This week’s League topic: Holy Grails and White Whales

blue snaggletooth - Rare Star Wars action figureI was talking with Ashley Raburn of Life with Fandom last week and he asked if I was looking for anything in particular for my collection, since he was going to be selling at a toy show over the weekend. I’m always looking for something, but the list is constantly evolving in my head. I couldn’t really tell him anything specific, which led to this week’s league topic:


We all collect something. What is a holy grail item you hope to find at a flea market, toy show, or comic convention? What else do you collect?


Who knows, maybe a fellow League member has what you’re looking for! (A big thanks to Reis O’Brien for letting me use that photo of one of his holy grails: the ultra rare Blue Snaggletooth action figure.)

Once you put up a post on your site add a comment below with the URL. Next Monday, I will put up a post here on Cool & Collected with a list of all the contributing blogs. Once that list is posted, if you haven’t already done so, try to incorporate at least three of your fellow League members’ links (but more would be great!) into the article you wrote on your site.

League of Extraordinary BloggersBy cross-posting like this, we will help each other out by sending new readers to each other’s sites. Have fun!


(Wondering what the heck this is all about? We’re recruiting for this loose-knit, rag tag crew! Here are the details for joining The League.)


  1. says

    I love the topic this week… sadly I can’t think of a single hard to find thing I want. There are many accessible things, but that rare weird item I can’t think of.

    • says

      I saw a Roddy Piper figure at a toy show this weekend, but sadly, he was missing his kilt. And that Spider-Man bank is sweet! I have the Halloween candy bucket that matches it. The Shogun Warriors Godzilla sits in my living room, but he is missing his tail and firing fist. Poor guy, he hides his missing hand with a Donkey Kong puppet.

    • says

      Hey Pax, when you get the Six Million Dollar Man series, I’ll need you to stream it directly it to my screen. Your a tech guy, make it happen! 😉

    • says

      Aw man, I was about to give you some serious high fives but then you pulled the rug out from under my feet. The two toys you mentioned are actually the two toys that I have the earliest memories of owning– such a great trip down memory lane, but your story about the Eagle Spaceship is just a dagger in this collector’s heart. 😉

      • says

        Yup, totally hear ya Brian. I get the worst sinking feeling in my stomach every time I think of that box on the shelf. Ugh.

        Well, on a happier note, we have something in common, which is neato-keen! =D

    • says

      I probably haven’t watched wrestling since the 80’s but when I did, it was ALL WWF. I remember seeing Hulk Hogan wrestle at the Capital Center in Landover, MD and it had to be one of the highlights of my youth. This is one area I don’t collect, but I would LOVE to have an LJN Hulk Hogan figure for the 80’s shelf. Great memories, Kevin!


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