Monday, April 25, 2011

eBay Roundup for February 2011

Sales of rare and unusual Major Matt Mason items during February were very light after the very heavy holiday and January sales season. I think it was a good time to pick up a bargain or two.

Major Matt Mason FIREBOLT SPACE CANNON Store Stock


Item number: 330523552050
Ended: Feb 01, 2011 19:30:31 PST
Winning bid: US $180.50

Description:PLEASE READ ENTIRE DESCRIPTION:
Up for bid: Mattel's Major Matt Mason FIREBOLT SPACE CANNON Original Store Stock. Everything is present. For those who are trying to build a complete Matt Mason collection, you'll be hard pressed to find a Firebolt Cannon in this condition, boxed and with the insert. Box is in great condition with very minor shelf wear. There are a few dings on the box, but nothing major. The insert is in excellent condition, as are the instructions and decal sheet. The cannon is in super fine condition. The antenna is perfect. As with most Matt Mason cannons, the glue on the joints in some areas has yellowed a bit. This is natural, occurring with its age. I have seen a lot of these, and this one is among the best. It will NOT need to be upgraded. It has been tested, and it does run like new.

It is truly a great piece from my personal collection. I've decided to thin the collection down, keeping only what I had as a kid.

Look closely and carefully at the photos. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. Your satisfaction is important to me.

NOTE: The seller reserves the right to cancel any bid from any bidder who has questionable feed back or no feedback. Please respond to all emails sent from the seller.

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!

On Feedback: When selling, I consider the sale complete when I have received feedback or an e-mail from the buyer letting me know that they have received the item and are happy with the purchase. At that point, I will place positive feedback for the buyer. If unhappy with the purchase, contact me withing 3 days of receiving the item to let me know. At that point, it will be decided if a refund is necessary. If I haven't received such a message within 3 days, I will consider that the buyer is satisfied and no refund may be given.

Thank you and Good Luck!

My Take:
Nice OSS boxed vehicle - in past months it would have sold for a little less - it looks like sales are picking up a bit. This is another Toby Denham collection item and sales have been strong for his collection. This time the box label is right-side up, unusual in a box where the label is very commonly upside down (same with the Talking Command Console).






Mattel Major Matt Mason STAR SEEKER NMIB Complete !


Item number: 330523559455
Ended: Feb 01, 2011 19:45:31 PST
Winning bid: US $95.00

Description:PLEASE READ ENTIRE DESCRIPTION:
Up for bid: Mattel's Major Matt Mason STAR SEEKER Near Mint in Box, complete with planets and instructions. Capsule is bright and white with a few very minute ding marks. The clear blue canopy is absolutely beautiful!!! The decals are installed and some lifting on the corners is occurring, not bad, though. All of the programming pins are solid and intact, no breakage! The capsule does run and does what it's suppose to do. The instructions are present to show you how to operate. The box is in excellent condition, very crisp. All of the top tabs are intact, and lock the top down. The colors are bright. As for the box inserts, tell me the last time you saw a Star Seeker box that had them. They are rare! The inserts with this one are solid. The bottom one has some damage which looks like it could've been done by battery leakage. HOWEVER, the bottom insert did not go with this Star Seeker originally. I got it from another box. There HAS NEVER been battery leakage in this capsule. The battery compartment is in excellent condition. Overall, this Star Seeker is in very hard to fine condition.

It is truly a great piece from my personal collection. I've decided to thin the collection down, keeping only what I had as a kid.

Look closely and carefully at the photos. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. Your satisfaction is important to me.

NOTE: The seller reserves the right to cancel any bid from any bidder who has questionable feed back or no feedback. Please respond to all emails sent from the seller.

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!
On Feedback: When selling, I consider the sale complete when I have received feedback or an e-mail from the buyer letting me know that they have received the item and are happy with the purchase. At that point, I will place positive feedback for the buyer. If unhappy with the purchase, contact me withing 3 days of receiving the item to let me know. At that point, it will be decided if a refund is necessary. If I haven't received such a message within 3 days, I will consider that the buyer is satisfied and no refund may be given.

Thank you and Good Luck!

My Take:
Another Toby Denham collection item.







