Well, yesterday kicked off the beginning of fall. I can’t say that I mind the change. Although I’m going to miss the nice weather, the fall season has it’s perks. One of them is not yard sales. I’m sure this will be my last post about yard sales until April-May 2013. And it’s sad, because you can really find some great stuff(for some great prices). It’s really hit or miss when it comes to thrift stores and second hand shops(not to mention hit or miss prices…everyone is an expert :) ). But this installment yielded a very nice selection of stuff that I’m into.
We’ll start with cool, and end with coolest.
This was one of two Alfs spotted at the first sale that we stopped at. This one and the other that I passed on were from a Burger King promotion, back in 1988. This one had it’s tag intact(the other didn’t), so I figured it was worth the $1 asking price. This will fit nicely with my unintentional Alf collection(we’ll have to see that one of these days).
Anything Zelda related is a must-buy in my book, as it’s my favorite video game franchise ever(I’m sure I’ve mentioned this a bunch of times)! The best part is that the woman running the sale only wanted $1 each! Both of these guides are for Twilight Princess. The awesome hard cover edition is normally selling for $20-$30 dollars(or more). And I’m sure the other(the Nintendo Power one), goes for around the same. The thing with finds like these is, while they may be worth a little something on the secondary market, I’m not really inclined to get rid of them.
A little confession.
Twilight Princess, while I own it(for gamecube), and it’s from my favorite franchise, it’s the only Zelda game I have never played(I will work to rectify that)!
I got these at Richie Rich’s(you’ve heard about this place from me plenty of times before), so this may be consideere cheating…but I went to Richie’s while I was yard saling. So, it counts. These guys were hidden behind a few plush bears, but I spotted them! They were marked at $4 each. I countered with $1 each(they’re pretty rough). I was told that I could take them at $2 each. But the American Picker in me offered $3 for both. And my deal was accepted. Panthro appears to be okay, and his “action” works(for the most part). Monkian’s face is roughed up badly, and his “action” does not work at all. The villians from Thundercats seem hard to come by, and any Monkian, is better than no Monkian.
Normally, old-school Thundercats figures would be the find of the day. But that was not the case this time around.
Oh no. I found these guys!
Germs! I hardly remember these guys, and I’ve seen them on a bunch of sites, but I’m having a hard time recalling if I actually owned any! They seem right up my alley, and I immediately knew what they were when I saw them on a table ten feet away from me. For 50 cents each, there was no way I was leaving them behind.
On the right is “Huppahickasilia”; “Commonly known as the hiccup”*. And on the left we have “Sweatystinkiosis”; “Commonly known as body odor”*. These are very fun, and quite nice looking to the eye. It’ll be a fat chance before I find any of these again!
When I took them out of their test tubes(I’d take a guess that these are often missing), they felt(and smelled like ), they were brand new. Taking a look at what the going rate for some of these, I’d say they were a pretty sweet find! But as always, I’m not interested in getting rid of them!
What a great way to send off the 2012 season!
* – information obtained from The Dork Dimension.