Hong Kong eBay leaks give a closer look at Marvel's GOTG figures

Ah, leaked toys on eBay, fresh from the factories who made them. It's almost inevitable these days! Amazon gave us an early look at the Guardians publicity pictures, but now we have an even better close up look at the final toys out of packaging - including, for the first time, Groot! » 5/09/14 3:14pm 5/09/14 3:14pm

We all missed the greatest eBay auction of all time

This honor goes to "Mummified Cat Slam Dunking A Mummified Bird," which up until recently was for sale for a discount $750 buy-it-now price (via Geekologie). Because if there's anything that distinguishes you as an individual of taste and distinction, it's a barf-out effigy of Bastet schooling Horus on the basketball… » 9/27/12 11:30am 9/27/12 11:30am

eBay bans the sale of all magic, including potions, hexes, and curses

Online savvy sorcerers, you're out of luck. Online auction giant eBay has recently exiled magical wares from their site. No longer will you be able to purchase Haunted Money Spells or a curse for your incredibly loud neighbor who smokes skunk weed while jamming out to Pink at 3:38 AM. According to the official eBay's… » 8/16/12 9:10am 8/16/12 9:10am

Gaze into the soulless, dead eyes of baby Chewbacca and Luke Skywalker…

I'm not sure what compels amateur Geppettos to construct infantilized incarnations of say, Lord Voldemort, but hey, the world is a weird place. Right now, somebody is eagerly filling their entire Netflix queue with every episode of Home Improvement. It's happening, trust me. » 10/29/11 7:30am 10/29/11 7:30am

Paging Michel Gondry: Amazing Battlestar Galactica puppets for sale

io9 reader Brian Hogg is selling his marvelous BSG puppets. Now is your chance to recreate the dynamic space opera with puppets! You shoot it, we'll post it. The puppets are priced at $500.00 each on ebay.
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Own Your Own Piece Of Avatar

Well, someone had to do it: Available on eBay right now (and for another 4 days), 3 grams of Unobtainium, the ridiculously-named fictional McGuffin from Avatar. It even levitates, as an accompanying video "proves." Click through to see for yourself! » 1/02/10 10:00am 1/02/10 10:00am

Automobile Recession Hits The Ghostbusting Industry

Wondering what the going rate of a Ghostbustermobile is? Apparently higher than $45,000 - that was the highest bid, yet still below the reserve price, for a genuine Ecto-1 that failed to be sold on eBay recently. » 7/14/09 7:30am 7/14/09 7:30am

Alternate Histories Of Objects For Sale On eBay

Would you pay more money for items on eBay if they had interesting stories behind them? A group of writers has determined to find out, by selling objects on eBay that come with fictional alternate histories. » 7/08/09 9:18am 7/08/09 9:18am

Star Trek Premiere Tickets Sell For Too Much Money

How desperate are you to be at next summer's premiere of J.J. Abrams' Star Trek reboot? Thousands of dollars worth of desperate? Then perhaps you were one of the people who placed bids on a special charity auction for 2 tickets to next year's Hollywood premiere on eBay this weekend . . . » 5/12/08 10:20am 5/12/08 10:20am

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Gort For Sale

While we're out here at WonderCon, patrolling the halls of fandom and looking for good science fiction action, there's a piece of super-sized memorabilia on eBay that you might want to pick up: a full-sized replica of Gort from The Day The Earth Stood Still. It was created by Fred Barton Productions ("Celebrity Robots… » 2/23/08 3:00pm 2/23/08 3:00pm

Now You Too Can Frag Frakkin Toasters

Want to convince a friend that you can fly as good as Kara Thrace, but lack a Viper to prove it? eBay comes to the rescue in the shape of this Viper Pilots License, which can be personalized with your name for that extra authenticity. Well, as authentic as a license for a fictional vehicle can be, anyway. » 2/19/08 8:00am 2/19/08 8:00am

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Ride Around In Your Own Criminal-Built Dalek

The Australian government might have come up with the most brilliant prison plan ever: use hardened criminals to churn out replicas of science fiction props, and then sell them on eBay. Sadly, they aren't using the money to fund the development of robot prison guards — all proceeds are going to charity. The fools. Why… » 2/01/08 2:02pm 2/01/08 2:02pm

Come With Me If You Want To Decorate

You know what it's like - You've been decorating the place, painted all the walls, bought all your furniture from Ikea, the whole thing... but something is still missing. Every room needs a conversation piece, after all, something to draw the eye's attention and get people talking in stunned, awed, amazement. But in… » 2/01/08 8:00am 2/01/08 8:00am

She Wanted Her Flying Car, and She Got It . . . for $131,700

eBay member Prattesgirl has a feedback score of 29, and 100% positive feedback. Apparently those are the qualities, along with $131,700, that allowed her to buy the last Sky Commuter prototype test aircraft in existence yesterday after 82 nail-biting bids. If $131,000 seems a little pricey for this retro-futuristic… » 1/15/08 7:00am 1/15/08 7:00am