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Joel, Mike, the bots, and the mads.

Posted Fri May 16, 2008, 16:01 PM by Tracy | |

My latest obsession has been collecting the Mystery Science Theater 3000 DVD collections. Rhino put out twelve 4-DVD sets.

I bought the first four a couple years ago. I could have bought them all, but I didn’t want to spend all that money all at once. When I next went to purchase the next four I was shocked. The price had nearly doubled.

I went to Ebay where I have spent the last several days bidding. I won auctions for volumes 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, and 11. I bought Volume 12 on Amazon along with a few other single DVDs, including Santa Claus Conquers the Martians.

Volume 10 was a score. It contains a Godzilla movie. As E says, any Godzilla movie is a good Godzilla movie. Because of copyright issues, Volume 10 was pulled and reissued as 10.2 with some gila monster movie in place of Godzilla. For that reason a genuine Volume 10 is rare and goes for a pretty price. Yes, I paid through the nose just to get Joel and the bots ragging on a Godzilla movie.

Even rarer is volume 9, which includes The Incredibly Strange Creatures Who Stopped Living and Became Mixed-Up Zombies!!? I haven’t seen any auctions for that. The lowest price on Amazon for used is $175.

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