Homer Simpson-shaped glue blob sells for $238,800

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Homer Glue Blob

Homer Glue Blob

Homer Simpson’s image on a blob of dried glue has attracted lots of d’oh.

When the auc­tion for the looka­like glue-blob of The Simpson’s char­ac­ter closed Mon­day, the item sold for the equiv­a­lent of $238,800 U.S.

London-based seller Christo­pher Her­bert said he couldn’t believe it when Simp­sons fans began mak­ing offers. He found the blob while clean­ing his sta­tionery cup­board. He listed it on eBay only after his girl­friend noticed it had a slight resem­blance to Homer, includ­ing the car­toon dad’s big eyes and oval head.

Her­bert started the bid­ding at only 99p ($1.61), list­ing the item more for fun than any­thing else. In the list­ing, Her­bert called the curios­ity the “miss­ing piece” in any Simp­sons fan’s col­lec­tion and said that it was “made nat­u­rally by an over­flow­ing tube of Uhu glue!”

I’ve never actu­ally sold any­thing on (eBay) before, so I thought I’d just stick it on for a bit of a joke, to be hon­est,” said Her­bert, 36.

I didn’t think any­one would actu­ally bid for an old bit of dried glue, even one that looks like Homer Simp­son,” he remarked. “I’m absolutely amazed and very, very pleased and happy and won­der­ing what to spend the money on.”

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