In keeping the tradition of doing everything last minute. I offer MY top 10 list of 2007. My top 10 eBay purchases of 2007! I actually haven’t done that much buying this year but I used to be an eBay animal, a Powerseller even! But I have kind of slowed down these days.
I was going to post the actual photos from the eBay listings whenever I could, but I didn’t save all the photos, and some of the auctions have expired from the eBay database, so oh well. I did however tirle them ALL as they were listed on eBay. These are in order of when I bought them this year rather than my favorites. Enjoy my dorkdom!
10. AFRICAN MOVIE ART POSTER HAND PAINTED CANVAS GHANA
This is one of the most favorite things I own. It is a hand painted African Movie poster of Army of Darkness. In different parts of Africa, they have these traveling cinemas that show American movies. Most of them are horror, action, sci-fi… basically movies they don’t really need to be translated to be understood. Local painters hand paint posters for the films on rice bags for the traveling shows.
9. Beastman Masters of the Universe Ben Cooper costume
We did an art show out in Toronto earlier this year that was Masters of the Universe themed. We did the window display and part of that display had child mannequins in these vintage vinyl costumes that we already had a bunch of. We however did not have a Beastman, who was one my most favorite of the He-Man villains because I’m obssessed with Bigfoot, The Skunk Ape, and other hairy beasts. But unfortunately this costume never arrived in time and we weren’t able to even use it the show! But we paid a pretty penny for it and it now makes a lovely decoration for our office. Check out our Gallery for pictures from the show!
8. KILLER KLOWNS FROM OUTER SPACE Chiodo POSTER
When I first heard the title of this movie as a kid I seriously thought it was a joke. I mean it is, kind of… know what I mean? I always loved the artwork for the movie poster, and this one is in Spanish, double the radness, I guess. On a side note, If you rent this flick, listen to the Director Commentary! Some of the best on any DVD.
7. RUDE RALPH / 1986 / AXLON / VINTAGE
I actually already had one of these guys, but I couldnt remember his name. So when I finally found out his name and saw him on eBay, I bought another one. He’s basically a giant Madball, but wasn’t produced by Amtoy. When you pull Rude Ralph’s eye out of it’s socket he makes burps and fart noises. If forced to explain who is/was a genius I would probably describe the guy (or gal) who created Rude Ralph.
4. 1980′ MADBALLS “BRONCUDO” RARE ARGENTINE VARIANT BAGGED
When I saw this guy on eBay, I freaked! Argentina gave us some truly amazing bootlegs of many popular 80s toys. I’m really glad they bootlegged Madballs as well. I bought this from a guy who I also bought a ton of Argentinian A-Team (or Brigada A as they are known in Argentina) stuff from.
2. Vintage BeBe’s Kids Ghetto T Shirt 80′s Hip Hop Mishka
Man, this auction really fucking pissed me off. I had won this on eBay and was stoked. But the next day the seller emails me and says someone in the UK offered him $150 (I paid $40) for it and he had decided to sell it to him instead. What an asshole! Sigh…
1. 1986 Amtoy My Pet Monster w/ Original Handcuffs
On our last trip to Japan, Mikhail and I saw one of these guys in a vintage toy store. We both had him as kids, but this is NOW and we needed one NOW! My Pet Monster… I know you know whats up!