Mattel Canada Ltd

In Canada Mattel made a few changes to the Major Matt Mason toy line, there distributed by Mattel Canada Ltd. The cardboard used in the vehicle playsets was coated in white and of superior quality, thus boxes that have survived look much more like they did when new. The photographic label was the same as the US version only showing the Mattel Canada logo instead of the US logo.The printed box sides included French language translations, presumably for the French Canadian market. Finally, the instructions and printed materials would come either with translation sheets or have small French translations added to them.

Note that when this page was first created there was limited availability to Mattel Canada Ltd. items - since then many more have surfaced and will be added soon.

Mattel Canada Ltd. 304-1115 French Major Matt Mason Mattel's Man In Space - Front

This single-page insert was provided with the more common, English mini-catalog for the Canadian market. It provides French translations of the mini-catalog for the non-English speaking regions of Canada. Sheet Back

Mattel Canada Ltd. #6304-0920 Véhicule Lunaire Front

A black-and-white version of the US Instruction sheet with simplified text. Often sets for the Canadian market would come with both the US/English instructions  and this French translation.

Sheet Back

Mattel Canada Ltd. #6308-0920 Station Spatiale

A black-and-white version of the US Instruction sheet with simplified text. Often sets for the Canadian market would come with both the US/English instructions  and this French translation..

Inside Pages...pgs 2 & 3

Mattel Canada Ltd. #6310 La Station Spatiale et le Véhicule Lunaire un Jeu Animé Deluxe

Canadian collector Gary Cambridge was kind enough to send us pictures of his Deluxe Action Set in Canadian box. Click the thumbnail for a detailed description of the box and side-by-side comparisons to help identify every difference.

Mattel Canada Ltd. #6331-0920 Callisto

A very rare French-Canadian-language version of the Callisto instructions... possibly found in the Space Discovery Set. The back is the same as the US version.

Mattel Canada Ltd. #6346 Uni-tred & Space Bubble

The French-Canadian version of the Uni-tred & Space Bubble with both English and French instructions.

Sheet: Front | Inside | Back

Mattel Canada Ltd. #8178 Astro Trac Gift Set

An interesting Simpson-Sears Exclusive, the Astro Trac Gift Set seems to have only been made available with an English-language box - no hint of French here - perhaps Simpson-Sears did not have locations in French Canada? 


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