MATTEL MAJOR MATT MASON LUNAR BASE COMMAND SET BOXED


Item number: 370479849059
Ended: Feb 05, 2011 17:43:29 PST
Winning bid: US $216.05

Description:One of the largest set done for Matt Mason. Comes with everything shown still being in very good original shape. I do have figures for this up in another auction right now. Instruction sheets look to have some damage Showing some tears to the center pillar veiw screen plastic sheet. So take a good look at the photos. As these will show you what all is included in this rare set. SELLING WITH NO RESERVE! Make sure you check out my other items. I have several really nice antiques and toys up right now. Shipping gladly combined on orders where it is possible! So buy more than one and save on shipping! Welcome to Classic Eddy's. Feel free to email me with any questions we are happy to help. Shipping is extra and is paid by the buyer and non refundable. Don't worry we ship tons of items and do not overcharge on shipping. Payments must be received five days from the auction closing so we can ship your item fast. Feel free to use your credit cards they are welcome through Paypal.com. We love shipping International orders and ship all around the world. We prefer Paypal! Look over all our auctions we always carry great stuff! Thanks for taking a look and please feel free to place a bid!

My Take:
This set is basically an instant collection - I think it would have gone for more if there were a figure or two included - in any case the condition looks to be very good with hardly any visible wear.













Mattel's Major Matt Mason DOUG DAVIS MOC FS 1968

Item number: 130484863840
Ended: Feb 12, 2011 15:57:34 PST
BIN or Best Offer: $650
Sold For: US $500.00

Description:This is a Mattel's Man In Space Major Matt Mason DOUG DAVIS Mint on Card Factory sealed 1968 Mattel .  really nice condition with some wear to edge of card  . bubble isn't damaged at all. but does have marks on bubble on very top. 

I have close up all around bubble and card   as pictures describe item best.   . IF you need more pictures just send a e-mail address to send to.   Very nice  addition to your MMM collection.  this was in my personal collection and I will be putting Lots more MMM stuff on. so check back .

Thanks for Looking . Please e-mail with any Questions I will answer as best as possible. I ship WORLD WIDE and take special care in packing and shipping your items ! Check out other auctions I have on E-bay to combine to save on Shipping costs. Buyer pays shipping..

My Take:
Sorry the photos were pulled down almost immediately so nothing to show - it was a very nice condition OSS carded Doug Davis so you can probably visualize how it looked. I just thought the sale needed to be recorded.


Major Matt Mason SPACE CRAWLER Near Mint


Item number: 330528033604
Ended: Feb 13, 2011 18:55:29 PST
Winning bid: US $121.38

Description:PLEASE READ ENTIRE DESCRIPTION:
Up for bid: Mattel's Major Matt Mason SPACE CRAWLER in excellent or near mint condition. This crawler is in its original box with the original insert. If this crawler was with a full uninstalled decal sheet still stapled to the instruction sheet, it could pass for Original Store Stock (OSS). However, some of the decals were installed. The seat decals appeared to have never been installed and are missing. If they are desired, good reproduction crawler decals are available on eBay. Overall, this crawler has been handled very little. The battery box is very nice. The feet on the crawler spokes look like new. The body of the crawler also looks new. It runs like a champ, very strong! The winch works perfectly. The only real flaw is a slightly split hub cap, which can be seen in posted photo. It is very minor and is does not mean the hub retainer is damaged. If you are not very familiar with the crawlers, cracked hub caps are pretty common, even on store stock examples. I have owned a half of dozen crawlers, and I've only had one that had the hubs that were perfect. I believe cracked hubs resulted from when they were installed at the factory (being tapped into place).

The box is very crisp and has light shelf wear. The insert is in excellent condition. The instruction sheet is present and included. The tear seen in the photo is where the stapled decal sheet was pulled away long ago. The crawler itself is beautiful! Nice example of a great toy.

It is truly a great piece from my personal collection. I've decided to thin the collection down, keeping only what I had as a kid.

Look closely and carefully at the photos. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. Your satisfaction is important to me.

NOTE: The seller reserves the right to cancel any bid from any bidder who has questionable feed back or no feedback. Please respond to all emails sent from the seller.

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!

