The Fantasma Playset was produced by Glasslite S.A. Indústria de Plásticos in Sao Paulo, Brazil in 1996. The Playset falls under Gasslite’s ‘Magic Fix’ set of products, with sticker style vinyl figures found within the box which can be placed on smooth surfaces, then removed and reapplied as many times as you wish. The Playset is licensed by King Features Syndicate.
Glasslite S.A. Indústria de Plásticos, or simply Glasslite, was established in Sao Paulo, Brazil in 1966 as a manufacturer of toys, including figures and board games. It was one of the largest producer and distributor of licensed toys in Brazil at the time, focusing on toys themed around American TV Shows and movies.
Some of the toys produced by Glasslite include toys featuring ThunderCats, Star Wars, Voltron, The A-Team, Rambo, Knight Rider and MacGyver. Other locally created characters were produced by Glasslite targeting the Brazilian toy market.
Glasslite ceased operating in 2001.
The Fantasma Playset was sold in a shrink-wrapped board game style box measuring 12.5” x 8” x 1.5”, with graphics only present on the outside of the lift off lid.
Within the box, we find an instructions manual, a gloss finish cardboard mat measuring 12.5” x 8” depicting an image of the Skull Cave and a sheet of vinyl figures containing 9 images from the Phantom storyline. The figures are designed to be placed on the mat to create a Phantom adventure scene, which can then be removed and rearranged as required.
On the side of the Fantasma Playset box, Glasslite give us a brief description of the ‘Magic Fix’ figures:
‘Magic Fix adheres to smooth and clean surfaces and can be attached to glass, mirrors, refrigerator doors, etc. When removed, it does not leave any residue, as its adherence in the result of the vacuum between the plastic film and the smooth surface’.