Sunday, November 07, 2010

eBay Roundup for May and June 2010

I'm still trying to catch up on a backlog of auctions - these were the most significant for May and June (actually I didn't see anything for June but didn't want you to think I skipped a month).

Vintage Rare 1960 Major Matt Mason Space Ship & more EX



LOOK The Space Ship is in exc cond Very Bright Colors

Item number: 360256445995
Ended: May 02, 201013:14:23 PDT
Winning bid: US $129.99

Description:
Here we Have a very rare find vintage 1960s Mattel United States Astronaut Major Matt Mason Space Ship Case In excellent condtion. The Was very Well Taken CAre of Plus very bright & vivid colors with no Scuff marks on the plastic. Also comes with everything else you see in my pictures . The one matt rubber doll has paint missing on his eye's as shown in pictures the other one is good plus the green space creature is in excellent condtion. The ship is Please take a good look for your self .The ship is about 18 inches tall and about 9 inches wide. The metal snal lock is in excellent condtion with no rust . It will Be very hard to find another Space ship as good as this. The only thing i see missing on the ship are the 3 plastic blue parts that are on the bottom corners one is stil their. The inside is very clean and bright vivid Colors just like the outside of ship. The plastic carrying Handle is in mint condtion .all detailing is in excellent condtion. If you have any questions please ask.

Also have a look at my other space toys i do combined shipping.
Thank you very much for your time

My Take:
Decent deal on this set, especially with the extra figures and accessories. Not much going on for the months of May and June so slim pickings...












1968 Major Matt Mason Talking Command Console With Box



Item number: 250627208882
Ended: May 11, 201016:07:47 PDT
Winning bid: US $92.89

Description:
1968 Mattel's Man In Space Major Matt Mason Talking Command Console with the Box. In very nice and clean condition. I pulled the talk box and it just makes an odd sound. The lights are all there but i did not test them. The box has some shelf wear. Please see the photos for details. Buyer to pay shipping and Ins. Good Luck!!

Questions and answers about this item
Q: Hello, are there any defects to the item (splits and whatnots)? Thank you
A: There are no defects and or splits. Thanks

My Take:
I always like finding this box with the label right-side up - this is one of those boxes that usually is found with the label upside down (the image is split on the large surface with the corner seam). Not a bad set, but still less than what I would have expected to pay.



Major Matt Mason Toys Still In Unopened Blister Pack



Item number: 190396832834
Ended: May 20, 201018:09:13 PDT
Winning bid: US $856.78

Description:
You are bidding on a Major Matt Mason Vintage Space Toy Set. Items are still in unopened Blister Pack. Free Worldwide Shipping.

My Take:
The most interesting thing about this set is the short description and the fact that the images were scabbed of of Keith Meyer's MMM website. There was a bit of speculation regarding whether the entire auction was faked or what. To date no one has come forward and admitted to buying the figure. The problem with using someone else's images (besides the issues with copyright infringement) have to do with misrepresenting the item. I think this auction could have gone for a lot more if the seller had used actual photos as if the item was in this condition there would have been more competitive bidding.



1960'S MATTEL MAJOR MATT MASON ASTRONAUT MIB NIP RARE
SEALED IN PACKAGE XRG-1 RE-ENTRY GLIDER SUPER RARE VHTF



Item number: 360262215940
Ended: May 23, 201017:00:35 PDT
Winning bid: US $344.99

Description:
YOU ARE BIDDING ON A SUPER RARE 1960'S MATTEL MAJOR MATT MASON ASTRONAUT FIGURE WITH HELMET IN THE PACKAGE. PACKAGE IS SEALED AND FIGURE HAS NEVER BEEN REMOVED. HE HAS BLACK STRAPS AND IT LOOKS LIKE IT IS THE PAINTED WHITE VERSION NOT THE WHITE RUBBER VERSION. PACKAGE IS IN GOOD SHAPE BUBBLE HAS ONE DENT ON TOP AND THE CORNERS ARE A LITTLE NICKED UP. PLEASE LOOK AT THE PICTURES AND BE YOUR OWN JUDGE. I COULD NOT FIND THIS PACKAGE IN ANY OF THE SEARCHES I DID. IT IS EITHER A PROMO, A FIGURE THAT CAME WITH A VEHICLE OR SOMETHING AND THIS WAS IN A DISPLAY WINDOW IN THE BOX, OR A COMPANY BOUGHT OUT THE REMAINING INVENTORY AND PACKAGED THEM THEMSELVES. NO MATTER WHICH ONE OF THOSE YOU CHOOSE IT IS SUPER RARE. IF YOU HAVE ANY INFORMATION ON THIS FIGURE LET ME KNOW. FEEL FREE TO MAKE OFFERS. WINNING BIDDER TO PAY WITHIN 5 DAYS. INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING WILL BE 28.00 DOLLARS PRIORITY CANADA 19.00. REMEMBER TO CHECK OUT MY OTHER AUCTIONS FOR MORE GREAT TOYS. THANK YOU AND GOOD LUCK!

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On May-13-10 at 18:54:23 PDT, seller added the following information:
IT HAS BEEN BROUGHT TO MY ATTENTION BY AN EBAY MEMBER THAT THIS MAY BE FROM THE XRG-1 REENTRY GLIDER WITH MATT MASON. I HAVE INCLUDED A LINK TO A WEBSITE THAT HAS A PICTURE AND INFORMATION ON IT. PLEASE TAKE A LOOK THANK YOU http://www.majormattmason.net/6361.htm

FOUND ANOTHER SITE. http://www.wildtoys.com/MMMPage/MattelPlaysets/6361.asp

Questions and answers about this item
Q: Hi not 100% sure but this figure may have come with the orange carded XRG1 Re-Entry Glider (with Major Matt Mason) which is VERY RARE again can't be certain but a possibility? good luck Mark
A: Thank you for the information. I found a picture of it and will include the link to my listing.

My Take:

This was the most interesting auction for May and June - interestingly, this is the third I've seen in this state. It is indeed rare, however if you don't have the MMM XRG-1 Set with a missing figure, I'm not sure what its real value is? Apparently there are enough people who covet it to set a price of nearly $900! The last one sold for around $320 if memory serves. I've been told by more than one ex-Mattel employee from the era that often blisters like these would be offered at the Mattel factory store - that may be why there are still some of these and other blistered figures that would normally be found in sets - to be found these days in auctions. It does explain why these pop-up.



 

-- John