On Feedback: When selling, I consider the sale complete when I have received feedback or an e-mail from the buyer letting me know that they have received the item and are happy with the purchase. At that point, I will place positive feedback for the buyer. If unhappy with the purchase, contact me within 3 days of receiving the item to let me know. At that point, it will be decided if a refund is necessary. If I haven't received such a message within 3 days, I will consider that the buyer is satisfied and no refund may be given. On items selling for over a hundred dollars, I reserve the right to require a delivery signature, especially if it is going to an apartment address. I do this for your and my protection.

Thank you and Good Luck!

My Take:
I'm not sure why, but for some reason OSS crawlers are fairly difficult to find - I think that as such an iconic toy most if not all got played with, so there just aren't that many unplayed-with examples. Another Toby Denham collection item, this one has just a tiny bit of wear but does come with the rare insert.







Major Matt Mason SPACE SHIP CASE Very Good Condition


Item number: 330528036253
Ended: Feb 13, 2011 19:06:09 PST
Winning bid: US $100.00

Description:PLEASE READ ENTIRE DESCRIPTION:
Up for bid: Mattel's Major Matt Mason SPACE SHIP CASE in very good condition. The fragile and vulnerable vacuum formed plastic pieces have held up well considering this piece is 40+ years old. It is getting harder and harder to find these cases without any or a few cracks and chips. The example up for auction here is in exceptional condition. All of the booster pieces are intact, with only one missing a small chip. All flaws can be seen in the photos I provided. The vinyl body of the case is close to perfect. It is bright, colorful, and clean.

It is truly a great piece from my personal collection. I've decided to thin the collection down, keeping only what I had as a kid.

Look closely and carefully at the photos. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. Your satisfaction is important to me.

NOTE: The seller reserves the right to cancel any bid from any bidder who has questionable feed back or no feedback. Please respond to all emails sent from the seller.

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!

On Feedback: When selling, I consider the sale complete when I have received feedback or an e-mail from the buyer letting me know that they have received the item and are happy with the purchase. At that point, I will place positive feedback for the buyer. If unhappy with the purchase, contact me within 3 days of receiving the item to let me know. At that point, it will be decided if a refund is necessary. If I haven't received such a message within 3 days, I will consider that the buyer is satisfied and no refund may be given. On items selling for over a hundred dollars, I reserve the right to require a delivery signature, especially if it is going to an apartment address. I do this for your and my protection.

Thank you and Good Luck!

My Take:
I don't think most collectors realize how rare an intact or mostly intact Space Ship Case is to find in the wild. This is a very fine example, even with the cracked thruster and I'm surprised it didn't sell for more. Starting to get towards the very end of Toby Denham's collection with the case (the best items are yet to come).









Major Matt Mason FLIGHT PAK Mint on Unpunched Card


Item number: 330528045288
Ended: Feb 13, 2011 19:40:17 PST
Winning bid: US $561.00

Description:PLEASE READ ENTIRE DESCRIPTION:
Up for bid: Mattel's Major Matt Mason FLIGHT PAK Mint on an Unpunched Card. No serious Matt Mason collection would ever be without this item. All contents are dead mint. The card has the usual curling on the corners, particularly the bottom corners, nothing major. The card has very little shelf wear. The graphics are bright and sharp. There is a extremely small split in the clear blister. It is virtually unnoticeable. As a matter of fact, I didn't know it was there until a few years ago, when while handling it, I felt it. Nevertheless, you'll be hard pressed to find this item in this great of condition.
It is truly a great piece from my personal collection. I was very reluctant to sell this, but I have decided to narrow my Matt collection down to only those loose items I had as a kid.

Look closely and carefully at the photos. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. Your satisfaction is important to me.

NOTE: The seller reserves the right to cancel any bid from any bidder who has questionable feed back or no feedback. Please respond to all emails sent from the seller.

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!

On Feedback: When selling, I consider the sale complete when I have received feedback or an e-mail from the buyer letting me know that they have received the item and are happy with the purchase. At that point, I will place positive feedback for the buyer. If unhappy with the purchase, contact me within 3 days of receiving the item to let me know. At that point, it will be decided if a refund is necessary. If I haven't received such a message within 3 days, I will consider that the buyer is satisfied and no refund may be given. On items selling for over a hundred dollars, I reserve the right to require a delivery signature, especially if it is going to an apartment address. I do this for your and my protection.

