Epilogue – Week of July 8th


Do you guys ever feel like the world is crumbling around you? What happened to kindness and sanity? Why are people so terrible? Why are people so stupid? In the past I felt like you could block out some of the stupidity. Now it feels like try to block a tidal wave with a ping pong paddle.

I may complain about M.U.S.C.L.E. stuff, but I try to be a positive influence on people. I like coaching my kids’ baseball teams. My job can be boiled down to trying to get employees to be nice to each other. It feels like I’m supposed to be doing more – but I don’t know what it is. I hope this website is a fun break; some temporary relief from what seems to be an ever-growing storm.

Did you guys see this?

My first reaction was, “Wow, what a cute girl playing Wiffle Ball.” It was the lowest common denominator reaction to the post.

Then I rolled my eyes that the fielder dropped the ball. I started to think that this clip is a modern Young Lady/Old Lady picture. What do you see?

Wiffle Ball? Americana? Rich people? A lazy fielder? A bossy chick? The kid at second base trying to subtly shift his boner?

This feels like a weird transition from the first two paragraphs to a stupid boner joke.

I’m a terrible artist and this is my terrible medium.

Auctions or AOTW? Hmmm…

Let’s start with AOTW.

I was asking for votes not likes on Instagram. Thankfully enough votes were cast to crown a winner. It was shocking to me that 49 “likes” equaled, like, four or five votes.


We have our first winner from the AOTW Fatal-Four Way Battle of the Champions and now we have the first winner from last week. Will they be the next Fatal-Four way champion? Too soon to know.

This week we have four brand-new combatants.

The AOTW #1 shocked me with its $74.95 BIN for 32 insignificant figures. The seller is expecting $2.34 per figure. Ridiculous.

We’ve seen overpriced #162 figures before. But AOTW #2 saw a crowded, overpriced marketplace and said, “Me too!”

We’ve seen the AOTW #3 on the site, at least, once before. His most recent entry certainly deserves entry into the tournament. It has a $199.99 opening bid for 53 figures. That’s $3.77 per figure.

Finally we have the AOTW #4. $49.99, plus $11.95 shipping, puts the opening price of a beat-up, incomplete 28-pack at $61.94. Jesus.

Remember to cast your vote and crown this week’s AOTW. Here are the four combatants:

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Let’s take a look at the eBay dumpster fire.
Much less than “99%” complete.
Not “AWESOME!!”

Wow. It’s always amazing to see a lot like this one. However, the price rarely makes sense.

Who needs 47 4-packs?

Who wants 47 4-packs?

“BUT YOU COULD RESELL THEM!”

True, but you’re not going to make any money. The per-pack price, including shipping, is $55.96. How much more could you possible sell them for?

If you can afford to spend $2,600 on 47 4-packs, then you don’t need to make a few bucks selling 4-packs. And if you can afford to spend $2,600 on 47 4-packs, then you don’t want to bother selling 4-packs.

So who is the buyer for this listing?

A lot that starts at $1 – I’ll give that a plug.
Odd mixed lot, but not bad starting at $0.99.
When you search “muscle” you get weird stuff – like this.
“hours of fun.” What?
$2.99 is probably still too much.
As of writing, 19 bids. What?
Terrible price. Great research.

Welcome to the continually revamping installment of “Damn the torpedoes!

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One time only.
For the fifth time.

For Racer #1 tomorrow marks his 3 year anniversary. I believe leather is the official gift of the third anniversary. Like the leather, this listing is resilient. Continuing on without cause or care for logic, time, or opportunity cost.

Racer #2’s substitute racer for, at least, the fifth time is claiming “ON SALE THIS WEEK ONLY!!!” and “ONE TIME CHANCE.”

There is a word, it is on the tip of my tongue, for when you knowingly state something untrue. What is that word. It’s not allude or mislead.

Damn it. What is that word?

  1. #1 by nerzhin on July 13th, 2018

    at least one of those 4 packs in that lot of 40+ has a satan cross in it, but even then, that is not worth the asking price, or any where near it

  2. #2 by Chad Perry on July 14th, 2018

    nerzhin :

    at least one of those 4 packs in that lot of 40+ has a satan cross in it,

    Why do you think that?

  3. #3 by nerzhin on July 15th, 2018

    You can see it in the auction pictures, the last picture, if you look in the lower left corner.

  4. #4 by Donny on July 15th, 2018

    Is it just my aging eyeballs, or does that Satan Cross look slightly suspect–seems to be floating above the highlight of the blister pack

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