Mattel Japan

Ad image I found in a random Google search

Major Matt Mason was released in Japan under the primary Mattel brand in US-release packaging in some capacity based on the advertising I've managed to find. Attached to the backs of cards in this market would be a small pouch with Japanese language instructions (sometimes these are pasted to the back of the card over the existing US/EN printing). I believe the Japanese language instructions were also included inside the boxed play sets available there. I currently own one example of an MMM Flight card and a couple of Accessory Cards - based on the advertising (see above) it seems at least a few vehicles were also released in Japan, I believe also in US packaging with an attached Japanese-language instruction sheet.


Back cover of a Mook from about 1968

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