Major Matt Mason Instruction Sheets

Here you'll find full-page (at 100%) scans of all the Major Matt Mason instruction sheets that I possess (including some foreign versions!). My hope is that collectors that are missing instructions to their accessories/vehicles can fill gaps in their collection by downloading and subsequently printing these sheets. They are saved at 75 dpi to save download time and preserve screen resolution. They should be printed at 150 dpi for best results...they won't be perfect "photo-copies" but hey, they're better than nuthin! 

Thumbnails are provided, you can click on them or the titles or right-mouse click and send them somewhere for printing. Some of these images are "large" and not for the squeamish. Most images will fit on a letter size page, others that need larger paper I've tried to indicate or I've broken up the image into several printed pages. Have fun!

Mattel #5157-0920 Talking Command Console

This is the basic format of most of the MMM Instruction Sheets. Plain white paper with Black and Blue printing (Mattel occasionally used Red for special details).

Mattel #6300 Major Matt Mason Flight Card Back

This scan of the MMM Flight Card has the basics: Jet Propulsion Pak, Sled, and how to fly them.

Mattel #6302-0920 Astro Trac

One of my favorite vehicles. Look here for the actual sticker placement. It's amazing to see the variation of sticker placement on examples found today.

Mattel #6304-0920 Space Crawler

One of the first MMM Instruction sheets, unusual in its use of red ink as the primary header scheme.
Sheet Back

Mattel #6308 Rocket Launch Pak

Page from the Astro Track Missile Convoy Instructions

Mattel #6308-0922 Space Station Outside Pages

Must-have instructions for the Space Station - learn how to properly assemble the station without breaking tabs.

Inside Pages

Mattel #6327-0920 Astro Trac Missile Convoy Set

This very rare sheet is pretty large. You'll need to either adjust the image size or cut it up to get it to print completely.
Sheet Back

Mattel #6330-1180 Captain Lazer

You'll need legal size paper to print all of this one.

Mattel #6331-0920 Callisto

As a note, this sheet came with the all-white-carded Callisto usually found in the Space Discovery Set and the Lunar Base Command Set. It's basically a paper-sheet version of the Card back.

Mattel #6336 MMM w/Space Power Suit Package Back

This is a big image... you may need to download then cut it up to print.

Mattel #6337-0920 Space Mission Team

Basically the same sheet that came with Callisto but with a different header and the addition of the Space Sled Instruction.

Mattel #6339-0920 Uni-Tred & Space Bubble Outside

These are slightly larger than a standard 8 1/2" x 11" ... you may need to adjust.
Inside Pages...pgs 2 & 3

Mattel #6340-0920 Firebolt Space Cannon

I especially like the images of Capt. Lazer sitting on the Firebolt.
Sheet Back

Mattel #6341-0920 Major Matt Mason

This small instruction sheet is fairly rare. It would sometimes come with sets that had an MMM figure on a white background card (it was also used as the back of the Gulf Promotional Carded MMM).

Mattel #6341 Major Matt Mason

This interesting sheet came as a separate 8 1/2" x 11" printed sheet, quarter folded - presumably thrown into a playset or given out by toy stores when instructions were sought. It's a reprint of the back of the MMM flight card. There are no printing codes on the paper.

Mattel #6342-4920 Gamma Ray Gard Pak

This instruction sheet was only available in the chip-boxed version of the Gamma Ray Gard, so fairly rare.

Mattel #6344-0920 Space Power Suit

As a note, this sheet came with the Space Power Suit usually found in the Space Discovery Set. It was also included in the chip-box variation of the Space Power Suit. It's basically a paper-sheet version of the Card back.

Mattel #6345-0920 Space Bubble

The back of the sheet shows the various configurations of the Space Bubble.
Sheet Back

Mattel #6346-0920 Uni-Tred Space Hauler

You will probably have to adjust the print size.

Mattel #6351-0920 Capt. Lazer Firebolt Action Set

One of the rarest playsets making this one of the hardest instruction sheets to find.
Sheet Back

Mattel #6357-0920 Star Seeker Sheet Outside

This is the original, black and white version. See below for the "Style A" color version.
Sheet Inside

This sheet is gigantic, over 20 inches wide when unfolded. I've also saved the disassembled scans as segments:
Sheet Front part 1 | part 2 | part 3
Sheet Back part 4 | part 5 | part 6

Mattel #6357-0920 (A) Star Seeker (color version)

This version of the Star Seeker's instructions is in the form of an 8-page color booklet. I've disassembled mine into page-sized scans. Reassemble as a booklet and use two staples for the binding. Note that the printing of this example is a bit off-kilter.

Pages: Cover & 8 | 2 & 7 | 3 & 6 | 4 & 5

Mattel #6359-4920 Scorpio

If you've ever wanted to know how to get those search globes working, here's your chance!

