I've blogged about more than a few unusual and surprising items since starting this blog nearly a year ago. But this is surely as oddball as it gets. Beggar's Canyon Toys is a web site offering to take your loose Kenner Star Wars action figures and "restore" them for you. This restoration process consists of mounting the figure to an authentic replica of the original cardback, then placing the new, would-be mint-in-box figure into a plastic case suitable for display. In short, Beggar's Canyon Toys puts your action figures back in their packages.
But there's more. Beggar's Canyon Toys will also replace missing weapons and other accessories--including, if needed, replacement vinyl capes. So if you always wished your Jawa figure was of the original (and highly collectable) vinyl cape variety, you can make it so for a mere US$2.50.