The Jump Station presents Kasey and Company's My Neat Stuff
Welcome to My Neat Stuff
stuff presented here is a sort of webporium of the stuff I have
collected over the years. It is, dare I say it, my own personal
Museum of Pop Culture and if like me you have nothing better to do
feel free to browse around. I have been an collector for years
especially after the wife left and there was no one here to stop me.
I even collected as a kid but we didn't call it that back then
(that's not me pictured right but an actor pretending to be me). I
remember setting up shop and selling some of my stuff in garage sales
which was really stupid because if I had kept it, today that stuff
would be worth a fortune and all I got was nickel or two. So, I
decided to go to Morganville, which is what they called Shelbyville
in those days and I tied an onion to my belt, which was the style at
the time. Now, to take the ferry cost a nickel, and in those days,
nickels had pictures of bumblebees on 'em. "Give me five bees
for a quarter," you'd say. Now where were we? Oh yeah...
a days collecting stuff has become popular. Some even call us
Pickers which is much better than hoarders or that weird guy down the
street. Unlike hoarders us serious Pickers and/or Collectors like to
organize and display our stuff not just let it pile up in a corner
(don't look over there). So one day, I think it was a Tuesday, I
built this site as a way to catalogue all My Neat Stuff. I didn't
plan to sell anything but then someone said they would like to buy
that thing. And I said it's not for sale. Then they said name your
price. So I said some really high stupid price. They didn't buy it
but I didn't want to sell it anyway. After that I decided that some
stuff would be for sale and you can spot that stuff from the big BUY
button next to the item image. Prices are based on the going rates
found in various books and publications and what I see other people
selling similar stuff for on the Internet. (Pictured at left again is
not me but the great actor Rene Auberjonois.)
If you are interested in
starting your own collection of Neat Stuff, and who wouldn't be? You
can start by visiting your local comic shop. If you don't have a
local comic shop you can go to garage and yard sales or steal toys
from your children. Another way is to visit The
where you will find lots of cool links to the latest Neat Stuff
available on the world wide intertubes for your Dining, Dancing and
Shopping pleasure. The links on our Big Store page will take you to
My Neat Stuff Rating System
Since I have a mix of toys
and comics and whatever I was always using different rating systems
from different groups or associations. At the end of the day I was
just confused and my brain hurt. So I kind of took the various rating
systems out there haphazardly blended them together to created the
unofficial and totally unauthorized My Neat Stuff five, plus a no
star rating system, which I guess would make it six stars except
there are only actually five but six rating categories. Oh never mind.
MINT IN BOX
THIS ITEM IS UNRATED
Size Matters: Action
Action figures come in all shapes and
sizes and although it's easy to break out a ruler and simply measure
one of your action figures, that's not really going to help you to
understand the scale references often used by toy companies and
long-time collectors. Besides, if you want to talk the lingo like
Sheldon and Leonard you need to call them 1:10 scale figures. By the
way talking the lingo will not get you a date with Penny. The term
scale refers to the size ratio to a normal sized object. In this
case, we're talking about smaller representations of the human
figure. For standardization purposes, toy companies refer to the
usual ideal human figure as being 6 feet tall (we're usually talking
about heroic figures such as Batman or Darth Vader, not Wolowizard or
Howard of Wolowitz). Therefore an action figure that is 6 feet tall
(which I have never seen but would be really really cool) would have
a 1:1 ratio. A 3 foot tall action figure would have a 1:2 ratio and
1:4 Scale (aprox. 18")
Technically reserved for
dolls we do see oversized action figures this size from time to time.
1:6 Scale (aprox. 12")
The original size of the
very first figure to sport the "action figure" moniker,
1:9 Scale (aprox. 8")
Almost exclusive to the
Mego's line of action figures from the late '70s and early '80s.
1:10 Scale (aprox. 7")
This size tends to be more
popular with adult collectors than with children looking for play value.
1:12 Scale (aprox.
5" - 6")
In the 1990s, this scale
took over the 4" action figure and set a new standard. For a while.
1:18 Scale (aprox.
3.75" - 4")
Mego started it, but it
would be Kenner's massively popular Star Wars collection that would
set the standard for this scale for almost 20 years.
1:48 Scale (aprox. 2")
Began with the rise in
popularity and collectability of figures such as Lego "minifigs".
Purchasing Neat Stuff
Neat Stuff is hosted at Red
Cabbages (no, they don't sell
cabbages so stop asking), partnered with Kasey
and Company and set up and
managed through the legal and accounting firm of Hungadunga,
Hungadunga, Hungadunga, & McCormick. Wait I left out a
Hungadunga. I left out the main one too. Which follows is nasty
letter from our accountants confusing the situation: In re yours of
the fifteenth, yours to hand and made to rep, brackets, that we have
gone over the ground carefully and we seem to believe, i.e., to wit,
e.g., in lieu, that, uh, despite all our precautionary measures which
have been involved, uh, we seem to believe that it is hardly
necessary for us to proceed unless we, uh, receive an ipso facto that
is not negligible at this moment, quotes, unquotes and quotes. Uh.
Hoping this finds you, I beg to remain... as of June 9, cordially
yours. Regards. Make two carbon copies and throw the original away.
As you can see my hands are tied and there
is nothing I can about it, any items for sale on My Neat Stuff are
processed through the Kasey and Company Pay Pal account. If you are
already buying stuff on the intertubes chances are you already have a
Pay Pal account and already know the drill.
We strive for accuracy in all our listings
but we are only human and have been called worse by an exwife, so our
lawyers (the second Mr Hungadunga to be precise) whould like us to
include the following legal mumbo jumbo. Something about prices
subject to change without notice and we are not responsible for any
wrong information or pricing posted on the web site. Apparently this
gets us off the hook in case of a typo. So if an item is worth $50
but is mistakenly listed for $5, chances are you won't get it for
five, unless of course we miss the mistake entirely in which case
good for you. If we catch it you'll have the option of purchasing the
item in question at the actual price or getting a refund. Which we
will give you cheerfully, and you can't ask for much more than that.
And now a message from our Neat Stuff Hall
As chairwoman of the reception committee,
I extend the good wishes to everyone on the InterWeb and welcome you
to become a Patron of Neat Stuff by making a donation to support to
the Neat Stuff Hall of Fame. Your kind contribution to our tip jar
will allow nerds of all types to continue their selfless work of
collecting useless trivia, information and pop culture fun facts and
presenting them here in a pleasing format for your time wasting pleasure.
- Mrs. Olivia Teasdale (no relation)
* AWARDING OF FLUFFY
UNICORNS DEPENDS ON AVAILABILITY. ACTUALLY THERE ARE NO FLUFFY UNICORNS.
NO ACTUAL UNICORNS FLUFFY
OF OTHER WISE WILL BE GIVEN OUT AT ANY TIME. IN FACT YOU GET NOTHING
FOR YOUR DONATION EXCEPT THE OPPORTUNITY TO VISIT THE NEAT STUFF HALL
OF FAME AND THE WARM GLOW IN YOUR HEART FROM THE ACT OF SELFLESS
GIVING. AND SINCE THE HALL OF FAME IS FREE ON THE INTERWEB ANYWAY ALL
YOU'VE GOT IS THAT WARM GLOW. WHICH I BET IS FEELING A LOT LIKE
HEARTBURN NOW THAT YOU REALILIZE YOU COULD HAVE DONATED YOUR MONEY TO
A MORE WORTHY CAUSE. MAYBE ANIMALS OR ORPHANS? THOSE GROUPS WOULD
HAVE LEAST SENT YOU A T-SHIRT. WELL THE JOKES ON YOU, IT'S TOO LATE NOW.