Mattel #6378 Talking Flying Matt Mason

#6378 Talking Flying Matt Mason Box Front

Once again utilizing the mod, 60's packaging found in other boxed sets from this period, the Talking Flying Matt Mason featured a window to view the Talking Command Voice Pak-wearing figure. Basically a "combo-pack" of two separate playsets, this boxed set came with a figure/helmet, the Talking Command Voice Pak (from the Talking MMM set) and an XRG-1 Reentry Glider.

Detailed descriptions of both accessories may be found in: 6360 XRG-1 Reentry Glider and 6362 Talking Major Matt Mason listings.

MMM Astronaut Major MATT MASON

MMM XRG-1 Reentry Glider 


The box is made of corrugated cardboard printed on all sides (in black, white and blue ink), except the front and bottom, which have an applied full-color, process-printed label. The package measures 18" by 18" by 4 3/4". Copyright is 1970. The box reads: "Includes Major Matt Mason - Voice Command Pak and XRG-1 Reentry Glider" - "Calls Out Life-Saving Orders to His Crew!"

#6378 Talking Flying Matt Mason Box Back
#6378 Talking Flying Matt Mason Box Sides
#6378 Talking Flying Matt Mason Box Ends
#6378 Talking Flying Matt Mason Box Contents
#6378 Talking Flying Matt Mason Window Detail
#6378 Talking Flying Matt Mason Figure Insert
#6378 Talking Flying Matt Mason Figure Insert 2
#6378 Talking Flying Matt Mason Box Insert Front
#6378 Talking Flying Matt Mason Box Insert Back

Sticker Sheet:


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

Mattel #6378 Box Back Detail 1 - Talking MMM 
Mattel #6378 Box Back Detail 2 - XRG-1

Mattel Catalog Specifications:

(First appearance: Mattel Toys 1970 Spring Catalog Page 12)

Superb combination value! Let Major MATT MASON beam voice commands, then let him orbit in the Glider! Astronaut, Voice Command Pak, glider and insignia included.
Std. Pack: 1/2 Doz.
Wt: 13 Lbs.


  • Slip-on canopy (probably never available for this set)
  • Riveted canopy (both examples I've owned had riveted canopies)

John's Notes:

Until a few years ago, this was thought of as one of the rarer MMM playsets. Recently several have turned up (not to say that it isn't difficult to find - it still is, however it's not on par with the 6361 XRG-1 Reentry Glider with Major Matt Mason). Make sure you check out the listing for both 6360 and 6362 for a more comprehensive look at both accessories. It's my belief that this set only came with the riveted canopy but have seen examples with the slip-on canopy - nothing "store stock" though so I'm assuming the glider has been swapped for the more common, earlier version (the riveted canopy is often broken as over time the plastic stretches and cracks across the insert tabs). You should also check out Pat LeBlanc's X-RV Lifting Body custom.

Accessories may also be found in:

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