Yard Sale Finds #7
Howdy! I know it’s been a while.
This weekend was great for me on the yard sale front. I got some good deals on some really cool stuff. There are a few items that you will not see today because they are going to get their own separate posts in the coming days. One of the items we’ll see in it’s own post, should not have survived this long(I was stoked to find this, you’ll see it tomorrow). Almost all of my finds were toys(yay!), and I paid the price I had in my head every time.
I was quite surprised at the volume of children’s books people were selling. And even more surprised at how many were of interest to me.
With the exception of the Calvin and Hobbes(50 cents), each book cost me ten cents. The Masters of the Universe book is the only one with writing in and on it. The Voltron book made me laugh because all of the pictures within it appear to be screen caps of a specific episode. The little pink heart was my first find of the day in a “free” pile. The Matchbox vehicle was thrown in with 4 books to make an even 50 cents(one of my nephews will end up with it). The TMNT vhs was found at a mini flea market that was being run at a couple of lockers at a storage facility. I purchased the video because it has one thing the dvd doesn’t have. The Pizza Hut commercial. Yes, that Pizza Hut commercial. Plus it was only a buck, and one of the first finds of the day. I did find something else at that storage facility that I have wanted since I was a kid, but we’ll see that in a few days(any guesses?).
Our next item was found at the same sale I found the Calvin and Hobbes book.
A bubble light night light! When I was growing up, these were my favorite lights on our Christmas tree. For years I have been searching for strands of these lights(I know I could find them on Ebay for probably a lot more than I’d be willing to pay), with no luck. I would’ve paid up to 3 dollars for this, but got it for a quarter. It looks great and will hold me over until I can find a strand of these beauties.
Bring on the toys!
These guys were found in a old “collector’s” sale. By collector, I mean that he collected older stuff. From old advertising pieces to vintage glassware to records. The box I found these two in, had them selling for 3 bucks each. Even Raphael from TMNT, who had a broken arm was going for 3 dollars! If there’s anything I have learned from American Pickers(moreso with Frank), it’s bundling. I ended up getting these 2 guys and a secret item for 3 dollars! Stinkor’s scent gimmick is very faint, but maybe finding a replacement chest plate will rectify that? I’m really surprised I found Buzz-Off with his wings intact. I remember regularly removing his wings back in the day. The joints are pretty good on both figures and their action works as well.
Darth Vader was found before everyone else. I couldn’t seem to find any trademark or copyright stampings, so I’m not sure of his origin(anyone know?). I figured the dollar they were asking for him was reasonable. He’s twice the size of the regular figures, and he he has a cloth cape. A cloth cape! The other seven guys we’re found at a single sale for a buck a piece! The lady wanted 2 dollars each, but we made a deal of a dollar each if I bought them all(I remembered from last time). Greedo is stamped 1995 so I know he’s not one of the classic figures(and he looks extremely faded). All of the others are stamped with either a 70s or 80s copyright. I was across the lawn when I spotted these guys. From there I only could see Chewbacca and Admiral Ackbar. Only when I got to the table did I see that there were a total of seven figures. The lady selling them was talking them up, telling me what she was seeing them sell for on Ebay. I explained to her that I collect old-school toys and she made me an offer I couldn’t refuse.
So how do you think I fared this weekend? I have other posts lined up for this week that I hope to put up starting tomorrow. I’m actually a little excited about the things I plan on writing about this week. And you know how it is around this place…it could be anything.