Dr. Mrs. Ghostal and I got intoÂ the A&E showÂ Storage WarsÂ a few weeks ago. I’ve never been one for these reality shows – I’ve never watchedÂ Antiques RoadshowÂ orÂ Pawn StarsÂ or American PickersÂ and hell, even that oneÂ Toy HuntersÂ episode has been sitting on my DVR, unwatched, since January or whenever it aired. But after a comment from Power Pal Ben Leach, I decided to watch a few eps of SW and got hooked.
Of course, like many such shows, you can find no shortage of Internet commentary claiming it’s entirely staged – particularly an episode in which some buyers, Jarrod and his wife Brandi, discover an extremely valuable cache of vintage Mego Super Heroes. There’s aÂ thread about it at the Mego MuseumÂ and the consensus is that it was entirely staged; one fellow claims to know the collector who “donated” the figures to the show.