Friday, January 14, 2011

eBay Roundup for November and December 2010

Finishing up the 2010 year...

Major Matt Mason White Rubber Excellent No Broken Wires




Item number: 200535765068
Ended: Nov 01, 2010 17:30:01 PDT
Winning Bid: US $148.39

Description:
Major Matt Mason White Rubber 1966 Excellent No Broken Wires
With helmet and laser rifle
Please see pictures.

Shipping will be $5.30 to USA. International $8.80
I will combine shipping.

My Take:
White Rubber Major Matt Mason figures continue to pull strong bids, especially with unbroken wires. They present themselves so well and are difficult to find - this one actually sold for a little under what I would expect (I've seen them sell as high as $300 for a super nice figure). The rotojet gun is a nice touch.




Major Matt Mason w/ Lunar Track Mint on Card 1967



Item number: 110607573620
Ended: Nov 11, 2010 19:00:37 PST
Winning Bid: US $455.00

Description:
This is an auction for a vintage 1967 Mattel - Major Matt Mason figure with Lunar Track still Mint on Original Card; never opened. Original package shows some signs of age and storage wear. This includes some denting to the bubble, as well as some small cracks and small holes at both top corners of the bubble. Original card also shows some signs of waviness. This would still be a rare and fantastic addition to any collection. Please see our pictures. Shipping for this piece will be $8 in the continental US more for outside locations.

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My Take:
This was a big surprise and the first I've seen - notice the color of the cat trac - it should be orange/red. In toy collecting this is called an "Error Card." Otherwise there isn't much of anything special to this carded figure as the card and bubble are a bit mangled. I did have some questions regarding the authenticity as I've never seen a black strap figure with a short helmet - it caused me to back off in the bidding - combined with the incorrect colored cat track it made me wonder if the card had been resealed. Otherwise, something very cool to have in ones collection as a noticeable variant.






1968 Mattel #6302 Matt Mason Astro Trac In Box



Item number: 160503571839
Ended: Nov 12, 2010 18:15:04 PST
Winning Bid: US $96.50

Description:
Up for bid is an original Major Matt Mason Astro Trac Vehicle. This nice example comes with all of it's orginal packaging, instructions, & decal sheet. The decals have been applied nicely. The original foam tires are still in place though are somewhat delicate after all these years. New ones are available if you desire to play with it. YES it does work as it should. I put a battery in & tested it. The box has nice color & is still in very nice condition. This is probably the best Astro Trac example that I have ever seen. Please see my other Matt Mason auctions ending Friday November 12 between 7:30 pm Est & 9:30 Est. including: #6306 Satellite Launch Pak, #6316 Space Ship Case, # 6310 Space Station Space Crawler Deluxe Action Set, #6301 Moon Suit Pak, #6344 Space Power Suit Pak, #6307 Space Probe Pak, #6305 Rocket Launch Pak, #6302 Astro Trac. Combine & save on shipping . I package well & ship promptly. Please feel free to email me with questions. I accept good checks or MO , Paypal . Thanks for bidding & good luck!

My Take:
I almost bid on this one myself - just for the top insert as mine is incomplete. For some reason the top piece is usually missing. Someone got a good deal on a very complete AT with both inserts.


Major Matt Mason Space Discovery Set



Item number: 220693315631
Ended: Nov 16, 2010 14:39:55 PST
Winning Bid: US $578.88

Description:
This is a complete set with Mason's friend Doug Davis figure(no cracks). Callisto figure and acc's still in the original bubble packaging. Matt Mason figure was not included in this set. Space Power Suit Pack still in original bubble packaging. Stickers, winch, and rope still in original pack. Space Crawler with Space Bubble. I have had this in storage. Was new in box. Box has deteriorated badly. Doug Davis has a smudgie look. Space Crawler never used. I did put batteries in to see if it still works and it does(winch works too). Some other minor flaws. All original paperwork including registration card(postage was only 6 cents!). Sold as is. Email me for particulars.

