Thread: Cool Stuff You've Found At Thrift Shops

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    • 11 years 4 months ago
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    Earthworm Jim VHS
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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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    • 11 years 3 months 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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    • 11 years 3 months 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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    • 11 years 3 months 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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    • 11 years 3 months 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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    • 11 years 3 months 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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    • 11 years 3 months 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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    • 11 years 3 months 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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    • 11 years 3 months 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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    • 11 years 3 months 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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    A Sega Genesis with hookups, one controller, and a copy of Columns for ten bucks.
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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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    • 11 years 3 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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    • 11 years 3 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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    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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    • 9 years 27 days 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.

    http://www.youtube.com/user/AtlantaCommercials96/videos
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    • 9 years 22 days 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.

    http://www.youtube.com/user/AtlantaCommercials96/videos
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