your sci-fi memorabilia valued by the experts from auctioneers Vectis
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.