Saturday, October 8, 2011

Collector's Market: DC Universe Classics

The collector's market is a B-I-T-C-H. Admission? I'm full on into nostalgia. Then ... I'm a DC Fan Boy. Combine the two and you have? DC Universe Classics. Mattel rocks. It just does. My hallway book cases are LITTERED with DC action figures. I'm a collector. And, being a collector means that you have to be on top of things and ahead of the game. You pay more than you should. You learn the word: "PRE-ORDER." You have a credit card. You do a lot of purchasing. DC Universe puts out "waves" of action figures. Each figure within a wave comes with a piece of a bigger figure. (Like, Chemo, Apache Chief, Parallax, Trigon, The Monitor, etc.) When I saw the Giganta figure, I knew --- I wanted her. Having her meant I'd have to collect ALL of them in order to have her. Commander Steel - Upper & middle torso; Dr. fate - right arm; Mr. Terrific - right leg; Parademon - left arm; Vigilante - left leg; and --- the all too important -- Gentleman Ghost - head & lower torso (coochie). So, I found everybody, but --- Gentleman Ghost. Sound simple? It ain't. The Collectors Market determines that you go insane. (Well, fucking nutso.) It will remove ONE key component to make sure that you go bonkers. Us collectors (i.e. completionists) must have it all. And, I wanted Giganta. Really and trooooly. But, I couldn't find Gentleman Ghost. I wanted him as well because he was just --- cool. He came with Giganta's head and ... cooch. (Yes, I was waiting around for a woman's head and cooch. Hardy-har-har to all of us hard core gays.) Somehow, others figured this out. I had everybody but ... Gentleman Ghost. So, Gentleman Ghost (Gianta's head and cooch ... and a very tinnnnny Atom) became rare. Ebay. We used to be good friends, until ... people started price gouging. Well, I just refused to pay it. Ransom. Blackmail. Just plain RUDE. Prices fell anywhere between $75 and $150 for a head and cooch. (I didn't pay that!!!!)

But, I wanted her. Really and trooly. I have lied long enough.

In the end? I got weak. I fell in. There may have even been a couple of cocktails involved. But ... I gave in. And, thus follows the accompanying photos. It's me at my weakest. My most vulnerable. I'm also .. revealing. Sigh. Here it is: Giganta.

Pieces of a whole - incomplete. Rude.
Ebay? Foul betraying mistress!!! I can't take it!!! No more!!!
And SCREEEEAAAMMMMMM!But then ... I found a Gentleman Ghost.
From Singapore!!! (Overpriced. Long period shipping.)
Hearts and kisses.
Head and cooch.
Complete!!! Huzzah!!!!
Kick her ass, Wonder Woman. (Yes. That's a Tardis in the background.)


MrHooper said...

You are a FOOL!!! A FOOL!!!!!!!

Belasco said...

a man after my own hear (and toy gotta see my Wonder Woman shrine sometime...)

Victor Hodge said...

I have a Wonder Woman shrine as well. I have such high hopes for her. They say she's part of the Superman/Batman "trinity," but she certainly doesn't get the star treatment.

Belasco said...

I think her time is around the corner. If they could get a big screen movie greenlit (and it was good), that would change everything. Unfortunately, the average comicbook fan (and by that I mean, straight white post adolescent males more than likely) just doesn't 'get' Wonder woman at all. And everything in comics seems to be geared to their tastes. But i have faith that WW will get her moment in the sun again.