On Friday night, myself, my wife and a couple of friends headed out to Albany. I’m sure you’ve heard me make mention of going to Albany at least a couple of times. This is the closest place of major commerce in my area(not to mention it’s the state capital). Before we even got in the car, I had one clear objective when we got out there….to find Transformers Generations Wheeljack. With the luck I was having these past couple of months, I would’ve even settled for Thundercracker(I want both, but I would have been happy finding either of them). Long story short. I didn’t find either of them. I checked Toys R Us, Target and a couple of places at the mall. People selling these online are asking crazy money for these recently released toys, and the legit businesses are sold out. Thinking about this was kind of depressing at the time(and still is), but I didn’t come home empty handed. “Let’s begin, shall we? Shall we?!”
The first place we hit when we reached Albany was Goodwill. It’s pretty much the first place I stop at when we’re in the area. I found some pretty cool stuff at a really great price.
Yet another McDonald’s Garfield glass that I didn’t have! I’m thinking Mickey Dee’s ran a few different promotions for these glasses. The reason I say this is because this one has copyrights for 1978, 1979 and 1980. While the others I have are copyrighted 1978. 99 cents later and it’s in my cupboard.
Now, while these are all sports games, and aren’t worth much, they were games I didn’t have. NHL ’94 was actually on my want list though. I actually enjoy that game and there’s also memories attached to it as well. These were 99 cents each, which is a nice price.
There were a bunch of these shirts on the rack in medium and large. I usually have to get xl t-shirts, because they fit well. They didn’t have any xl, so I thought I was out of luck. Well, I bought a large one, and I’m wearing it now(it fits fine). All of these shirts(featuring Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, Jazz, Hot Rod and Grimlock), were brand new and priced to go at $3.99.
The next stop was Target. While I didn’t have the luck with Transformers like I usually do at Target, I did find a really cool figure.
Apocalyse! I’m not going to say much, as he’s up for review in the next post. I’ve mentioned that he’s one of my favorite villains before, and now he’s got a figure that does him some justice.
Next was Toys R Us, but guess what? I didn’t find anything! The new Dark of the Moon toys aren’t really doing it for me. Having Nascar Transformers totally flabbergasts me! Ridiculous!!!!
At the FYE in the mall across the street from Toys R Us, I found a really great deal.
Pee-Wee’s Playhouse complete seasons 1 & 2 for $14.99!! I could not pass this up as it normally sells for $29.99. As one of my favorite shows ever, it was a blast to watch the first seven episodes this past weekend! I’m actually looking to get the Playhouse playset(as well as the other toys in that line). Next time, I’ll have to get the second set which has seasons 3-5. This kind of made up for not finding Wheeljack.
Lastly, there was a game store next to the FYE, that was not there on previous visits. This store sold Atari games, NES, SNES, Genesis and every other major console up the the current generation. They did have a lot of games that I would have liked to have, but I had to be thrifty. So for a total of $4.30, I got these 2 games.
These were $1.99 each. It’s been a long time since I played T & C Surf Designs, and I’ve never played Alpha Mission(it’s from SNK, so it should be decent, I hope). I collect for NES and SNES, so it’s not a matter if the games suck or not. If the games are good, that’s a bonus, and they’ll actually get played more than once every year or two. :)