My Take:
I really, really regretted not going after this set but frankly I was tapped-out in funds for the month, having just purchased the Gulf Carded Matt for an exorbitant sum. This is basically an OSS Space Discovery set selling for about half to one third what is should have sold for (the baggie holding Doug was stapled to the insert - you can see the staple - it wouldn't take much to make this one right, especially with a clean box). My bidding finger was really itching on this one - someone got a phenomenal deal! I thing it would have gone for more if the seller has provided some detailed images.


Major Matt Mason JEFF LONG *Near MINT*



Item number: 190467079287
Ended: Nov 17, 2010 18:33:58 PST
Winning Bid: US $199.98

Description:
This is the one you have been waiting for! The rarest figure of them all! Just in time to make the perfect Christmas gift!

Major Matt Mason's Buddy JEFF LONG
In near MINT condition. He looks like he is brand new. Paint is beautiful bright shiney blue.
Absolutely NO broken or loose joints anywhere!

Missing a tiny bit of paint on his left upper arm. There is also a tiny fleck of something slightly grayish on his left butt cheek but it is hard to see unless you look and it should clean up, but I will let you take care of that.

There is a tiny bit of paint missing around the neck, but most of it is actually just loose and when you press it back in place in place you can't tell. Head is also in beautiful condition. I saved this one for my personal collection because it is one of the nicest I have ever seen.

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My Take:
This is a super nice Jeff Long - besides being a short-packed figure nice loose examples are rare as hen's teeth. Not much to complain about with this one!






Mattel Major Matt Mason - DOUG DAVIS w/ Helmet MINT



Item number: 330498949105
Ended: Nov 27, 2010 16:53:09 PST
Winning Bid: US $102.50

Description:
Up for bid: Mattel's DOUG DAVIS from the Major Matt Mason space toy line. The figure shows no signs of ever being played with. There are no broken wires anywhere. The head is perfect. Doug comes with the helmet shown in photo. The helmet is in very fine condition. You will not be disappointed!

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me, Your satisfaction is important to me.

Seller's Stipulations: Buyer is to contact the seller within 3 days after the auction closes to acknowledge purchase and to provide shipping info. Payment is to be made within 1 week after auction closes. Payment is to be made via PayPal.

Thank you and Good Luck

My Take:
Long time MMM collector Toby Denham begins to liquidate some of his MMM collection, Toby basically decided to only keep items he owned as a kid (with a few exceptions) - I got to preview the collection and the quality is indeed exceptional - as this auction and those that follow with attest. This is a super nice loose figure, perhaps not as desirable as some of the others which is reflected in the winning bid.






Mattel MAJOR MATT MASON Mint on Unpunched Card



Item number: 330499295461
Ended: Nov 28, 2010 13:55:03 PST
Winning Bid: US $293.88

Description:
Up for bid: Mattel's MAJOR MATT MASON mint on an unopened and unpunched card. There is some slight curling (typical) to the card at the top as can be seen in the photos. The blister is undamaged and the contents are absolutely mint. This is a very nice item from my personal Matt Mason collection. You will not be disappointed!

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. Your satisfaction is important to me.

Seller's Stipulations: Buyer is to contact the seller within 3 days after the auction closes to acknowledge purchase and to provide shipping info. Payment is to be made within 3 days after auction closes. Payment is to be made via PayPal. Shipping cost noted is for the continental U.S. only!

Thank you and Good Luck!

My Take:
Another Toby Denham auction - this for a rather exceptional MMM cat trac card. Not much to complain about this one (well, maybe the opened visor could have turned off some bidders) - otherwise the beginning of some fantastic carded offerings by Toby to follow.





Mattel Major Matt Mason WALLET - Rare! Excellent Cond.



Item number: 330502051844
Ended: Dec 05, 2010 16:18:19 PST
Winning Bid: US $1,052.27

Description:
Up for bid: Genuine Mattel's Major Matt Mason WALLET in excellent condition. There are no rips or punctures. Colors are bright. If you are a serious collector of Matt Mason items, then you'll know how rare this item is. Not many have turned up over the years. This is from my personal collection. I am somewhat reluctant to sell it, but I've decided to thin the collection down, keeping only what I had as a kid.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. Your satisfaction is important to me.

