[Groop] Groo Coup!!
mygodaplum at yahoo.co.uk
Sat Dec 6 04:58:19 PST 2008
Which just goes to show you should never, ever throw anything away because there is some lunatic out there who will pay $100 for it in 25 years :-)
I don't know if any of you read 2000AD but there was a Judge Dredd story where he meets the Junk God - a man who owns the old landfills from the 20th C. The Junk God is a billionaire because collectors in MC1 pay through the nose for old toasters, hub caps, etc.
Unfortunately my other half doesn't see it that way...
--- On Sat, 6/12/08, Grossmann, Gary (DOR) <GaryG at DOR.WA.GOV> wrote:
From: Grossmann, Gary (DOR) <GaryG at DOR.WA.GOV>
Subject: [Groop] Groo Coup!!
To: groop at groo.com
Date: Saturday, 6 December, 2008, 1:04 AM
About 6 months ago, a Groo item I had never seen or heard of before popped up on ebay. It was a parochial Anime Fanzine from the early 80's with a Groo sketch used as a cover. (Groo being chased by a monster robot.. The magazine was CFO Magazine, Vol. II, No. 3.
I figured it would go for $25-$30 (afterall, it was a sketch, not a full blown drawing) But I put in a bid much, much higher than that and much to my surprise, I was outbid! And I thought, well, at least I jacked the price way up on the guy. (Harumphh!) Then it turned out that the other guy was a Groopie; our own Anil! (Oops! Sorry Anil!)
Naturally, I immediately launched into Search Mode. I mean, heck, how hard could it be to track down a 25 year old fanzine produced by a fledgling local Anime fan club? Well, it was a little tough. But a few weeks ago I struck pay dirt and actually tracked down a mint copy. Yay! I also managed to get one for Yoda, my faithful partner in crime.
Now if I could just find one of those Groo Buttons that Chriten made for the 1988 San Diego convention…
Take care all,
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