Thursday, January 13, 2011

eBay Roundup for September and October 2010

Lot's of photos during these two months so please bear with me as they download.

MATT MASON 1967 STORE DISPLAY VINTAGE BARBIE NRFB MIB




Item number: 370429211012
Ended: Sep 09, 2010 08:33:45 PDT
Starting Bid: US $35,999.99
BIN: US $39,999.99

Description:
WE THANK YOU ALL FOR LOOKING AT OUT AWESOME TREASURES~ THIS WAS JUST A TASTE FOR YOU TO KNOW THE KIND OF 'TRUE' COLLECTORS WE ARE! WE HOPED YOU ENJOYED IT!

*Some of you BARBIE collectors like to create trouble for us whenever we list our items. Make sure that we will NOT tolerate unwanted emails or any kind of harassment from any of you trouble makers! Any attempt to disrupt our listing will be immediately reported to ebay! Many of you who have caused us trouble in the past have already been blocked from bidding in our auctions so GOOD LUCK finding another one of these somewhere else!

PAYMENT ON THIS ITEM ONLY BY CASHIER'S CHECK! NO OTHER METHOD OF PAYMENTS WILL BE ACCEPTED!

3 DAY-AUCTION!

Matt Mason/Barbie 1967 Funny Face Drink Contest Display
THIS IS THE OTHERONLY EXISTING COUNTER STORE DISPLAY AND IT'S OURS! THE PRICE GOES ACCORDING TO THE RARITY OF THIS PIECE!

After been convinced by our close Barbie friends, we have decided to sell part of our HUGE BARBIE RARE COLLECTION of 30 years and we are oh... so sad to do so, but i guess our loss will be someone else's gain, right?

This auction is for a RARE BARBIE/MATT MASON FUNNY FACE DRINK COUNTER STORE DISPLAY made up of a 25"x13 1/4" printed cardboard sheet with an actual carded Matt Mason doll and boxed Barbie doll glued to it. The top of the display has the characters touting the contest while the bottom has a space to put a tear off pad. There are two small holes at the top where it could be hung from in the grocery store. It is from 1967.

There is only one known display and it's this one! You won't find it anywhere else and you will NOT be disappointed! Please take a close look at photos, read description carefully and ask all and any necessary questions before placing a bid since there will be no returns on this item. This is SOLD AS IS. FINAL SALE. NO RETURNS.

Due to recent and frequent fraud with vintage BARBIE items there will be absolutely NO RETURNS ALLOWED! This is A FINAL SALE so please take a close look at the photo, read description carefully and ask any and all necessary questions before placing a bid!

All our items are carefully inspected, photographed and filed for accurate description before listing to avoid possible fraud after end of auction by unscrupulous buyers!

Take a look at our other listings for more great NRFB vintage Barbie outfits, dolls and more factory mint Mattel's Kiddles, Barbie and Barbie family heads in factory fresh condition!

We reserve the right to block or cancel any unwanted bids by persons we would not feel comfortable dealing with or trying to create trouble for us.

The display is big and heavy! Domestic INSURED shipping $100.00. International INSURED shipping $250.00.

BIDS FROM AUSTRALIA, CANADA AND ITALY ARE NOT ACCEPTED!
SOLD AS IS. NO RETURNS. FINAL SALE.

My Take:
I usually only post items that actually sell on eBay - in this case, the auction ran twice (the previous in August - same info and of course it was relisted as it didn't sell) and I'm showing only due to the rarity of the item. This seller is what I call an "eBay Dreamer" - someone who has something that in his/her eyes is worth more than gold. The prices asked for are rather ridiculous - also some of the statements made regarding the item are false - there are actually about a handful of these going around (I know of the sale of 3 or 4 - one rather recent). I can see this going for the $5-10K price range but no where near the asked for price.














Major Matt Mason Space Probe Pak - On the Card 1960's



Item number: 270633581704
Ended: Sep 16, 2010 19:54:23 PDT
Winning Bid: US $82.59

Description:
Major Matt Mason Space Probe Pak - On the Card 1960's

Here's a vintage, 100% original, classic Major Matt Mason Space Probe Pak Toy, from the 1960's.

Condition is as shown below. Excellent condition and a very solid backing card. A few imperfections as shown, but one of the finest examples of one of these we have seen in over 40 years as a collector.

