May 30th, 2016

btvs - buffy warrior: stephie04

Buffy mugs

I'm not really on long enough for a real post, but I've been reading the responses to my Buffy memorabilia post/questions (and will respond tonight most likely). When I was getting my coffee this morning for breakfast, I thought, "Hey, people are curious about my Buffy stuff. I should show these."

What "these" are, are the two Buffy coffee cups I have. Back when the show was still on when I lived in the UK, Craig got me the Buffy Easter Egg box one year, and with the egg was this cup. I loved it so much I scoured all the stores until I found a second, so now I have two. I never spirited these away for being a collectable. These got opened and used and have been a much loved part of my kitchen for over a decade now. They get used all the time especially when my FIL is here and we drink more tea. It's too small for me to have my morning coffee (which is when I drink most of my coffee), but my FIL knows I don't like dainty cups of tea, either. :)

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btvs - oz: sweetiepebbles

Buffy chess

I couldn't resist sharing another Buffy set today. This is something else that I got when I lived in the UK. Believe it or not, Tesco's sold Buffy chess sets in their toy department one year. I picked mine up for twelve pounds, though they went on clearance for less than ten a couple months later. When I moved to the US in 2004, I found US dealers selling them at conventions for $75, lol.

My set isn't in the original cellophane because I couldn't resist opening it to see what the pieces looked like. I've never taken the pieces out, however, and I've only opened the board once (I didn't take a picture of it, it's a black and purple chess board). The quality of the pieces isn't great. They're lightweight plastic, and the likenesses are pretty funny at how bad they are. But it was sold as a toy for a low-ish price point, so what can you expect? I love it to pieces, even though it's clearly an early season version. There is no way I'm ever parting with it, lol.

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