Wednesday, May 16, 2012

eBay Oddities

Every Wednesday is "eBay Oddities" here on Unpunched.
Amidst our random searches on eBay we often stumble upon weird and wonderful treasures.

This week I present to you: Bandersnatch

"Bandersnatch" was a board game made in 1969 (according to the ebay listing) so maybe some of you remember this weirdness? I sure don't.

"Pass the cards... Grab the spinner... Build a Bandersnatch... You're the winner!"

 A Bandersnatch in his natural habitat!

 Most eBay Oddities don't look that appealing to me, but this one kinda does.


  1. AAAHHH Bandersnatch.Sounds like a bad word in German.1969 is way before my time but this game looks like fun.

  2. Yup, way before my time as well. But look at that little guy! He has a face only a mother could love!

  3. A Bandersnatch is a fictional creature from Lewis Carroll's 1872 novel Through the Looking-Glass and 1874 poem "The Hunting of the Snark". Although neither poem describes the appearance of a Bandersnatch in great detail, in "The Hunting of the Snark" it has a long neck and snapping jaws, and both works describe it as ferocious and extraordinarily fast. Through the Looking-Glass implies that Bandersnatches may be found in the world behind the looking-glass, and in "The Hunting of the Snark", a Bandersnatch is found by a party of adventurers after crossing an ocean. Bandersnatches have appeared in various adaptations of Carroll's works; they have also been used in other authors' works and in other forms of media.