My neighborhood held its Fall yard sale this past Saturday. The number of families putting out their junk seemed to have been smaller than usual, but the quality was not too shabby. Here’s what I found…
All that for under 20 bucks. I love the old games — you see these fairly often in antique shops, but they’re usually beat up and the boxes have split corners, but the ones I got are in great shape and look awesome on the shelf.
Speaking of games, I really need to stop buying vintage video games. I always think they must be rare and valuable, but knowing NOTHING about them, I usually by them “just in case.” Well, those two Sega Genesis games aren’t worth the $4 I dropped on them.
You have to look in the happy meal boxes! I rescued four Lego pouches from 1989, and a handful of food transformers, LEGO Batmobiles, and a new Skylanders figure, for less than a quarter each.
The LEGO book set, and the brand new Gamma Strike Hulk figure were probably the best buys for a total of $3.00.
The more I think about it, the more I believe that these Angry Birds figures could very well become the Smurfs or California Raisins of this generation. If not, well then there’s always the Star Wars completists out there.
Of course, there was one more thing that I found…
The early bird gets the worm! I’ve been on a LEGO drought for a while, but I scored two large bins full of LEGO for $30. Heck, that’s less than most new sets which have only a small fraction of the number of pieces in these bins. Of course, everyone knows the real value is in the minifigs. Well, there were a few of those in the mix too…
It’s a Star Wars bonanza, along with a few Harry Potter and Indiana Jones figures. Jabba, Rotta, Leia, Boba…many of these figures typically sell for $5 or more each, so this was a pretty good find!
And those are just the figures I was able to piece back together. There were plenty of parts left over too…
I spent a good portion of the weekend sorting through LEGO pieces — there are certainly worse ways to spend the day!
Anyone else have any luck this weekend?
Paxton Holley says
Those skeletons would be perfect in a Lars Homestead diorama after it’s been destroyed by stormtroopers.
I’ll get right on that. 😉
matt k (nerd cantina) says
Fantastic Score! For me, half the fun is the sorting
Absolutely — LEGO sorting is a great form of zen therapy.
Nice haul. If you ever decide to unload some of those SW minifigs, let me know.
I’m probably going to unload all of them. Drop me an email with the ones you want.
“Inform Lord Brian that the reinforcements have arrived.”
Excellent. (And thanks!)
Let me know if you might want to part with one or more of those keys 🙂