5 Awesome Things on eBay this week
60s Japanese Batman set by Masudaya (eBay Link)– I’m not really positive what these crude figures are but there is just something so charming about this set of toys clearly based on the Adam West television series. I especially love the l’il Riddler.
MegaForce Model Kit (eBay link)– I cannot believe that the movie MegaForce, the movie that had gold spandex clad characters blowing thumb kisses at their girlfriends, is still a thing. This is that movie that, even though we saw as kids, we knew it was bad. I can’t believe it’s getting something as gorgeous as this model kit, but I guess the vehicle designs were neat. However, if we get an Ace Hunter action figure before I get a Logan-5, I will scream.
Captain America Inflatable Kite (eBay Link)– Another thing I don’t think I’ve ever noticed before, an inflatable kit of Captain America, I can only imagine that the other Marvel characters were also made. Plus it’s a Gayla kite, they were the name for me back then because my dad sold them. My favourite was “the Bat”. I wonder if kids still fly kites?
AJ Renzi Great White Shark Bank (eBay Link)– Ah, the 70s Shark mania brought on by the popularity of “Jaws” always brings me back. Sharks were everywhere; my friend even had Shark underwear, which we made many “get any bites” type jokes about. This bank from Renzi (the makers of many quality, licensed banks) would be hard to pass up at an antique mall.
Foreign McDonalds promotional item with the Phantom, Spider-Man and Garfield (eBay Link)- I have no idea what this thing is, but in my head, Ronald McDonald is recruiting his own Avengers for a special weapon. Before you snicker at the Care Bears inclusion, that stare of theirs is a deadly weapon; trust me on that. Saw them burn a guy to a crisp once, horrifying.
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