Secret Agent Max Steel with Missile backpack, 1998 Mattel
This action toy was one of only three different models produced in the first year of Max Steel's toy life. It was made in 1998 and released in 1999
Max Steel's missile backpack is a transformer that can be completely closed and then unfolds ready for firing the missiles. There are five sections on the backpack that fold in and click into place, and then can be clicked out to unfold again. The missile backpack is permanently afixed to Max Steel, whose legs, knees, arms, shoulders, hands and head are all mobile.
Backstory In 1998, Netter Digital was commissioned by Mattel to create and develop a secret agent themed TV series partially based on James Bond's adventures, but aimed to young kids. The series premiered in 2000, but since October 1999, the first toys based on the series hit the shelves.
The Max Steel toy line quickly become an instant success, although most of the first toys were completely different from the characters on the series. This may be due to the fact that both, series and toys, were developed simultaneously, but in independent way. Most early Max Steel toys had a notorious military, adventure or sport clothes not related to the series in any way, but surprisingly quite similar to the 70's Mattel's action figure Big Jim
Condition: Preloved Good. One missile missing and boots are a bit loose