There weren’t many yard sales this weekend, as the summer heat drains away the desire for people to drag out all there junk and sit around all day in the hot sun. We went out around 8:00 and were home by 10:30. I did manage to find a few collectible toys, but not too many. I got another King Kong and a Jurassic Park dinosaur, a cereal box Joker and another McDonald’s LEGO Batman, and one of the new(er) Battlecats.
I also found this large Megaman figure…
…and these two large Transformers. I have been seeing a lot of Transformers out there. I think parents buy these for their kids and then realize they are way too complicated and throw them in the yard sale box. I think the guy on the right is missing his head, but I’m not sure. Okay, Transformers fans (I’m talking to you, Jason!) what are the names of these two?
I love these three guys — Captain America, Wolverine and Spiderman figures that originally came in a large LEGO Duplo set. Figures like this are great to find because collectors might not want to buy the entire kit just for one figure.
After we decided the yard sales were a bust, we went to a semi-flea market that the Boy Scouts were holding. As soon as we entered the church parking lot, a bright beam of sunlight shone down on a table at the far corner. I left the kids half-buckled in to their car seats, while my wife called at my back, wondering where I was going. THIS is where I was going…
An original Matt Mason Space Crawler was sitting all alone on a table. We got to the flea market late, but no one had snatched this up, probably because no one knew what it was, but I knew exactly what it was — and I got it for a DOLLAR!
This Space Crawler was released in 1967 and is a great battery-operated toy from the Matt Mason toy line. The legs spin around, providing a bumpy ride for Major Matt Mason, and it also has a motorized winch. I already own one of these, but it is beat up and cracked, like most of them are, but this one is pristine. I popped in a couple of D-batteries and the motor actually works! Here’s a picture with my Matt Mason figure taking it out for a spin.
Check out this vintage commercial to see the Crawler in action, it’s so cool!
Needless to say, I was thrilled to find that Crawler. I was fearful of getting skunked this weekend, but that vintage vehicle saved the day. The yard sales were not so hot, but I did win some things at the Big Toy Auction and made another Craigslist score. Here’s a sneak peek.
So what cool things did you find this weekend? Show and tell time!