House purchase comes with surprising geek collection
A Reddit thread claims new owners of a furnished house in California discovered a massive collection of "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles," "Star Wars," and superhero memorabilia.
It sounds like a geek dream. You buy a house complete with all the furnishings, to include a life-size "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" statue, a set of framed turtle weapons, a full-size Stormtrooper, and original paintings of famous superheroes.
Redditor Topherstiles posted about friends of the family buying a furnished house complete with that very stash inside of it. The collection also includes a Superman statue and numerous action figures.
The details on the find are extremely sketchy. We've got a Reddit thread title and a bunch of photos to go on. There is plenty of speculation, but no verifiable details.
Redditors have pointed out there could be a sad backstory to all of this. Someone spent a lot of time and attention amassing those collectibles. Something extreme likely happened for them to be left behind and tossed in with the couches and chairs in a house sale.
If this story is true, it's quite the geek find. The buyers, however, aren't planning to revel in their personal version of Comic-Con. The items are up for sale. If you've been looking for a full-size Ninja Turtle to complete your collection, the inquiry e-mail address can be found in the thread.
A query about the find sent to that address has so far gone unanswered.