Yes. It was 2 years ago, today, that I started this blog. I cannot believe that I have been doing this blog for 2 years! It’s been fun, and I have to thank everyone who has been coming here to read my ramblings. I don’t see myself stopping anytime soon, as it’s been a really rewarding experience. There are some village wide garage sale this weekend, so I’ll see you guys in a few days.
Archive for May, 2012
Has it been a week?
Well, the Rangers got eliminated from the conference finals on Friday(I’m a big fan of the Rangers, and they had a great season), so I’ll probably be posting stuff more often now. This past weekend was pretty good for yard sales. But surprisingly, there weren’t nearly as many as there usually are, considering it was Memorial Day weekend. I did pretty good, and only spent a total of $5! The bad news is that I only took 1 picture of everything together, and didn’t get any up close shots, as I had already put the things in their respective(new)places. So here it is!
Not bad. The Game Boy Pocket was only 2 bucks(it works), and Paperboy was included! “The Empire Strikes Back” Burger King glass was a steal for a mere quarter. I’ve been a fan of those little fuzzy googly eye things(not sure if they have a formal name) since I was a kid, and a kit where I can make as many as I want for only 50 cents?! Sold! The Flower(from Bambi), figure was in a “free” box at one of the sales, as was the Deiner dinosaur eraser. Some of these can fetch some good money, but I’m not planning on getting rid of it. The Pee Wee’s Playhouse Christmas special was 75 cents, and I found it at the same sale that I found my favorite items. Skeletor, Bruise Brother and the Chuck Norris Karate Kommandos figure were only 50 cents each! These are the things I specifically look for when I’m out yard saling. And they’re getting harder and harder to find in the wild. The Madball(Bruise Brother), is definitely my find of the weekend. Now, he is displayed right next to Touchdown Terror.
And check these out!
Now, I don’t plan on opening these. But I do plan on doing a post with some more insight on these great little figures. I got both of these together for $15 including shipping(do a search on Ebay right now, and you should be able to get them for $9.99 each with free shipping. She has 6-8 packs of each different 2-pack). I’ll save the story for when I do a more detailed write-up.
And reppin’ “The Pizza”!
If you have never read the words of The Surfing Pizza, get on it now! “The Pizza” is one of my favorite blogs that I regularly read. Pizza’s writing is far better than anything I’ve ever written. And if you like what you read here, you’ll be a fan of “The Pizza”. Recently Pizza got a batch of stickers promoting(is that the word I’m looking for?)The Surfing Pizza, and was sending them to anyone who wanted one(not sure if he has any left, but here’s the link). He sent me 2, and the one you see above is on my car. Get yours today!
I’ll be back in less than a week this time. Ha! I’ll try anyway. :)
So, what we will be looking at is another recent Ebay win.
G.I. Joe, Equipo Ninja, Bang-Jo.
What’s weird about this, is it’s obviously from a Spanish speaking market, it was sold to me from China! My winning bid was $3, and it included free shipping. The seller sent me an e-mail stating that the figure I won was out of stock. They asked me to pick something else, or they would give me a refund. $3 is a good deal for a carded figure, so I told them they could substitute my win with a similar figure.
The package is copyrighted 1992 Hasbro. These figures came out just as I was phasing away from toys. More than anything else, I like the packaging itself. It’s art! The packaging for the toys of my generation are some of the best looking(I may be a bit biased though). I know this isn’t a highly sought after figure, but it sure does look nice. I would pick up any old-school G.I. Joe figure that’s still carded for less than half of what the new ones go for. Obviously, I don’t know anything more about this guy.
Sometimes you can still find a deal on Ebay. Who knew?!
One of the coolest looking guys in Mos Eisley! As I have said in the past, I’m not a huge Star Wars nut. I am a fan the original films(have seen all of the prequels in theaters), and will watch them whenever I can. I don’t think I ever had any Star Wars figures when I was a kid(I may have had a few, I’m not sure), mostly because I was into every other line that was out at the same time(the 80s were great!). But as a child, how could you not like Star Wars? For the past year or so, I have been picking up some of the vintage figures here and there. Now I actually have a focus for this collection, and that’s getting the characters from the Cantina scene first(next, I’d like to get Max Rebo, and then the rest of the band). In a recent post, I purchased a carded 1996 figure, and stated that I was interested in picking up one of the originals . Well, last week I won this guy in an auction on Ebay, for the low price of 99 cents(+ $3 shipping). His head is pretty loose, but that won’t affect him much, as he’ll soon be on display.
I have some other Ebay wins that came in, and they’re awesome!! So, stay tuned!
This past week I won a few auctions on Ebay, and they are starting to make their way to my mailbox(this will give me material to write about). I’m pretty sure that I gave away what we’re going to see in the title. But in case you didn’t catch it, I scored some Visionaries!
