Post by The Shiniest Wizard on May 22, 2020 10:25:36 GMT -5
In 5th grade I was the only pro wrestling fan, as well as the only open action figure enthusiast in my grade. So one day, my friend came up to me saying that someone gave him a Classic Superstars figure for his birthday, and he wanted to give me it since he didn't want it. Knowing that Series 15 just dropped with that awesome HBK, I was like yeah oh ofcourse!
Now comes Friday where he brings in his CS figure that he was telling me about...it ended up being a Tank Abbott. Even in 5th grade, I knew for a fact I did NOT need this figure, but it was free so what the hell. But this is where it goes south for me... My parents saw this good deed by my friend and decided they wanted to repay him. So they went out to Toys R Us on Saturday and purchased a DELUXE CLASSIC LEX LUGER. Them not knowing how these figures were NOT on an even playing field for a trade, I was like WOAH what are you doing?! In the end, they ended up giving it to him much to my chagrin, and he ended up not really caring about it in the long run.
Anyone else have weird stories like this growing up?
I remember selling some of my Hasbros as a kid for 50 cents (even though they were relatively new).
Fast forward to just a few years ago, I couldn’t give away my entire wrestling collection. No one here or on Craigslist wanted it. I was only in town for a few days to help clear out my Mom’s garage and I had 400+ figures (Hasbros, Galoob, Toybiz, OSFTM, and most of all Jakks), 12 or so rings (including a yellow Hasbro KOTR), and a ton of playsets and accessories. All ended up being donated to Goodwill.
If I had to guess, it would be in the ballpark of ~$7,000 worth of items were donated (judging by today’s prices). Not to mention the fact that I have since spent thousands of dollars rebuilding my Hasbro and Galoob collections.
Also, when I was around 7, my parents did a garage sale and decided it was ok for me to sell all my Ghostbusters stuff since I was starting to get into other things (like wrestling). I still remember the Firehouse being sold for $0.20. That is not a typo. Someone literally paid 20 cents for it.