Located with an East Coast US seller, I noticed this unusual spaceman late last year. This is the picture from Ebay.
Its a Marx Apollo Astronaut carded set from 1970. The figure is names as Colonel Hap Hazard.
It all looks so familiar and I may well have had one of these sets. I was 9 in 1970 and 10 that Christmas.
But I can't help thinking that all the accessories look so much like Major Matt Mason equipment that that's what I'm actually remembering. Its hard to say. I suppose I'm now wondering whether Marx simply cashed in on Mattel's success with Major Matt. What do you think?
There are also countless knockoffs of this Marx set especially in Mexico where the body has many colour variations and different heads including Callisto like these from the amazing Madhunter collection.!
Interestingly Marx released Colonel Hap Hazard in an earlier guise as a tinplate robot in 1968.
Here's some footage on You Tube of the robot by gfu collectible.
Do you have any Hap Hazard toys or knockoffs?