With no new products planned, no new movie coming, and really nothing at all to report, Mattel devoted a surprisingly large amount of space to Major Matt Mason at San Diego's Comic-Con International last week. Matt Mason, for those who don't know, is the line that came out as Mattel's Man in Space, which begat Mel Birnkrant and Colorforms to create and distribute the Outer Space Men as a compatible line of aliens. (Mattel would eventually make an alien, but well, we know which ones are more fun.)
When I asked people at the booth, I was assured the items are basically just putting out feelers to fans, which is interesting as I assume the average Comic-Con goer would need Wikipedia to know who Major Matt Mason was, but you're good people and you know the connection to Outer Space Men already.
Numerous toys from the Mattel archives were out for the viewing, which is a real treat for someone like me who missed the Space Race and the toys it inspired. This gallery at 16bit.com shows what Mattel had in their booth, but there was a surprise bonus item-- a Brawlin' Buddy of Major Matt Mason, presented as a fun concept with zero chance of coming out. One was shown for He-Man as well. These are mixed in with the WWE Wrestling coverage along with a few classic wrestlers which also won't be seeing production.
While you likely won't be seeing much more out of Major Matt Mason in the near future, it will get some coverage on this blog, especially if by some miracle Mattel hires The Four Horsemen to make the figures in a 3 3/4-inch compatible Glyos line. I'd support the heck out of that, wouldn't you?