OK, this is just kuh-razy. This past week I posted a blog about my vintage 3 3/4″ mini-collections. In the last paragraph I alluded to the fact that I continually hunt for the rare LJN Magnum P.I. Ferrari and action figure. Its been a white whale of mine for a while. You know, one of those items you have a saved search for on eBay that you check religiously every morning when you get to work. After you make your coffee. Actually, this is a two-saved search item: “Magnum PI” and “Magnum P.I.” Yeah, it makes a difference.
Last night some close friends surprised me with a little birthday party. Afterwards, my girlfriend, Professor Pretticute, gave me a couple presents. As I began to take the tissue paper out of the last gift bag I noticed her getting her phone out to take a picture. Apparently she was anticipating a reaction of some sort. Well, there was a reaction all right. If peeing your pants can be considered a reaction!
Yeah, you guessed it…
I was speechless. I almost couldn’t believe what I was holding. But I’ve since slept and woken up and its still here, so I’m pretty sure its real. So, not only is it Magnum and his Ferrari but with the original package. Its beat up, but the figure and car are mint. Wow, just look at those rims!
If I had the energy right now I’d add a wish list of additional Magnum P.I. characters that would have been cool additions. Higgins (with Dobermans), T.C., Rick (I suppose), and a variant Magnum with the snorkel mask and lady in bikini.
Instead, I’ll just close with a note to my lady … thank you so much for this epic gift. You blew my mind. The respect you’ve earned within the hallowed halls of geekdom is infinite. 143.