Sunday, April 04, 2010

eBay Roundup for February 2010

 I was out of town for most of the month of February (but still managed to track some auctions - it just took longer than usual to post), so please excuse the lateness of this post - these are the significant eBay auctions for the month of February 2010.

Major Matt Mason Astro Trac Gift Set


Item number: 140377644064
Ended: Feb 01, 2010 11:17:47 PST
Winning bid: US $612.99


Description
Description: Major Matt Mason Astro Trac Gift Set. Stock # 8178 part of Mattel's Men in Space Toy Line. This is the rare and seldom seen Astro Trac Gift Set which was only sold through the Sears outlet stores in Canada and was not issued in the United States. It included an Astro Trac, Mobile Launch Pad, Satellite Launch Pak and a Matt Mason and Sgt. Storm Figure.
Condition: The box is in very good condition with clear images of Matt Mason and Sgt. Strom on the Astro Trac and Satellite Launcher. The insert flap is intact and there are no tears, writing or crunch marks in box. There are 4 small holes with 2 on each side of the box only. The Astro Trac is very clean and completely in tact with all it's decals and is in working order (it does squeak a little when in motion but moves very well). It also has retro fitted foam tires. The Mobile Launch Pad is excellent, minty white with no melt marks and attaches to Astro Trac with no problems. The Satellite Launch Pak is also completely in tact with no melt marks and fully functional. It comes complete with all four Satellite disks in white, yellow, blue and green with decals. Finally, the Matt Mason figure is in very good condition and is the first issue type figure with red dots on his arms and legs. There are no broken wires and only a small bit of paint missing along the edges of his neck from his helmet.  Sgt. Storm is also in very good condition, with no broken wires and he only has dot of paint missing on his back and one edge of his collar. The figures also come with there helmets which are in good condition as well.
Buyers: I request only United States buyers as I do not ship internationally. If you have less then a 15 feedback score please check with me before bidding and I reserve the right to reject any bids. I will ship item within 5 business days of confirmed receipt of payment via USPS mail and will try to mail item via priority mail.
Insurance: Insurance is required at buyers expense and will be determined at end of sale, no exceptions.
Returns: If not fully satisfied with item please contact me within 4 days of receipt. Returns will be honored upon return and receipt of item in it's original condition sent and insured at buyer's expense. 

My Take
I was sorely tempted by this auction - I don't own one myself and this was a particularly great example. Fairly hard to come by, this Simpson-Sears exclusive was only found in Canada - the winning bid certainly establishes a fair market value for the set.







VINTAGE MATT MASON MATTEL SPACE DISCOVERY SET UNUSED


Item number: 190369721315
Ended: Feb 05, 2010 13:36:01 PST
Winning bid: US $597.99


Description
You are bidding on a Major Matt Mason Mattel's Man in Space unused Space Discovery set. Set is unused all items are in amazing condition. All items included with set are seen in photographs. Box shows some color fading and general shelf wear. A must have addition to any serious collection.
Please check out our other auctions for more hard to find Toys, Records, Games, Movies, Comics, Non-Sports/Sports Cards, and Vintage Magazines.
U.S. Buyer to pay $11.50 for shipping & handling. . PLEASE NOTE WE NO LONGER SHIP TO U.S. POST OFFICE BOXES. International bidders - e-mail me before you bid for a shipping quote. Check out my other auctions for more hard to find items and combine orders and save on shipping!

My Take
Not a bad deal on this one - not as good as the OSS version that sold last month but this one still sold for a very respectable price.



1967 Vintage Mattel Man in Space Sgt Storm Mint in Box


Item number: 300393223413
Ended: Feb 07, 201015:46:40 PST
Winning bid: US $164.39

Description
1967 Vintage Mattel Man in Space Sgt Storm -Matt Mason Space Buddy - Mint in Box
Doll is in Excellent Condition -Never opened & NEVER PLAYED WITH
Box size approx 8 1/2" x 5 1/2"
Box is in Great Condition- Has Minor signs of age & handling -See pics
BEAUTIFUL!
I am currently selling many other interesting items on Ebay & I combine shipping on multiple purchases if they can be safely packaged together in one shipping box. If you are planning to purchase multiple lots from me Please contact me before bidding and I can estimate shipping costs for you and let you know if the items can be shipped together or not -Especially on fragile items like clocks & other breakable items. For Example I can ship a clock and coins together in one shipping box no problem. So please contact me and I will be happy to work with you. There is too much of a risk for damage during shipping therefore I must judge individually per item per shipment –Thanks!
Please ask questions. I can send additional photos thru e-mail. Please contact me to request photos and allow 24 hours for a reply.

My Take
I'm not sure why but Storm seems to be a bit harder to come by than the other members of the Space Mission Team. While the card and bubble aren't perfect, I think that this one sold at a bargain price.










Rare 1968 Major Matt Mason Talking Command Console


Item number: 260548450130
Ended: Feb 11, 2010 17:16:39 PST
Winning bid: US $81.00

