My Ridiculously Overpriced Want of the Week: Bespin Freeze Chamber

i'm filled with awesomeness just looking at it.  aren't you?

I’ll tell you what, your friendly neighborhood jman’s been trippin down memory lane as of late.  I totally blame it all on that episode of the almost internet famous internet show where I yakked on about my holy grail, the Mego Elastic Hero Spider-man.

haunting you, i am.
haunting you, i am.

Ever since filming that show, I’ve been waxing nostalgic about the toys I had as a kid.  So many toys that I totally forgot about…they’ve been rushing back through my consciousness ever since that stupid show.  So many toys.

i'm filled with awesomeness just looking at it.  aren't you?
i’m filled with an overwhelming sense of happiness just looking at it. aren’t you?

Case in point, this completely awesome Star Wars Micro Collection Bespin World set.  More specifically, though, the Freeze Chamber part.  See, back in the day, you could get this collection as one piece, hence the name Bespin World . Or, if your parents didn’t love you as much, you could get the set as three individual pieces:  the Control room, Bespin Gantry and the Freeze Chamber

it's hard to believe all this awesomeness could be contained in one cardboard box!
it’s hard to believe all this awesomeness could be contained in one cardboard box!

My parents loved me enough to get me one of the smaller pieces, the Bespin Control room.  Let that be a lesson to all you stupid kids out there.  Listen to your parents once in awhile.  And maybe…just maybe…they’ll buy you the toys you really want.

i still have this set somewhere.
i still have this set somewhere.

The Empire Strikes Back was the shit back when I was a lil your friendly neighborhood jman.  My good friend (back then) and I played Empire every flippin day in the Summer of 69 80.  He had figures I didn’t have and likewise, I had sets he didn’t.  So, it worked out well for both of us.

overpriced want of the week freeze chamber

But neither one of us had the Freeze Chamber.  Neither of our parents loved us enough, I suppose.  There was a neighborhood kid that had the set, though.  That kid was a lil…weird.  He was the kid in the neighborhood that always looked at you like you were speaking with forked tongue.  The kid you had a sneaking suspicion had something unholy going on in the back of his brain.

Needless to say, my friend and I didn’t have too much quality time with that particular Freeze Chamber set.  Which is why, today, you’re reading about it.  Funny how life works.

look at all the fun you could be having right now!
look at all the fun you could be having right now!

You can still find the set as a collection, or as individual pieces on eBay.  The cheapest I’ve seen the set  is 75 bucks.  You can find it cheaper, loose, but they’re usually missing pieces and really beat up.  You can also find the set, still in the box for a nice tidy sum of 1000 bucks.

How’s bout you put that in your pipe and smoke it!?!?

so beautiful!
so beautiful!

Moral of the story (this one’s for the kids out there in internetsland):  If you listen to your folks, do what you’re told and stop being an all around pain in the ass…they’ll probably buy you the Freeze Chamber set and you won’t have to spend day after day as an adult looking at these sets on an auction site, trying to figure out which of your kids isn’t going to eat for a few days so you can rescue a small part of your childhood from the forgotten pages of history.

 

Probably.

 

Start spreading the news, yo!  The new episode of the 117th funniest internet show is out!

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