Seller's Stipulations: Buyer is to contact the seller within 3 days after the auction closes to acknowledge purchase and to provide shipping info. Payment is to be made within 3 days after auction closes. Payment is to be made via PayPal. Shipping cost noted is for the continental U.S. only! Postal insurance is included with the shipping cost.

Thank you and Good Luck!

My Take:
This is something you simply don't see very often - the vinyl MMM items are exceedingly rare. I don't believe there are more than 10 of these known in existence and most are owned by advanced collectors. This, the most common sold for just about what I would have though - the notebook at double this or more and the lunch box at $3-5K depending on condition. From the collection of Toby Denham.






Major Matt Mason Astro Trac gift set with box RARE !!



Item number: 180594722193
Ended: Dec 07, 2010 14:04:20 PST
Winning Bid: US $676.99

Description:
Up for auction i s a RARE vintage Major Matt Mason Astro Trac Gift set with its original box. The set comes with everything shown in the pictures. The astro trac does not work. The box is in good condition with all of its flaps and sides. If you have any questions please send me an email before bidding. I have several Major Matt Mason items listed and I will combine shipping to save on freight. Shipping to the US would be $22.00.

My Take:
I thought about bidding on this as I still don't have one in the collection - the box condition stopped me though. I'm just not sure how rare the set is as it seems about 10 or so have come up for sale - it's certainly more common than the Sears Astro Trac Missile Convoy set. Note that this was only available via Simpson Sears in Canada so most if not all of them come from across the border. I don't believe a pristine one exists so it would be interesting to see what the inserts are like.








Mattel Major Matt Mason SATELLITE LOCKER OSS Too Nice!!



Item number: 330504675965
Ended: Dec 11, 2010 19:53:18 PST
Winning Bid: US $89.88

Description:
Up for bid: Mattel's Matt Mason SATELLITE LOCKER Store Stock C9.8+ with the original hang tag and Matt Mason image insert card. Look at the photos closely. This is an exceptionally nice piece from my personal Matt Mason collection. You will not be disappointed!

I've decided to thin my collection down to basically what I had as a kid. Keep on the look out. There will be some nice items auctioned soon.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. Your satisfaction is important to me.

Seller's Stipulations: Buyer is to contact the seller within 3 days after the auction closes to acknowledge purchase and to provide shipping info. Payment is to be made within 3 days after auction closes. Payment is to be made via PayPal. Shipping cost noted is for the continental U.S. only!

My Take:
Probably the nicest Satellite locker to sell on eBay in a while - especially with the hang tag and intact sides. From the collection of Toby Denham.





Mattel Major Matt Mason JEFF LONG Mint on Card!



Item number: 330505145567
Ended: Dec 12, 2010 18:59:45 PST
Winning Bid: US $408.13

Description:
Up for bid: Mattel's Matt Mason JEFF LONG mint on an unopened card. The card is unpunched and straight. The blister is clear and has never been separated from the card. However, there is a crease at the top (see picture). It's far from being severe. The contents are absolutely mint. This hard to find item displays very well . This is a very nice item from my personal Matt Mason collection!

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. Your satisfaction is important to me.

Seller's Stipulations: Buyer is to contact the seller within 3 days after the auction closes to acknowledge purchase and to provide shipping info. Payment is to be made within 3 days after auction closes. Payment is to be made via PayPal. Shipping cost noted is for the continental U.S. only!

Thank you and Good Luck!

My Take:
Toby's Jeff Long is one of the better I've seen on eBay in a while and the winning bid certainly reflects that fact. I think that if the bubble was a bit better and in a bit stronger market it would have gone for quite a bit more. From the collection of Mr Denham.






