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Name Mattel, Inc., El Segundo, CA

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Image of 2016.001.004A-B - Monster "A Strange Change Toy" Capsules, late 1960s to 1970s. Twenty red "time capsule" pieces made of irradiated plastic produced by the Raychem Corporation as part of "A Strange Change Toy Featuring the Lost World." The toy set was sold by Mattel, Inc., and also included a machine with a heated dome and a compressor device, tweezers, instructions, a 3-D molded plastic "Lost World Landscape," and an illustrated map. The square capsules expand into toy figures when heated. They can also be re-compressed back into squares and expanded again. The monster figure (a) has two arms, two legs, and a head. The head has no neck and is low on the torso. The face has two eyes and an open oval mouth with two teeth. An embossed belly button can be seen right below the lower jaw. The elbows are bent and positioned near the top of the head. Each hand has three fingers. The legs are straight and each foot has three toes. The back has no detailing and is slightly concave. Nineteen compressed square capsules (b-t) are embossed with Mattel's logo. The other side also has a Mattel logo and a pressed circle to the bottom left of the logo with a number embossed in the center.  The numbers range in the 50s.

2016.001.004A-B - Monster "A Strange Change Toy" Capsules, late 1960s to 1970s. Twenty red "time capsule" pieces made of irradiated plastic produced by the Raychem Corporation as part of "A Strange Change Toy Featuring the Lost World." The toy set was sold by Mattel, Inc., and also included a machine with a heated dome and a compressor device, tweezers, instructions, a 3-D molded plastic "Lost World Landscape," and an illustrated map. The square capsules expand into toy figures when heated. They can also be re-compressed back into squares and expanded again. The monster figure (a) has two arms, two legs, and a head. The head has no neck and is low on the torso. The face has two eyes and an open oval mouth with two teeth. An embossed belly button can be seen right below the lower jaw. The elbows are bent and positioned near the top of the head. Each hand has three fingers. The legs are straight and each foot has three toes. The back has no detailing and is slightly concave. Nineteen compressed square capsules (b-t) are embossed with Mattel's logo. The other side also has a Mattel logo and a pressed circle to the bottom left of the logo with a number embossed in the center. The numbers range in the 50s.

Monster "A Strange Change Toy" Capsules, late 1960s to 1970s. Twenty red "time capsule" pieces made of irradiated plastic produced by the Raychem Corporation as part of "A Strange Change Toy Featuring the Lost World." The toy set was sold by Mattel, Inc., and also included a machine with a heated dome and a compressor device, tweezers, instructions, a 3-D molded plastic "Lost World Landscape," and an illustrated map. The square capsules expand into toy figures when heated. They can also be re-compressed back into squares and expanded again. The monster figure (a) has two arms, two legs, and a head. The head has no neck and is low on the torso. The face has two eyes and an open oval mouth with

Image of 2016.001.005A-B - Spider "A Strange Change Toy" Capsules, late 1960s to 1970s. Sixteen pink "time capsule" pieces made of irradiated plastic produced by the Raychem Corporation as part of "A Strange Change Toy Featuring the Lost World." The toy set was sold by Mattel, Inc., and also included a machine with a heated dome and a compressor device, tweezers, instructions, a 3-D molded plastic "Lost World Landscape," and an illustrated map. The square capsules expand into toy figures when heated. They can also be re-compressed back into squares and expanded again. Two spider figures (a-b) have eight legs, a head, torso, and an abdomen. The head has two mandibles and a protrusion coming from the mouth. The bottom of the head is embossed with two circles. Ten dots in two rows are embossed along back of the torso. The abdomen has a tear-shaped indentation and two oblong indentations to the right and left of the tear shape; the bottom has a pattern of horizontal and vertical lines. Each leg has four molded joints, and the spider's front right leg is bent underneath the body. Fourteen compressed square capsules (c-o) are embossed with Mattel's logo. The other side also has a Mattel logo and a pressed circle to the bottom left of the logo with a number embossed in the center.  The numbers range in the 50s and 60s.

2016.001.005A-B - Spider "A Strange Change Toy" Capsules, late 1960s to 1970s. Sixteen pink "time capsule" pieces made of irradiated plastic produced by the Raychem Corporation as part of "A Strange Change Toy Featuring the Lost World." The toy set was sold by Mattel, Inc., and also included a machine with a heated dome and a compressor device, tweezers, instructions, a 3-D molded plastic "Lost World Landscape," and an illustrated map. The square capsules expand into toy figures when heated. They can also be re-compressed back into squares and expanded again. Two spider figures (a-b) have eight legs, a head, torso, and an abdomen. The head has two mandibles and a protrusion coming from the mouth. The bottom of the head is embossed with two circles. Ten dots in two rows are embossed along back of the torso. The abdomen has a tear-shaped indentation and two oblong indentations to the right and left of the tear shape; the bottom has a pattern of horizontal and vertical lines. Each leg has four molded joints, and the spider's front right leg is bent underneath the body. Fourteen compressed square capsules (c-o) are embossed with Mattel's logo. The other side also has a Mattel logo and a pressed circle to the bottom left of the logo with a number embossed in the center. The numbers range in the 50s and 60s.

