I am an eBay junkie, and it’s a buyers market, so I have been very busy this year.
In no particular order, here is my top 10 eBay purchases of 2008! All titles have been left (SIC) as they were originally posted on eBay. Don’t even ask how I found some of this stuff, I just do random searches and I get lucky. A few were found from some of my weekly eBay searches. You may be able to figure out a couple of them from the titles of the auctions!
1) VINTAGE YUK-MAN GOO SLIME DEVIL MAN HEAD MONSTER & BOX
Ok, screw it. This is my #1 purchase on eBay this year. Super rare bizarre slime toy from the 80s. I guess his head was filled with slime (at this point all the slime has evaporated) and the basic idea was that you took the slime out and then dropped it on his head. Totally pointless. I love it!
2) VINTAGE RARE 1988 GIGGLEE EYES MONSTER PLUSH TOY DOLL
I was floored when I got this is the mail. It’s some weird 80s My Pet Monster style doll. No one in the office remembers this at all. But it’s super rad and the eyes are giggley!
3) VINTAGE MADBALLS RATTLE MONSTER PLASTIC ARGENTINA RARE
I got obsessed with looking up Mad Balls on eBay this year, especially bootleg ones. This is a weird toxic plastic rattler is a mixture of a Mad Ball and Killer Tomato, which I have realized this year is sort of kind of like a Mad Ball.
4) Vintage Halloween Face Mask Monster Ghoul Rubber Latex
I had one of these guys in college. I found it at a flea market and thought that it was the most bizarre toy that I have ever seen! The face is one of those weird rubber finger puppet faces that you could put your fingers in the back and move the face around ( I know you had one as a kid, I think we all did!) but this has these little mechanical arms that move the face around, while it moves back and forth, and plays a midi version of “When The Saints Go Marching In”. Yes, this is the most bizarre toy I have ever seen! I actually never owned this toy with the box. Now I do!
5) THE MUMMY?S CURSE Vintage Glow in Dark Toy MOC
This toy is actually pretty stupid, but the packaging is rad! I also love the fact that it’s the Mummy’s Curse that you are playing with and not necessarily the mummy itself. How conceptual!
6) RELIC GERMAN DEATH HEAD SILVER RING FROM STALINGRAD!!!
I love rings! The one on the bottom right was the one that I won. Unfortunately, I misplaced this ring the other day. :(
It was either stolen, fell in the trash (and thrown away), or somewhere on the messy floor of my office or tucked away somewhere. It probably has to do something with karma.
7) MUMMiFiED MONKEY’S PAW BLiSTER TRiCK HALLOWEEN
My friend sent me this auction and of course I had to have it! I remember Mike Jones was with me when I opened this and we couldn’t stop cracking up! This thing is so twisted and gross! The basic trick is that you tell people you found a cursed monkey paw and then someone is supposed to put a match to one of the fingers and all of sudden the Magician gets a blister on the finger the match was put to. Yea it makes no sense at all, but the hand is pretty damn cool, sort of.
8) 4 ATTACK OF THE KILLER TOMATOES VINYL ACTION FIGURES
I hardly remember the ‘Attack of the Killer Tomatoes’ Cartoon let alone the toys that they spawned. These things are so fun and squishy. Also, they look like they were made in the 80s even though they are from the mid 90s!
9) 1980s vintage monster football Madballs knockoff Taiwan
One of my favorite bootleg Mad Balls! This thing is just too special. Does anyone else see how special this is?!?
10) E.T. THE EXTRA TERRESTRIAL non licensed! RARE! 1982
Last, but certainly not least, Space Friend! I have a few of these bootleg E.T dolls, but not in the packaging like this! Around 10 years ago my friend Chris found this little creep at a Flea Market in Orlando. We were so amazed (excited, confused, in shock?!?) of the packaging. No country of origin, no manufacture name, no nothing, just SPACE FRIEND. How amazing is this?! I had never seen another in the package until a month or two ago on eBay. Finally, my very own space friend. I love you space friend.- Twerps!