Vintage Toy~Mattel 1967~major matt masons~Sgt. Storm



Item number: 150532794526
Ended: Dec 14, 2010 10:33:45 PST
Winning Bid: US $330.99

Description:

vintage mattels's Man in Space~Major Matt Mason's Space Buddy Sgt. Storm....w/flexible space suite w/helmet....lunar trac included....item is sealed all the way around....no odors to this item...........small dent to the right side of the plastic but is not broken.......still on original card....auction to be paid in 3 days of ending............................................................USA ONLY..........................................................thanks for looking

My Take:
Not a bad figure - too bad there are so many blurry images, otherwise I think this would have gone for more. Compare these to Toby's above and you'll see what I mean.





Mattel Major Matt Mason HALLOWEEN COSTUME w/ Extra Box



Item number: 330505753125
Ended: Dec 14, 2010 11:19:20 PST
Winning Bid: US $89.88

Description:
Up for bid: Mattel's Matt Mason HALLOWEEN COSTUME with an extra box.

Item Condition: 1) The mask is in near pristine condition. There is no soiling and the colors are bright. The rubber band that goes around the head has long since disintegrated. Can easily be replaced if you wish to do so. 2) The suit is also in good condition. It is showing some slight discoloration due to age, but it's minimal. The graphics look great. 3) The box is in pretty decent condition for its age. There is some slight creasing and the clear cellophane in the box "window" has degraded due to age. It's still present, just split. This is typical of all of the ones I've seen. The item still displays extremely well. 4) The extra box is in about the same condition as the first. Having 2 boxes makes for a good display. The mask can be displayed in one and the uniform in the other. That's the way I had it displayed.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. Your satisfaction is important to me.

Seller's Stipulations: Buyer is to contact the seller within 3 days after the auction closes to acknowledge purchase and to provide shipping info. Payment is to be made within 3 days after auction closes. Payment is to be made via PayPal. Shipping cost noted is for the continental U.S. only!

Thank you and Good Luck!

My Take:
I wish I had thought to purchase the extra box Toby Denham offered in this auction - his mask has certainly survived in better condition from mine (mine is beginning to get stress cracks along the bottom). Using an extra box is a great idea.





VINTAGE MATT MASON SPACE BUDDY DOUG DAVIS MOC NR



Item number: 150533496020
Ended: Dec 19, 2010 16:55:06 PST
Winning Bid: US $234.50

Description:
YOU ARE BIDDING ON ONE (1) VINTAGE MATT MASON SPACE BUDDY DOUG DAVIS MOC NR NO RESERVE AUCTION VINTAGE MATT MASON SPACE BUDDY DOUG DAVIS MOC NR: •WHAT A RARE AND AMAZING FIND:

•VINTAGE MATT MASON SPACE BUDDY DOUG DAVIS
•FIGURE IS MINT ON ORIGINAL CARD
•BLISTER IS PEELING SLIGHTLY FROM TOP OF CARD
•CORNERS SHOW MINIMAL SHELF WEAR DUE TO AGE
•TWO STORE STICKERS ON FRONT OF BLISTER
•FIGURE HAS NEVER BEEN REMOVED
•FEATURES FLEXIBLE SPACE SUIT, REMOVABLE HELMET AND LUNAR TRAC
•COPYRIGHT 1968 BY MATTEL, INC.
•PLEASE SEE OUR PHOTOS FOR MORE DETAIL
•THIS IS A NO RESERVE AUCTION

WE HAVE HUNDREDS MORE ITEMS UP FOR AUCTION INLCUDING ITEMS FROM THE STATE OF KANSAS UNCLAIMED PROPERTY - PLEASE SEE OUR OTHER AUCTIONS

Please see photos of the actual item you are bidding on for more information.
iSold It lists items as accurately as possible, but we are not experts on the items we list.
All items are sold *AS-IS*. iSold It is not the owner of this item.

My Take:
It seems we've established a price for Doug Davis - about $250 as this seems to be what people are willing to pay for this carded figure. I like the images in this auction but perhaps they show the wrong type of details? To think someone bought this originally for $1.29!











That gets me caught up through 2010 - finally! I'll start back on a monthly report in 2011.

-- John

1 comment:

Dead Presidents Designs said...

Thanks for sharing this. Look forward to the monthly reports.