My latest Ebay listing:
Just the box and the Gollum
This is the Australian DVD collector’s gift box of Lord Of The Rings: The Two Towers… but WITHOUT the discs… eg it’s just the gift box and the Gollum/Smeagol. Just to emphasise: No discs, no collector’s booklet, no anamorphic widescreen, no 5.1 sound, no movie. Just the box and the Gollum.
Why would you want to buy this?
Uhhh, I don’t know. It’s not really my cup of tea. I think it’s pretty hideous. Fugly, even. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoyed all the LOTR films, but personally I couldn’t quite stomach having this displayed in my livingroom. But that’s why I’m selling, not buying. For the sake of the auction, I’m hoping your taste is different to mine. Maybe you had the box and Gollum but lost it? Maybe you got the other collector’s editions but got the plain old extended edition of FOTR and ROTK, and you’d like the collectable figure to go with it? Maybe you don’t even have a DVD player and so haven’t bought any of the movies, but you’re a Tolkien nut and would just love to have a Gollum sitting on your bookshelf? There’s any number of reasons why this could be your eBay purchase of the month. And if those reasons weren’t good enough, you can bid safe in the knowledge that the money is going to a good cause. No, not me; the Red Cross Asian Tsunami disaster appeal.
Why is it being sold?
The original owner is a friend who bought the collector’s edition of The Two Towers because she wanted all the discs and the book, but she hateses the Gollum, hateses it. So I said I’d put it on eBay for her and donate the money to charity. Remember, all money received (minus the postage costs) will be donated to the Red Cross Asian Tsunami disaster appeal. So folks, dig deep, bid generously.
It’s in great condition
The Gollum has come out of his box once or twice, but for no more than a minute or two. It’s still got its foam packing intact, so it’ll ship happily in the box, which will be wrapped in the finest bubblewrap I can find in the post office, of course. Buyer pays shipping costs. Paypal welcome.
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