So the League of Extraordinary Bloggers took a brief hiatus, but I’m back with another post. This week’s topic of discussion?
Here’s a blank check, now head over to the Profiles in History Dreier Collection auction and buy something nice for the cave. (You can buy more than one item, but leave some for the rest of us.)
Oddly enough there wasn’t a ton of stuff that I was interested in. Yeah they have a lot of neat movie memorabilia and props, but nothing I really wanted. Even if I was a billionaire, I wouldn’t buy most of this stuff. I guess I’m frugal like that. I’d probably just spend my fortune on army building toys… But I digress.
Since this technically isn’t MY money, I might as well buy something fun, right? Who am I to look a gift horse in the mouth?
This replica Nautilus caught my eye, almost immediately. It’s not an actual movie prop or anything, so the authenticity factor wouldn’t really add much to it. I just want it because the Nautilus is cool, I love Disney’s 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea and this thing is 11 foot long. I imagine that would go great with some Ninja Turtle figures or some GI Joes. You think the U.S.S. Flagg is cool, try this on for size! Yes, I’d buy this thing just to play with it as a glorified toy.
Supposedly it cost around $100,000 to build, so it’s practically a steal at $60,000-$80,000 that they want for it. Of course finding room to store it in may become an issue. I may need a bigger bathtub.
And then I also saw this. It’s an Everlasting Gobstopper from the 1971 Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory movie. This is the actual prop. I always wanted to eat that thing. So yeah, I’d buy it for the $30,000 they want for it and promptly try and eat it. Sure, I’d probably choke to death and die, but it’d give Twitter and the cable news networks something funny to talk about.
It couldn’t be any worse than stealing fizzy lifting drinks from evil Willy Wonka could it?
I’m not the only one pretending to buy stuff with imaginary money, check out AEIOU buying a bunch of crap because he’s greedy. Adamotomy likes Cracker Jacks and Shezcrafti likes balls. Hey, whatever floats your boat fellow Leaguers!
What would YOU buy?