It’s that time of year again, where the Bloglin throws up it’s usual year-end lists on music and movies. I tend to do a different sort of list each and every year centered around my passion for collecting weird/odd objects and toys. While I do tend to pick up quite a deal in my travels, I still avidly search on eBay for a variety stuff that will capture my eye. So, with that said I present my top 10 eBay purchases from 2010.
This list is in no particular order, just ten of my favorite things that I won on eBay this year. I kept the titles as they appeared on their respective eBay auction, however this year I opted to just shoot each one of them myself instead of throwing up the images from their auctions. It’s just easier for me to take them myself. Enjoy!
10) PALITOY GOR KING OF TERRONS BOXED & COMPLETE VERY RARE!
I actually already owned a Gor King that I found loose at flea market when I was a kid. It’s from the 70s and part of G.I. Joe’s Super Joe line. If you’ve never heard of those figures before, check them out. The Super Joes had some pretty rad characters including Gor King of Terrons.
This particular Gor King is a UK version made by Palitoy which I won for about $50 shipped, which is a steal. One of the best things about this particular Gor King is the rad packaging. It’s totally different from the US release, and I think it’s by the same artist who did all the artwork for the Cyborg/Cybo-Nator figures.
9) King Kong Rubber Jiggler Keychain Store Display
I love vintage King Kong toys…. But I probably didn’t need to get this, but it was just so cool. A set of these still attached to the store card? Too hard to pass up. I could only imagine walking into a store as a kid, seeing this and buying one.
There was actually one Kong missing from the header card when I bought this… So maybe I did buy one as a kid, and don’t even remember?
8) Old Graphic Trash Can Tot Stickers Vending Machine Sign
As a kid there was this Pathmark supermarket by my house which had a bunch of those ¢25 plastic bubble toy vending machines. My favorite one was this one machine that sold these bootleg Garbage Pail Kid stickers called Trash Can Tots.
At the time the machine was actually busted, and my hands were still small enough to wiggle up the door. I remember stealing a bunch of these stickers. But I don’t steal anymore, I don’t think its right whether it be from a small store or a large corporation.
7) Vintage Bullmark Bagged Hawaii Spray version. Ultra7
I usually don’t get caught up in buying packaged Vintage Kaiju. The figures tend to usually go for way more than I’m willing to pay. I randomly found this listing one day and decided to bid on it on a whim. I actually ended up getting this guy for a pretty good price.
This particular paint job is from Hawaii and I know figures from Hawaii are typically more rare. This guy unfortunatley, is more common than others. However, to find him mint-in-bag? Well that’s just not common at all. I kind of want to sell him, so if you are interested, make me an offer!
6) Weird Bootleg He-man figure in Hebrew
This was not the name of the actual eBay listing. I’m actually not sure what the original listing was titled unfortunately so you’ll have to make do with this. I cant ready Hebrew but I’m sure it says something really cool all over the packaging.
Where did they sell these? In Isreal? Hasidic neighborhoods? Who bought them? I want to know and get more of them. But I have one and I think that’s enough.
5) vintage monster rubber head 3.8 pez
I know I said this list is in no particular order, but this is probably one of my favorite eBay wins from this past year. This Pez is part of a series that came out in the 70s called the Eeire Spectre series, and this guy’s name is “Spook.” There are 6 characters in total from the linel.
I am trying to collect an entire set, but I always seem to get outbid, and let me tell you, these don’t go for cheap! They also don’t come up very often, so this is something I am constantly on the hunt for. If you happen to have a set, let me know, Ill make it worth it to you!
Fun Fact: eBay was originally set up to buy, sell and trade Pez dispensers