Thread: Cool Stuff You've Found At Thrift Shops

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    • 7 years 30 days ago
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    Earthworm Jim VHS
      • 7 years 5 days ago
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      The Rolling Stones - Let's Spend the Night Together Live 1981 VHS (directed by Hal Ashby)

      The Beatles - Rarities (1980 comp of alternate mixes and b-sides with the famous banned Yesterday and Today butcher cover reproduced on the inner gatefold.)
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        • 7 years 5 days ago
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        Lets see here:

        I found a Trypticon figure (incomplete without Full Tilt, Brunt, Instructions and battery compartment door)
        A GoBots Cap gun and That Formula 1 race car guy as well as a white Crasher figure
        An Inuasha Plushie
        Loads of other old toys
        A Sega Genisis and an NES
        And loads of other interesting things.

        And this was at the local Value Village
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          • 7 years 5 days ago
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          Quote by Retro_Phil
          Lets see here:

          I found a Trypticon figure (incomplete without Full Tilt, Brunt, Instructions and battery compartment door)

          And this was at the local Value Village


          Son of a bitch, that's a good find.

          And here I was proud of my G1 pre-rub Soundwave
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            • 7 years 5 days ago
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            Quote by velcrohead
            Quote by Retro_Phil
            Lets see here:

            I found a Trypticon figure (incomplete without Full Tilt, Brunt, Instructions and battery compartment door)

            And this was at the local Value Village


            Son of a bitch, that's a good find.

            And here I was proud of my G1 pre-rub Soundwave


            Thanks. I actually thought that when I first found him.
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              • 7 years 4 days ago
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              The local flea market is where Im always shopping for bargains, youd be surprised how some people are totally clueless as to what they own....


              Last weekend I got a huge box of Mego figures for 30.00!!! Some were in pieces and some look brand spanking new! How much did your mint Mego Green Goblin cost? Mine was 39 cents!!!!

              A couple weekends ago my buddy got a stack (about 50) of Silver age Detective Comics and Action Comics from the same guy, granted they were not mint obviously but they are great reading copies and you cant beat the price of 20 bucks! guy wanted 50.00 originally (a buck per book) but my pal fandangled him down to 20 bucks for all!!


              My Father also got some Glass Globe Sign that sat on top of old Mobil Gas pumps in the 50s, thing was new/old stock and my dad paid 60.00 for it with its box, he ended up selling it on ebay for close to 500.00!!
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                • 7 years 4 days ago
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                Quote by Retro_Phil
                Quote by velcrohead
                Quote by Retro_Phil
                Lets see here:

                I found a Trypticon figure (incomplete without Full Tilt, Brunt, Instructions and battery compartment door)

                And this was at the local Value Village


                Son of a bitch, that's a good find.

                And here I was proud of my G1 pre-rub Soundwave


                Thanks. I actually thought that when I first found him.


                How much did he set you back? My Soundwave (with battery cover, no guns or tapes, no sticker wear and joints still firm) was a dollar.
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                  • 7 years 3 days ago
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                  Quote by velcrohead
                  Quote by Retro_Phil
                  Quote by velcrohead


                  Son of a bitch, that's a good find.

                  And here I was proud of my G1 pre-rub Soundwave


                  Thanks. I actually thought that when I first found him.


                  How much did he set you back? My Soundwave (with battery cover, no guns or tapes, no sticker wear and joints still firm) was a dollar.


                  Trypticon (without anything, except the main dino body and without Battery door) set me back about 10 dollars.

                  for that money, I would've had also expected Brunt and his Battery door.
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                    • 7 years 3 days ago
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                    found all of them locally, except the bottom 2, the lloyds was $40 and the black losonic $105 from a stores stockroom mint and was a display model in the late 80's and kept under wraps until I bought it in NOS condition perfect withall the film and decals on it






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                      • 7 years 3 days ago
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                      That's a pretty sweet collection of "boom boxes." I'd have never thought to collect them, and you can find them insanely cheap at thrift store etc. (of course not in the condition as yours.
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                        • 7 years 1 day ago
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                        Best thing I found was this baby back in the early 90s:



                        I remember walking into the charity store and seeing it sitting there for £4 (about $6). Certainly the best thing I've found.
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                          • 7 years 11 hours ago
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                          A Sega Genesis with hookups, one controller, and a copy of Columns for ten bucks.
                            • 6 years 11 months ago
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                            Just recently I found a Mars Attacks toy still in the package that I had to buy because the movie was great. I also found another copy of Cartoon All-Stars to the Rescue. This makes the 4th copy of this tape that I rescued. Nothing is better than Winnie The Pooh trying to get kids to put down the crack pipe.
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                              • 6 years 11 months ago
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                              To add to my findings, I found a Beast Wars Megatron, loose yet in great condition (missing his missles and dino chest flap) for 2 dollars.
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                                • 6 years 11 months ago
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                                I picked up 5 VHS for 99 cents each.
                                I got:
                                Ferris Bueller's Day Off
                                Batman
                                Gremlins
                                Attack of the Killer Tomatoes
                                and Strange Brew
                                "I love the Power Glove...Its so bad!"
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                                  lookit what i buyed...~~~

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                                    • 6 years 11 months ago
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                                    I found a Gizmo (from Gremlins) bobble-head for two dollars. HOO-RAY for thrift stores!!!
                                    "I love the Power Glove...Its so bad!"
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                                      I got a pretty hard to find comedy movie today, The Nice Guy from 1987 starring Jan Smithers (Bailey Quarters on WKRP.) I don't believe it's ever been out on dvd.
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                                        • 4 years 9 months ago
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                                        I found so many tapes from Goodwill/McKays. Mostly animated series and 90s action films.
                                        Ed:An Apple A Day Keeps The Bus Driver Away!

                                        Check out my Youtube page.Full of classic commercials from the 80s,90s,and 00s.

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                                          • 4 years 8 months ago
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                                          The best video tape recording I found at Goodwill was a recording that had Cartoon Cartoon Fridays on it.It was
                                          just a commercial break and 3/4 of the PPG short Supper Villian but, it was still a great find non the less.
                                          Ed:An Apple A Day Keeps The Bus Driver Away!

                                          Check out my Youtube page.Full of classic commercials from the 80s,90s,and 00s.

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