Only "1" in stock. First time we've offered at auction on eBay or for sale anywhere.

My Take:
Very nice card - I'm surprised it didn't sell for more as this is one of the better examples I've seen in a while.








Major Matt Mason Space Station UN-USED IN THE BOX 1966



Item number: 270633580073
Ended: Sep 20, 2010 18:43:33 PDT
Winning Bid: US $313.88

Description:
Major Matt Mason Space Station (1966)

Detailed accessories / instructions / decals still sealed in factory bag.
Never assembled or played with !
Here's a 44 year old, classic Major Matt Mason Space Station Toy Set manufactured way back in 1966.

As you can see from the photo-images above, the set is in extraordinary condition overall. And appears to have never been played with or assembled. However, there may be a few factory marks from where the pieces shifted in the box during transport to a toy store. But we are condition minded collectors, and know the winning bidder will be very pleased.

The box is in exceptional condition, as you can also see from the photos. Some natural aging, transport and shelf wear, but overall a very fine example. Note, one interior lid-tab has come loose, but is still present on the open lid of the box.

All parts are accounted for. The instructions / detailed parts / decals are still sealed in their original factory bag, which is extremely difficult to come across.

First time we've offered this item for sale, including at auction on eBay.

My Take:
This is one of those boxed sets that will always retain its value - I am surprised it sold so cheap - typically OSS stations sell in the $500+ range. Of course the box isn't perfect and appears to be missing the insert and paperwork - but those aren't impossible to find. I think someone got a good deal here.






 




















Major Matt Mason Mint on Card RARE FIND Blue Strap MOC

Item number: 140453795090
Ended: Sep 21, 2010 20:49:28 PDT
Winning Bid: US $443.88

Description:
This is part of my toy collection that I plan to sell over the next few years. They were typically one owner toys that I have bought over the years. Toys range in condition from mint to not so mint ... age from the 1950's and up, please look at the pictures and visit the links to possibly see more pictures. I appreciate the help from the eBay community

This is a great example of a rare unpunched Major Matt Mason blue strap early figure with the space sled and backpack. Has the original 2.99 Kmart sticker. look at all the pictures before you bid. last one I saw on eBay went for $400 so the starting bid is very fair.

Makes a great Christmas present

My Take
Unfortunately photos were removed right after the auction was won. Sounds like a flight card - I've preserved the details so we can add it to the sales averages.


matt mason custom made space sled for 12" fig. w/fig mc



Item number: 190449476039
Ended: Sep 27, 2010 06:01:37 PDT
Winning Bid (BIN): US $149.99

Description:
this is a major matt mason custom made one of a kind space sled , highly detailed with custom jet pack and rotojet rifle . i made space sled out of wood , plastic and stickers , painted it and uerathained it , very cool item . figure is captain action reproduction , space suit is newer hasbro gi joe all is in great shape , email me with any questions , what you see is what you get . shipping to the U.S.A. is $10.00 , international shipping is extra , pay pal only .

My Take:
I thought this was pretty cool - I'm not sure if I would have paid $150 for it, but someone sure liked it. Basically a GI Joe on a custom space sled - neat stuff. The column on the sled looks to be a little out of proportion and the top? In any case, still something cool to have in ones collection.





matt mason custom made cat track for 12" fig. w/fig nmc



Item number: 190449464424
Ended: Sep 27, 2010 06:02:10 PDT
Winning Bid: US $149.99

Description:
this is a major matt mason custom made one of a kind cat track , highly detailed with moving rubber tracks . i made this out of wood and plastic and stickers , painted and urethaned it , very cool item . figure is newer hasbro gi joe with space suit both are in great condition , don't miss out on a one of a kind . email me with any questions , what you see is what you get . shipping to the U.S.A. is $10.00 , international shipping is extra , pay pal only .

My Take:
From the same seller as the above but I don't believe quite as well done. Another cool item to have, the Cat Track proportions are once again kind of off but it's still a noteworthy attempt.





Mattel Major Matt Mason & Space Power Suit MINT ON CARD



Item number: 110588843300
Ended: Sep 27, 2010 18:30:01 PDT
Winning Bid: US $817.78

Description:
MINT ON CARD, never opened. Clear plastic. A little wear to the card and a little separation of the bubble above the two yellow things are all that is keeping this from being perfect.

