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496 of the Sears 1969 Christmas Wish Book are a G.I. Joe outfits. It being the first
Christmas after the historic flight of Apollo 11, just about every boy's toy was available
with some sort of flight theme, be it aircraft or rocket. I was thoroughly wrapped up
in the whole Moon shot thing, and even went out and launched my Estes Alpha rocket the
day that Apollo 11 launched (July 16, 1969). Doing so earned me a certificate of support
from Estes. The certificate disappeared a long time ago.
Use the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics'
to see what items cost in today's dollars. That $6.99 G.I. Joe Astronaut's "Spacewalk"
Outfit would cost $41.53 in 2010 money.
Posted January 15, 2011