There were tons of great toys for sale at the York Toy Extravaganza this past Sunday. The sheer volume of toys was overwhelming, and of course I had to buy a few!
I wouldn’t say I left with an amazing haul, but I found a few items that I’m happy to have on the shelf. For whatever reason, I am drawn to ugly, mass produced toys, and here’s one that I’ve been tracking for years…
It’s the bionic Bigfoot from the Six Million Dollar Man! I got this for a steal at $12, but I’m sure if I ever find a chest plate, it will end up costing me five times that amount.
Here’s another ugly dude. A 60’s Marx Nutty Mad called Waldo the Weightlifter. I love Nutty Mads and this one is broken at the bottom but I couldn’t leave him behind for a buck. Isn’t he cute?
Now I finally have a Mumm-Ra for my Mumm’Ra’s tomb fortress, which set me back $7.
I couldn’t resist buying this entire box of Dinosaur Attack trading cards. I probably overpaid at $20, but to me, it was totally worth it.
Now here’s something you don’t see everyday. I love vintage comic character merchandise and the Hulk in a Santa hat will always pique my interest. I bundled this with the Spider-Man bank for $20, which I thought was a great deal.
The Batman coloring book was worth $4 just for this page with a surprise appearance by a younger Jerry Sandusky.
So there you have it, not too bad of a haul. I think if I dared to make a second pass at the tables, I would have ended up buying a lot more, but I had an appointment to tour one man’s personal museum to all things Mego and James Bond, among other things. Trust me, you won’t want to miss my next post!
Fantastic buys Brian! You just can’t beat those prices. We really need some toy shows here in Michigan.
Yeah, we need some around here too! I had to make the hike for this one but it was worth it.
Needs a top hat 😉
Ha! I’ll look around see what I can do. 😉
Love the Bigfoot and the price! I found a whole box of those Dinosaurs Attack cards a couple of months ago for $6.00!
Doh! I knew I over paid. 😉
You got some pretty good finds there Brian. Yeah, you overpaid for the box of Dinosaurs Attack! trading cards. But you have the display box, and you should be able to build a complete set and still have some unopened packs left. Those were awesome cards. I remember trading my doubles at lunch time on the playground at school(and remember, I went to a private Catholic school). These are a great example of all the wacky trading card sets that were released in the eighties. And considering that your Mumm-Ra came with his cowl(does his action still work?), I’d say that was $7 well spent!
I’m happy to report that Mumm-Ra still shakes his fists at you when you push the lever. So, one score, and one dud. I’m batting .500. 😉
Awesome haul! I have been bidding and losing on ebay for that Spiderman bank. I used to have one as a kid and re-bought one a few years ago. It got crushed in one of my moves and now I’m on the hunt for a new one.
Congrats again. Love the Hulk pinball and Batman coloring book as well.
I’ve been looking for one of those Spider-Man banks for awhile and I could not pass it up here. I have the hulk one too, so now they sit proudly side by side. They show up on ebay all the time, so keep trying. Good luck!