Description
Here we have this Rare1968 Major Matt Mason Talking Command Console. This is quite a treasure to find! Although one of the chairs are snipped it does not subtract away from the great appeal of this item. Any collector would be excited for this piece. The outside vinyl casing is in excellent condition with no splitting or tearing of any kind. It has a very new like look to it, the picture on the back has no discoloration or paint chips. The battery compartment is very clean. There is no corrosion, or rust of any sort in, on or around it that I can tell. There is light splitting and breakage on a rivot in the inside corner of the command center area in the console. When you pull the pull cord it only retracts and something inside spins, there is no talking. On the control panel there is a decal coming loose and is slightly torn. This console measures about 12.5" x 8.5" x 4.5". The handle on this console case is in perfect condition. The front reads, 1968 Mattel Inc. Printed in USA. The box of this item reads Stock No. 5157. Astronauts NOT Included. 1968 Mattel, Inc., Made in USA. Patent in USA, Patent in Canada, 1962. Other Patents Pending. Mattel Toy Makers The box of this command console is also in excellent condition. There is some very light edge wear on one edge, and a corner is crinkled. But this box really is in exquisite condition for its age. It measures about 13" x 9" x 5". The rarity of these items is absolute. Although the description of the damage sounds severe it is mostly mild and has very little to no impact on how ravishing its appeal. The photos show this item and its condition, but if you have any questions please feel free to ask. This Rare 1968 Major Matt Mason Talking Command Console will make a phenomenol addition to any collection. We offer combined shipping on all items. Check out my other items! Be sure to add me to your favorites list! I'd like to thank you for your time and views today, while wishing you Happy Bidding!

My Take
It wasn't too long ago when these sold for $150-200 in the box like this - seems it may not be as desirable as it once was. This one has the label right-side-up on the box - something rather rare for this particular box, for some reason - an added boon for the winner! This auction featured some of the best photography of any I've seen of late - you get to know exactly what's being bid one with all the wonderful images.












Major Matt Mason Space Mission Team (MIB)


Item number: 140380816337
Ended: Feb 11, 201017:42:42 PST
Winning bid: US $976.66

Description
Major Matt Mason Space Mission Team, mint in box condition. Stock # 6337 part of Mattel's Men in Space Toy Line. This is the rare and seldom found Mission Team that is in mint condition. While the box has been opened on one side the contents have never been played with and are still in their original packaging. This unique set includes a Matt Mason, Sgt. Storm, Doug Davis and Callisto figure along with his sensor shoulder harness as well as one Space Sled, one red Cat Trac their decals and helmets for each astronaut.
Condition: The box is in excellent  condition with clear photo images of Matt Mason standing on the lunar surface, Callisto wearing his sensor harness, Sgt. Storm skimming over the moon's surface on his space sled and Doug Davis driving his red Cat Trac.  The insert flap is intact and there are no tears, writing or crunch marks in box. The Matt Mason, Sgt. Storm, Doug Davis and Callisto figures along with their helmets, sensor and decals are all in their original plastic packaging and in excellent condition. All figures have never been played with and have no paint loss. This is also true of Space Sled and Cat Trac. The set has its original instructions which are in very good condition with no tears, smudge stains or yellowing. There are only a couple of creases. There is also the original receipt present when the item was purchased. A must have set for the serious Matt Mason Collector.

My Take
Very nice set - actually I think it may have once been one of mine that I sold a few years ago (replaced it with a really crisp, minty sealed box). These are still selling strong - although it has taken a hit in recent economic times - I sold this same set (or it's twin) in the early half of the last decade for $1200.











Major Matt Mason with Cat Trac (MIB)


Item number: 140380999335
Ended: Feb 12, 201011:29:35 PST
Winning bid: US $182.50

Description
Major Matt Mason with Cat Trac, mint in box condition. Stock # 6318 part of Mattel's Men in Space Toy Line. This is the Matt Mason figure wearing his helmet sitting atop a red Cat Trac waving out of the square plastic window box. The artwork on the reverse side depicts Matt Mason riding along on his Cat Trac over the lunar landscape with shadowed craters and cliff's in the background. This box includes a Matt Mason figure, his helmet and one red Cat Trac.
Condition: The box is in good condition with the plastic square bubble completely adhering to the cardboard backing, the back of the box has mild yellowing.  The top seam of the plastic window is slightly dented which causes the top to buckle up a little and there is a faded/cleaned 1.00 written in black marker on top of plastic bubble. The Matt Mason is the blue strapped early figure and is in mint condition with no paint loss however the helmet visor has come off of his helmet and is stuck on his back. Neither the helmet or the visor are broken. It must have come off when originally packaged. The Cat Trac is also in mint condition.

My Take
The cat-trac carded figures seem to hover around this price - especially for the more common astronauts. This is a fairly decent example.







MAJOR MATT MASON SEALED CASE OF 12 ACCESSORY PACKS !!!
MOON SUIT ROCKET LAUNCH SPACE PROBE COUNTER TOP DISPLAY


Item number: 120529428891
Ended: Feb 20, 2010 19:00:32 PST
Starting bid: US $2,999.00


Description
THIS IS A VINTAGE MATTEL SEALED BOX OF 12 MAJOR MATT MASON ACCESSORY PAKS WITH COUNTER TOP DISPLAY!!!
THE BOX CONTAINS 4 MOON SUIT CARDS , 4 ROCKET LAUNCH CARDS AND 4 SPACE PROBE CARDS
THESE WERE THE FIRST 3 ACCESSORY PAKS MATTEL PUT OUT FOR MAJOR MATT MASON  7 MORE WOULD COME LATER DOWN THE ROAD
THE BOX HAS A "CRUNCHED" END AS SEEN IN PHOTO
THIS IS RARER THAN RARE!!!! I CAN FORWARD AN EMAIL TO ANYONE INTERESTED OF WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE INSIDE OF THE BOX AS THE PERSON I BOUGHT THIS FROM HAD A FEW MORE AND WAS SELLING THE PAKS SEPERATELY
ONCE IN A LIFETIME OPPORTUNITY FOR THE SERIOUS MAJOR MATT MASON COLLECTOR OWN A PIECE OF HISTORY THANKS

My Take
Wheeeee!!! We once again get to see this auction - seems like the seller would figure it out and stop trying for a bit. Note the price just keeps dropping...






March Auctions in the next post.

-- John

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