Comic Book Men: Stash Wars
by Ashley Binion So far this season, The Stash has had some pretty nice items come through their doors. I can’t complain about any of the episodes and their content. But this episode seemed so boring and nothing of value was bought or sold, making it feel subpar.
Warning: Spoilers ahead.
The first man who walked into the store brought in a custom R2-Q5 XBox 360. R2-Q5 appeared on the second Death Star in Star Wars IV: Return of the Jedi. I have to agree with the guys, why not just make an R2-D2? It would be much more popular. The device was pretty cool. It had all the bells and whistles of a regular XBox 360 and it had a projector as well. He asked for $1,000, but Walt wanted to do a consignment. That way, it gets sold and The Stash gets a portion of the profit as well. The next item that came into the store was so bizarre. A man brought in Garbage Pail Kids trading cards. These grotesque cards were created as a parody of the Cabbage Patch Kids. Out of the cards they showed, one was throwing up insects and one had a tongue coming out of a guy’s stomach. It was nasty, but I guess there is a market for everything. Since Walt had no interest in them, Ming ended up buying the set for $10.
Two Whovians came into The Stash, one dressed up as The Doctor and the other dressed as a Tardis. They came looking for Deadpool comics. Deadpool first appeared in 1991’s The New Mutants #98. Walt ended up selling the pair Deadpool Kills the Marvel Universe #1 and #2.
Lastly, the next items sold to The Stash in this episode were a set of Marvel Legends action figures. The line was produced in 2001 by Toy Biz and then by Hasbro in 2007. It was a spin-off of the Spider-Man classics line. He wanted to sell Wolverine, Iron Man, Captain America, Namor, Mr. Fantastic, and The Hulk. Walt ended up purchasing the lot for $150.
I always enjoy their hypothetical conversations. This episode they discussed if you could attend any event in comic book history, which would you want to be at? Walt said he would want to be on the streets of Metropolis for Superman’s death. Ming said he would want to see Superman’s spaceship fall into our atmosphere. I agree with Walt, I would want to be on the streets of Metropolis. Sure, I would be concerned for my safety, but it would be so poignant to see the world’s foremost superhero die right in front of you.
I was disappointed with this episode. At one point the audience watched the guys play a round of foosball. I mean, really? There was nothing else going on in the store that was more interesting to watch? I could feel the seconds of my life ticking away.
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What event in comic book history would you want to attend? What kind of trading cards do you/did you collect?
Rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars