Thursday, July 13, 2006


The above picture is that of a 1974 plastic Frankenstein squirt gun made by the Azrak Hamway corporation. I'm guessing in it's day it probably sold for a mere $1.99? Some 32 years later this same squirt gun just recently sold on eBay for $432.00! And if you think that's insane - be advised that the Creature from the Black Lagoon squirt gun from this same series (pictured below) sold for a mind boggling $750.00 back in 2003! Only on eBay can this madness somehow be reconciled.

The moral of this story is simple; cheap plastic pieces of junk have monetary value intrinsic to one's childhood memories. Maybe back in 1974 mom or dad said, "absolutely not! I'm not buying you that crap"! Now 32 years later your gonna show mom or dad a thing or two by purchasing this plastic squirt gun at an inflated price of 400 times it's original sticker price! If only mom or dad had a little more compassion back then. They could have had a nice retirement fund by purchasing several cases of this kind of "crap". It certainly would have paid dividends above and beyond dad's paltry pension checks.


Blogger Jason said...

Good lord. I have VERY vivid memories of SMASHING TO PIECES the 3 separate Creature squirt guns I bought at TG&Y (or rather, endlessly pestered my parents to buy FOR me) around 1975.

Great. Just great.

8:57 PM  
Blogger Famous Monster of Mpls said...

That mistake cost you over $2,500.00 Jason! That'll teach you next time not to be so violent with your toys! LOL!

7:12 AM  

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