I had a great weekend with the family — we did some geocaching, some moonbouncing, and I even got to go see Conan. Of course, the Saturday morning highlight was some excellent yard sale treasure hunting. We probably hit a half dozen sales, and all of them gave up the goods…
Our first stop was at the house of a Star Wars and Transformers collector. That’s right. The Craiglist posting said he would have a bunch of unopened Star Wars figures, and there were a couple of bins filled with Galactic Heroes and recent action figures. The prices were eBay prices, but if I don’t have to pay for shipping, it’s a good deal. I bought three of the Galactic Heroes for $12, and Dengar action figure for $2. I should have gone back later in the day to see if he still had any of those figures to make him an offer but I was pretty spent (as was my wallet) by that time.
I picked up some vintage Kenner Star Wars figures, which I will never leave behind at a yard sale. These were also two bucks a pop. Not bad. I also added a bunch of Batman figures, including that little grey and blue one which is pretty fantastic.
These brand new Transformers will make great presents for the kids at Christmas time. These were $10 each, which isn’t bad considering they were sold for around $22 in the store.
At another yard sale, I found another Wowee robot. This one is the Robopanda, one you don’t see too often since it’s nowhere near as cool as the Robosapiens, but it’s still puts on a pretty neat show. I got this guy for $10, and could have bought a Roboreptile too, but I didn’t want to spend $20 for that one. I know there is another one out there at my $10 price point, I just need to hunt a little more.
Finally, some Star Wars minifigs! Nothing too exciting, but it’s always fun to come across these little guys in a bin.
These army figures are possibly my favorite finds of the day. I just love these large plastic figures. i have a few vintage Marx figures and will someday make a wall display of these guys. These army figures are unmarked and probably not very old, but I love them!
Want to know how to make a 6-year-old boy happy? This picture is it. It seemed like every yard sale we visited had a collection of Pokémon cards or books. My son is gaining some serious street cred with his massive Pokémon collection. All the neighbor kids know where to go to trade for that ONE card they need for their collection.
So, it was another productive Saturday morning in the Virginia suburbs. Did you find anything cool this weekend?
christopher tupa says
OK, it’s official; Texas sucks; I’m moving to Virginia!!! Another great weekend, you have some great stuff there!!
LOL Yeah, Northern Virginia has some good stuff. The tradeoff is that there are a kazillion houses per square mile, but it certainly helps churn up some fun stuff at the yard sales. 😉
Stacey Rader says
I scored a pair of old plastic Halloween bat mask glasses, a 12″ Kenner Darth Vader, a red “The Force” lightsaber from ROTJ, an ERTL space shuttle marked “Challenger”, a Big Jim in fantastic condition (especially for 3 bucks), and an Archie Digest #2 from ’73. Not a huge haul, but some very cool finds at the flea market. Not to mention that I took a bunch of cool pictures.
Stacey, you always find great stuff at your flea market! I always enjoy seeing your finds on twitter, but If you ever want to put up a post here, I’d love to have it!
All of those items you mentioned sound fantastic! I especially want to see those bat mask glasses. 😉
Will West says
Yay! This post was truly missed last week. I was scared you’re given up the game, and I could slowly take over Northern Virginia. Muhuhuhahaha!
Hey, you control the thrift stores, I control the yard sales, and no one gets hurt. Kapeesh? 😉
Wow, what a great haul. I was just telling someone I missed out getting that Hammerhead in the Galactic Heroes line and it just falls out of the sky in Virginia. I might be moving from Texas as well, LOL.
Texas might be big, but Virginia has some great yard sales. Come on up Charles, the hunting is fine. 😉 I really am kind of regretting not buying the whole shebang of those Galactic Heroes but at $3-4 dollar each, my bargain meter was beeping loudly.
Dude, that’s an impressive haul! I haven’t found anything good at a garage sale in ages. AGES.
Keep looking Tommy, the treasure is out there just waiting for you to find it!
hey here’s a quick question for ya. did they ever make max reebo band in glalactic heros line?
I’m sure they did. I know I’ve seen various characters from the band but not sure if they were sold as a set or just in the two-packs.
I did a bit of yard saling on the weekend also but really didn’t accomplish any collecting for myself. I got my son a wooden train set for $5 and I bought my Mother a nice cabinet for another $5. At one sale the homeowner brought out a bunch of books in a wooden crate marked “Danger Explosives TNT” and it had the name of some Canadian mining company on it. I begged her to sell me the crate but she wouldn’t budge.
Aw man, that crate sounds awesome! Maybe next summer they’ll want to unload it. 😉
I saw your name come up a bunch at the Big Toy Auction on Sunday. Any great scores? I picked up a few fun things there, including some Starcom items.
the pizza says
glad the post is back this week. I have been having a couple busts the past few weekends between rain and no finds. guess it makes up for all the incredible stuff I found early in the season. I think July and August are too hot for most people except the crazies.
Yeah, it’s been pretty slow out there lately. I’m looking forward to the cooler weather and the big community yard sales to return.
Am really curious about that little grey and blue Batman is he a Pocket Heroes one? Also is he going to be up for sale or trade? I might interested. : )
How much for the Pokemon stuff?? 😀
it’d make me REAL happy to have that!
Anyone know where i could find some legit stuff
like pokeballs and other pokemon things? I’m slowly
beginning to buy more and more stuff for me, my daughter,
and my fiance! Wooh! lol we’re HUGE pokemon fans :3
i already got 7 of the pokeballs, a few pikachu plushies, thousands
of cards, figurines and etc!
PLEASE lemme know if any one has any good websites i could
go online shopping!