Spider "A Strange Change Toy" Capsules, late 1960s to 1970s. Sixteen pink "time capsule" pieces made of irradiated plastic produced by the Raychem Corporation as part of "A Strange Change Toy Featuring the Lost World." The toy set was sold by Mattel, Inc., and also included a machine with a heated dome and a compressor device, tweezers, instructions, a 3-D molded plastic "Lost World Landscape," and an illustrated map. The square capsules expand into toy figures when heated. They can also be re-compressed back into squares and expanded again. Two spider figures (a-b) have eight legs, a head, torso, and an abdomen. The head has two mandibles and a protrusion coming from the mouth. The bottom of

Image of 2016.001.003A-B - Robot "A Strange Change Toy" Capsules, late 1960s to 1970s. Thirteen yellow "time capsule" pieces made of irradiated plastic produced by the Raychem Corporation as part of "A Strange Change Toy Featuring the Lost World." The toy set was sold by Mattel, Inc., and also included a machine with a heated dome and a compressor device, tweezers, instructions, a 3-D molded plastic "Lost World Landscape," and an illustrated map. The square capsules expand into toy figures when heated. They can also be re-compressed back into squares and expanded again. The robot figure (a) has a head, two arms and two legs. The head has rounded edges and hash marks pressed into the front with a circular mouth. The main portion of the head is rectangular with an oval at top and flat circles at right and left. The lower part of the right arm is shaped like a shovel and the lower part of the left arm is shaped like a mechanical claw. The square chest is embossed with undetermined design. The feet are embossed with little dots. Twelve compressed square capsules (b-m) are embossed with Mattel's logo. The other side also has a Mattel logo and a pressed circle to the bottom left of the logo with a number embossed in the center.  The numbers range in 50s, 60s and 70s.

2016.001.003A-B - Robot "A Strange Change Toy" Capsules, late 1960s to 1970s. Thirteen yellow "time capsule" pieces made of irradiated plastic produced by the Raychem Corporation as part of "A Strange Change Toy Featuring the Lost World." The toy set was sold by Mattel, Inc., and also included a machine with a heated dome and a compressor device, tweezers, instructions, a 3-D molded plastic "Lost World Landscape," and an illustrated map. The square capsules expand into toy figures when heated. They can also be re-compressed back into squares and expanded again. The robot figure (a) has a head, two arms and two legs. The head has rounded edges and hash marks pressed into the front with a circular mouth. The main portion of the head is rectangular with an oval at top and flat circles at right and left. The lower part of the right arm is shaped like a shovel and the lower part of the left arm is shaped like a mechanical claw. The square chest is embossed with undetermined design. The feet are embossed with little dots. Twelve compressed square capsules (b-m) are embossed with Mattel's logo. The other side also has a Mattel logo and a pressed circle to the bottom left of the logo with a number embossed in the center. The numbers range in 50s, 60s and 70s.

Robot "A Strange Change Toy" Capsules, late 1960s to 1970s. Thirteen yellow "time capsule" pieces made of irradiated plastic produced by the Raychem Corporation as part of "A Strange Change Toy Featuring the Lost World." The toy set was sold by Mattel, Inc., and also included a machine with a heated dome and a compressor device, tweezers, instructions, a 3-D molded plastic "Lost World Landscape," and an illustrated map. The square capsules expand into toy figures when heated. They can also be re-compressed back into squares and expanded again. The robot figure (a) has a head, two arms and two legs. The head has rounded edges and hash marks pressed into the front with a circular mouth. The mai

Image of 2016.001.002A-B - Dinosaur "A Strange Change Toy" Capsules, late 1960s to 1970s. Thirty-five lime green "time capsule" pieces made of irradiated plastic produced by the Raychem Corporation as part of "A Strange Change Toy Featuring the Lost World." The toy set was sold by Mattel, Inc., and also included a machine with a heated dome and a compressor device, tweezers, instructions, a 3-D molded plastic "Lost World Landscape," and an illustrated map. The square capsules expand into toy figures when heated. They can also be re-compressed back into squares and expanded again. The dinosaur figure (a) has four limbs with three toes on each foot and a curved tail. On the dinosaur's back is a fin, which is dented towards the head. On the left side of the head is an eye, nostril, and slightly open mouth showing teeth. The right side of the head is smashed and only shows a vague outline of an eye and a mouth. The bottom is partially hollow from mid-head to mid-tail. Thirty-four compressed square capsules (b-ii) are embossed with Mattel's logo. The other side also has a Mattel logo and a pressed circle to the bottom left of the logo with a number embossed in the center.  The numbers range in the 60s and 70s.

2016.001.002A-B - Dinosaur "A Strange Change Toy" Capsules, late 1960s to 1970s. Thirty-five lime green "time capsule" pieces made of irradiated plastic produced by the Raychem Corporation as part of "A Strange Change Toy Featuring the Lost World." The toy set was sold by Mattel, Inc., and also included a machine with a heated dome and a compressor device, tweezers, instructions, a 3-D molded plastic "Lost World Landscape," and an illustrated map. The square capsules expand into toy figures when heated. They can also be re-compressed back into squares and expanded again. The dinosaur figure (a) has four limbs with three toes on each foot and a curved tail. On the dinosaur's back is a fin, which is dented towards the head. On the left side of the head is an eye, nostril, and slightly open mouth showing teeth. The right side of the head is smashed and only shows a vague outline of an eye and a mouth. The bottom is partially hollow from mid-head to mid-tail. Thirty-four compressed square capsules (b-ii) are embossed with Mattel's logo. The other side also has a Mattel logo and a pressed circle to the bottom left of the logo with a number embossed in the center. The numbers range in the 60s and 70s.

Dinosaur "A Strange Change Toy" Capsules, late 1960s to 1970s. Thirty-five lime green "time capsule" pieces made of irradiated plastic produced by the Raychem Corporation as part of "A Strange Change Toy Featuring the Lost World." The toy set was sold by Mattel, Inc., and also included a machine with a heated dome and a compressor device, tweezers, instructions, a 3-D molded plastic "Lost World Landscape," and an illustrated map. The square capsules expand into toy figures when heated. They can also be re-compressed back into squares and expanded again. The dinosaur figure (a) has four limbs with three toes on each foot and a curved tail. On the dinosaur's back is a fin, which is dented towar