Another happy eBay purchase is this cute set of flavored sake geisha girl bottles I got for $15. They are now sitting proudly in my wet bar. Apparently, they are from Benihanna during the 1960s. These restaurants were pretty hip back then (and still are to some folks). I don't want to pull an Alice and drink from the mysterious bottles, but they sure do look nifty. When you're on eBay, you should try doing a search on geisha just to see what comes up. I've found some pretty fabulous-looking dolls that way. Japanese toys tend to be on the unique side and are well worth the effort of seeking fun stuff out.
One last item that I quite fancy is my scary metal clown bank. When you place a penny in his hand and pull the lever, his eyes roll back into his head and he eats the change. Yikes! He kinda looks like those old coin-operated machines at Coney Island or Musee Mechanique. There are an amazing amount of creepy mechanical banks for sale on eBay. So if you like that kind of thing, keep your eyes peeled.