It was a dark and stormy night, and I found myself once again sitting in the car, cold and wet, a fat wad of 20’s in my pocket, wondering why I chose this lifestyle to lead. I watched anxiously for my contact to arrive, only having the vaguest details as to who he was, and what he looked like, but in a few minutes we would be making the exchange…
That’s right folks, it’s Craigslist time! Browsing through the local listings last night, I saw one with the title of “Vintage Toys/Master of the Universe Playsets,” with an image that made my heart skip a beat. I had found it, the holiest of MOTU holy grails: Eternia. And it had friends: Castle Grayskull, Snake Mountain, and the Fright Zone.
The deal was made, and I found myself sitting in a dark empty parking lot in the rain, wondering if I was dreaming the whole thing.
It was no dream. Behold…
It’s been a while since I’ve seen an Eternia playset in the box, and let me tell you, that sucker is enormous!
You can be sure I will post plenty of pictures of these things and after sorting through them, determining what’s missing, and of course playing with them a bit, these playsets will find their way on to eBay. I am so far in the collecting debt hole right now that these MOTU playsets could just be my ticket back to the black. 😉
I just Craigslisted my SNAKE MOUNTAIN recently myself.
Ha! That wasn’t you I met last night was it? 😉
Holy crap!!! Brian, you never cease to amaze me. This is too awesome. If your Eternia is complete, you should have one hell of a payday! You know, as long as you didn’t pay a pretty penny yourself. 😉
I should do all right on this purchase. 😉 I’m going to have some fun with it first, but then it will go to another collector. I simply don’t have the room for this kind of thing. That Eternia box is almost 3′ across and a foot deep!
Paxton Holley says
What an amazing find. Eternia with box is next to impossible to find. I can’t wait to see pics of these things complete.
The other playsets are awesome in and of themselves.
Normally, I would have upended these boxes to see the goods, but I have refrained so far. I want to savor the moment and am waiting for just the right time. 😉 (And then I’ll tear into them like a kid on Christmas morning!)
So jealous of these goods, Brian. I’ve never put too much faith in Craigslists, but man… if I knew things like this were on there? I would’ve been hitting Craig up a loooong time ago!
They’re out there Rondal, but you have to be quick or someone else will steal the item from under your nose.
Wow! Nice. I’m excited to see more pics!
I need to figure out where I’m going to set this thing up. Gonna have to clear some serious floor space and then I’ll take plenty of pics. 😉
Very cool playsets. I’m scouring craigslists for a Wayne Foundation or Death Star Playset. No luck on either so far.
I’ll keep an eye out for you down this way, Mike!
Brian how do you do it man? You always find the coolest stuff! Congrats buddy.
OMG that Eternia set is amazing! How much do you want for it?
Actually how much do you want for the whole lot!
Oh man, are you gonna make me ship this to Canada!? These would require their own truck. 😉 I’m open to any and all offers, so drop me an email if you’d like.
Darrin The Retro Dad says
Wow. You will have NO problem unloading these! Probably won’t even make it to eBay which is even better for you.. no fees and commissions!
Timing is bad but oh I so want these. Business has been a bit slow over the holidays.