With the summer heat in full effect, not many people felt like dragging their stuff out on the lawn and sitting in the sun for six hours while strangers picked through it, but for those that did, I salute you. After taking last weekend off, I was itching to hit the yard sales this weekend, and managed to find some fun items. Here’s what you can get for $7.00 on a good day:
I got another WowWee Robosapien robot–this is the first model — and that thing accounted for five of the seven dollars spent!
We hit a house around 10:00AM and I think the heat had taken its toll on the seller. She saw my kids and I loading up a box of toys, including some Star Wars figures, Bartman, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and that fun Rescue Heroes robot, among a lot of other things, and she said to just take it, since we would be doing her a favor. Now, that’s my kind of seller! My kids got a huge lot of Rescue Hero figures and vehicles, so they were pretty stoked.
Side note: My kids have learned that yard sales rock! They now have certain items they look for, which include Pokémon, Rescue Heroes, and monster trucks. Every week is like Christmas for them. If you’re a parent and don’t buy toys at yard sales, you’re missing out. That big remote controlled Rescue Hero robot is possibly the most fun toy we have found all summer!
I finally found some LEGO minifigs — nothing too exciting, but I have been skunked on the LEGO front so far this year. I also really dig that sparking dinosaur, and those Star Wars figures still had their guns rubber banded to the hands. Not bad!
Get a load of this guy! This is a really neat Iron Giant mechanical bank. You put a coin in his hand, hit a button, and the robot raises his hand and deposits the coin into his mouth while saying lines from the movie. I love this thing, and when the seller said it was just two dollars, I had a tough time playing it straight. The Iron Giant has a huge cult following and this will be an easy $40-50 if I decide to put it in my shop. Yes, I said “IF.”
So, I had a pretty fun outing this time around. How about you? Any mega scores this week?