Having easy access to the 'net, enjoying superfluous funds, and being bored can be a dangerous thing. I've bought some crazy crap over the years just browsing though online auction sites. And a lot of it wasn't stuff I was actively collecting at the time, like Star Wars or LEGO. I just saw it, thought it was cool, and bought it. Now, some of this stuff I don't regret buying, but the others... I'm not sure what I was thinking.
#5. LEGO 6399 Airport Shuttle Cost delivered - $400
This is the most expensive LEGO set I've ever bought. The highly prized 6399 Airport Shuttle from 1991. The second monorail produced by LEGO, it is considered by collectors to be one of the best Town sets ever made.
This motorized 9V monorail moves travellers from one airport loading platform to another.
It was still sealed and never-assembled when I bought it. And it still is! I'd like to do a large Town layout eventually so I'll break it open sometime.
#4. Salma Hayek 1999 Coors Light Queen of Halloween Banner & Standee Cost delivered - $60
I love Halloween; it's probably my favorite holiday. I also love this exotic beauty, Mexican actress Salma Hayek.
Salma was the 1999 Coors Light "Queen of Halloween," an annual promotion that also benefits a different charity from year to year. Donations are made where Coors products are sold.
I assume this 4' wide by 7' tall promotional standup and 3' tall by 5' long vinyl banner could be found in your favorite liquor store or bar, but I never did see one in this area. I think many ended up in the homes of families and friends of Coors distributors.
I still display these two items at Halloween so I don't regret getting them.
#3 Adult Human Skeleton Cost delivered - $100 est
This is an Adult Female with Perfect Teeth: AFPT.
Actually, this was Gwen, my last girlfriend. Now most of the women I date just end up in therapy, but some I just can't let get away.
I've always wanted a skeleton like this. Being a Halloween fan, I thought it would make a cool addition to the decor. I've always had paper and inflatable ones, but never a real one. She's been in storage for a long time.
Now I'll ask you a serious question - where in the heck do they get all the human skeletons with perfect teeth? How many people do you know die with a beautiful, perfect set of choppers in their puss, eh?
And I'm just kidding about the girlfriend remark, this wasn't anyone I knew
#2. Treasure Planet Fast-Food Premiums Set Cost delivered - $18
Complete set of the fast-food toys, unused kids-meal box, and CD-ROM. I've always been fascinated by pirates and I loved the Stevenson tale but this film wasn't that great. I dunno why I bought them.
They've been in storage since I got them.
#1. Corona Parrot Neon Sign Cost delivered - $385
This neon sign features a colorful parrot perched atop the Mexican beer's logo. It's fairly big, probably about 2 feet high and a foot and a half wide. It's only been out of the box twice since I got it several years ago. The first time to make sure it didn't break in shipment. The second time to make sure it hadn't broke while sitting in storage. It is pretty all lit up.
I don't even drink beer, let alone Corona!
So what is the craziest impulse purchase[s] you've ever made on the internet?