I almost never find anything good at thrift stores. I’m not sure if it’s the area I live in or if I don’t go at the right times, but my thrift market trips record is something like 1:400 now. Well, I took some pics of things I found interesting to hopefully make something good come out of this. I also went to a big flea market in my area, so I have that to report as well.
I think these condoms in one of the cases at a Goodwill speak for themselves.
A collection of tiny Lord of the Rings items. I do not find it surprising that they ended up at a Goodwill.
Toy collectors take note, many of the things we cherish today will end up in a hideous looking box in a Goodwill someday. Most of the people that care about stuff from the 80s will grow old and die, leaving our loved ones to deal with the mess.
Now for the flea market. This was a pretty creepy and almost life sized Freddy Kruger standing next to a blank sign. I imagine this would be a super cool item for a horror fan.
This Boy George class artwork thing is about the most 80s thing I’ve ever seen. I really hope it found a good home.
I never realized that Robin made the official transition to “Teen Wonder” at any point. Boy Wonder is just kind of accepted, but Teen Wonder really throws the oddness of the situation right in your face.
Donkey Party. Moving on!
Now for the things I purchased. This MOBAT is in pretty good shape. It’s missing it’s smaller cannon and battery compartment. Still, I got it for a decent price. It didn’t get the, “Oh I know what G.I. Joe is, I shall charge a fortune for this thing!” markup that I usually see.
I got a bag of Joes for five bucks. Couple of real duds. The yellow Alley Viper is cool though. And that purple guy I’ve sold for a decent amount before, so it’s not a total loss.
Casey Jones, I hardly knew ye. I didn’t realize how much paint wear there was on this guy until I got home. When I tried turning his head it busted right off, because it had been super glued on. Theoretically, if you own a vintage Casey Jones figure the price went up because there’s one less of them in the world…
Picked up this Rat King for cheap. Dunno why.
I don’t often see Super Naturals figures in the wild (in fact this is the first time). When they’re super cheap I’ll buy.
Sorry about the blurriness. On the left is a vintage G.I. Joe Tollbooth in amazing shape. On the right is a 25th style Roadblock. I got Roadblock mostly because he was cheap and he’s the very first time I’ve seen a 25th era figure at a flea market.
One of my best finds was this Egon with a non-broken Kenner proton pack. It’s like Kenner built these things as fragile as possible. Egon is in decent shape and the proton pack has little silver letters from whatever child it belonged to, but it was still a great find. In the same tub were two other proton packs without figures. I thought both were perfect, though the one actually has busted pegs. Still, it was only about 6 bucks for everything and I consider that a steal considering how fragile the proton packs are.
This ties for best find of the day. Darkwing Duck from Playmates is techically MOC… although he has been opened. He’s complete and that seems to be rather rare by checking eBay. I’ll probably be selling him at some point. In the meantime, I’ll enjoy owning this really cool toy.