It seems like that time of the year is upon us. The time when the weather’s warm, and you need any excuse not to be in the house. It’s late spring, and it is now, yard sale season.
There were quite a few sales in my surrounding area. But I didn’t find a whole lot that caught my interest. I did find some neat stuff though.
First is this freebie.
This was unmarked at one seller’s table. And when I inquired about the price, she told me I could have it for nothing!
I’m not sure when this promotion ran at McDonald’s, but the last copyright date on the glass is 1965. Anybody know?
There were tons of vhs and dvd’s available, but they were either horribly overpriced(and some in pretty rough shape), or they just weren’t very desirable. That being said, I did manage to find a few that peaked my interest.
I am a New York Rangers fan, and these dvds peaked my curiosity, as I’ve never seen anything like these. One is a random Rangers game from 2009 against the Washington Capitals. And the second is a National Hockey League “Rule Enforcement” dvd for the 2008-2009 season. I’ll try to find out some further info on these.
The vhs tape is The Trolls and the Christmas Express. From what is depicted on the case, this movie seems very familiar. The animation is unique, and I’d love this to be another holiday movie I can watch during the season. For 25 cents, there wasn’t much risk.
And video games.
Typically, I wouldn’t buy a carrying case for a handheld system, unless it’s one for the old-school Game Boys. But, the case that I keep all of my Game Boy games in, it getting crowded and I could use the room. I can use the case to primarily house my original Game Boy games, while the carrying case can hold the “SP” itself, as well as many games as I can fit. 50 cents well spent!
I went to the sales with my buddy Mike, and like me, he collects NES games(although not on the same scale as I do). At the first sale we hit, I found the 2 games pictured, in a spot he had just looked at. He couldn’t believe that he passed right by them. They’re nothing special, but a great find at $1 a piece. I have never learned how to play Othello, but it’s a great addition, nonetheless. The other cart is Flying Dragon : The Secret Scroll(it says this on the top part of the label, while the face says it’s The Secret Scroll : Flying Dragon.). I have never played this one either, but I have never come across it before, so I hope it’s decent.
Also, Lilo & Stitch for PS1. I don’t know if the game itself is any good, but a PS1 game for 50 cents is hard to leave behind. :)
Now, as you can see, I didn’t find any toys! That’s the bad news. The good news, is that I did get all of my Ebay purchases in the mail. So we’ll take a look at one of those.
G1 Cosmos!! Cosmos has long been my favorite of the little Transformers. How could you not love a transforming U.F.O.? His alt mode is a very classic looking flying saucer. He cost me a total of $7, but $4.50 of that was for shipping. But he also came with his Tech Specs, so that’s not too bad. It’s always nice when I get the opportunity to add another G1 figure to my collection.
I did get a few other things. The other items are all MISB. My question is…should I do individual posts? Or, do I showcase them in a single post? There a re a total of 3 items. But 2 of them are related, and have to be written about together. So, I’ll let you guys choose. If I don’t get any votes, I’ll see how I want to go about this.