So, it’s been a week and a half since my last post. For the Memorial Day weekend, my wife and I, along with a few friends decided to go camping. It was nice to get away from civilization for a few days. Upon my return, I just didn’t have the motivation(or any content really), to write. While I do have lots of stuff I could write about, there just wasn’t anything new that was jumping at me for coverage. But this weekend reinvigorated me with new finds and additions. Not to mention that my blog here turned 1 this past May 31!
While we were camping, I was hoping to run across some wildlife. There wasn’t much aside from your run of the mill birds and insects(too many), but I did have the pleasure of meeting of one wild acquaintance.
What you see in my hands above is an Eastern red-spotted salamander(or newt). I found Newton here(that’s what I named him), walking across the forest floor after a brief rain shower. These guys are not very fast and they’re extremely docile.
Fast forward to yesterday. As I’ve mentioned recently, there are village wide garage sales starting to take place on the weekends. This weekend was Richmondville Days. This village wide sales happen around the same time every year, and Richmondville Days is the one I look forward to the most. In past years, I have usually made my best finds here. And this year did not disappoint.
It’s Gizmo! He was a steal at 25 cents, and will make a great companion to the Mohawk I scored last year.
I’m not a huge Star Wars collector, but I do love me some sweet Star Wars toys. On the left is a Stormtrooper Burger King toy from 2005 I found for a quarter. There’s a button on the back, that when pushed, emits a light through the bottom of an Imperial logo. It’s hard to explain, so I took a picture of it, just for you guys.
To the right is J’Quille(any relation to Shaq? 🙂 ). From what it says on his card, he was in Return of the Jedi, and was sent to assassinate Jabba the Hutt. But his plans “were rendered moot when Jabba was killed during the Rebels’ rescue mission at the Pit of Carkoon”. I remember Jabba’s Sail Barge, but I don’t recall this fella(like I said I’m far from a die-hard fan). But all of the different species in the Star Wars films look so friggin’ cool! The lady I bought this from had about a dozen carded figures, and were selling them for 2 dollars each! Hindsight tells me that I probably should of bought them all. The only one I regret not buying is Rappertunie.
I picked up these three NES games for a total of $6.00. Ghost Lion looks to be the best deal, as this game normally sells in the 20 dollar range. I passed on the games I already have, except for Karnov, which was pretty beat up. It’s always nice to add to the video game collection(especially NES and SNES), for a small sum.
Starting from the left we have a “Fright Features” Winston Zeddmore(his action works great), a four pack of miniature Ninja Turtles, Rahzar and Skeletor. With the exception of Skeletor, I bought this lot for $3.00 from this one old couple who always have great figures every year. And Skeletor only ran me $1.50.
I found all of these fast food toys in a “free” box. There’s 4 different BK TMNT toys, a Plankton toy(from BK as well), and a Furby(BK). There were a ton of others that I had no interest in.
Ending the post with free fast food toys seemed pretty lame to me. So here’s an added bonus.
All of these came from my friend Gary. I found the ALF on the right under his porch about a week and a half ago and he said I could have it. He gave me the other Alf and Darkwing Duck yesterday.
I also found a new soda yesterday(I found it when I was getting a couple of bottles of Pitch Black), that I’ll review tomorrow evening.