August 20, 2012

Creative Playthings Truck, POS


One of these things is not like the others.
One of these things just doesn't belong
Can you tell which thing is not like the others,
Before the auction's done?

It hasn't reached "eames" levels of meaninglessness yet, but I think Daddy Types, by logging the images and results of various auctions over the years, is partly responsible for the state of "Creative Playthings" on eBay.

And so I must call total bullshit when I see it, like on this "set of four cars made in Finland," which, the seller writes, "are in excellent vintage condition as seen." But in fact there is one actual Creative Playthings truck, and the rest are totally random. And they're all beat to hell, holy smokes, people, they look like they came out of a Dispos-all.

On the bright side, the huckster who's selling them is only out probably 10 cents apiece, or maybe all four for a quarter, at whatever late afternoon garage sale closeout he picked this junk up at.

Vintage Creative Playthings Made in Finland Set of 4 Cars in Fantastic Condition, [BS POS], opening bid $10+9.25 s/h, auction ends not soon enough [ebay]

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