Thank you and Good Luck!

My Take:
If I didn't already have several examples, I probably would have bought this one myself. I think in a private sale it would have sold for a bit more ($700-750) - it's not an uncommon carded toy, however this one is in exceptional condition. Another Toby Denham collection item.






Major Matt Mason figure Mint in Package


Item number: 320654810834
Ended: Feb 15, 2011 19:21:21 PST
Winning bid: US $267.00

Description:Your bidding on a Major Matt Mason figure. The figure is in Mint condition and is in an opened package. It looks like the package was opened and the figure put back in and never played with. There are no broken wires and the colors are nice and bright. The package has been opened and is ripped in the back and has some bubble bends but still looks good and displays well in the package. The helmet is in Mint condition also, it would be hard to upgrade this figure unless it was in a sealed package. Please look at all the pictures for condition and ask questions if you need more information.

PLEASE READ: Paypal is the preferred method of payment-I expect payment to be made within 8 days of auctions end. I use Ebay's Unpaid Item assistant which opens up UNPAID ITEM cases automatically after 4 days from the end of the auction, then the buyer has 4 days to pay. If the buyer pays within 8 days the case closes automatically . I think payment within 8 days of winning an auction is more than fair if you don't then please don't bid. If payment isn't made in 8 days I will close the case and re list the item.I do my best to get out items as fast as I can and all I expect is a timely payment. If there is a problem regarding payment or a situation of combining shipping on items that end outside of 8 day's please contact me and we can discuss other possibilities regarding payment.Thank you so much for your understanding, Robert

PLEASE READ THIS REGARDING SHIPPING CHARGES. I know buyers don't like to pay for shipping at all but its part of doing business online. I try my best to only charge for actual shipping and no more. If your actual shipping is less than you paid contact me and I will issue a refund for the difference. I think this deserves a 5 star rating in shipping charges. I ship within 1-3 days of receiving your payment=FAST Shipping. EBAY gives sellers a 20% discount on fees if you have 4.9 ratings in every category-Description-Communication-Shipping Time-Shipping and Handling, every seller struggles with ratings in shipping time and charges. Im asking all my customers to please leave 5 star ratings in all categories especially shipping charges and shipping time. I do my best to make your buying experience a pleasant one on EBAY. By giving me 5 star ratings you help me to keep my shipping charges at the minimum because I get a refund from Ebay on my FEES. I do my best to give 5 star service in all areas if you don't think I am reaching that level in a particular category PLEASE bring it to my attention BEFORE you leave ratings or feedback so that I may have a chance to RAISE it to 5 star service for you. If your having a problem with our transaction please contact me ASAP so that I will have the opportunity to solve that issue and make you a HAPPY AND SATISFIED CUSTOMER because thats my goal. I put a lot of effort into doing GOOD business on Ebay. Items over 50.00 will be shipped by International Priority Mail so the item can be insured. Im at risk if the item doesn't get to the buyer and the only protection I have is being able to insure the item. First class international shipping can't be insured.

I do my best to describe the items to the best of my ability. All items are sold as is as most are in used condition. I will accept a return if I have grossly misrepresented the item in question. I use Ebay's unpaid item assistant which opens an unpaid item claim automatically after 4 days of auctions end, buyer has four more days to pay(8 days total). If a buyer pays within 4 days of an unpaid item case opening the case closes automatically. If I haven't received payment within 8 days I will close the case and relist the item. My goal is to have happy and satisfied customers and receive 5 star ratings. All I ask is that buyers pay in a timely manor. I try to ship out packages within 3 days of payment, usually its the day of or day after payment is made. I strive to do my best on ebay so please leave 5 star ratings and if for some reason you don't think I deserve it please contact me before you leave your ratings so that I may have a chance to bring my service up to 5 stars for you. Thank you so much for your business, Robert.

My Take:
Rather surprised and the winning bid on this carded Matt. It is a very nice example - it could be the detailed photos sold this auction. The staples in the card indicate it was probably pulled from a boxed set (I have one similar from a Firebolt Super Action Set).














