Thunderstorms kept me home on Saturday morning, but it wasn’t raining in New York! Benjamen, a friend of the site who knows my fondness for all things Batman, sent me this picture of some of his finds at the West 25th Street Flea Market in New York City.
“…the way you are with garage sales is the way I am with flea markets: totally, hopelessly addicted — and found a vendor I’d never seen before. His entire booth look like an episode of Storage Wars: Large plastic tubs filled with totally random and unrelated things, in varying degrees of condition. I quickly started noticing some Batman merchandise in the various tubs, and before long it was clear that a serious collector had once been associated with this stuff. There was a lot of Batman Returns odds and ends,’s like unused McDonald’s paper bags with Michael Keaton Batman printed on them (Remember those? I used to save mine!), Batman Returns cereal, a Batman Returns Catwoman inflatable TV chair (in unopened box), and a Michelle Pfeiffer 12″ Catwoman figure with tags (which I wound up buying).
…I got all of this stuff — the Tygra and Prince Adam action figures, the Catwoman with tags, the Chipp Kidd Batman Collected calendar from 1998 (unused), the Beavis and Butthead playing cards (unopened) the Mego Batman, the 1960s Soaky Batman and, because I’m really into the look of old tools, this old hand drill — for a grand total of $20:”
Benjamen found some great deals, and took lots of excellent pictures that you can check out here. Needless to say, I am already planning a road trip to New York. 😉
Anyone else find anything cool this weekend?
I would go if i could Brian. : )
You let the rain stop you?! I actually checked out the Arlington flea market, and they had that same Batman Returns Catwoman in the pic above. I actually got quite a few Batman things, including some old comics and a rocket lamp. Hopefully, I’ll get a Thrift Justice post out of them in the next few days.
Glad to hear the Arlington Flea Market was worth it. I need to get out there one of these days. I guess there are a couple more before the winter break. Looking forward to the next installment of Thrift Justice on your site. 😉