Ten years ago, a local family-owned toy store closed.
The man sold everything, including stock that hadn't seen the light of day for like 30 years. And he sold it...for the original price on the box. The guy was dying of cancer, and he had no family left.
I think I paid $13 for my boxed Maskatron. I paid about the same prices for Jamie, Oscar, and a bunch of carded Lone Ranger figures, including an El Lobo....
That was a good day for a collector.
I still miss the man. I went to that store a lot, and we talked about toys for hours...
"Everything has an end.
Except sausages, which have two..."