Mattel #6360 XRG-1 Reentry Glider

#6360 XRG-1 Reentry Glider Card Front

The XRG-1 Reentry Glider was and still is, one of the most unique and innovative toys from the 60's. Basically a glider that flies with an MMM figure under the canopy.

XRG-1 Reentry Glider


The backer-card is made of corrugated cardboard printed on all sides (in black, white and blue ink), except the front which has an applied full-color, process-printed label. The card measures 18 ½" by 21 5/8" by 4 5/8". Copyright is 1970. The card reads: "Major Matt Mason XRG-1 Reentry Glider" - "Streaks Through Space" - "Reenters Earth's Atmosphere" - "Glides and Lands Safely on Earty" - "Flies Only with a Mattel Astronaut - Not Included"

#6360 XRG-1 Reentry Glider Card Top
#6360 XRG-1 Reentry Glider Card Inside Bottom
#6360 XRG-1 Reentry Glider Card Detail
#6360 XRG-1 Reentry Glider Card Bottom
#6360 XRG-1 Reentry Glider Card Back
#6360 XRG-1 Reentry Glider Canopy with Sticker Sheet

Sticker Sheet:


Mattel #6360-0920 XRG-1 Re-entry Glider
Mattel #6360-0920 XRG-1 Re-entry Glider Back
Mattel #6360 Card Back Detail

Mattel Catalog Specifications:

(First appearance: Mattel Toys 1970 Spring Catalog Page 12 - note that the catalog description describes the packaging as being a "Blister Card" when in fact the XRG-1 came tied to the unusual card-like package without a blister)

XRG-1 REENTRY GLIDER #6360 Flies only with a Mattel astronaut (or simulated weight) in cockpit. Decals, instructions included.
Blister card, 18 ½" x 21 5/8" x 4 5/8"
Std. Pack: 1 Doz.
Wt: 12 1/4 Lbs.

Note: The catalog listing doesn't have a "NEW!" label which implies that the glider may have been made available prior to the catalog printing, yet it's not in the 1969 Catalog. The glider may have been offered between catalogs via tear-sheet - so far one hasn't surfaced.


  • Slip-on canopy
  • Riveted canopy (much rarer later "updated" version)
  • Card-back original printing
  • Card-back large sticker

John's Notes:

This is one of the most fun MMM accessories to actually play with out of doors. It actually flies quite far, especially if the thrower is up a slight hill. Bending the wing flaps really do cause the flight path to change. Loads of fun here! You should check out Pat LeBlanc's X-RV Lifting Body custom.

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