The yard sales are finally starting to pick back up around here. This weekend there were a few advertised “community yard sales” but those communities were a bit anemic. We probably visited a half dozen sales, and here’s how I spent $9…
I found a small stack of Lego instruction booklets (sadly, no Legos included) for 50 cents, and a few random Batman, Superman, and Ben 10 action figures for two dollars.
It never ceases to amaze me how much Toy Story merchandise is out there at the sales (Hey look, it’s Woody!). I also keep finding random Bakugans in the bottoms of toy boxes.
I tend to collect “icons” of pop culture, and you don’t get more iconic than MJ’s Thriller. Two bucks.
Guess how I spent Sunday afternoon — watching football while trying to piece together these random Transformers parts. I ended up with four complete figures and a bunch of leftover pieces. Not bad for $3. If someone can point me to a photo of that lime green excavator, I’d be much obliged.
I’m no huge fan of Transformers, but this Optimus Prime figure is pretty great. It may take me a half hour to transform these things but they are actually pretty good stress relievers. This big guy was a steal for a dollar.
So, what did you find this weekend? Let’s hear it!
I wish I would of known of someone who collected Toy Story stuff. I moved from FL to CA 5 years ago and 3 years ago when I went home I had a huge garage sale selling off a huge lot of 100 different Toy Story (1) items still mint in packaging. Stuff that didnt sell I gave away to my friend’s kids who ripped open my well preserved collection with utter joy.
Liz, I think there’s a collector out there for just about anything. I wouldn’t feel bad knowing that some kids actually got to enjoy those toys (gasp!). 😉
I was happy to find two bags of legos at a thrift that ended up being one 787 Boeing Dreamliner
After all the organizing and counting, it turns out it’s missing about maybe 12 pieces and almost all of those are available on the Lego site.
I passed on a huge bag full of army men in various states of decline and a bag of what looked to be a vintage Lego Santa’s Village or something.
Ah, Legos are always my favorite finds. Nice score!
Great finds Brian congrats! And did you ever figure out what line that little blue and gray Batman you found on one of your other hauls was from? I was kind of interested him in him depending what he was from and if you were looking to sale or trade for him. I think he is from the Pocket Heroes DC did a short while back.
Hi John, sorry about the non-response on that Batman figure (I’m not sure how I missed your comment!). It is from the 2003 Pocket Super Heroes line. I think I’m gonna hold onto that one since it’s the only one in my collection, but if I come across another one, I will absolutely drop him in the mail to you!
You can check this place out (http://www.tfu.info/ID/index.htm). It will help you identify the Transformer you have.
Thanks Brian! And i was right on him too cool. : )
You always find the most amazing stuff I swear! I recently made a really enormous purchase. Something I have been dreaming about owning since I had a poster on my wall of it when I was 15 or so. I saved and saved and saved and saved but I finally managed to get the opportunity to own this.
and no, I didn’t buy these at a lawn sale.
Wow! Now you’re a car collector too, Russ? Look out Jay Leno! 😉
BEST HAUL EVER- a title combining my two favorite things, Optimus Prime and Michael Jackson. The post gave me a “Woody”; those two are my heroes. Seriously though, nice haul 😉
Hey Van, I was waiting for you to notice that MJ album. 😉