Matchbox MAC or “Mobile Action Command” is one of the most underrated action figure lines of the 1970s.
The concept is centered on the nameless men of MAC, an international rescue operation similar to the Thunderbirds, each man has his own quasi-futuristic vehicle. The combination of a 2″ figure and attractively priced vehicle lured me many times and the lack of a back story intrigued me and millions of other children worldwide. The thing I hear most about MAC these days from collectors is “I had that but never knew what they were called!”
The men of Matchbox MAC were based in a secret mountain fortress complete with three vehicles and three Mobile Action Command agents. This playset was the most expensive piece in the MAC arsenal and today it’s not uncommon to find this piece in a department store mailer box.
Even the military sets are devoted to rescue, one of the cooler things about MAC. I also that frogman set as a kid, I was obsessed with scuba diving.
We did a video on Matchbox MAC a couple of years back (Hey that rhymes!)
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