Monday, December 22, 2008

My best toy investment ever

Star Trek Captain Jean Luc Picard Tapestry Action Figure

According to Amazon there is "1 used & new available from $999.99"

This is bar none the best toy investment I ever made. I picked this up in a Toys R Us in Pensacola back in the early 1990s. I remember that I was looking for something else (probably Micro Machines) and I saw this hanging on the peg. Mind you I had just read about this rare figure in Action Figure News and Toy Review and I was astonished to see it sitting on the pegs - how could this escape the eyes of an employee? Anyway, it cost me about $4 and now fetches a grand. Woo-hoo! If only all the stuff I've purchased over the years would appreciate this nicely. I'm thinking that it's a once in a lifetime find.

1 comment:

Octopunk said...

I love that story, and yes, I'd go with "once in a lifetime find." What's more, it's a cool figure! I've always liked that Star Trek 2 uniform design and liked that Trek history hung onto it all the way up to just before the STNG uniforms. It's cool to see Picard in one.

Man, I miss those Playmates Trek figures.