You think *you're* a fan?

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You think *you're* a fan?

Post by Sheana_Molloy » Thu Mar 27, 2003 2:11 am

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll ... egory=8616

The auction is all done with, but take a look. This is a good example of fandom insanity. CBG would weep!
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Re:You think *you're* a fan?

Post by delta3030 » Thu Mar 27, 2003 4:19 am

O....MY......GOD....Wonder what it cost the former owner :/
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Re:You think *you're* a fan?

Post by gkscotty » Thu Mar 27, 2003 9:43 am

That is incredibly impressive, and I'm utterly utterly stunned.
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Re:You think *you're* a fan?

Post by Meteorite » Thu Mar 27, 2003 9:55 am

*stares for a full five seconds and thinks of his lone Nutella Simpson glass*

Wow... That's a *lot* of Simpson collectables. :o
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Re:You think *you're* a fan?

Post by SirMustapha » Thu Mar 27, 2003 11:26 am

... damn, that's some money to spend. :P
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Re:You think *you're* a fan?

Post by D.B. » Thu Mar 27, 2003 2:04 pm

So some of those word-balloon figures of the family are rare huh? Bother, I had all of those when they first came out. I think they were thrown away.


Hmm, $10,000 dollars divided by 200 sfwc members... Dibs on the Lisa t-shirt.
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Re:You think *you're* a fan?

Post by Sheana_Molloy » Thu Mar 27, 2003 5:21 pm

Eh....I've got not-quite two dozen action figures and a bunch of comics, and I thought I was a fan. I didn't even know this much merchandise existed!

Methinks the $10,000 includes the house to store it in.
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Re:You think *you're* a fan?

Post by delta3030 » Thu Mar 27, 2003 6:19 pm

what an interesting development ;D
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Re:You think *you're* a fan?

Post by IDPStan » Thu Mar 27, 2003 6:54 pm

Arrrrrggggg too much merchandise...*melts* ;D
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Re:You think *you're* a fan?

Post by Karsten_Thiel » Thu Mar 27, 2003 7:31 pm

Wow! That's just incredible! :o

Just another reminder that "fan" is actually short for "fanatic". ;D
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Re:You think *you're* a fan?

Post by Horrorhead » Sat Mar 29, 2003 12:02 pm

OMG ! :D That's unbelievable!

So many merchandise........

I'd never sell it to anyone.
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Re:You think *you're* a fan?

Post by fellranger » Sat Mar 29, 2003 9:54 pm

$10,000! Ten thousand dollars! I think I'd consider selling for that sort of money......
Actually, that strikes me as a little scary....there's obsessive......and then there's that collection....
It's pretty impressive tho'........and some of it's probably pretty illegal too.....I wonder if F*x will be sending the lawyers round?
I seem to remember that when I were a lad, my brother had one of those word balloon figures......I don't think it was a rare one tho'......
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Re:You think *you're* a fan?

Post by hadisia » Mon Mar 31, 2003 3:23 am

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Re:You think *you're* a fan?

Post by Itchy » Mon Mar 31, 2003 8:48 am

HOLY CRAP!
Obiously the guy who's selling this isn't mutch of a fan any longer since he's selling all this stuff. I would never think of selling any my Simpsons merchaindise!
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Re:You think *you're* a fan?

Post by SirMustapha » Mon Mar 31, 2003 11:37 am

What if he *needs* the money? People need money, you know.
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