5 Awesome Things on eBay this week.
Magnum PI Sunglasses (eBay Link)– Oh these puppies will get you laid all over town folks, how could they not? Well, that’s what I’m banking on when I take my next vacation.
Hobbit Book and Record (eBay Link)- My goodness, I had no idea this was a thing. I missed a meeting as a kid I guess. The Hobbit was a cartoon on television on prime time, so of course, I watched it. Hell my mother plunked me in front “Animal Farm” and “Fantastic Planet” as a kid, I still have nightmares. I don’t have Hobbit related nightmares though, I should rewatch this.
Chewgum Warriors (eBay Link)- I honestly have no memory of this toy but the combination of terrible candy and a terrible action figure that resembles Darth Vader? Yeah, I’d have bought this as a kid. There is no doubt, I would have been in.
My Favourite Martian Magic Slate (eBay Link)- Kids today, we didn’t have no fancy ipads, we have magic slate and…it kinda sucked. I used to write swears in them when I saw them at stores. As for My Favourite Martian, I have never seen a single episode in my life. Although, I did find a used comic at the “Book Between” as a kid and was familiar with the concept. I was a sucker for TV and movie comics as a kid, even if I had never seen the program.
Ideal Toys Fantasy Island Board Game (eBay Link)- I know I’m a Fantasy Island fanboy but I’m also a board game junkie and I really enjoy this game on it’s own. So, if you were looking for a fun one for family game day, I recommend this as a palate cleanser to Cattan or Monopoly.
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