Round two of the local community yard sales took place this weekend. It was a soggy Saturday morning, but my wife and I headed out early and visited a neighborhood about five miles from our house. My wife found nice end tables for the guest room, while I found this…
- A Robosapien V2 and a huge Transformers Ultimate Bumblee for $20. (Note: If I was in charge of the Autobots, the Decepticons would have already won. I spent a good 30 minutes trying to get that Bumblee to turn into a Camaro.)
- A 2-sided plastic Star Wars Pepsi sign for $1.50.
- TMNT Pizza Power game, Simpsons Monopoly, and a Nintendo puzzle for $.50
- That black box under the Star Wars poster is actually a Comic-Con Exclusive, never been opened Star Wars movie poster sculpture for a New Hope, made by Code 3 Collectibles. A Comic-Con exclusive found in a Virginia yard sale for $3. You just never know!
…Oh, and I also got this…
- Seven MOC Toy Biz X-Men figures for less than $2.50 each. These were from the same seller as that Comic-Con piece. The seller was asking $7 each, but I offered $20 for the lot with the Star Wars sculpture and to my surprise, she accepted. Bundling is always a great way to make a deal.
- A talking Donald Trump doll for $.25. I can’t wait to have this guy chat with my talking Steve Irwin, the Crocodile Hunter doll.
- Lots of Batman figures and a neat diecast Corgi Batmobile
- A vintage Tansformers spider/robot (can anyone help me identify this guy?)
- Star Wars attack clix figures
I can’t tell you how much I dig this Spiderman pillow. I love iconic images, and Spiderman’s mask is as iconic as they get, so finding these four items at four different sales, just makes me happy. Plus I got another King Kong!
I also found a shoebox full of non-sports trading cards, that will be fun to sift through…
…and lots and lots of dinosaurs! I love plastic trinkets, especially if they are dinosaurs.
People collect vintage Sony Walkman devices, so when I saw these three for $5, I thought I’d buy them and see if I can flip them for a few bucks on eBay. Boy, do they bring back some memories!
I love pop culture puzzles, but the boxed ones always seem to be missing pieces. This Mario puzzle was complete, but strangely ended up being an entirely different puzzle than what the box showed. I’m okay with that, since now I have something else to look for at the next yard sale!
Probably the most interesting score for me was this huge collection of vintage Fisher Price Little People toys. These would not normally earn space on my site, but I have to respect the seller who was obviously a collector and had kept these in excellent condition. I’ve sold a bunch of vintage Fisher Price toys before and know there is a pretty solid collector base out there, so i felt confident that for $20, this was a good deal. I have already put these up on eBay, so if you’d like them, you can check out my listings. A lot of the items I showed you above will eventually end up on eBay to fund my collecting “habit,” so if you ever see anything you like, I’m always up for a trade or an offer.
So, did you find anything good at the yard sales this week?
UPDATE: Here’s a picture of the unknown transforming spider. The only writing on it says: “Select. 1984. Made in Japan.” Anyone know what it is?
OH, you did score! I love that Mario puzzle and the amazing pile of dinosaur toys. I have trouble passing those up and I like how there’s little palm trees and other fun shapes in there too. All around awesome finds.
I have a special weakness for those grab bags of small toys. I love sorting through them and finding neat things among all the dog hair and bits of old lollipops! 😉
Brian, you seem to find a lot of great stuff. I hit up one of the village wide garage sales on Saturday, and came home with a bunch of cool stuff. It was light on toys, but the hunt was great! I would try to help you identify the Transformer spider, but the pic doesn’t enlarge, so I can’t really see it. I see a lot of the Looney Toons Comic Ball cards(those were great). Let me know if you end up with any of the holograms from that set, as they were awesome and haven’t seen them in almost 2 decades!
There’s nothing better than the thrill of the hunt, Jason. I’ll try and take a better picture of that Transformer. For all I know, it’s a Go-Bot or something else. It’s black and grey plastic with chrome legs, and it says “Select. 1984. Made in Japan.”
While you’re at it, you can see my new treasures here….http://jasonvorhees.wordpress.com/2011/05/15/yard-sale-finds-5/
You found some fun things. I love those old MAD books, and I drink from a Far side mug every day!
Your little spider robot is Tenticus from the Convertors line(he was part of the Insectors sub-line). They were basically a quick cash-in on the Transformers. I do have a soft spot for them, as I owned a few of them back in the day.
Excellent! Thanks again Jason!
Lee Wiley says
That is an interesting find. I think you’re right. It may not be a Transformer. It may be a Go-Bot or a figure from Takara or Bandai (Which Hasbro bought the rights too before they started making Transformers for the US). Or it may just be some other type of early transforming toy/ knock-off. It’s neat find nonetheless!
Thanks for the info Lee. I posted a pic above to show a closer view.
Christopher Tupa says
WOW! You really scored this time! Man, what a bunch of great and interesting finds! I may have to start driving up to where you live to do my garage sale shopping 🙂
That might be a loooong drive for you Chris! I’m lucky to live in an area with a lot of kids, and i just happen to be the biggest one! 😉
the pizza says
cool stuff. I enjoy these monday posts with the finds from the weekend. it rained here all weekend, so it was a wash for me.
Thanks, man. I wish I had half the wit of “the Pizza,” because then I could tell some great stories about the Hookah I was offered “real cheap,” and the bin of ladies underwear, “gently used.”
What a HAUL! You did great, all kinds of fun stuff!
Thanks! With the way things have been going, I’m grateful to have a car with a lot of cargo space. 😉
What a fantastic haul of stuff congrats. : )
Hey, just wondering if you planned on keeping all those X-men Toybiz figures?? If not, I have a friend on a forum i frequent who is looking for figures from that line. Let me know if you’re willing to possibly part with them(not sure which figures he needs, tho)
Those figures are certainly available, along with lots of the other items.