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michael jackson auction, part ii

February 20th, 2009 (06:38 pm)

The auctioneers have now added the catalog of Michael Jackson's video games, amusements, and Disneyana. I am still going through it, but I have found POSSIBLY THE GREATEST HORROR YET on page 71 (73 in the flip/turney thing): # 805 (far right).

"Life-size replica of Batman and his complete molded rubber costume mounted to a base. The Batman suit is fitted over a life-size replica of the likeness of Michael Jackson."

Estimated value: $200-300.


ETA: Also, for certain people on my flist: the man had a life-size Red Ranger. Four hundred bucks. C'mon, you want it.

(He also has a pair of Johnny Depp's Edward Scissorhands gloves. Christ, this guy had a TON of STUFF.)

Page 107/109 -- a signed photograph of Roddy McDowell. AS A CHILD. JESUS CHRIST. He has life-size statues of Boba Fett, R2-D2, C-3P0, and Darth Vader.

...I am beginning to see why Michael Jackson has cash flow problems.


(For the love of God, do not look at the life-size figures. They are the scariest things I have ever seen.)

...wow, this guy has a lot of video games and go-karts and carnival things. It's almost as if he wanted to entice children to be near him for some mysterious reason.

(Thanks to Betty for pointing out how the links work.)


Posted by: Betty (brown_betty)
Posted at: February 21st, 2009 12:49 am (UTC)

You can link to individual pages, by going to the “email this” link, there's a permalink at the bottom.

Posted by: David Hines (hradzka)
Posted at: February 21st, 2009 12:50 am (UTC)

Ah, sweet. I couldn't figure out how you were doing it. Updated!

Edited at 2009-02-21 12:58 am (UTC)

Posted by: amonitrate (amonitrate)
Posted at: February 21st, 2009 12:53 am (UTC)

oh dear god, those life-size figures are only nearly as creepy as a)the red-headed dolls that have obviously been played with quite a bit and b)the creepy-ass mechanical clown magician.


He totally talked to those life-sized people, didn't he. Oh man, that guy lost his sanity a looong time ago. I sort of feel bad for him.

Posted by: David Hines (hradzka)
Posted at: February 21st, 2009 12:57 am (UTC)
pointy teeth

It's like he wanted it to be the happiest, neatest place on earth but just made it A LITTLE OFF. It's like the Uncanny Valley version of Disneyland.

I was telling my mom about some of this stuff, and after she got through being stunned and horrified, she said, "You know, I feel so sorry for him."

Posted by: amonitrate (amonitrate)
Posted at: February 21st, 2009 01:02 am (UTC)

it IS the uncanny valley version of Disneyland. Though Disneyland can be uncanny enough on its own.

Yeah, back when I saw one of those specials that followed him around for awhile it was clear he actually thought he was a little kid, like Peter Pan. it was creepy and sad all at the same time.

Posted by: I have decided that was planned. (red_eft)
Posted at: February 21st, 2009 05:01 am (UTC)
mother's little helper

I, on the other hand, do not thank Betty, because before I was too lazy to find the images on my own, and now that there are links I couldn't resist clicking. I CANNOT UNSEE WHAT I HAVE SEEN.

The seated guy with the hat in the last link totally freaks me out the most, tho. He's staring off into space, but he looks so intense about it. brrrr.

Posted by: Nokomis (nokomis305)
Posted at: February 21st, 2009 07:48 am (UTC)
jackass devil

...this stuff moves past 'Haha, wow that Michael Jackson is a weirdo' into truly terrifying territory. D: I just keep imagining him conversing with those life-size figures like Will Smith at the end of the world and *shudders*

Posted by: David Hines (hradzka)
Posted at: February 21st, 2009 07:56 pm (UTC)

Why would anybody who likes children put that stuff in their house? Imagine being a *child* and seeing those goddamn things. It'd be enough to make you run screaming into the comforting arms of the nearest adult --

...oh, GAWD.

Posted by: Nokomis (nokomis305)
Posted at: February 21st, 2009 08:57 pm (UTC)
frank - ohnoes

I just actually made this face: D:

This is insight into Michael Jackson's mind that I do not want, yet can never erase.

Posted by: cmar_wingnut (cmar_wingnut)
Posted at: February 21st, 2009 03:05 pm (UTC)

A life-size Oscar?? Not sure why, but that freaks me out.

That Batman statue - he obviously has a thing for superheroes. At least I don't see any 12-year-old Robins. *shudder*

If the Red Ranger statue had been from Time Force I might have been forced to bid on it. Since it's Wild Force I'll pass. *phew* (Gotta say it's damn nice, though. Nah, would never fit in my apartment. Hmm.) I'm assuming you don't mind if I link to it in my LJ?

OMG, the painting of Michael Jackson as Peter Pan! Actually that's kind of appropriate.

I wonder if he has so many life-size statues because he couldn't relate to real people? And why he felt compelled to fill up his life with so many objects?

*sigh* I had a bit of a crush on the guy way back before the weird stuff. What a waste of the talent he undoubtedly still has but isn't using.

Posted by: David Hines (hradzka)
Posted at: February 21st, 2009 07:58 pm (UTC)

Link away.

Michael Jackson has a Peter Pan obsession. I am not going to look at it again to find the link, but the dude has a life-size statue of one of the kids from the Disney Peter Pan. You know, if the kid were actually a person.

Posted by: A large duck (burger_eater)
Posted at: February 21st, 2009 07:36 pm (UTC)


Dude, this is so disturbing.

Posted by: David Hines (hradzka)
Posted at: February 21st, 2009 08:01 pm (UTC)
oh john ringo no

It just keeps getting worse, man.

...you know you want to place a lowball bid on one of his gazillion sickly-cute miniatures of children. Just so you can hand it to people and tell them where it came from, in order to see their initial reaction of puzzlement and mild disgust turn to screaming horror.

You wanna know what's worse? You can buy the *beds* from Neverland.

Think about that for a second. AUGH.

Posted by: A large duck (burger_eater)
Posted at: February 21st, 2009 08:14 pm (UTC)

Oh, shit.

I hope the cops track whoever buys those. Just in case.

Posted by: tried to eat the safe banana (thefourthvine)
Posted at: February 21st, 2009 08:37 pm (UTC)

I just realized I could ATTEND THE SHOW of all these things. There's a Public Exhibition! With a guided tour! It's in my city! I could see all these horrifying objects live and in person!

...How much do you think I would damage my child if I took him to that? Way too much, is my guess.

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