notes from
the MUCK . . .

How does your garden grow? With muck, muck and more muck! I spent much of today finishing the final muck box and then shifting muck from one box to the next. The first box, which the Big Lad is enthusiastically pointing out, has been rotting down for two years now and once we’d removed the top quarter of unrotted material, we found we’d hit the pay dirt.

Saturday, February 17, 2007

Who got the Force? I got the Force

Strapped for cash, I recently decided to sell off my old Star Wars collection, which has been yellowing in my attic for years. Some friends of a friend contacted me about making a purchase and I found myself finally ready to part with it all. Yes, there was a time when the sentimental value was too high, but as I've gotten older, and broker, memories and photographs will fill that void just fine.

Taking it down I was pleased to find most of it in decent condition, and dreamed of depositing four figures into my bank account immediately following the buyers' departure. Unfortunately, they were only interested in a handful of items. I only made $300.

I did take some pictures before boxing it all back up. The Death Star and Star Destroyer playsets I sold aren't pictured, nor is the factory sealed Rebel Transport or the Star Wars record tote. Still, you get the idea.

This stuff used to occupy a giant bookshelf and adjoining table in the corner of my room, most of it purchased in the 8th and 9th grades. I remember Matt Lakins and I had quite a row over that Slave Ship I (back center, beside the Rancor) - I outbid him and scooped it before he even knew what had hit him.

It would be years before either of us had physical contact with a female.

Recognize this fellow? One of my favorite items. This was the figure for Anakin's ghost, which appears at the end of the original version of Return of the Jedi. For the DVD release, Lucas replaced this actor with the image of Hayden Christensen for the sake of continuity.

AT-ST walker bitches.

This isn't vintage, but I'm fond of it. Most likely it once served as the container for a chili-cheese burrito and taco supreme.

Drinking glasses.

Pretty cool, huh? Anyone looking to dive into the fascinating and exciting world of toy collecting, contact me and we'll set up a meeting at my parents house. Gotta go catch up on some Veronica Mars now!

Heh heh...heh...



Shoot me now.