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LAist may not have storage spaces filled with mint-on-card collectible action figures, but we sure can take a few minutes out to acknowledge the end of a truly inspired collection of toys. It was over five years ago (January 2000) when Playmates Toys began their extremely popular World of Simpsons figure collections -- well-designed figures from the longest-running television show ever, The Simpsons. Even more engaging was the fact that each figure had its own built-in chip that when placed in World of Simpsons environment, would speak out lines from the show's episodes. But all good things must come to an end, and this month brings the final releases of said collection.

It's fitting that the final release is the Springfield Town Square playset, featuring the one historical Springfield figure who inspired them all -- Jebediah Springfield. Hitting stores now (try Puzzle Zoo in Santa Monica who usually gets them the quickest) the final release is sure to be a tough one to nab as the firsts and the lasts always are.

Just like LA, Springfield was a community that brought with it a variety of characters and a backlog of stories that Angelenos continue to recite today -- and, fortunately, thanks to Playmates Toys and eBay, getting what you need to act out "Marge vs. The Monorail" for your friends is less complicated than its ever been.