May 6, 2012

While trying to sell some broken action figures...


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  1. You totally lucked out there! A headless Homer and armless Superman, you don't see those everyday. Most people just throw them in the trash...

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  2. NEW HOMER FIGURE WITH HEADLESS ACTIOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOON!

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  3. Put Superman's head on Homer. Problem solved.

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    1. That makes for a very sad Superman.

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    2. Or a handsome Homer. Don't be such a pessimist.

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  4. That's almost Solomonic in it's wisdom. I would buy one.
    http://img152.imageshack.us/img152/3492/shomer.jpg

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    1. The secondary option...
      http://img19.imageshack.us/img19/2269/shomer2.jpg

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    2. Awesome! Those images made my week! :D

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  5. I hate it when people try to sell garbage and just assume it's worth big bucks. I've seen way too many people at flea markets, garage sales, craigslist, and e-bay asking ridiculous prices for toys I know I can get way cheaper somewhere else.

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    1. I remember a local "antique" store selling late-generation Ninja Turtles out of box, missing all accessories, and covered in crayon markings for $10 a piece. Talk about your optimism. (In retrospect: Maybe it was supposed to be "art?")

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    2. The difference between "art" and "garbage" is the hipster who's buying it.

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    3. This phenomenon, at least recently, can be blamed on the over saturation of television with Pawn Stars, Pawn Kings, Pawn Queens, Auction Kings, Auction Hunters, American Pickers, Storage Wars, American Diggers, and whatever that new show is where you can buy airline passenger's "unclaimed" baggage. Everybody thinks that grandpa's old yearbook from 1932 is equally valued with a copy of the Declaration of Independence.

      P.S. This diatribe of course does not include Antiques Roadshow, as we all know Roadshow is the shiz!!!

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  6. I just love his assumption that one could easily replace a plastic head and arm for action figures that are probably out of production. Like there is some store somewhere that sells assorted parts for various toys.

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    1. And that this store exists without effecting the market valuable of these out of production collectables.

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  7. STOP MOCKING ME! I HAVE A METH ADDICTION!

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  8. I knew it was going to be funny, but the last line made me LAWL. I bet they're worth a LOT.

    I have some old newspapers this guy might be interested in. Crosswords filled in. Moustaches drawn on all photos. $15 each.

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  9. He's selling them to buy crack. Unfortunately, his roommate sold their crack-pipe to buy a Homer head and a Superman arm.

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    1. It's like the Gift of the Magi, but with idiots.

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  10. Use the term 'collectible amputee artistic expressionist pieces' over broken action figures, please, so as to not seem uncultured.

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  11. I was walking through a sort of bad neighborhood one time and a group of angry looking kids threw a headless He-Man toy on the sidewalk in front of me. I took it as a signal to get the fuck out of there.

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  12. I like the people who spend a few minutes looking through my box of comics that ends up at friends' garage sales. Inevitably, I'm told "You know, you've got some really rare comics in there. Some first editions. Some of those are worth a lot of money." And yet, astonishingly, none of these Pawn Stars makes the quarter investment in these Sure Things.

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  13. Former Comic Shop Employee5/10/2012 4:16 AM

    I remember some kids coming into the store I worked at with printed off the internet super rare Yugioh cards and asking for $1000.00. They didn't understand when I said no.

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