Because it’s a rare collector’s edition. DUH.
You beat me to it.
But it’s no longer mint in box!
If you find a collectable in mint condition in a box, chances are, that person believes that it will be worth a lot of money one day.
The problem is that a lot of other people also have the same thing in mint condition, therefore it most likely will not be worth so much even in the future.
You’re just saying that to make us all open our mint-in-box toys so yours become more valuable!
I’m onto you!
Collector Items that were sold for a shitload of money, did that because no one though of them as collectable items at the time.
Take for example, comic-books from the 80s-90s, many of them were sold on the basis that they were going to be valuable collectables one day, thus almost every comic-book nerd wasted lots of money on multiple copies.
In many of those cases, those comics are worth less than the price they were bought for.
The comics I got back in the 90s are far from mint as I read them likel they were meant to be used, but even if they were in mint quality, I doubt I could get more than $50 for the entire collection.
Yes, that’s right. And such things are produced in such quantities nowadays and so many people are squirreling them away thinking they will fund their child’s college education with the profit, that they will be worth little more than their original retail price in 15-20 years.
If I buy action figures, I open the package and pose them on the monitor or dresser, so those of you who still have that same figure minit-in-box have just gained a paper profit of one millionth of a cent (US$).
I use to never open any toys (short of Lego) because “it might be
worth something some day”. At some point(still quite young, but I don’t remember when) I realized that I was spending money at the hope it would give me a decent ROI. And that a Gundam or Hot-Wheel was way cooler posing on a desk than it was stuck in a box buried in a closet.
To use an example from Calvin & Hobbes regarding comic-book collecting:
“We’re all banking on the other guy’s mom throwing his stuff out”
‘Course he’s invisible, he can do anything 8D
I really wanted to say that :3
Without her glasses Dorothy kinda looks like Finn from Adventure Time without his bear hat.
I could see that.
I’m sorry, but the only way I could imagine Finn without his hat is with the CRAZY FREAKING HAIR.
I think you mean Fiona not Finn
(Google if you haven’t seen the episode).
But she does have a very Adventure Time look to her.
She might be my favorite character now.
Nope I mean Finn from the episode where Susan Strong comes back to take him and Jake underground to fight the glub glubs. There’s a part where she almost drowns him and he takes off his hat. =)
So much for religious discourse!
or even intercourse…
Please. Joyce doesn’t want to know ANYONE in a biblical sense right now.
Well, she does, but she represses it. Or suppresses it? I never remember which is which.
IIRC repress means you try to forget something while suppress means you try to hide something from others.
so, both then?
She wants to know Sierra. Badly.
Looks like Dorothy’s got some S’plaining to do.
And here we see the deficiencies of Joyce’s homeschooling.
Man, that is a good question, come on. If we didn’t know already, wouldn’t you want Dorothy to tell her?
It would probably be more well known if actually had managed to beat Ratatouille
i got confused by the avatar this post was suppose to
be in response to Mr. Vs response post to Garth about 2 posts down
Like implying to people they’re going to hell may be rude?
Ruder to let them go there if you believe in it and not care enough to do a thing about it.
Highly debatable, once you know that they’re aware of the options and would prefer to go to hell than do whatever you’re offering. It’s rude to disregard other people’s choices too.
So I should start informing my local branch of Jehova’s Witness that I think they’re going to hell next time they visit? Got it.
Because it’s great toy.
And if somebody had threw me a toy into my head, I would definitely not return it.
Does “going back to pick it up hours later” count as “keeping”?
If it’s in her room, and it’s the same toy, it counts. It’s not like she threw it away.
Persepo? Does she speak spanish? is she a spanish atheist…
That is a poster for Persepolis, a great french animated movie based on an even better graphic novel.
As in Joe’s “Debbie Does Persepolis”?
The Joyce can see into your MIND! THE JOYCE CAN SEE INTO YOUR SOUL!
Really? The Joyce can do all that?
Dorothy looks really funny without her glasses.
I like the Persepolis movie poster in the background
Or is it “Debbie Does Persepolis?”
Dotty’s got a cru-ush, Dotty’s got a cru-ush!
And that’s why she keeps the toy Walky threw at her head.
To hide the fact that she has a crush… On Joyce.
The piercing of these questions is not nearly as severe as the piercing Joe gave both of them.
With his penis.
For a nickel.
