Best Thrift Store or Yard sale finds?

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  1. StarSaber79

    StarSaber79 Banned

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    What are some of your best finds from either Thrift Stores or Yard sales? I have been going to Thrift Stores a lot lately and I just got a complete Beast Machines Primal Prime(its just missing one panel and I think a missile? Unless he just comes with 3) with his manuel and twist ties for some reason. All for $9.99. What are your best finds?
     
  2. exclusacon

    exclusacon Expert with the Scopes!

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    2 completed Movie 1 Primes including twist ties(4.99 ea), complete universe Sunstreaker with instructions (1.99) complete unicron with dead end still in plastic (20$)
     
  3. AutoCon2076

    AutoCon2076 Brightest can in toolshed

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    I once got a loose no-parts Soundwave with decent stickers and good joints for $2 at a Red, White & Blue thrift-shop.

    ~Z
     
  4. AutoBobby

    AutoBobby The Collector

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    I think the best one that I found was a near complete Leader Class Cybertron Galvatron for $1.99.
     
  5. xanthax

    xanthax choppaface

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    Classics Ultra Magnus for $5, Classics Skywarp for $5, G1 shockwave in great condition missing a few pieces for $5, Armada Megatron for $7, Transmetals Rampage $10 (perfect chrome), Transmetals Cybershark/Skybite (perfect chrome $5), and a bunch of misc g1 figures in a bag for $5 all from the same guy.
     
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    TFareCool TFW's Camera Guy

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    Cybertron Leader Optimus, Classics dlx Astrotrain, cybertron Blurr (all complete, great paint) and a broken movie camshaft for $5 at a yard sale. (all for $5, not each)
     
  7. StarSaber79

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    I got to go to yard sales more......I only saw one Transformer at a yard sale once and that was a headless Transmetals Rampage. Then something weird happened a few days later I went to the Thrift Store to find a headless Beats Wars Megatron then A month later I saw a headless Movie Voyager Megatron at Value Village!
     
  8. Shatterpoint

    Shatterpoint Neato

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    97% complete Energon Omega Supreme for $10.
     
  9. jazzmasta32

    jazzmasta32 Well-Known Member

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    I found a few Primal Rage toys at a yard sale once. Never any transformers, though.
     
  10. axl6533

    axl6533 Anarchy Is Your Freedom

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    ive never seen any yard sales with transformers
     
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    *waits patiently for Guard Convoy to show up* :popcorn 
     
  12. guard convoy

    guard convoy The Big Daddy

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    now come on, i was actually gonna skip this thread out of courtesy of other members but no since you baited me :lol 

    here is some of my finds:
    vintage gi joe hisstank for $2
    vintage gi joe motorized tank for $2
    25th anniversary conquest x-30 for $7
    MOSC transmetal 2 spittor $1
    MOSC transmetal 2 nightglider for $1 (the toy that was repainted to nightscream in RID)
    RID Megatron not complete for $3
    various junkers

    and the grand daddy of them all, my $7 fortress maximus with spike
     
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    Voiceroy Trans-fo-mahs!

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    Lets see I've got all of the following at Car Boot sales previously :

    Knight Morpher Commander (Boxed)
    Alternity Starscream (Boxed)
    Alternity Ultra Magnus (Boxed)
    Encore Cassettes (Rumble/Frenzy/Laserbeak & Overkill) (Boxed)
    Encore Meister (Boxed never opened)
    Encore Trailbreaker (Boxed never opened)

    They were not carboot cheap but I'm guessing I save a bit on the casettes and most of the rest were a lot less than Half price (depending on what you think they cost)

    And one of my Fav Off topic finds would be a Kenner Arachnid Alien (red and black version) and the 5" scale Batman Begins Batmobile (tumbler) in brillant condition for 0.50p even had a 5" Batman figure in it.

    I'm always happy when I come home with Robot Heroes & legends & Jp Dinos for pennies too.
    I don't see so many Aliens any more though.

    It really warped my mind to find a KMC at a Car Boot sale. Now to find that unloved Movie Supreme Devastator this season :) 

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    I did see a complete (6 parts of it anyway no green helicopter bit) Ninja Storm Megazord including the beetles and the guy who changed into a new head and all the accessories for £10.00 once too. but I'd spent out by the time I saw it. that is one huge lump of plastic and metal and weighs a tone - must have cost best part of £100.00 new.
     
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    konrathink Jared Magnus

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    There was an old couple moving to Florida and cleaning out there basement. They used to buy a ton of toys and give to the kids when they did something good. I found 8 Star Wars figures from Empire Strikes Back ('83) in damn near mint condition. She wanted $2 a piece, but I got her down to $10 total. $800 dollars later on eBay and I was a happy guy. It helped pay for our wedding which was a few months out. I even sold 2 of the same Boba Fett figures to a guy in England. One for $250, and the other for $225.
     
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    C8-ish Grimlock with no accessories and a mint G2 Megatron (practically fresh out of the box) at a yard sale for a buck. And why does a new thread like this pop up at least once a week?
     
  17. Dran0n

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    I have had extremely bad luck, it would appear.

    The best thing I found was a headless BW Cheetor. I don't care for Cheetor, nor his toy.
     
  18. Big_Daddy

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    No good finds personally, but a fellow Swedish collector found and bought a MiSB European G1 Overlord at a flea market a few years back. Price? $8...
     
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    AutoBobby The Collector

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    Last year at a garage sale I found a near complete Unicron for $8.00.
     
  20. Red Frenzy

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    Back in the late 90's when I was trying to require my G1 collection I scored the ultimate Thrift store purchase, or my Mom did at least. Knowing I was looking for specific older figures she happened by the grab bag of mix toys at a local thrift store and found a COMPLETE G1 Megatron in a tattered but very nice original box. All for the low, low price of $8.00. Best under ten dollar gift ever!
     

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