The blue guy is Leoric, and the red one is Witterquick. I remember really wanting these figures when they were first released, but this is the one that got away, the one toy line I didn’t have anything from.
These 2 represent the good guys, and the only other one I have in my collection is a bad guy who is missing his chest hologram(along with everything else). Each figure came with a weapon, a helmet and a holographic staff. While none of their accessories weren’t included, the auction did include 3 of the holographic staffs! I don’t believe that any of them correspond with the figures, but still pretty cool nonetheless. A steal at 99 cents(+$4 shipping)!
And now to the $1 Nintendo 64.
But before we get to any pictures, let me set up the story of how I acquired such a thing.
On Saturday, myself, my wife, one of our friends and her son, went to go see if we could find any garage/yard sales. It was a warm sunny day, so we thought that it would be perfect for sales. We were wrong, but found a few.
There was a Boy Scout troop having a rummage sale. When we got out of the car, we were told that for $3 we could fill a plastic bag with as much stuff as we wanted. Not more than 30 seconds after this, they reduced the cost to $1 per stuffed bag! I looked at the toys and other stuff that had for sale, but nothing caught my eye. Then I happened upon a box with an N64 control deck and 4 games! I picked up the games, and then went and purchased my $1 bag. These games didn’t fill up the bag, so I grabbed a few other thing out of the box to go with them.
So I grabbed the control deck, a PS1 memory card, the MAX controller and the 4 N64 for games for $1. I definitely got more than I paid for! I didn’t have any of the games, so that’s a plus. It’s not the ultimate score, but very nice, all things considered. I’m going to end up selling the deck and the MAX on the Bay because I already have these items. I’ll keep the memory card though, as you can never have enough of them. ;)
Recently, I had heard that there was an outdoor flea market, not far from where I live. So I decided that I would go check it out. From what I’ve been told, this thing has been there for years(May-October). I can’t believe that I had never heard of this place before!
I found some cool things, but I have to make sure I get there earlier next time.
Can you believe that a women let me take the 2 E.T. figures free of charge?!
I’m a sucker for older non-sports cards. The WCW packs were 3 for $1, and the Batman ones were 2 for $1 . I bought multiple packs because I want to actually open a couple(I’ll keep at least one of each, sealed)
But here was my favorite find of the day.
These were given away in Happy Meals back in 1991. I was about 12 at the time, but even then, I knew how awesome these are! The costumes snap off in 2 pieces, but why would you want them out of their costumes? These were found in a 50 cents box, but sadly, the Daffy in a Batman-like suit, was missing(and that’s my favorite one!).
Just like yard sales, I’m sure all the really good stuff is to be had early in the day. So, I already plan on getting up early the next time I go(hopefully soon).
I also picked these up, but not from the flea market.
For this week’s assignment, Brian asked…
Besides the Batmobile, what is the sweetest ride cruising the streets of pop culture?
There are so many great possibilities for this(the Tim Burton Batmobile is the best, in case you were wondering). Before we get to the ride I would most like to get behind the wheel of, I’d like to show you guys my runner-up.
(photo credit – http://www.flickr.com/photos/winterwoman/2180330085/)
Pee wee’s bike just looks awesome! I don’t care that it probably really slow and clumsy. But theres so much awesome in this bike, that it doesn’t really matter. But ther is one vehicle that would be really fun test drive.
(it’s the best shot I could find on Google)
The Thundertank was probably my favorite 80′s vehicle/accessory. A real life version of this beast would be amazing! This would make for the party wagon! I remember my yonger brother and I having remote-controlled versions of the Thundertank, and even finding a Thundertank(as well as some Thundercats figures), on the curb headed for the trash, while we were on vacation in Ohio! It’s a ride that I have always thought was co0l.
And speaking of Thundertanks…
This was the mystery item that I eluded to in my last post. But I’ll go more into detail with the review I have planned for this.
I hit up a few thrift store in the last couple of days, and I ended up finding some pretty cool stuff.
I purchased all of the above games at a new local thrift shop for $1 each, with the exceotion of Toughguy Contest, which was 99 cents at Goodwill. With the exception of Bubble Bobble, I didn’t have any of the other games in my collection(I’ll sell the extra Bubble Bobble to offset the cost of my hobbies :) ). I did pretty well with these, but they’ll be staying with me.
Both the Starfox 64 Player’s Guide and the “Coming out of Their Shells Tour” vhs were $1 each at the same thift shop. These are 2 more items that are for the personal collection(nobody should want the TMNT tape, it’s horrible!). These were some good finds on the first trip to the new shop, so I’ll stop by again sometime.
Check out some other sweet rides at Cavalcade of Awesome (I knew that would be your #1 pick Paxton!!)
You can read about lok’s pick over at That Figures.
Ashely from Life With Fandom had some really good picks.