Thursday, November 20, 2008

Toy Land

Today my folks stopped by with boxes and boxes of stuff. Toys, toys and more toys. There's a big box of G.I. Joe stuff, another of He-Man figures and accessories, and a third of Star Wars toys. I'll be holding onto the He-Man and Star Wars stuff, but I think it's time to part with my Joes. I actually played with my toys growing up, so they're probably not in the best of shape, but maybe someone on eBay will want them. Next up is the TMNT collection. I'm not sure if I'll
be holding onto those.

The big question is, however, do I get rid of the toys that I started collecting again upon adulthood? They were purhased to display, not to play with, and I just don't care about them anymore.

First up is a random assortment of Xena figures and dolls. I know why I bought the Bruce Campbell one, but do I really need 12" dolls of Xena, Gabrielle and Ares? I wasn't even a fan of the show.

Next is a collection of all the figures and dolls that came out with the first Tomb Raider movie. Somehow I got it in my head that a complete set would be worth something a few years later. No such luck.

Finally, I think I'll be selling off my Buffy figures. I still love the show, but was never happy with the toys. The sculpts were always lacking. I only have two of the Suncoast/Sam Goody/Media Play box sets, so they shouldn't take very long to unload.

It's sad, getting rid of my childhood playthings, but I'm not a collector. It's time to face facts.

And on that note, it's time for bed. Hopefully I won't be plagued with
dreams of Robot Chicken characters seeking revenge for my abandonment.