I recently informed by my wife that the child and I had to stop going to Ebay to purchase more imported Japanese toys, or else I would be sleeping on the loveseat forever. This made me sad for two reasons: First off, by buying the Ranger Keys in a bulk set of 20, I’m saving approximately 12 cents per item! And secondly, when I was a kid, I never had the U.S.S. Flagg aircraft carrier, the possession of which would have put a capstone on my G.I. Joe collection, and put the stake in its heart to keep me from buying any more toys. If course, by now she should know that they’re COLLECTOR’S ITEMS! We’ve been married for the better part of two decades, after all!) Still, even I couldn’t bring myself to consider shelling out the better than $500 dollars for half a dozen six-inch action figures, proving that there’s still a tiny sliver of adult trapped in my gray matter somewhere, albeit one slowly drowning in cholesterol and contradictory stories about Tenzil Kem.
The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) really kind of wants to find a GPS device with the voice of KITT, asking: What’s the most ridiculously extravagant collector’s item/toy/prop/what-have-you that you’ve ever considered buying? Sub-question: Could you really ever go through with it?