Toolboy is an avid Tool collector, and he emailed me the other day to tell me that it was time to part with his prized collection. It features a range of items, most of which would interest a die hard Tool collector. He’s preferably looking to sell the collection in one lot, and asked me to forward it to the Fourtheye community to see if there was any interest from you guys.
Contents of the 70 piece collection are detailed below, and we will be running this as a silent auction. There is a reserve associated with the collection, and considering the size of it, and some of the rarities it contains, note that it is quite high. Feel free to discuss the auction below, but if you are genuinely interested in bidding for this collection, let me know your offer via the contact form, and I shall coordinate between you and Toolboy to make this happen. Note that Toolboy is located in Alberta Canada, but postage can be arranged for most parts of the world.
The collection includes the following:
- Opiate – Canada (Black), USA & Germany first releases
- Undertow – Germany VG+, Poland VG+, USA first press, US BMG Direct, US RP (Volcano)
- Aenima – US first release, Indonesia VG- Cover has edge wear; folds of cover
- Lateralus – Philippines Still sealed, Poland VG++, Indonesia VG++, US releases
- 10,000 Days – Indonesia still sealed
- 15 items
- Stinkfist US
- 4 Video Comp. US
- 2 items
CD’s including singles, promotional items, albums and EPs
- Opiate (Volcano RP) drill hole,
- Opiate Japan BMG obi-strip still sealed
- Prison Sex – UK VG++, Germany VG++, US 2 track – releases
- Sober – US ZP 17121-2 (small 1 1/2" crack in front of case)
- Sober Dutch release VG+
- Undertow – Barcode version complete w/ mail in form attached
- In Store Play
- Selections From Aenima – US & Australian release
- Stinkfist – US release
- Forty Six & 2
- Aenema – EU release
- Album Primer – US release
- Aenima – US Lenticular cover;stickered & still sealed, UK release VG++ (case shows just wear), Australian VG++
- Schism – EU release VG++, US DVD single x 2; 1 VG+& other is still sealed
- Parabola – US release, UK release VG+, US DVD single VG++
- Lateralus – 1 Canada RP w/slip VG++ & 1 Canadian 1st press still sealed
- Vicarious – US VG+
- 10,000 Days – Canada VG++
- Vicarious DVD – US release VG++
- Psychogenic Amnesia – UK release (Bootleg)
- 10000 Nights – #220/500 (Bootleg)
- Opiate – Long Box CD still sealed, has drill hole in back of box, small 1/2" surface tear mark down to brown paper, just beside hole, has some creasing above CD, probably from poor boxing; was received this way. 72445-11027-2 3
- Lateralus UK single
- Album Primer EU release
- Salival promo UK release
- Opiate Jive release
- Sober (Bootleg)
- Coachella Empires (Bootleg)
- 39 items
Note from Toolboy: All my vinyl has been stored in LP sleeves with cardboard stiffeners; sleeves removed from jacket.
- Opiate – US first press still sealed, US RP in shrink never played
- Undertow – US first repress; saw cut cover; printed sleeves, US Volcano RP still sealed
- Sober E.P. – UK DJ single
- Prison Sex – UK DJ single
- Sober – Picture Disc
- Sober – UK DJ single
- Stinkfist – Picture Disc
- Cessaro Summability – Picture Disc
- Aenima – second US press saw cut cover 61422-31087-1 1; faint cat# on spine, top right corner has slight corner crease, light shelf wear. LP 2 has light surface scratches.
- Lateralus – Picture Disc
- Lateralus – Official 2 LP Picture Disc Album still sealed.
- Opiate first Volcano RP Miss Press
- 14 items
Toolboy was kind enough to supply me with some photos of the collection as well:
I am definitely interested in a few of the items listed if this person would be willing to sell them individually.
Just curious hellboy, but what do you think a reasonable starting bid would be?
Super jealous of whoever wins.
If there’s no interested in buying the whole collection, then I suspect the seller may be interested in seperating it. We’ll see what happens.
I don’t want to say much about the reserve or starting bid, but we’re talking thousands.
Imagine waiting for the Mailman that morning…
I will offer 10,000
My penny collection needs to go to someone!
Imagine when the FedEx guy just chucks the boxes over your fence, destroying everything.
Won’t sell for any more than $3,500.00
If he sells items individually, he will make considerably more than that. But he either wants to sell it as a package for sentimental reasons – to keep it all together, or to avoid the hassle. I predict he won’t get what he’s thinking for the whole collection and will choose to split it.
So wait, no Salival other than a cd promo?
Sorry about the Salival thing, I had sold a few other items a few years ago including Salival…I am waiting for a very nice copy of the first press VHS edition, which I could include if it’s a deciding factor…lol
Here is your package
Does this come with tissues?
kittaan – 9 hours ago » Tyson – 2 minutes ago » Won’t sell for any more than $3,500.00 If he sells items individually, he will make considerably more than that. But he either wants to sell it as a package for sentimental reasons – to keep it all together, or to avoid the hassle. I predict he won’t get what he’s thinking for the whole collection and will choose to split it. Agreed… I’m guessing most die-hard collectors have a few of those pieces and wont want to buy them again. The collection is going to most interest those… Read more »
wheres the posters?
the vinyl would sell easy, but the others….
you are definitely going to have to piece it out, good luck
no band member used underwear? weak.
It’s good to look at collections such as this and realize my Tool fan-dom isn’t that bad after all.
I’m looking forward to Toolboogie finding this post. Can’t wait to see his reaction… lol.
