5 Awesome Things on eBay this week- Plaidstallions

5 Awesome Things on eBay this week- Plaidstallions

5 Awesome Things on eBay this week- Plaidstallions

Captain Crook Hats from McDonalds- 5 Awesome Things on eBay this week

McDonald’s Captain Crook Promotional Hats (eBay Link)

I’ve never in my life had a “Fillet O’Fish” sandwich, and that ain’t changing (allergic), but if they were handing these out in the 1970s? I’d have pushed people down to get one. I liked freebies a whole bunch.

Now that I have you, I have a question. Captain Crook is for Fish sandwiches, and Grimace represents shakes; what the heck is the Professor hawking? He looks like the mascot for egg salad sandwiches found on a park bench.

Planet of the Apes Water Pistol- 5 Awesome Things on eBay this week

Planet of the Apes Water Pistol (eBay Link)

Here’s a good example of toy collecting sometimes not making sense, I really want this. I have one, loose, standing next to a Dr. Zaius also loose. I never had one as a kid and well, this carded one is haunting me. I think I’m sharing it so I don’t bid on it, I’m a little broke but my Mastercard is clear. This will be a touch and go week for me.


70s Monster Keychains - 5 Awesome Things on eBay this week

Vintage Monster Keychains display (eBay Link)

I don’t remember these as a kid, but I certainly knew stuff like this. They would show up in your local variety store for a week or two and then never to be seen again. Leaving you wondering if you dreamt the whole thing. 


E.T. Knock Off Jewelry- 5 Awesome Things on eBay this week

E.T. Knock Off Jewelry (eBay Link)

You can’t help but smile at such blatant copyright theft, well as long as your name isn’t Spielberg, I guess. He may not see the humour.

Captain America Black Light Poster- 5 Awesome Things on eBay this week

Captain America Black Light Poster (eBay Link)

Kirby is King, plus BEEYOK! isn’t used enough as far as I’m concerned.


Bootleg Warrior Beasts Watergun (eBay Link)

Warrior Beasts were essentially bootleg Masters of the Universe (Mattel sued) and this is a bootleg Warrior Beasts water gun. CIRCLE OF LIFE!


Microman Rescue Base- 5 Awesome Things on eBay this week

Microman Rescue Base (eBay Link)

If you haven’t been following my YT channel, yeah I bought this but don’t have the heart to put it together. So I’m trying to sell it to a forever home and I’ll buy another playset that I will put together in it’s stead. It’s a cherry piece, thanks for looking.

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  • Señor Swanky on May 12, 2023

    “Professor hawking”… Professor Hawking… I see what you did there.
    BTW, the Professor was pushing H. That’s right, straight-up heroin. Dude was crazy violent, too!

  • TRA on May 16, 2023

    I guess, according to mcdonalds [dot] fandom [dot] com,
    “The Professor” is “Mcdonaldland’s” resident researcher + scientist. He showed up in commercials in the 1970s, + in the 1980s, the TV ads said he invented chicken Mcnuggets.

    Here’s a link for more info about the Professor:
    https://mcdonalds.fandom.com/wiki/Professor .

    Now that I’ve seen what he looks like, I feel [less] eager about eating Mcnuggets. 😀

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