Here on page 501 of the Sears 1969 Christmas Wish Book are Billy Blastoff and accessories. As with the Major 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." - Wikipedia
Use the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics' inflation calculator 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 your attic!
Posted January 15, 2011