Toy Hunt: Comics, Gundams, and Goodwill

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Since people for some reason like to see what other people buy (and “unbox”) things, I’ve decided to revive these Toy Hunts. I also don’t buy as many toys any more so it’s not as much of a pain to do… regardless my latest haul was a pretty good one.

Gundam Toy and comics

I got a pretty decent assortment from the local comic/pop culture shop Lost World of Wonders. They were having a sale and I splurged and bought a Gundam. Look, I know almost next to nothing about Gundam. About a year or so ago I decided to try to build one of the models because it looked cool and man was it ever. So I don’t know anything about the story behind this particular Gundam, but he looks like a tank and kind of turns into one. He’ll join some other Gundam models I have in the closet until I take some time and build him.

I also got two of my favorite candy bars, so I am one of the few that enjoys a Mounds bar. And you cannot beat a Whatchamacallit. The old commercials are still running through my head for those things.

99% of the time I go to a comic shop I’ll hit the dollar bins for old Marvel comics. Occasionally it’s DC, but as I’ve grown older the late 70s to the late 80s Marvel comics really hit the spot. I’ll end up reading them and then essentially donating them to Half Price Books most of the time.

Construx Toy

Now I found this Construx vehicle at Goodwill. I loved Construx as a kid and I only had one set. I liked it more than lego because the finished toy looked more like a real thing than a pile of bricks. And I loved the glow and the dark aspect. I wish these would have caught on. Anyway, this is the one I had when I was a kid, which I probably have some of the parts for someplace.

Why in hell does Goodwill write the prices on the box when they have a sticker? That’s annoying. And the box was super taped up. It’s a bit beat up but serviceable.

Gundam Toy and comics

I bought the thing on faith that it had most of it’s pieces and it looks like they’re all there. Whomever owned this was a lot more careful with their stuff than I was.

Well that’s all for this toy hunt. Anyone else remember/love Construx? Or are there any Gundam builders out there?

  • Chris

    I had a couple Construx kits as a kid. I used to build them into bases for my G.I. Joe figures. You’re right that they were great construction toys that actually looked like something. Legos were okay but in the 70’s and 80’s we mostly had multi-color bricks and it was hard to make anything match. Construx didn’t have that problem as they were either white, gray or black.

  • Now that is a solid Goodwill find!