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SFX: The Sci-Fi and Fantasy Magazine - - First Contact -

Mark Cor­dory sent us some of his Ma­jor Matt Ma­son Mat­tel fig­ures, in­clud­ing a rare Scor­pio. “Th­ese are toys from my child­hood – still in pretty much near-mint con­di­tion, with even a few frag­ments from the orig­i­nal pack­ag­ing cut out and stuck to the bis­cuit tins they now live in. I still get a small nostal­gia rush when I open the tins.”

KATHY TAY­LOR OF VEC­TIS SAYS: Pro­duced in 1969/70, Scor­pio is big­ger than the Ma­jor Matt Ma­son as­tro­nauts at over seven inches tall. Scor­pio was con­structed us­ing a rub­ber com­pound­cov­ered wire armature en­cased in a plas­tic ex­oskele­ton torso. His face is il­lu­mi­nated via a blink­ing light bulb.

This is the hard­est of all the Matt Ma­son char­ac­ters to lo­cate. Made in the fi­nal year of the pro­duc­tion, there were very few pro­duced in re­la­tion to the as­tro­nauts and other aliens. Loose it’s worth £80-£120, but a mint boxed version could fetch £500-£700.

If you’ve got a piece of mem­o­ra­bilia you’d like us to fea­ture, send us a photo of your item with a few words about what it means to you, to sfx@fu­turenet. com, us­ing the sub­ject line Cash In The AT-AT.

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