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501 of the Sears 1969 Christmas Wish Book are Billy Blastoff and accessories. As with
Matt Mason action figures from Mattel, this fit in perfectly with the Space Race
era that surrounded the Apollo 11 landing on the moon just months before.
"Major Matt Mason was an action figure created by Mattel, an astronaut who lived and
worked on the moon. When introduced in 1966, the figures were initially based on design
information found in Life Magazine, Air Force Magazine, Jane's, and other aviation- and
space-interest periodicals. Later, the line would attempt to transition into the realm
of science fiction." -
Use the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics'
to see what items cost in today's dollars. That $10.99 Billy Blastoff Outfit would cost
$65.30 in 2010 money.
These are collectibles that can bring a fair price. time to go through
Posted January 15, 2011