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Minion mailbox! - [near my town], Maine

Mailbox minions made out of 100lb propane tanks. Will meet mailbox height requirements. Will deliver locally or a little distance for a fee. My husband [redacted] makes all of these.

From my local Facebook Marketplace listing, because of course. Part of me wants to tag shiftythrifting, but I know they get a ton of submissions, so I’m holding back.

On one hand, this is clearly frightening. On the other, I bet it won’t stand a chance when the snowplows are out. Bonus close-up under the cut, because I still love y’all.

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*explores thrift store*

*scours the old vinyl*

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*hits the jackpot*

And remarkably, I’m not referring to the off-brand Sesame Street LP behind it… which I may or may not have also purchased.

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Yes, that’s right, folks – it’s Scooby (non-hyphenated) Doo and Friends: Exciting Christmas Stories!

Why, just behind Scrappy, you can see the whole gang, including…

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…erm… Suddenly-Blonde Soulless Daphne?

Ted the Animator: “Oh, Carl….”

Carl the Animator: “Hey, the level of detail is fine! It’ll be seen all tiny on an old, blurry analog TV.”

Ted the Animator: “It’s for an LP cover… which are foot-wide, high-quality prints people can hold inches from their face to examine.”

Carl the Animator: “…ok, well… that might be slightly sub-optimal on detail.”

Ted the Animator: “And why didn’t you go with orange hair, anyway? It was already used in the print, Velma’s sweater has it.”

Carl the Animator: “Don’t question the mysterious ways of the Carl.”

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Now, once you’ve got it out of the sleeve, you know you’re in for a real treat…

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…since poor Daph is downgraded from “inaccurate hair” to “losing ¼th of her skull.”

Poor gal can’t catch a break… as soon as her spine starts workin’ properly, the other bones decide to start slacking off.

But where exactly is Scrappy, the sixth character featured so prominently on the cover?

Simple!

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Absolutely nowhere to be found in the stories.

Which – depending on your Scrappy stance – is either flagrant marketing lies or an exceptional mercy.

The record is essentially two super-condensed Scooby-Doo radio dramas about the gang saving Christmas…

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which, judging by the dust released, hadn’t been played since Christmas of ‘78.

And as I give every LP a deep cleaning, that’s some darn resilient ‘70s dust.

I won’t go crazy into detail, but will say that my favorite parts are when ol’ Scoob talks at length in complete sentences, since all they had to work with was audio… 

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…oh yeah, and when he stops a polar bear from eating everyone at the North Pole.

Maybe the stories can get their own post if people are interested, but I’m warnin’ ya… Scooby-Doo Santa defense is pretty nail-biting stuff.