Several weeks ago I had fun giving myself an imaginary Ebay Shopping Spree. I gave myself 100 imaginary dollars to spend but I also had a few rules to follow. I can’t buy from my usual toy lines; no Dino Riders, Star Wars, Computer Warriors, or Ninja Turtles. The second rule is I have to use Buy It Now, and that’s simply for the instant gratification. It means paying more than the item should go for in most cases BUT this is free money so it’s all good! Last time I picked Army Ants, Food Fighters Mean Weener, a Captain Crunch figure, and Nightfighter Robocop. I had $5.12 left over to add to my newest imaginary 100 dollar bill! What should I get this time?
Fruity Marshmallow Krispies! This is perhaps my favorite cereal of all time. I can still taste this stuff and it’s been years since you could buy it. Here’s an empty box but it’s available for chump change as far as some cereal boxes go. It’s definitely the first thing I’ll pick up on my imaginary shopping spree.
I love Happy Meal toys and McNugget Buddies top my list but I had completely forgotten about the Fry Guys. I like this just as much as the McNugget Buddies and I know I still have one or two stashed away somewhere but for right around $6 I can get four more that I know I don’t have. The more I think about it the more I believe I may like these even more than the McNuggets. They’re definitely getting added to the shopping cart.
Topps movie cards were a big deal in the 80’s. Gremlins, Star Wars, and of course Dick Tracy! These are obviously not very popular but I really liked the movie and I dig movie trading cards. A little over 12 bucks for a whole box of Dick Tracy cards is a win in my book!
Playmates might have done the Simpsons toys best but when I was really into the show it was Mattel who made the toys and back then it was all about Bart. I had several Simpsons toys in those days but I never had the Really Rude Bart Doll so why not get it now? This is from Bart’s glory days before Homer became the star and everybody was wearing Bart Simpson shirts.
Most people don’t think of Hardee’s when talking about fast food pop culture tie-ins outside of the California Raisins but they used to dip their hands in some pretty cool stuff. They had Days of Thunder cars, Smurfs glasses, stuffed toys from Mickey’s Christmas Carol and some really inspired Ghostbusters kid’s meals. The box the meals came in were made of thin plastic and shaped like Slimer, and the Ecto-1 and other well known things from the Ghostbusters films. I like this simple poster for the fact that it brings together that old Hardee’s logo and the Ghostbusters 2 logo, bringing back all the memories of that older version of Hardee’s.
Land Before Time was such a great movie and it felt like a pretty big deal when it came out. Oddly enough there weren’t alot of toys tied into the movie. The only ones I knew of that came out for the first movie were the rubber puppets from Pizza Hut. I had all of them except the main star of the movie, Little Foot. Ebay makes that an easy fix and for just under $10 and free shipping I can finally add the little leader to my gang of friendly dinosaurs and it gives Sharptooth a new potential meal.
If my math is correct then I think that brings my fresh, imaginary $100 down to $1.54 so that can officially conclude my second make-believe Ebay shopping spree. Want to check out the first one and see what I got that time too?