The Residents’ Ultimate Box Set #1

A peak inside the $100,000 Ultimate Box Set from The Residents.

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Cryptic Corporation Vice President Homer Flynn, left, traveled to Bloomington, IN to hand deliver the Ultimate Box Set to Tripmonster.
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The Ultimate Box Set, ready for unwrapping.
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Ultimate Box set, unwrapped.
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Homer Flynn, Cryptic Corporation Vice President and Art Director for The Residents, made a custom, 3D printed fridge magnet for "The Residents UBS Number One."
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Cryptic Corporation Vice President Homer Flynn, left, traveled to Bloomington, IN to hand deliver the Ultimate Box Set to Tripmonster.
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The crown jewel of the UBS is one of the eyeball masks used by The Residents, known as Mr. Green.
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Included in the UBS were first pressings and first releases of every major album, single, video, DVD, and much more. "For The Residents, the delivery of their Ultimate Box Set was both a profound and satisfying experience. The expression of joy on the face of Tripmonster, as he held Mr. Green, the eyeball mask from his UBS, was worth every minute of their 40 year existence," said Cryptic Corp. V.P. Homer Flynn.
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Sealed, mint copy of Meet The Residents, the first album made by the group.
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One of the original archived first pressings of Santa Dog from 1972, the first release by The Residents.
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Santa Dog '78
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13th Anniversary Tour UWEB American release.
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The Ultimate Box Set ended up having 154 products plus the eyeball mask.
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This Babyfingers album was the first “W.E.I.R.D. Fan Club” release, as the third side of Fingerprince.
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Heavily censored cover from the German release of The Third Reich ‘n Roll.
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The Residents UBS #1, ready for delivery.
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Mr. Green, fresh from the Shanghai Biennale where art of The Residents had been on display, before heading to Indiana.
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Over 150 different products from the past 40 years have been saved and archived.
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Three different releases of Santa Dog.
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Santa Dog '72, the first release by The Residents.
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Santa Dog '78
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Santa Dog '92
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13th Anniversary Tour UWEB American fan club release.
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Behind the cheeseburger packaging of the 13th Anniversary Tour UWEB American fan club release.
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Meet The Residents, first album from the group.
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Cryptic Corporation Vice President Homer Flynn holds up the Duck Stab! Combo Pack.
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Mint, unopened Duck Stab! Combo Pack with t-shirt, record and poster.
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Over 150 items filled the UBS.
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The Eyeball Show record
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Eskimo vinyl picture disc
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Cryptic Guide to The Residents with original artwork by DEVO singer Mark Mothersbaugh.
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Cryptic Guide to The Residents with original artwork by DEVO singer Mark Mothersbaugh.
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Heavily censored cover from the German release of The Third Reich ‘n Roll.
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"A Hello Recording Club Selection August 1993," an EP by The Residents for They Might Be Giants' fan club.
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A sealed copy of one of the infamous CD-ROMs made by The Residents.
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Cube-E Live in Holland, Enigma USA - Long Box drilled promo CD.
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For over 40 years, The Residents and the Cryptic Corporation have gone to great lengths to archive and retain mint copies of everything they have produced.
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Cube-E Special Edition with handkerchief, booklet, two CDs and one DVD.
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Demons Dance Alone and Disfigured night booklets with pages filled with pictures of the live performances and Steven Cerio art.
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A peak Inside the Demons Dance Alone booklet.
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"White Single (This is a Man's World) / Reverse Label Mistake - Pic Disc - Ralph"
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The King and Eye Promotional LP
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Archiving Label for The King and Eye Promotional LP
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Cryptic Corporation Vice President and Art Director Homer Flynn holds up a custom designed 3D printed fridge magnet for the UBS.
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Detailed look at the UBS #1 fridge magnet.
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When the UBS first went on sale, there were said to be ten available. One down, nine to go.
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Tripmonster now has one of everything.
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