5 Awesome Things on eBay this week

5 Awesome Things on eBay this week

5 Awesome Things on eBay this week wishes to thank Courtney and Jeremy for their contributions this week, without them, it wouldn’t have happened.


Star Trek Needlepoint (5 Awesome Things on eBay)
Star Trek Needlepoint (eBay Link)

Without hyperbole, this is the greatest thing ever. I can just close up shop and leave on the highest possible note. This is ADORABLE!



Jaguar Lives T-Shirt- 5 Awesome eBay

T-Shirt from the movie “Jaguar Lives” (eBay Link)

Never heard of Jaguar Lives? Yeah, that’s not a surprise. It’s a late 70s Spy/Martial Arts movie made when interest in those genres waned. Even cameos from notable Bond stars like Donald Pleasance, Barbara Bach, Christopher Lee and Joseph Wiseman didn’t seem to help. Somehow, it got one licensed item out there, an iron-on transfer. Wear this somewhere and be prepared to answer a lot of questions. 

5 Awesome eBay- Sea Serpent Jiggler

Crazy Looking Sea Serpant Jiggler (eBay Link)
No explanation is needed with this guy; look at him!  He’s goofy but eerily close to the Nessie in the classic Doctor Who tale “Terror of the Zygons.” which is quite good regardless.

Hardcastle and McCormick rack toy 5 Awesome Things on eBay

Hardcastle and McCormick Rack Toy by Ja-Ru (eBay Link)

I was named after Brian Keith, so I guess that makes me Hardcastle. Or is he McCormick? I never watched this show. BTW the “JA-RU” company name comes from the owner’s sons, Jason and Russel, who now run the company. 


Jolly Green Giant Belt Buckle- 5 Awesome eBay

Jolly Green Giant Belt Buckle (eBay link)

The 1970s were a belt buckler buyer’s paradise. It seems like they made a belt buckle of everything you saw. I’m afraid to look but I assume there is a belt buckle of my family’s disastrous 1978 trip to Manitoulin Island. 


The previous Installments of 5 Awesome Things on eBay this week can be found here


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5 Awesome Things on eBay this week



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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