the Sled as soon as I obtain one.
When I received my first figure
(my second childhood) I was so proud, I could not wait to show my children
and the first thing out of their mouths were "it's just a Space Man!, it doesn't
even have a micro chip for sounds!" Needless to say they now have respect
for those Space Men in the Domed Display Cases.
I collect many things, but
I am not into resale I just collect what I had or is special to me. My children
and I have Star Trek (Mego, Galloob, Trendmasters all sizes, over a 100+ carded),
12inch GIJoes (mostly commemorative), Star Wars 1977 through New releases,
Godzilla (my passion) and the other Toho Monsters, Plastic models (unbuilt
400+) with the delusion of building them all. Not to even mention Barbie and
Beanies!, one thing I have learned is that my children will not have to worry
about Dad throwing their toys out!.
Jim is a relatively new member of the Major Matt Mason e-mail
group and we heartily welcome his comments and contributions to discussions
about toys. He may be e-mailed here.
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