I finally got to hit up a few yard sales this weekend, and while the pop culture finds were few and far between, I did manage to find a few fun items…
Probably the best find of the day was a set of vintage 50’s “Mad Men” American Tourister suitcases. These things are awesome display and storage pieces, and for five bucks were a steal. The chalkware dog bank sure looks like Lady from Disney’s Lady and the Tramp, and has a great look to it. The Godzilla board game and a couple of XBox 360 games should be fun to play. I could probably open up a used videogame store with the number of games I see on a given Saturday morning around here–had to buy them for $3 a piece.
I picked up that (creepy) Cabbage Patch Koosa doll, thinking it might be worth something, but I was very, very wrong — same with the GloWorm and ET doll. Anyone want them?
The German carousel will be set up this Christmas next to a giant bowl of egg nog and my Wally World moose mugs, and yes I will knock off all those fan blades on purpose. A new Christmas tradition is born!
Vintage Fisher Price Little People are always an easy money-maker. Pick them up if you find them, especially if they have the old wooden heads.
In this week’s episode of “What’s in the Box?” we find an assortment of little toys in a shoebox that was bought for 50 cents. Probably the best thing in the box were three 1988 Ninja Turtle belts, but the SkyDancer was an interesting find. Remember those? They were recalled for decapitating little girls across the country back in ’94.
Of course, the true gem of this week’s sales was this…
Three dollars for a Flowbee?!? In the BOX?!? TAKE MY MONEY!
I do love all my twitter pals. I posted a pic of this over the weekend and instantly got reminded of this…
@cool_collected Help me Flowbee-wan Kenobi. You're my only hope. pic.twitter.com/7FVYtzZTjr
— Tintod (@JunkFed) September 22, 2013
@cool_collected that always reminds me of the “Suck Cut” http://t.co/rshvUtrwka
— Garage Sale Awesome (@gsaleawesome) September 21, 2013
The seller was praising this thing like you wouldn’t believe — told me had three of them but he was keeping the other two for himself! I am sorely tempted to test his claims. It’s all there…Do I dare? Nope. (But I do have dogs and children.)
Wait, why is there a Band-aid in the box?!? Oh dear God!
So, that’s what I found this weekend. Anyone else have any luck?
There’s something not right about that E.T. doll. Glad you got a laugh out of Flowebee-wan. I photoshop those kind of things when I should be getting work done. Here’s more http://frankensteinbeck.tumblr.com/
HA! So you’re the one! 😉
I agree with you that there is nothing right about an ET doll. Theres’ actually nothing right about any ET toy, if you ask me.
Sorry – late to the party, but such is the internet! I wanted to add that I remember an E.T. toy my brother and I had as kids. There was a button to make his neck extend. Creepy now that I remember it!! https://www.pinterest.com/pin/64950419600849353/
TURN IT OFF, MAN, TURN IT OFF! IT’S SUCKING MY WILL TO LIVE!
Wayne’s World is a movie where the references didn’t make so much sense to 12 year old me; however upon reaching adulthood … it blew my mind. Infinitely re-watchable and worthy of all praise.
John Gaither says
Ha! The Flowbee totally forgot about those.
GI Jigsaw says
The Fisher Price camper is classic. Had one as a kid. Great score on the number of figures that came with it. I used two Fisher Price Sesame Street playsets for a SLUG Zombie diorama. Perfect scale.
matt k says
Hey I was just digging my TMNTs out of my parents garage this weekend. I recognize that surf board!
Miss M says
When in doubt, there are always the dog and children. lol I am very curious to see if that thing works. Wow. I can’t say that I have ever seen a Flowbee, but I do remember that family camper. My cousin had one. So many memories! You found some really cool stuff!
That SkyDancer was about as dangerous as the Rollarblade Barbie with spark wheels. lol I love how all the girly toys ended up being deadly. I actually think a line similar to SkyDancers has spun (ba-dum-bum) back into stores recently.
The Rebel says
Flowbee……hope it won’t cause anybody to NOT turn up for work on the next day. Self-experimenting on thy hair? Heheh……’Suck Kut’ immediately comes to mind!
Love your weekly finds btw…such diverse treasures!
Dex (@Dex1138) says
Yeah that ET looks like a knockoff. The face is all weird.
I think it’s a recent toy that was sold at Universal Studios. It has a Universal tag on it at least.