5 Awesome Things on eBay this week

5 Awesome Things on eBay this week

Happy Friday! Welcome to 5 Awesome Things on eBay this week, where I window shop and share all the stuff I can’t afford right now.

Inflatable Black Hole Maximillian- 5 Awesome Things on eBay this week

Inflatable Maximillian from the Black Hole (eBay Link)– I didn’t know this was a thing, an inflatable promotional Maximillian from the Black Hole. I would really like to own this, mainly to pretend I’m Doctor Reinhart and sick Max on my family relentlessly. The dog would truly lose her mind. I would never tire of this. 


Star Wars ROTJ School Supply Vending Machine Display- 5 Awesome Things on eBay this week

5 Awesome Things on eBay this week

Star Wars ROTJ School Supply Vending Machine Display (eBay Link)– Few things trigger my nostalgia centers more than vending machine displays; they were a destination at Miracle Mart every week. Just looking at this, I can smell the rotisserie chickens in the back. Unrelated but also related, I miss FBI grape drink. 


Atomic Man Secret Mission set- 5 Awesome Things on eBay this week

GI Joe Atomic Man Secret Mission set (eBay link)– Hasbro really went in on their Bionic Man Knock-Off Atomic Man for a brief period, even going as far as repackaging older Joe sets under the Atomic man brand. I don’t remember these as a kid but Atomic Man did rock my world. I would love to own this, but I also have accepted that I cannot have it all, so I will merely press my nose against this virtual bakery window.


Red Col. Sanders Bank- 5 Awesome Things on eBay this week

Red Col. Sanders Bank (eBay Link)- Col. Sanders lived about an hour from where I live now. If you visit antique malls in that area, you’d think he went door to door handing out those banks. They are everywhere here, I actually try to count how many I see in a day. I’ve never seen a blood-red one like this, though. It’s kind of ominous, isn’t it? what’s in the bucket? What’s in the buuuuucccccket?


Mr. Peanut Soap- 5 Awesome Things on eBay this week

Avon Mr. Peanut Soap (eBay Link)– This is one strange tie-in; as my friend Courtney said to me, “Who doesn’t want to reek of party mix all day?”. This seems like a great episode of Columbo, where Patrick McGoohan takes a shower with this and kills his partner, who has a peanut allergy. I’m off to Kinkos with my manuscript; please don’t steal it!


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About The Author

AKA Brian Heiler author of "Rack Toys: Cheap, Crazed Playthings" and co-editor of "Toy-Ventures Magazine". Co-Host of the "Pod Stallions" podcast. Host of the Brick Mantooth Youtube channel, painter, designer, writer, mental health advocate, toy collector, Mego, and Mego Knock-Off enthusiast. I have large feet, ADHD and I live in Canada. Talk toys, not others.

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