It was a busy weekend on the collecting front! On Saturday morning, I headed out to the Big Flea to meet up with fellow bloggers from the Toy Box and G.I. Jigsaw to see what pop culture goodies could be found. I called dibs on the Batman items, which worked out great, because now I had two sets of eyes helping spot items I may have missed (thanks, guys!).
Loyal visitors to this site know that I frequent the Big Flea whenever it comes to town, and it was fun to scan the booths this time around with a couple of fellow collectors, each of us looking for different items. I know I had more luck than the others, but there was plenty of great stuff to see.
I’m the most casual of comic collectors, but when I find 12-cent books in this kind of setting, I’ll usually pick them up. The Big Flea is far from being a place for comic collectors, so sometimes you can find some good stuff buried in a pile. I found a stack of Superman and Batman titles which will look great on the shelf.
I also found a NIB 1989 remote control Batmobile and some Marx spacemen. I passed up on these spacemen at the last show, but just couldn’t resist them this time around. Here’s a link that shows some of the awesome original packaging for these figures.
I didn’t bring home all that much, but I was very happy to find this colorful 1966 Batman cup, an item I’ve been hunting for a while now, and it’s finally found its way to my shelf. Looks pretty good!
Later that night, I came across a listing for a huge collection of laserdiscs on a local Facebook yard sale group. The price was great and I’ve had luck selling a few laserdiscs in the past, so off I went! Well, let me first say that these things are HEAVY! I bought over 150 of these movies and got a workout hauling them home.
Here is a sampling of some of my favorites from the bunch. After watching some of these, I think I’ll frame some and sell off the rest. These things are taking up way too much space, so I’ll need to unload the bulk of them quickly. If anyone out there is into laserdiscs, let me know and I’ll make you a deal!
Overall, it was a great weekend for my collecting pursuits. Anyone else find any treasures this weekend?