So... I don't know how else to say this, so I'll just be blunt: My uncle died, and I only saw him once a year (or even less depending on whether or not I could find an excuse to get out of family gatherings) so I can't say I really... However, he was one of the relatives I actually sort of liked so I'll miss him at those family gatherings.
More to the point, since my other family members aren't that internet savvy they wanted me to help sell his stuff. ... but I went there and we counted nearly 500 figurines. I had no idea where to start and they weren't much help. (And frankly, I don't think they're really... worth much since they're out of the box and many of them are a little old.) They mainly fall into 4 categories:
1. Comic Book Stuff -> Particularly, Superheroes. Lol, he was apparently very different from me as there are very, very few villains. (I did spot The Creeper
, but then, he's not a villain in every appearance...) There's just about every hero you can imagine (minus the X-men), including a ton of Flash variants I didn't recognize - I think there's more Flash stuff than anything else- and even ones that don't seem popular, like Dr. Fate. Then of course there's popular ones like Captain America and Thor. (As I don't have much interest in the heroes, I just took a really old Zatanna I found, heh. She's hanging out with Terra from FFVI as I only have like... 3 other figurines)
2. Star Wars Stuff -> Hundreds of them, even just like... random aliens!
3. Star Trek Stuff -> I don't really know this well enough to know what all these are, but yeah
4. Stuff from B-rated horror movies -> ... this is another thing I know nothing about. They're monsters and such things?
There's also a lot of stuff from random shows, like I found some from Futurama and proceeded to troll my other family members by asking them if they wanted Richard Nixon's head with a "=D" expression. (I'm
easily amused and their reactions were just hilarious, okay)
Some of them are in nice shape too, here's the stuff from just one shelf
: 1 2 3
. Just ask for a character from any of the above 4 and I'm sure it's there somewhere.
The only anime I saw was Cowboy Bebop, though.
Since I'm part of the What To Do With This Stuff committee (they actually promised me money for this because they just don't want to deal with it, so...) and most of what I've been finding online for these says that they're not worth much at all anymore, would anyone be interested in any of this or know anyone who would? I'd rather ask this first before selling it all in bulk on ebay in desperation or just having a tumblr giveaway thing with it.
Doesn't help that I have no clue what the sci-fi monsters are called
One of my uncles just wants to toss it all, and I think that would be a real shame if someone actually wants them. (... and it's kind of sad, I guess? I mean this is what he spent his life doing - because of various health problems he couldn't really get a job or be independent or anything - so if it just gets tossed it's a bit...)
And I'll send overseas! Just hopefully the mail won't eat anything this time, as it seems to have some of the cards I sent to the other side of the world D: