This one is for all you completists out there. This roll of toilet paper recently sold on eBay for…. $96.00! That’s right, 96 bucks for a roll of Charmin. It’s certainly rare, and would be a great conversation piece, but I can think of a lot of other ways I could spend that much money. From the auction listing:
Ever wonder what a Super Hero uses to clean up after him or herself? Why, Spider-Man/Hulk Toilet paper of course! Talk about your totally unusual collectible! This roll of toilet paper features awesome Spider-Man and Hulk graphics all over the toilet paper and the box it comes in! The toilet paper itself features many full length comics on it!
I wonder what it was like to be the writer or artist at Marvel who was asked to create a brand new comic that was going to be used to wipe people’s asses. That’s what you call the s**t detail.
Actually, the more I look at this, the cooler I think it is. To quote from Seinfeld, “Do you think he has a square to spare?” Sometimes the collector in me just knows no bounds.
I’ve been getting outbid in the final few minutes by piddly, slap-in-the-face amounts. I just lost a Super Friends lunch box by a dollar (after being the sole bidder for six long days), and a Hulk lunch box by something like 30 cents.
I just discovered your blog last week, after Googling “Soaky Superman” (a new obsession of mine). It’s been a horrible influence on me, this blog, inspiring me to desperately want things I’d never even considered before finding your site (things like a plastic Tony the Tiger — or any cereal mascot, for that matter. Yours look so cool in that group shot.). I bought a Bun Boy bank at 1 in the morning this weekend because it was haunting me after I saw it in your gallery the day before. I have to be careful when I check this blog …
Always glad to meet others who have been bitten by the collecting bug! I’m thinking of putting some of those cereal mascots up on eBay, so make me an offer and save me the trouble!
I’ve been outbid thousands of time on eBay (literally). My strategy is to have a set dollar amount I am willing to spend on an item (including the shipping) and then bid accordingly, but no more. It’s usually best to wait until the last second to place that bid. I hate it too, but the way eBay is set up, that’s really the only effective way to bid against others. Other auction sites like emovieposter.com add five minutes to the auction time if a bid is submitted in the last few minutes. I wonder how eBay would fare with that strategy?
Big Boy, I meant. Big Boy bank.
Wow, the danger of visiting this site just shifted from inadvertent to intentional with that cereal mascot line! I’d love to have them, so I’ll do some serious contemplating as I try and purge some of my unessentials (to make more room for essentials, like 1970s cereal mascots).