OMG, Dotty is a Ditto in disguise, no wonder she doesn’t believe in God, she knows that Arceus is the creator of the universe and you can catch him if you have a Master Ball.
Actually, technically speaking Arceus is only fabled to have created the Sinnoh region.
That includes Indiana right?
Absolutely. You do NOT want to go walking in the tall grass in Indiana without an enslaved battle beast in your pocketed balls.
I wIsh they were called that instead of pokemon
Yeah me too, then people would realize Micheal Vick was only trying to play pokemon in real life!
I know I’d be mad enough to kill my suicune if it could kill some guys bitch ass houndoom!
Personally I view Mew as the deity of Pokemon, since all Pokem came from Mew. And Arceus is most certainly a Pokemon.
buuuuuut I’ve obviously given this way too much thought.
and way too much bitter fan nerdiness over people claiming Arceus was the first Pokemon.
And that’s how everybody helped Rex feel like less or a nerd…
…Mew has the cells of all pokemon. That just means that Mew is some protoform that all other pokemon are decended from. Which means all pokemon have common enough DNA backgrounds that it is possible that Mew has all of their DNA, including, in theory, Dexoys, which isn’t even from this planet. Mew is likely the embodyment of the equivilent of Pokemon Stem Cells, able to become any other pokemon.
That doesn’t mean that something didn’t create Mew, however. That something, is Arceus.
Once again, Arceus is just responsible for the Sinnoh region. Mew is a much more likely candidate for a Pokemon “deity.”
I always considered Pokemon to be a multiple deity reality. No one almighty deity, just lots of small deities all doing their own thing, spattered amongst a few larger deities.
Besides, everyone knows that Celebi created the universe by accident during a hilarious time travel mishap involving two teenagers trying to pass a history exam.
-insert obvious air guitar solo for Bill S. Preston and Theodore Logan-
Okay, if Pokemon is multi deity, then. Mew is the equivilent of Zeus.
@artemi: I heartly endorse your Mew as Arceus’s stem-cells pokemon theory.
Wait, wouldn’t Ditto be more akin to a Stem-cell Pokemon
than Mew? That does make a lot of sense though, but it also
makes Mewtwo an argument about stem-cell tampering.
So rather than people using the argument of “playing God” with
stem-cell research I will picture said people arguing that they
are playing Team Rocket with such research. And political debates
got more fun again! (Something I was afraid was gone with the loss
of Cain). And, in other news, my brain is a strange place.
@Fluffy776: Dittos are more of the pimpdaddies of the Pokemon world as they can mate with any POkemon to make new Pokemon.
You’ve certainly given this a lot of thought…
“Okay, if Pokemon is multi deity, then. Mew is the equivilent of Zeus.”
Actually, wouldn’t Mew be more like Cronus (minus the children-eating, of course)?
Y’know, having created an entire land is probably good enough to qualify as a god at least. Real world mythological deities have earned their chops for a good bit less.
Real world gods have gotten their chops for incredibly minor things, at times -and that’s not even counting the ones that were simply born into the position. If we go by that criteria, both you and I qualify too.
Once upon a time, back when IT’S WALKY! was still running, I halfway expected Willis to follow up Monkey Master with the rest of his robot gestalt team: Snakedown, ShredEnd, Nagstrip and WildRhino.
Damn you Willis.
“A rival appears…”
Did not know they made Persepolis posters not the most obscure film, but it is a good animated film. It centers around a Persian girl named Marjane and follows her life from being a young girl during and after the Iranian Revolution. If you want some insight into why Iran is the way that is I would recommend it. although I didn’t see the film until last year when my roommate suggested it. Another interesting note it lost to Ratatouille for the academy award for best animated film well i enjoy Pixars films and I found Ratatoullie entertaining this was the better film also Surfs up was the other animated movie nominated but that movie was shite. Also pretty sure Tintin will win this years award. Oh yeah the strips average glad there’s no religious debate yet as tends to get messy.
Dorothy: Drop it, Joyce.
Joyce (confused): Okay [drops toy].
Dorothy : NOTHAT’SLIMITEDEDITION! [makes spectacular diving catch of toy despite sweater vest still wrapped around her arms. Glares at Joyce].
Joyce: [blank] … Oh, you meant stop asking about Walky. Right.
…….the hell was that?
