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Mr Toppit Zerstört Mein Leben

Posted in Merchandise with tags , , on January 5, 2009 by mrtoppit

I am currently working my way through the many emails and responses I have received and I will endeavour to get them all up on the blog soon.

 

I start with this haunting vignette, included in full below, from someone who wishes to remain anonymous…  

On the way back from Frankfurt this year I decided to spend some time in East Berlin. After taking brunch in the Berlin fashion I took the advice of one my colleagues and strolled up to Prenzlauer Berg to visit Flohmarkt am Mauerpark.

For the uninitiated, it’s an intense experience as thousands of people search and shovel though millions of items and curiosities from cracked crockery to antique art. Weaving through this labyrinth of hawkers I came across a forlorn looking man crouched at the back of his stall enshrouded, despite the heat, in a large woollen jumper.

The Hayseed Chronicles Annual

His ruddy stand presented little of interest at a glance, but on closer inspection I saw the very tip of the 1985 Hayseed Chronicles Annual sticking out from under a stack of aging German comics. I quickly rescued it from the pile and rummaged through the rest of the stall looking for more.

The Hayseed Chronicles Plate

My efforts were rewarded and I discovered a rather dirty Luke Hayseed dinner plate (which after a comprehensive clean, looks in rather good condition).

When I asked the man for a price for the deuce, he stirred from the folds of his jumper and muttered something I couldn’t catch. When I asked again, he jumped up from his position and started shouting ‘Mr Toppit zerstört mein leben’ with a wild look in his eyes and spittle from his cries catching in his rough beard. I quickly pulled Five Euros from my wallet, grabbed the items and left the strange, haunted man shouting at his stall. Mr Toppit zerstört mein leben…Mr Toppit ruined my life…

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Who Is Mr Toppit?

Posted in Merchandise with tags on December 28, 2008 by mrtoppit

Who is Mr Toppit?

Many thanks to mynameisJT for sending over this picture of his Who Is Mr Toppit? boardgame. JT, did you sit down with your family and play it again this year?

Does anyone else have any pictures and stories they would like to share?

Get in touch at satchel.loner@googlemail.com

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