@ sianspheric – no shit. Same here. 8`)
Don’t you already have a pair of Maynard’s chonies that you cuddle with at night? 😀
Ok, seriously.. nice collection and I wish I had the cash to buy it. If he parts with things individually, there’s a few items I’d be interested in. Must suck to have to make the decision to part with a nice collection like this. I’m one of those people that if I have something like this, no amount of money would make me part with it.
Theres only one item in that collection I really want.
But I’m curious as to why you would wanna sell all this. You obviously put a lot of time, money, effort, and love into a collection like this.
“There’s something you need to know about me, Joe Rogan……I SMOKE ROCKS!!!!”
Tyrone?? I knew you were a Tool fan!!
I have one of them, I thought it wasn’t worth much
So how long have you been collecting this stuff? And if it’s not too intrusive, why sell now?
I started in ’96 and slowly bought the odd thing. Later on got on to eBay and started more seriously. A few years ago I sold off a couple items and regretted it, but realized that those items were replaceable and funds went to a good cause. Same thing happening now, This is the part of the collection I am willing to search out again to add to the rest, not listed. It isn’t easy to part with as most are in such nice condition. But until a plan B comes up this is all I got.
I threw the box and tape away as my conversion to DVD was complete in 1999…..now I wish I didn’t.
kittaan – 1 day ago » I’m looking forward to Toolboogie finding this post. Can’t wait to see his reaction… lol. @ sianspheric – no shit. Same here. 8`) Well, well, well…what do we have here…?! Oooh, crap… I think I already HAVE 99,9% of those items…plus a few more, for that matter… Still some I’m interested in though…like: – Opiate Japan BMG obi-strip still sealed – Selections From Aenima – US & Australian release I’m wondering what I could get for my total collection, realllllly could use the money as we speak! I’m close to 100 items now… Will… Read more »
Ha! I knew you’d be by eventually.
Did you catch Toolboy’s response above? This is apparently his “B” collection. I can only imagine what he’s keeping!
How about it Toolboy? Cough up the itemized “A” collection!! lol
Wow. Talk about timing…
Henry Rollins: The Column! Are You Collector Scum?
Now, let’s be clear, I’M not calling you scum. This guy is:
Ha!I knew you’d be by eventually. Did you catch Toolboy’s response above?This is apparently his “B” collection.I can only imagine what he’s keeping! How about it Toolboy?Cough up the itemized “A” collection!!lol lol….the “A” collection huh??? well, I do have the Hush VHS promo, the 4 video promo (NZ), Undertow cassette promo, Vicarious ADV promo (Polish) and a few others…then there’s all the promotional materials, in-store CD-displays (unused), posters, full press kits, tour promotion items/clothing, etc… Ya I’m a collector scum!! And fuck it, I am proud of it!! After reading everyone’s comments I see the reality of the… Read more »
Selling everything piecemeal for a higher than normal markup will yield you more money faster, in my opinion.
I agree, but alot more hassle, packaging, online transaction fees, more emails, etc….but after reading “Toolboogie”, I realized that I have quite the collection and that’s how it has to go if it is going to go. I was just going to start it over because I enjoy collecting there shit for many reasons.
Just know that there are few members here, myself included, that are interested in buying some of your TOOL items individually. Perhaps buying in bulk will yield us a small discount if you were to pursue such a sale.
lol just found toolboogie’s wantlist on Discogs and 90% of tool items is in my “A” collection and he has a lot of my wantlist….awsome! Together, we got most of it collected! Thanks again everyone for the input….this is a good forum and I will be sticking around with you guys! Collection sale is over!!! I’m not selling it individually but thanks to all for the offers!
Did you find a buyer or are you guys going to trade?
Do either of you have the Undertow promo box?
I obviously do not, but extremely few were manufactured and I would regard that item to be just one of the be-all end-all holy grails of TOOL merchandise collecting.
I remember hearing about this box. Describe it again to jog my memory, please.
It is an Australian promotional release, I guess. About a third of the way down the page below is a list of tracks and videos.
I have never seen an instance of this item on eBay or anywhere else on the internet (other than the above) since I found out about it.
Ahh..yes, I do remember now. You are correct. It was an Aussie release.
I seen it on eBay Germany about 4-5 years ago for $800 EUR or something…which is why I didn’t buy it…never seen it otherwise…just the pics from the listing….one day!!!
I am going to keep going with it…an alternate plan for what I was trying to raise some cash for is unfolding already….didn’t really want to in the first place and I was keeping enough still, not listed. Trades??? Well….I got a Japan release of Opiate OPENED from ’06, very nice, I might be willing to trade for that
This had a hat, the double undertow CD, VHS of the videos to that point a shirt (I believe) and sticker. Can’t remember anything else from it, but just looked like a shoe box with the black TOOL logo printed on the top
This had a hat, the double undertow CD, VHS of the videos to that point a shirt (I believe) and sticker. Can’t remember anything else from it, but just looked like a shoe box with the black TOOL logo printed on the top, which looks totaly different than that pic[code]
Plan B didn’t pan out so I am selling the WHOLE collection on eBay. I started listing stuff yesterday and will be doing the rest over the next couple of weeks. Just thought I would let you all know! Cheers!
Why do ebay when you can sell the items here?
Why sell it for cost, when you can buy a new car with the profits from ebay.. SILLY KITTY!
I didn’t mean sell it for cost, but have an auction here on 4theye.
That’s a great idea.