Story of the Slurpee Vikings.
For those who don't know, I own a lot of art. Collectible art. Vinyl collectible art.
Okay, I have a lot of toys.
Ever since my mom bought me my first Ninja Turtle on the promise that I will attend my first piano lesson at the age of 5, I have always had a fascination in not only playing with action figures, but keeping them. 23 years later, I still have Raphael and his mighty plastic twin sai.
If that doesn't paint you a picture of my maladaptive addiction, allow me to tell you the story of the Slurpee Vikings. It all happened in the 4 fateful weeks I was visiting Taiwan.
The Slurpee Vikings, as depicted above, was a collection of figures that 7-Eleven released in Taiwan in collaboration with SAM. In order to be able to purchase one of these figures, one must collect 3 stamps by drinking 3 Slurpees. To collect all 15 figures, you have to drink at least 45 Slurpees as the figures inside each box are both hidden from plain sight and random in distribution. In other words, the minute you develop diabetes, you will also be in possession of all 15 vikings.
I drank a total of 90 Slurpees in 28 days to collect only 9 of the figures.
The lesson of this story is simple. When you want something, there is always a website called eBay where you can purchase the entire collection for $90 including shipping without having to damage one pancreatic cell. So, what is the moral behind this treacherous tale?
I am still 5 years old.