• 7 years 11 months ago
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    I got a pretty sad bunch of stuff on Saturday.
    Just a few old McDonalds toys and a couple of tapes (NKOTB's first album and the Miami Vice TV Soundtrack).
    I wanna find cool stuff. :(
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      hey, when are you gonna put up some collection shots of those dang gummi bears!? that Baloo is awesome!
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        wha? you don't have them all set up on shelves or something? :)
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          • 7 years 11 months ago
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          Well I get mostly records from our Salvo, and on occasion I can find somthing pretty sweet. For example;

          Orignal GameBoy: We are talking the green-screen-brick. It was $4 and I got it, even though I had 2 already :P

          TMNT on VHS: I got like 2 of the episode tapes that were like early 90's released. Even though I have many episodes on DVD, got the tapes anyway, like $2 a piece.

          Star Wars: A New Hope on VHS: This was the orignal 80's release that didn't have the picture of the giant face on it. It was more like the orignal movie poster.

          TMNT Figures: Ranged from .50-1.00

          Random T-Shirts: Only the best in youth sports and clubs. 2.00-4.00

          So much more too, I can't even remember.
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            I went to the thrift store today and picked up a Beatles and a Queen t-shirt.
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              Two sonic the hedgehog megadrive games,both in there boxes only one came with the manual/instructions though.

              Don't have a megadrive, but i like them. :)
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                • 7 years 11 months ago
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                I've found countless vinyl records in my neighborhood thrift shops.
                Including TMNT 1 and 2 soundtracks, tons of Star Wars records (soundtracks, and spoken word) and a record set of Winston Churchill's famous speeches.

                Also, I found a Chuck Norris action figure, it's from Delta Force I think, he's shirtless and wearing a headband.
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                  • 7 years 8 months ago
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                  Nike's from the eighties that were orange and green...unworn!! TMNT action figures...etc
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                    • 7 years 8 months ago
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                    transformers comics, issues 1-6 still sealed and perfectly mint. Whole thing was $6.
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                      Just the other day I got a summer 86' issue of Muppet Magazine.
                      The cover had a picture of Kermit and the lovely Jennifer Connelly star of the then hit movie "Labyrinth" and the best part is I got it for a quarter.
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                        • 7 years 8 months ago
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                        popeye spinach:D got it too
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                          • 7 years 7 months ago
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                          What is a thrift shop?
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                            • 7 years 7 months ago
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                            A thrift shop is a store where people with little money can get things like clothes, furniture, housewares, and toys that are usually donated. It also makes for a great reasure hunt for retro goodness people accidently get rid of.

                            I found a few 8 track things, or whatever they're called, they kinda looked like giant thick floppy disks. Came out before cassettes. Didn't buy them, I don't think I'd be able to use them. I did buy a pair of leather gloves and boots, though, for a costume I'm working on for an upcoming anime convention ( is going as Axel from KHII)
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                              • 7 years 7 months ago
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                              I love thrift stores, but i'm not really into used clothes...well only if i see something i really like, games and other stuff are cool though
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                                I was in Toronto last Saturday, I went to a used book store and found a great Married with Children collectable for a dollar fifty. It's a book called Bundy-isms, with quotes and pictures from all ten seasons of the show.
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                                  • 7 years 7 months ago
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                                  Yesterday I scored 2 of the Voltron vehicle toys and a Karate Kid Action Figure from 1986. Not bad for a dollar.
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                                    • 7 years 7 months ago
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                                    i haven't been able to go anywhere else because of being in college, but in the past i bought lots of neat stuff like some inspector gadget vhs tapes (some of the boxes were in bad condition) and there was a sega cd system add-on for a measly 25 shanolas, which i ended up giving to a friend of mine for a birthday present
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                                      Benjanime wrote:
                                      i haven't been able to go anywhere else because of being in college, but in the past i bought lots of neat stuff like some inspector gadget vhs tapes (some of the boxes were in bad condition)


                                      Good find on those tapes. If they are the ones I am thinking of (The old FHE big boxes ca. 1985). Even cooler, they are the only legal way to get the unplastered versions that I know of (I believe the logos are on there).
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                                        Nashida wrote:
                                        I found a few 8 track things, or whatever they're called, they kinda looked like giant thick floppy disks. Came out before cassettes. Didn't buy them, I don't think I'd be able to use them.


                                        Yeah, you made the right move. There's no need to get any unless you have a working player (I happen to have one as part of my stereo.) Then when you get a working player, you have to find tapes for it, for every one good tape there will be many awful ones. Then you take a gamble, especially when you buy them at thrift stores that they will be playable. 8-tracks were not made last, any number of things can go wrong with them.

                                        But one of the little upsides is that you can strike lucky and get a classic, or a great overlooked release usually for two dollars or under. I lucked out at Value Village one day and got David Bowie - Low on 8-track for fifty cents and it plays fine. I also have the Beatles - Let it Be which I got at a Salvation Army.

                                        There is a used record and video store here in Ottawa with 8-tracks for two dollars each. A bit more than thrift stores but the tapes are guarntied to work and the quality of music is much higher. I have gotten Doors and Kinks 8-tracks this way.

                                        8-tracks cause they are often cheap have gotten me into things I otherwise would not have checked out, like an obscure Irish folk group called Planxty and Switched on Santa, a christmas album played entirley on moog keyboards.

                                        I have never seen any later era 8-tracks up close but I have read that 8-tracks were made into the early 80's and Columbia offered them in their record club up to 1988 but only for high selling titles. If I ever see one of the Ramones 8-tracks or the one for Yes' 90125 for cheap I will make a point to get them.
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                                          • 7 years 7 months ago
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                                          Today I picked up a 1983 GoBots Zod figure. Absolutely wonderful condition and it works!

                                          W00t!
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