Anyone who knows me knows I’m occasional prone to bouts of whimsy. One bout a little while ago led me to a website that said “Gimme some of your money, and I’ll find ebay auctions for you. Just tell me how much of your money you want spent on each auction, and give me some categories, and you’ll start getting random stuff.” The website would take my budget and category choices, and from there search ebay for cheap auctions with free shipping and get me… stuff.
Boy, howdy, this sounded like fun, so I looked into it some more. It’s all based on this XKCD comic. It was an amusing idea, and someone picked it up and ran with it. All homage due, or course, though Bobcat In A Box is unaffiliated with XKCD in any way. So I said “Here’s some denarii, here’s how I want it spread.” You have the option of going for more auctions with a lower max amount, or fewer auctions but with slightly higher value.
For categories I opted for a range including Lego, Marvel, Dr Who, Crafts, History, Games, Socks, and about thirty other things. What I ended up with was… well, let’s take a look.
It’s an ice cube mold? Or chocolate mold? Or resin mould? Whatever it is, it makes oversized lego bricks.
It is made of selected ingredients. Whatever it is. Handmade, just baked. A single sheet of 16 baking stickers…
One of the frontrunners for the Wincollumn, six d20!
Batman keyring. It may not hold the keys I deserve, but it will hold the keys I need.
These three I lumped together, because… well, their pics worked out that way. A hinged pink button thing that reminds me of the clasps we used to clip on my kids’ mittens, a dice featuring a variety of of positions for… coupling… and a dragon ear cuff thingie where the tail goes through a standard lobe piercing.
Not pictured: Steel puff pastry tip, and a shoddily made Tardis Key pendant.
I’m not entirely sure what I expected when I signed up, and by golly, I got it! It was an interesting experiment, and I have a bunch of knick-knacks to leave in geocaches and… a mold to test, I guess! It was a fun experiment to dabble with, and I’m prepared if I ever choose to play Infinity again with my new pile of d20’s.