NO INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING. Every effort is made to photograph and give a detailed description of the items being sold and I answer questions to the best of my ability. I am not an expert on anything. Most items being sold have been previously owned and may not be perfect, if I see something wrong I mention it and picture it. If you need to return it, postage is not refundable. Due to continued problems with USPS & UPS deliveries to Canada I will no longer ship to Canada and there are NO EXCEPTIONS. I am a UPS Shipper, they pick up everyday and items are shipped quickly and trackable and insured automatically to $100 . If you have a Post Office box please provide a street address for delivery or it will not be shipped. I do not ship USPS. If you can not agree with these terms please do not bid. I do not set the UPS fees, I enter the weight and eBay does the calculation based on your zip code.

My Take:
These continue to be some of the rarer and more desirable MOC examples to collectors. If the helmet had been better positioned on the figure (not to mention the kinked leg) I wouldn't be surprised to see this example exceed $1000. As it is, a good solid example for the collection.







Major Matt Mason Space Travel Pak SLED On Card (1968)



Item number: 270641608508
Ended: Sep 28, 2010 18:31:30 PDT
Winning Bid: US $153.51

Description:
Major Matt Mason Space Travel Pak On Card (1968)

Here's an awesome, 100% original, 42 year old Major Matt Mason Space Travel Pak on the card. Which includes the legendary Space Sled, personal Jet Propulsion Pak, and Chemical Gun.

When I was a kid, I shot a living room lamp with the chemical gun and the lightbulb exploded. lol.
Check out the quality on this beauty. Un-punched card! Condition is as shown in the photo images below.

My Take:
This carded accessory, while not particularly rare, seems to be quite desirable, probably due to the contents. Very nice example here selling for what has become right about the average for the set.








MAJOR MATT MASON - 1968 - GAMMA RAY-GARD PAK - SEALED



Item number: 250673072899
Ended: Oct 01, 2010 20:08:14 PDT
Winning Bid: US $112.49

Description:
1968 MAJOR MATT MASON GAMMA RAY-GARD PAK === BTHIS IS A NICE BUT NOT PERFECT CARD. == THE GOOD - CARD IS WHITE AND CLEAN, HOLE IS UNPUNCHED, BLISTER IS CLEAR AND GREAT LOOKING AND THERE ARE NOBLEMISHES. === THE BAD ===CORNERS ARE NOT GREAT - BOTTOM CORNERS ARE BENT AND SEPERATING AND THERE ARE CHIPS ON THE EDGES

Question & Answer Answered On
Q: Hi, What is S/H to Regina, SK. Canada. S4T1R6 Thank you for your time, Sep-26-10

A: i stopped shipping internationally because of problems- primarily associated with customs and costs-i was terrible at estimating them. i will start again in this way ==-== i estimate that it will cost $ 15.00 to ship this, this is higher than the actual cost. once i have the actual cost i will refund the difference of the actual cost plus $1.00 for the packing peanuts and the $ 15.00 i am charging - note this is for parcel international the cheapest way, if you want faster i will requote you. please note i will not ship under any circumstances to any south american countries or mexico. i am also not responsible for custom duties etc.

My Take:
I think this would have sold for more if the seller had included better and additional photos. Compare it to the accessory pak above and you'll see what I mean. I haven't seen one of these on eBay for a while and I'm wondering if they are uncommon?

RARE MAJOR MATT MASON MOON SUIT PAK ON CARD



Item number: 120630084040
Ended: Oct 11, 2010 19:15:42 PDT
Winning Bid: US $140.27

Description:
RARE MAJOR MATT MASON MOON SUIT PAK ON CARD

HI YOU ARE BIDDING ON A VERY OLD MATT MAJOR MOON SUIT PAK, ON CARD , WHICH I WOULD SAY IS A SOLID 8 , HOWEVER IF YOU LOOK  THE WRENCH IN THE UPPER LEFT HAND SIDE IS MISSSING , THE CASING THERE HAS COME I LITTLE UNGLUE BUT THE REST IS ALL THEREAND IN REAL NEARMINT SHAPE , LOOK AT THE RUBBER ARMS ON THE SUIT THERE ARE SOLID NO ROT. NICE TO ADD TO YOUR COLLECTION PLEASE LOOK AT PICS

THANK YOU FOR LOOKING

I COMBINE SHIPPING ON MORE THAN ONE ITEM BOUGHT FROM ME

SHIPPING TRACKING INSURANCE FLAT FEE OF $8 FOR THE LOWER 48 STATES ONLY, INTERNATIONAL IS WELCOME BUT SHIPPING IS MUST MORE.

