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Journal tqft's Journal: Only in Japan? 4 4

http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2010/08/25/2993440.htm
"A Japanese man has pleaded guilty to burning down his family home after his mother threw away some of his favourite robot toys. ...
The robot toys were figures from the Gundam animated TV series, which started in the 1970s, about space wars involving giant robots."

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Only in Japan?

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  • All my toys from the early 50s, expensive collector items. All my baseball cards from then, I could pay cash for a new sportscar. All my *comic books* from then, and sci fi and fantasy books..cash for a new house. All chucked out/given away, "no room" "don't want to pay freight hauling it to the new house" etc. Heck, even my old themed lunchboxes are worth some decent loot today.

    • Re: (Score:3, Insightful)

      by Stargoat (658863)

      Meh. I grew up in the 80s. Everyone was saving stuff then, because we knew how expensive stuff from the 50s was. Do you know what I paid for a '89 set of Donruss Baseball Cards? 25 dollars. Do you know how much it is worth today? 25 f-ing dollars.

      • by zogger (617870)

        I could have saved confederate money and old stocks from the great depression blowout. They sold a bundled thick stack of either for ten cents at the five and dime back then.

        Coulda woulda shoulda

        Army surplus rifles and pistols were wicked cheap back then as well.

        I have no idea what is worth saving today, but I have hung on to my old first computer, a mac 512k, and then a few more very slightly newer like an LC and some others I forget now.

        • by Stargoat (658863)

          Heh. Anyone over 50 should be kicking themselves from the changeover to non-silver coins in '65. Or not buying gold when it was 13 dollars an ounce or whatever it was. You just can't know.

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