Antique Shopping Armageddon!

How I see myself and my lady in my mind's eye as we antique shop... super crackers.

How I see myself and my lady in my mind’s eye as we antique shop… super crackers.

Me and my lady had some time to spare, so we decided to stop at an antique mall. Sometimes I’m lucky to find something pop culture related from my lifetime. Most of the time I see over priced items from the 80s and almost never do I find anything worthwhile to resell. Still, we have a fun time checking out all stuff we find.

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Here we have Archie Bunker’s grandson from All in the Family. Such a huge stretch. They didn’t even have to pay to get a likeness. Just grab some crappy doll and throw it in a box with a picture from the show.

Update: Somehow I completely missed that Archie Bunker’s grandson is anatomically correct. That makes perfect sense that the commie liberals that ran All in the Family would try to run their penis loving agenda down our throats.

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These types of robots were a popular gift in the 1980s. If I’m not crazy, I remember one of them shot steam out of his mouth? Either way, I think that “Magic Mike 2” is going to be a much different sequel than anyone could have imagined.

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“Give us your eggsssss!”

These Easter rabbits are freaky as shit. Antique stores are a great place to find some powerful nightmare fuel.

Make it die!

Make it die!

The standard scary ass ventriloquist doll. I’d never be able to sleep if this was in my place.

Call the tiny Ghostbusters!

Call the tiny Ghostbusters!

I’ve never seen a Stay Puft Marshmellow Man so small!

This is the 1970s.

This is the 1970s.

The romanticizing of the long haul trucker and the fad of CB radio love was certainly bizarre, if not dangerous for the children involved…

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I bet one of his phrases is, “Please reboot my franchise!”

Man, it has been a long time since I lost saw Harry and the Hendersons. I loved that movie. And I sort of liked the television show (yep, it made it to TV in syndication in the 90s.) I was completely unaware that there was any merch from the franchise(?) until I saw this bad boy at the antique mall.

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Most of the time I see comics they’re really awful. Like Malibu titles going for five bucks a pop. I managed to find some older Avengers issues for slightly less than a buck a piece and they’re in great shape. This was one of my two purchases.

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My second purhase was this Gojulas Giga. I was a fan of the Zord’s toys when they were big in the early 2000s, but I didn’t buy many of them. I have no idea why. I guess I was busy being angsty and stupid. Anyway, this Gojulas Giga was in a box that had seen a lot better days, however the parts were still in sealed baggies. I’m not sure if it was all there, though it looked like it was. The asking price was $8.50 and I’ve seen them go online for 30 to 50, so if it indeed has all the parts, it was a great deal.

  • Antiquing is great, old man.

    The anatomically correct Joey Stivic (Archie Bunker’s grandson) doll must have been popular back in the day, because those things are everywhere. (I did a post 6 years ago)- http://oldmanmusings.com/post/8743313879/little-squirt

  • Holy crap! I completely missed that. I think it was due to the fact I was overwhelmed by how ridiculous the doll was without going any further.

  • Lamar The Revenger

    Savage is right! Those things are even out here. In fact I was gonna ask if you were in this area, becauce the one I see is exactly the same as that one. Great purchase on the comics & the Zoid!

  • Heh no you’d have seen a lot of tweets if I was on a road trip. This was in Oshkosh Wisconsin. I’m a bit split on the Zoid. I want to put him together, but I also want to sell him…