Just doing my duty and following up on the Tintin auction: Over $1 million was raised as collectors snapped up all kinds of rare memorabilia.
“There is huge appetite for collectors of anything related to the adventurous investigative reporter and his little white dog,” reports Reuters.
No wonder Tintin things are valuable. The holders of Tintin merchandise keep we fans starving.
All I want is a new Tintin mug, the kind I can’t buy in the U.S. I don’t like the “I heart Snowy” design. I want the oversized graphic one, the monotone design with the characters’ faces ! Way cooler.
No kidding, the best mug I have in the house, made of fine porcelain, is a Tintin mug I bought at a Cape Cod Tintin store that didn’t last very long. (And yet those t-shirt stores thrive! Philistines!)Today’s it’s chipped, but I refuse to ashcan it.Is there just this one shop in Strasbourg where I can get a new mug in the style I want? Shipping costs are double the price of the mugs.
Yes, I know where I can get Tintin things locally, but they don’t have the range offered in Europe. America needs more Tintin stores!