A Great Weekend
I had a fantastic weekend! Quite a few additions have been made since Friday. We got our tax refund this past Wednesday, and most of it was put to good use(paid off our cars). This was actually perfect timing. Since January, the “Battle in Space” Rodimus and Cyclonus were the only toys that I bought. So this past weekend I got to have a little fun. Today I will detail the haul that I got from non-retail establishments. Tomorrow I will detail the my findings from retail establishments.
My wife and I had a movie gift card that we still had from Christmas. We knew we were going to Albany to go shopping, so we figured we would go see the movie “Paul”(it was quite funny and I would recommend seeing it). My acquisitions from Friday were all retail, so you’ll have to wait until tomorrow to see them.
We’ll start off with the package from Ebay that I received yesterday(the first of a few that I won).
The California Raisins sticker album with ten packs of stickers included! I’ve actually been looking to find one of these for quite a while now. I’m not going to say too much about it right now, as I plan on doing a full review of this later this week(I’ve already taken all of the pictures for the post). I love The California Raisins, and I have a special place in my heart for this sticker album.
We hit up a few local, thrift store-type places yesterday, and got a few good deals.
The first place we stopped at was Richie Rich’s Place. I’ve wrote about a find or two from this place before, and he always gives us good deals. We’ll start with the movies that we got.
These movies ran us 3 bucks a piece, for a grand total of 27 dollars! We got Caddyshack, Cobra, The Shawshank Redemption, Texas Chainsaw Massacre – The Beginning, The Karate Kid, Beyond the Law(one of Charlie Sheen’s best movies), Kick-Ass, Dirty Love and Halloween II(Rob Zombie). I had some of these at some point, but they either got lost or I got rid of them for some reason. I know a lot of people didn’t care for the Halloween remakes, but I thought they were good for what they were. Caddyshack was still sealed.
Next are a couple of SNES games that I found at Richie’s as well.
Cool Spot is a game that was on my “to get” list. It’s a great fun game. I think the graphics are vibrant and colorful, and generally fun. It’s your run-of-the-mill platformer with “Spot” from one of 7-Up’s old ad campaigns. I love advertising mascots, and Spot was one of the better ones(in my top 3, with The California Raisins and Domino’s “Noid”). The second game is King of Dragons. It’s not a game that I see often, and it’s by Capcom, so it should be decent. Cool Spot was marked at $6 and King of Dragons was marked at $8. I got both of them for $12. These will go into my collection, but for fun, I looked up current selling prices for these on Ebay, and I think I did quite well. Two Buy-it-Now auctions for Cool Spot were $9.99 + $3.99 shipping, and $15.00 + free shipping. King of the Dragons had listings for $23.95 + $2.95 shipping, and $34.00 + $4.99 shipping. Pretty good deal if I do say so myself!
Next I hit up the “Red Barn”, which I have wrote about in a previous post as well. I ended up spending less than 2 dollars here, but found a few cool items.
First is this guy that I found for a quarter.
When I bought this, I thought it was John Candy form the “Camp Candy” cartoon. But I think this guy is from a more recent show, who’s name I can’t recall. But at 25 cents, I can’t say it was a waste of money.
This next item I bought for my wife.
When my wife was younger, she loved these Troll dolls. This guy was 25 cents, while all the others were $2. There are hundreds of different Trolls out there. When my wife was younger, she would twist her troll’s hair like it is in the photo, and if her dad saw it, he would shake it up and blow on the hair, thus “messing it up”. She would then twist it’s hair back to the way she originally had it. This guy is dressed up as a pizza chef, and looks adorable.
Last up, for a dollar we have…
Mig-29 Soviet Fighter for the NES. This is an unlicensed game released by Camerica. Camerica’s games have gold or silver casings, their labels are upside down and have dipswitches on the reverse side of the cart(to be able to play in different situations). I only have one other Camerica game(Ultimate Stuntman), and the only cosmetic difference between the 2, is that Ultimate Stuntman’s casing is gold. As with the SNES games, I researched Ebay to see current selling trends. Two Buy-it-Now’s were, $5.95 + $2.99 shipping, and $5.94 + $2.99 shipping. Not bad, not bad.
That’s all for today. Tomorrow I’ll post my retail findings. I will also have another “finds” post later this week because…before I started typing this today, one of my friend’s stopped by and gave me a big tackle box full of figures and accessories(I have to sort through a lot of stuff), and another video game. See y’all tomorrow!!!