Mattel #6360-0920 XRG-1 Flight Path Adjustment

This is another instruction sheet that I was unaware of (I believe that it is quite rare). I received it in a collection with the Glider. The sheet is titled: "How to Adjust Flight Path of XRG-1 Reentry Glider." It basically tells the flyer how to bend the trim tabs to make the glider fly to the right or left, up or down. It was folded into a 1 1/2" x 3" rectangle, so it may have been inserted under the canopy with the sticker sheet.
Sheet Back

Mattel #6361 XRG-1 Re-entry Glider Package Back

This is a big one... you'll need to download and break it apart to print, or use a "fit to page" selection if your printer has one. 

Mattel #6378 Talking Flying Matt Mason Back (Riveted canopy)

Mattel #6386-0920 Star Seeker Walk in Space Set

This is small sheet that accompanied the Star Seeker instruction sheet for the Sears Exclusive set. Fairly scarce.
Sheet Back



Mattel Non-US Instruction Sheets

I really enjoy gathering versions of the Major and his pals produced in other countries. It's interesting to see how Mattel's Man in Space is represented in foreign lands. The sheets below have been sent to me as scans from various contributors (primarily from Paul Vreede, who is also responsible for most of the content and translations within the Non-US Releases area of my website).

Jouets Rationnels (French)

Jouets Rationnels #6308 Base Spatial

Inside Pages...pgs 2 & 3

Mattel Canada Ltd. (French)

Mattel Canada Ltd.  #6302-0920 Astro Trac

French version of the Astro Trac instructions for the Canadian market. 

Mattel Canada Ltd.  #6304-0920 Space Crawler Front

French version of the Space Crawler instructions for the Canadian market.

Sheet Back

Mattel Canada Ltd.  #6308-0920 Space Station

French version of the Astro Trac instructions for the Canadian market.

Inside Pages...pgs 2 & 3

Mattel Canada Ltd.  #6331-0920 Callisto

The Callisto sheet is the same as the US version only in French.

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

The French-Canadian version of the Uni-Tred & Space Bubble

Sheet: Front | Inside | Back




Mattel GmbH Spielzeug (Germany)

Mattel GmbH Spielzeug 6304-0920 Weltraum Spinne (Space Crawler)

The German market version of the Space Crawler). Scans contributed by Paul Vreede.
Sheet Back

Mattel GmbH Spielzeug Art.Nr. 1-6346 / 0920 Weltraum Transporter (Uni-Tred)

The German market version of the Uni-Tred.




Mattel Japan

These instruction sheets were inside a small bag taped to the back of a US-version card, apparently for the Japanese Marketplace. The KB logo seems to represent the distributor... there is little known about the distribution of Mattel items in Japan. I've also heard of versions where the Japanese instructions are glued to the back of the accessory card but thus far the ones I possess had instructions taped in flat clear plastic sleeves to the back.

Mattel Japan #6301 Moon Suit Pak

The Japanese version of Moon Suit instructions. 

Mattel Japan #6307 Space Probe Pak

The Japanese version of Space Probe Pak instructions. In this case the instructions had been removed and the small plastic sleeve was missing - however the card, while beat up a bit, was intact and you can see where the bag was taped from the tears where it was placed.

Mattel S.A. International


Mattel S.P.A Giacattoli (Italy)


Rosebud Mattel Toymakers (UK)

Rosebud Mattel Toymakers #6308-0922 Space Station

Scans contributed by Paul Vreede.
Inside Pages...pgs 2 & 3

Rosebud Mattel Toymakers #6340-0920 Firebolt Space Lazer

Scans contributed by Paul Vreede.
Sheet Back

Rosebud Mattel Toymakers #6345-0920 Space Bubble Front

Sheet Back




CIPSA (Compagnia Industrial de Plasticos S.A.) (Mexico)

CIPSA #4926 Scorpio El Tirano (Scorpio)

The Mexican version of Scorpio with text in Spanish. Note the "Eveready Battery" promo in the corner and the lack of the Vest Pack for shooting "search globes."
Sheet Back

CIPSA #4925 Cápsula Cósmica (Space Power Suit)

The Mexican version with text in Spanish.

CIPSA #4929 Extensor de Podor (Supernaut Power Limbs)

The Mexican version with text in Spanish.

CIPSA #4952 Estación Espacial (Space Station)

The Mexican version with text in Spanish.
Page 1 | Page 2 | Page 3 | Page 4

CIPSA #4953 Cámara Antigravedad (Uni-Tred and Space Bubble)

The Mexican version with text in Spanish.
Inside Pages

CIPSA #4955 Cañon Espacial (Firebolt Space Cannon)

The Mexican version with text in Spanish.

CIPSA #4993 Cripton (Callisto)

Cripton was the CIPSA of Mexico version of Callisto's "Evil Twin" with text in Spanish.



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