Who doesn’t love Monkey Master?
i have a “friend” that would hate monkey master simply because it represents a non-human primate.
the guy really is my friend, but whenever he brings up his monkey hate, i seriously call our friendship into question.
That sounds like the most entertaining berserk button ever.
I would really love to hear his reaction to the Rise of the Planet of the Apes movie…
That’s…That’s like the DUMBEST thing to hate ever.
Oh, like the guy in the 300 thousand dollar suit is going to like a toy monkey! C’MON!
Because she plans to turn it into a voodoo doll.
BECAUSE WALKY GAVE IT ALL TO YOUUUUUUU.
No, God delivered it when he dropped off rock ‘n’ roll.
I know, I know– we’re not supposed to reference the other comics, but does anyone else just get this awkward feeling seeing Joyce ask Dorothy about Walky?
silly dorothy. hes not in the ceiling, hes in the clouds
There are very precise altitude values.
Not *real* clouds, silly. That would cause problems with things like airplanes running into him. And putting him even higher, in space, isn’t much better. (Momentarily ignoring the religions that really *do* explicitly put him in space if you research hard enough.)
So yeah, god’s not in those clouds. He’s in the clouds you see in the Mario games. Yep, those ones. Specifically.
HEEEEEEEEEEEY! WASN’T THAT TOY A VILLAIN FROM ‘It’s Walky’ and ‘Joyce and walky’?
“Joyce! Stop breaking the Fourth Wall!”
“But that’s where God lives! How else am I supposed to sing to him?”
Oh god, that’s awesome~!
Oooh, snarky Dorothy. I like that it didn’t phase Joyce at all and she returned with another question.
Also, the title loaded before the comic did so I read ‘piercing’ and thought it meant a body piercing and we were gonna find out Dorothy had a surprise belly button ring or nipple ring or something. Yeah, I don’t know. I need sleep.
That’s pretty low-level snarking. In my circles it would hardly even count.
Joyce did shrug if off pretty well though.
You thought we’d find out about a nipple ring?
I know she’s technically undressing in front of her, but their relationship isn’t quite that intimate.
Right. It’s only been a week since they met, and a couple of days since they started hanging out. They’re still only at the “touching through clothing stage” right now.
Because she likes the toy?
Dorothy/Walky JUST climbed to third place in the shipping poll. Coincidence?
The first time I’ve seen Dorothy without glasses and it is glorious.
He’s not in the ceiling, he’s in the clouds, duh.
awww… I’d forgotten about the toy.
“So, do I take damage, or…”
“You are pierced!”
Look at yourself.
Look at what you have become.
What have you done?
For some reason your comment sparked off a memory of something I had forgotten about.
(with a link that works this time – I swear the ” will be the end of me)
1000X better with that gravatar
Is this a Penny Arcade reference?
Yer durn tootin’.
Panel three: Could Dorothy be Leslie’s daughter? Or are we not doing the shocking revelation stuff in this universe?
Not unless Leslie had Dorothy when she was five!
Shocking revelation stuff! GASP
The combination of names and avatars here is hilarious.
What a twist!
I am arbitrarily deciding to believe this is true mainly because it’s stupid.
The Roz grav makes your comment even better. ^_^
SKY, Dorothy. The correct insult is, “invisible man in the SKY”.
That’s an insult? I thought it was simply a layman’s description of the physical/positional characteristics of average Christian deity. You know, what you have if you don’t get into the metaphysically confusing and/or nonsensical stuff.
Throwing that toy at someones head is bludgeoning not piercing, silly Dorothy.
Seriously, you’ll never be able to play games with Joyce until you learn your damage types.
Dorothy is clearly jealous. Of Walky.
Joyce. Joyce is Jealous. Durr.
No, you got it right on the first try. ;~)
Dorothy looks really weird without her glasses.
I see the persepolis poster
“SHOT THROUGH THE HEAAAAAAART! AND YOU’RE TO BLAME! YOU GIVE LOOOOOOVVVVE A BAD NAME!”
Not sure if anyone has mentioned it, but without glasses doesn’t Dorothy kinda look like Faz? Creepy abit……
y’know……….Dorothy is REALLY cute without her glasses on
I don’t disagree with you, but as someone who is attracted to girls with glasses, I have to say that glasses naturally add +10 Charisma. And apparently, Dorothy has +5 Glasses Of Attractiveness.
Last nerdy reference for today. I promise.
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