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?