MAJOR MATT MASON 1968 SPACE MISSION TEAM BOXED C10NEVER OPENED FACTORY SEALED IMPOSSIBLE TO UPGRADE



Item number: 280630959234
Ended: Feb 16, 2011 16:41:39 PST
Bin or Best Offer Price: $1,700
Sold For: $1,200

Description:Up for sale today is Mattel Man In Space SPACE MISSION TEAM MIB that has never been opened and is from 1968.This is a opportunity to own one of the best known example that has never been on display until now!This piece was obtained from a former store owner that discovered this un sold and never displayed piece hidden inside a box for over 43 years and is considered difficult to find complete and with undamaged figures,this is truly a opportunity to own such a clean specimen of this high a pedigree with box graphics that pop like the day it was printed.This piece is stored in a double enforced egg create box and the specimen has been shrink wrapped to protect it from all elements including UV sunlight.Great care has been taken to maintain and preserve this piece so that it will last for generations to come.I have set a price that I am comfortable with but I will entertain serious offers along with a payment plan provided you qualify.I admit this is not for the starting collector but more for the most scrupulous collector that demands the highest quality. I will spare no expence as Item will be shipped with inssurance and packed in several boxes with all new products and prior shipping photographs will be provided as a security insurance measure.

My Take:
As you'll see, these are part of the group bought on eBay last month super cheap, now resold in a number of auctions to follow. It's interesting to see how much they go for as the market becomes saturated with them. Gobs of photos to follow (I'm only going to show them once and then refer back to this auction's photos).






























MAJOR MATT MASON 1968 SPACE MISSION TEAM BOXED C10NEVER OPENED FACTORY SEALED IMPOSSIBLE TO UPGRADE


Item number: 280631416467
Ended: Feb 16, 2011 23:19:04 PST
Bin or Best Offer Price: $1,700
Sold For: $1,200

Description:Relist of above


Mattel's Major Matt Mason SCORPIO BOXED 1969


Item number: 130484864668
Ended: Feb 20, 2011 09:44:27 PST
Bin or Best Offer Price: $950
Sold For: US $500.00

Description:This is a Mattel's Man In Space Major Matt Mason SCORPIO . He has  a box ,instructions, and insert tray. figure is complete . does have tape around body  ( the way I got  originally )  figure excellent shape with no broken wires.  

I have close up all around box  as pictures describe i best.   has some tear and flap in torn.  some indent and a few holes in cello.  and cello is loose in part . IF you need more pictures just send a e-maill address to send to.   Very nice  addition to your MMM collection.  this was in my personal collection and I will be putting Lots more MMM stuff on. so check back .

Thanks for Looking . Please e-mail with any Questions I will answer as best as possible. I ship WORLD WIDE and take special care in packing and shipping your items ! Check out other auctions I have on E-bay to combine to save on Shipping costs. Buyer pays shipping..

My Take:
Been a while since a decent boxed scorpio has been offered - the box is a little rought and it looks like this one has had a bit of play - even so it went for a good price (for an opened toy).











Mattel's Man In Space Major Matt Mason Moon Suit Pak



Item number: 120688413256
Ended: Feb 28, 201120:06:00 PST
Winning bid: US $123.50

Description:1966 Mattel's Man In Space Major Matt Mason Moon Suit Pak. Comes new in the package,

Payment Options: Paypal

I do combine shipping on multiple items won.

Payment must be received within 7 days of the close of auction. If payment isnt received within 7 days, the auction will be revoked and a Non-Paying Bidder alert will be filed.

International Shipping: I will not ship first class, only priority or express.  Import duties, taxes, and charges are not included in the item price or shipping charges. These charges are the buyer's responsibility. Please check with your country's customs office to determine what these additional costs will be prior to bidding/buying. We also do not mark merchandise values below value or mark items as "gifts". US and International government regulations prohibit such behavior.

Refund Policy: Five day return policy. Only if item is not accurately described.

Thank you for viewing my auctions and Good Luck!
My Take:
I'm a little surprised at the winning bid on this carded accessory, as the Moon Suit was part of the multi-case lot find and most of those accessories have dropped significantly in value.



That winds up February 2011 - join me shortly for March 2011 sales.

-- John

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