Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Simpsons surprise

So, whilst Christmas shopping a few weeks ago, I happened to stop at the local hipster dry goods market and general store and noticed an intriguing impulse buy: mini Simpsons figures. Cool! But there's a catch: each individual box is sealed and you don't know which character you've bought until you open it.

Interesting concept, but I'd much prefer to know what I'm getting. At $.25, a gumball machine isn't much of a risk. But at $10 a pop, which is what each of these suckers cost? Anyway, this weekend I went back to the shop and picked a box up.

Of all of the Simpsons figures in this set, the one I really want is "Zombie Homer". Apparently, he's ultra rare and goes for upwards of around $80 on ebay.

But if I don't end up with "Zombie Homer" (and I don't expect to), the other Springfield denizens that I'd prefer to get are Moe Szyslak, Groundskeeper Willie, or Captain Horatio McCallister. The rest I'll accept (of course), but I may not rest until I get what I want. Maybe.

So, let's see who's in this box...

It's, uh, Disco Stu. Despite having one classic line - "Did you know that disco record sales were up 400% for the year ending 1976? If these trends continue...AAY!" - he's never been one of my favorites. You know, I've been wanting to try my hand at selling stuff on ebay. I think I know what item I'll put up on the auction block first.

I remain undeterred and may have to give it another shot. But if I get another so-so character - please no Patty or Selma! - then I'm out for good.


srah said...

Disco Stu doesn't advertise.

Micah said...

Okay, two good lines. You know, I could just give him away as a mystery prize for the Oscar pool, depending on if the recipient would appreciate it enough. What are your feelings regarding Disco Stu?

srah said...

I think you're a fool! Who could you have possibly wanted more than Disco Stu? Homer? Psshht. Boring.

jasdye said...

are there goldfish in the platforms? cuz that would be totally worth it.

Micah said...

srah - That's zombie Homer, thank you very much. And I mentioned above that I would love to receive some of my favorite secondary Springfieldians (Moe, Willie, Sea Captain). Read much?

So, looking forward to the Oscar pool now?

jasdye - No, there aren't and yes, that would.