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1983 Mattel Toys Dealer Catalog

Here is the 1983 Mattel Toys Dealer Catalog (or at least the portion relevant to the MOTU line). Intended for retailers, Mattel’s dealer catalogs showcased all the latest and greatest releases, along with existing merchandise. The catalog showcases all the 1982 items plus everything new for 1983. As we’ve seen in other catalogs, the “new” items tend to be hand-painted rather than final factory examples.

The new for 1983 lineup includes:

  • Ram Man
  • Man-E-Faces
  • Trap Jaw
  • Tri-Klops
  • Faker
  • Evil-Lyn
  • Panthor
  • Attak Trak
  • Point Dread and the Talon Fighter
  • Screeech
  • Zoar

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Close up shots:

attak trak
Attak Trak
Hand-painted Evil-Lyn
Hand-painted Evil-Lyn
Panthor with a hand-painted, glossy saddle
Panthor with a hand-painted, glossy saddle
Panthor with Battle Cat and the 1982 vehicles
Panthor with Battle Cat and the 1982 vehicles
Ram Man, Man-E-Faces and Faker
Ram Man, Man-E-Faces and Faker
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Trap Jaw and a hand-painted Tri-Klps. Notice the lack of orange detail on the bracers
Zoar. Notice the green detail on Teela's armor.
Zoar. Notice the green detail on Teela’s armor.
Screech
Screech
Talon Fighter. Notice the lack of red spray paint in front of the cockpit, just like the cross sell art.
Talon Fighter. Notice there is no heavy red spray paint in front of the cockpit, just as depicted in the cross sell art.
Point Dread, Talon Fighter and story book with record. Point Dread appears to be hand painted.
Point Dread, Talon Fighter and story book with record. Point Dread appears to be hand-painted.

Source: Orange Slime

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