This article is from the Bee Gees FAQ, by David Garcia firstname.lastname@example.org with numerous contributions by others.
Have you tried Maurice's garage? Just kidding.
Given that most official Gibb-related merchandise dates back
to 1979 or so, you're not likely to find much on the shelves of
Wal-Mart or your local Target store. No, for this, a little
effort shall be required.
If you're at Times Square, and Pepe doesn't have his open
briefcase of Bee Gee belt buckles on the subway platform (lately
Pepe's been straying over to Hanson keychains), you can always
try The Colony, on 49th and Broadway, in the historic Brill
Building. Their slogan is "I found it at the Colony!" I've
heard fans suggest other slogans, with regard to the price tags
one finds when one finds it at the Colony. Admittedly, The
Colony does tend to be geared toward the die-hard fan with more
disposable income than will-power. Believe me, I've seen it
happen. Lunchboxes, jigsaw puzzles, Andy Gibb dolls -- people
have left that place in tears. As a non-collector, I just think
of it as another of New York City's well-stocked museums. After
all, I don't think about how much the Van Goghs cost at the
Metropolitan Museum of Art, right? In any case, enter at your
own risk: you just might end up buying something that you're not
quite prepared to explain to your spouse...
Then there's the auctions. No, not Sotheby's, and not
Hank's Saturday Afternoon Auctions in Gilbert, Iowa. This is the
age of cyberspace, and the best auctions can be found with a
click of the mouse. You could start with ebay, at
http://pages.ebay.com/aw/index.html on the world wide web. Type
"Bee Gees" in the search dialog box, and you will likely find
between 40 and 60 items up for sale. Make your bid, and when the
auction closes, within a week after it started, you may or may
not find yourself with a delightful little bargain. Details are
explained in the ebay help file, or you can just e-mail the
persons selling the items for more details. If it's out there,
chances are one of these days you'll see it for sale at ebay...
Among items to keep an eye out for:
* Bee Gee lunchboxes. As seen on the Rosie O'Donnell show,
three different ones, a Barry, a Robin, and a Maurice. Pay no
mind to the lurid discussions regarding Robin's trousers on the
* Andy Gibb doll. I saw this at the Colony. Given my
attitude on dolls -- and this is no "action figure," this is a
DOLL, make no mistake -- I'll refrain from offering my opinion
here. But I hear it's a very popular item.
* Bee Gees musical keyboard. Makes sounds almost entirely
unlike anything heard on any Bee Gee recording or demo (except
possibly the Ocean Drive Mix of "Paying the Price of Love"), but
has that cool Bee Gees logo and a nice photo on the box (make
sure you get the box with it).
* Bee Gees Jigsaw Puzzle. It's a jigsaw puzzle, with a Bee
Gees picture on it. There are stories I could tell, but I am
sworn to secrecy.