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PostSubject: Thrift Store Treasures   Tue May 27, 2014 6:39 pm

I would like to share with you all the treasures that I usually find at my local thrift store.
One of them is a 1981 playset of Castle Grayskull from "He-Man and the Maters of the Universe" for only $5.
"I HAVE THE POWER!"

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PostSubject: Re: Thrift Store Treasures   Wed May 28, 2014 12:41 am

I just did a thrift store/swap meet run a few days ago. I typically look for the same things wherever I go: VHS tapes, old video games and terrible Halloween decorations, and I always find them in spades.

I most recently scored a handful of VHS (including 'Rock and Roll High School Forever', 'Streets of Fire' and a Vanilla Ice video EP), a Charles Dickens action figure, a bunch of huge $1-apiece glittery skulls and a copy of 'Atmosfear: The Harbingers', a classic VHS board game (which is the sequel to 'Nightmare', the one Spoony reviewed).

That's my life, and I'm proud of it.
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PostSubject: Re: Thrift Store Treasures   Thu May 29, 2014 2:16 am

Cool. That Castle greyskull seems in great shape: it has its stickers and all. The one in my parents attic is in much worse shape.


But I love going to such thrift stores and flea markts, to look for such nostalgic stuff as well.

A year ago or so I got this old cell phone on a flea market:




And I also bought these Snob-related movies on various flea markets and thrift stores (minus the doletmite DVD, which I bought online):




PS: Maybe I have posted these pictures here on this site before.... my memory isnt as good as it once was
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PostSubject: Re: Thrift Store Treasures   Fri May 30, 2014 9:50 am

…Why would you pay money for an old unusable cellphone?
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PostSubject: Re: Thrift Store Treasures   Fri May 30, 2014 1:36 pm

Tashlinesque wrote:
…Why would you pay money for an old unusable cellphone?

Obviously because I collect old stuff like that. Either you get this or you dont.
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PostSubject: Re: Thrift Store Treasures   Wed Jun 04, 2014 12:17 am

Tashlinesque wrote:
…Why would you pay money for an old unusable cellphone?

To throw at the kids who won't get off his lawn, of course!  Razz 


I don't find too many obscure VHS movies at the thrift shops I go to, usually they just have 100 copies of JURASSIC PARK. I'm doing good if I find an old MST3K episode.
I've had awesome luck at my local Goodwill with clothes though. I love being able to pick up brands that I have neither the money nor the inclination to buy new; I've got jeans from Banana Republic and Calvin Klein that I only paid $4 for. It's fantastic.

I wanted a Castle Grayskull so bad as a little kid.  Sad  That and a SuperNintendo; I'm still scouring the shops for one of those. (I know, I could go on eBay, but it's just not as sporting!)
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PostSubject: Re: Thrift Store Treasures   Wed Jun 04, 2014 10:26 am

"She-Ra" storybooks from 1985.
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PostSubject: Re: Thrift Store Treasures   Thu Jul 17, 2014 10:29 pm

Did a thrift-store jog a few days ago; picked up a couple of books and this:


Boomshanka


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PostSubject: Re: Thrift Store Treasures   Thu Jul 17, 2014 11:17 pm

Otaku4Life wrote:
I would like to share with you all the treasures that I usually find at my local thrift store.
One of them is a 1981 playset of Castle Grayskull from "He-Man and the Maters of the Universe" for only $5.
"I HAVE THE POWER!"


Haven't you seen 'Deception of a Generation'? He-Man is evil and turns people against Jesus!
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PostSubject: Re: Thrift Store Treasures   Fri Jul 18, 2014 3:15 am

AstaKask wrote:


Haven't you seen 'Deception of a Generation'? He-Man is evil and turns people against Jesus!

You laugh, but I was raised in a church that actually did associate He-Man with occultism (which was, to them, 100% interchangable with Satanism). I was warned against the evils of He-Man, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Gargoyles, Dungeons & Dragons, Ghostbusters, Beavis & Butthead (that one, I can sort of see the logic; on the surface it looks like the show is celebrating stupidity/vandalism/sexism, but of course when you actually take it into context you can see Judge is not encouraging this kind of behavior; and anyway everyone only watched it for the video  riffing). I may have even watched "Deception of a Generation" in Sunday School, I don't remember for sure but that doughy guy did look kind of familiar.
What was considered wholesome entertainment? Chick Tracts.

I guess it goes without saying that it didn't take, since I post here. I guess the Devil (or even worse, the Baptists) caught me.  tongue 
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PostSubject: Re: Thrift Store Treasures   Fri Jul 18, 2014 9:37 am

Last week, I found an anteater Beanie Baby for two bucks.
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PostSubject: Re: Thrift Store Treasures   Mon Jul 21, 2014 3:52 am

VHS box set of the Richard Chamberlain TV miniseries "Shogun".


Vintage 1977 "Star Wars" Luke Skywalker action figure (the lightsaber is missing).
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PostSubject: Re: Thrift Store Treasures   Fri Aug 08, 2014 1:44 am

Last week I got a Mr. Coffee k-cup brewer for $5 (they usually retail for upwards of $80). It works like a dream.  cheers  I gotta make or buy a reusable pod though b/c those coffee pods are stupidly expensive.
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PostSubject: Re: Thrift Store Treasures   Thu Aug 14, 2014 7:27 am

I found some LaserDiscs at a Goodwill today.

The Birdcage
Gold Rush
1 Million Years B.C.
1941
Fahrenheit 451
Midnight Express

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PostSubject: Re: Thrift Store Treasures   Sat Aug 16, 2014 8:57 pm

Those look to be in good condition. The Goodwill closest to me threw all the Laserdiscs in with the vinyl records, and a lot of them came out of their slips and are all scratched up beyond recognition. It almost brings a tear to my eye.
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PostSubject: Re: Thrift Store Treasures   Thu Sep 04, 2014 2:31 am

I love thrift shopping. Just haven't found anything good in a while to be honest.
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PostSubject: Re: Thrift Store Treasures   Thu Sep 04, 2014 2:55 am

Found some pretty random stuff few weeks ago:



A navy cap (most likely a prop), an old gas mask from the Finnish army, few small beer glasses, and a dvd of Team America, which I commented on in the Last movie you watched -thread.
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PostSubject: Re: Thrift Store Treasures   Thu Oct 02, 2014 5:51 am

For $4 I bought all 3 seasons of "Beauty and the Beast" with Ron Perlman, "The Nanny Christmas Special" & "Shock Treatment".
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PostSubject: Re: Thrift Store Treasures   Sat Oct 04, 2014 10:21 pm

I got this coin from WW2 Germany at a flea market a couple of weeks ago (I think):


Im sure I have posted this somewhere before. But I found a laserdisc version of Robocop 3 at a thrift-store. So now I have the worst robocop movie on 3 different formats (because why not?). Now I just need it on blue-ray:
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PostSubject: Re: Thrift Store Treasures   Thu Oct 16, 2014 10:13 pm

Alyxx wrote:
I love thrift shopping. Just haven't found anything good in a while to be honest.

I've been in a similar delema lately. ~
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PostSubject: Re: Thrift Store Treasures   Wed Dec 10, 2014 4:49 pm

jaltesorensen wrote:
I got this coin from WW2 Germany at a flea market a couple of weeks ago (I think):


Im sure I have posted this somewhere before. But I found a laserdisc version of Robocop 3 at a thrift-store. So now I have the worst robocop movie on 3 different formats (because why not?). Now I just need it on blue-ray:

Loving the laserdisc!
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