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." -
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