Here on page 500 of the Sears 1969 Christmas Wish Book are Major Matt Mason accessories. As with the G.I. Joe Astronaut's "Spacewalk" Outfit, this was in tune with the great Space Race of the era.
"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 $6.99 G.I. Joe Astronaut's "Spacewalk" Outfit would cost $41.53 in 2010 money.
Posted January 15, 2011