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Star Wars Toys Madness

I’m sure most of us have had, at one time or another, assorted Star Wars toys and other memorabilia. My brother and I had many action figures and vehicles which we would take outside and play with all the time. My favorite was the Yoda figure with snake twined around his neck. There was even a Hoth playset one of my mom’s craft magazines had plans for that I wanted to make, but never got around to. But even those hours spent playing with our figures doesn’t compare to this giant Star Wars collectibles auction on Ebay.

Over 1600 Star Wars figures, and a ton of other stuff. The seller wants to be rid of them to ‘accomplish a new plan I have for my future.’ I bet. The starting bid is $25,450, with $950 for shipping. Unbelievable. This sort of obsessive collecting just doesn’t resonate with me. I’m of the ‘rip it out of the box and play with it’ school. Call me crazy. So act fast, the auction ends on Nov. 28th at 2am CT. Oh, and the next bid will be the first.

For a much cooler, and geekier, collection, check out Joshua Budich’s collection. Although much smaller than the Ebay collection, Joshua has indulged his inner code monkey and created a really cool Flash front end to his figures. Not only did he create little images for each figure, he’s linked them to a picture of the corresponding package. Add to that all the filtering options and you have one cool interface. This is one case where obsessive comes in handy. Nicely done Joshua.

Now if you’ll excuse me, I must go mourn all my lost Star Wars figures and cards, and try no think about what they’d be worth today.

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4 Comments on Star Wars Toys Madness

  1. Remember when people actually played with toys? Those were the days!

  2. Ours (my brother’s and mine) were a TIE Interceptor with wings that can be “ejected” (shot off) and an X-Wing fighter with laser burn decals and wings that can flip between the fixed and X-formations!

    We didn’t play with the figures (read: dolls!!), so there!! :-P

  3. OK, this isn’t about Star toys or dolls, but it is dorky Star Wars-related and I’m too lazy to start a new posting for it.

  4. Anonymous // December 3, 2008 at 2:34 pm //

    yea those were the days. werent they

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