I really thought I was making some major scores while hitting the yard sales yesterday, but when I got home and unloaded the car, I started to get a bad feeling. The day’s hunting was about quantity, not quality, and I’ll be lucky to make my money back–otherwise the kids just got a whole lot of toys to add to the toy chest.
At one of the sales, there were G.I. Joe vehicles and figures galore, including this massive Mobile PIT Base. The seller was asking $40 for it, but I got it for $5. Now what am I going to do with it? It’s HUGE! I’m not even going to consider shipping this thing, so I might need to break it down for the parts it has remaining, otherwise it might be useful in a future diorama project of some sort.
I bought a bin filled with these G.I. Joe action figures and was pretty pumped, until I emptied it out and saw that many of the figures look like they stepped on an IED and lost a limb or a head.
Again, all these vehicles for just $5, but where are all their pieces???
Oh, so that’s where are all the pieces went! It looks like I have some work to do. Most of these items are from toys that are only few years old, so they would be good for a customizer. If you have a box of accessories like this from the 80’s or earlier, you could make a good bit of money from them. Accessories are the first things kids lose, and collectors are always looking to replace a lost gun or backpack.
I don’t know much about Megaman but I’ve found quite a few of these figures at yard sales in the past, so they must have a pretty good fan base.
I thought for sure that this Sin City board game was the find of the day. It’s from Neca and is still sealed in the original shrinkwrap. The graphics are great and by all accounts it looks like something every Frank Miller fan would want. Unfortunately, it’s only worth $10 or so. Those comics were a quarter each. I wish I knew more about comics, because this guy had four long boxes full of them. After I learned that he was a comic dealer, I pretty much stopped looking, because he knew exactly what they were worth–about 25 cents each.
Again, when I saw this Indiana Jones playset with the two action figures, I figured it wasa steal for three bucks.
Well, at least I found these dinosaurs.
I have a problem — I’m running out of room! If you ever see anything in these yard sale posts that you must have, I’m always willing to make a deal. I hope the rest of you had better luck with your return on investment this weekend. What did you find?