My Take:
Once again, more photos probably would have brought a better price - the arms to look good on this card which is unusual and more desirable. There is a bit of wear on the edges though, which really shows up on that background.

RARE MAJOR MATT MASON ROCKET LAUNCH PAK ON CARD



Item number: 110594724251
Ended: Oct 11, 2010 19:18:45 PDT
Winning Bid: US $86.99

Description:
RARE MAJOR MATT MASON ROCKET LAUNCH PAK ON CARD

HI YOU ARE BIDDING ON A VERY OLD MATT MAJOR ROCKET LAUNCH PAK, ON CARD , WHICH I WOULD SAY IS A SOLID 8.5

. NICE TO ADD TO YOUR COLLECTION PLEASE LOOK AT PICS

THANK YOU FOR LOOKING

I COMBINE SHIPPING ON MORE THAN ONE ITEM BOUGHT FROM ME

SHIPPING TRACKING INSURANCE FLAT FEE OF $8 FOR THE LOWER 48 STATES ONLY, INTERNATIONAL IS WELCOME BUT SHIPPING IS MUST MORE.

My Take:
Another by the same seller as the above... MORE PHOTOS!

1969 Major Matt Mason Press Out Book




Item number: 150508624733
Ended: Oct 21, 2010 19:10:12 PDT
Winning Bid: US $98.77

Description:
1969 Major Matt Mason Press Out Book

1969 Major Matt Mason Press Out Book by Whitman, includes 6 pages plus back cover of Major Matt mason figures and accessories, has minor edge wear otherwise in very good condition.

BUYER PAYS $3.50 POSTAGE.
INTERNATIONAL BIDDERS PLEASE ASK FOR POSTAGE QUOTE OR YOU CAN CALCULATE IT.

I will be happy to combine postage .
I ship on Mondays, Wednesday and Fridays and delivery times depends on your zip code and shipping method.
Will Ship Internationally.

Please read statement below before you bid.
I can not guarantee out of the US shipping and can not guarantee how long it takes to arrive.
I can not give refunds or replace any item shipped outside the US.

Refunds are accepted if item is not as described, shipping's fees will not be refunded only your bid price, if you are not happy with your purchase please email and I will try and worked it out to both of our satisfaction.

My Take:
I remember spending in excess of $150 for a similar example. It's tough to find this book intact.





Major Matt Mason Space Power Suit Pak NOC



Item number: 150507020517
Ended: Oct 21, 2010 20:50:42 PDT
Winning Bid: US $102.50

Description:
This is a Major Matt Mason Space Power Suit Pak, Stock No. 6344, in an unopened sealed card. The peg hole at the top of the card is broken through, the top corners are rough, the bottom corners are worse (see photos). Some paper missing from where price stamp was removed, and some glue remains (upper right
of front). Blister/plastic is like new. Product inside is, of course, complete and in new condition. No returns, sold as-is. Item will be well packed and shipped USPS Priority Mail. I will only ship within the U.S. PayPal only, please.

My Take:
This set is rather common - prices seem to be increasing slightly. It might be due to the approach of the holiday season, when all toys seem to spike upward in value.



Major Matt Mason 1968 Command Console MINT with box



Item number: 200532528907
Ended: Oct 24, 2010 17:32:12 PDT
Winning Bid: US $106.85

Description:
Major Matt Mason 1968 Talking Command Console MINT with box
Mint shape-no flaws save for I cannot get to talk.
Both lights flash
No rips or tears
Box excellent with bright colors.
Colors bright and clear
You can see below.

Please see pictures.
Shipping will be $6.30 to USA. International $11.80
I will combine shipping.

My Take:
Nice box on this set - it's usually very brown due to the cheap cardboard.






-- John

1 comment:

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