Original Mr Blobby costume sparks eBay bidding war as sum skyrockets to £60,000

Original Mr Blobby costume sparks eBay bidding war as sum skyrockets to £60,000

The original Mr Blobby costume is currently on auction for a jaw-dropping £60,000.

Bids started on for the the 1990s outfit on eBay at just £39 but has since rocketed to over £60,000.

The pink and yellow costume of the iconic BBC character is up for auction until Thursday (January 26).

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A bid for more than £84,000 on Sunday morning was retracted a few minutes later but the price continues to climb.

It made by the BBC's costume supplier for an overseas version of Noel's House Party.

The seller, who is listed as 'blobby01', says the balloon-like costume is in "not too bad" condition for its age.

They write: "Consequently as it is now over 25 years old, there is the inevitable ageing to the foam and the rubberised coating.

"This means it is less suitable to be worn as the unit is not very supple as it was in 1996.

"In addition the two arms require re-attaching to the body, one of the plastic eye is cracked and the bow tie will need securing.

"Overall it's not too bad for its age – but there is visible creasing and dust to the covering and some areas require a drop of glue to make good.

"Unfortunately before it could be delivered the overseas show was cancelled and neither the broadcaster or the BBC's production team wanted it – so it sat in my office until a move meant it came home with me some years ago."

The seller revealed he's been forced to sell the beloved relic as he is moving house.

They continued: "He's been with me all this time – but now a house move means I need to find him a new home."

However, Mr Blobby impersonators should be warned as there are strict copyright laws around the use of the costume.

The costume cannot be hired out or put on exhibition publicly and is only for personal display.

Mr Blobby was created by comedy writer Charlie Adams and was made famous by appearances on Noel's House Party.

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