Friday roadtrip with unexpected haul..come in and read

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  1. Easterling Capt

    Easterling Capt I am Vern Schillinger

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    Here is the story .. Enjoy

    There is a shop in another town about 45 min of drving from me that selles toys and bikes. The seller has hade the store for a very long time and many many cllectors have visited his store in hopes to find gems to buy. The problem is the old man isent really well in his head so most of the times he dosent open the dorr for you, is rude, dont want to sell or talk about anything else then bikes. I know ppl who have went to his place 10-20 times and only been able to buy from him once and not much either. I have only been there once before many years ago with 2 other collecting friends and he dident even let us in. So today I thought wtf Ill give it a try its a nice day for a trip. I drove up and changed my outfit to my correctional officers outfit just to look more , well u know ;) . Anyway I saw th4 dorr was open and I walked in. The place is really crowded with stuff , its hard to move and I get like 2 feet inside and he goes towards me and I thought " hes gonan throw me out ". He asked what I wanted and I said a bike pump. He took out one and then I put togheter a little story about my little brother( that I dont have) collected TFs. So he showed what he hade , not much though but Im sure he has more in the back he just dont know it himself. Anyway There was a MOC ruckus, spinster and some smaller micromaster things. He then said he hade one bigger item , ( no it was not Fortress Maximus :p  ) and showed it to me. I normally dont collect Micromasters but the item was MISB so I took it.

    MISB G1 Micromaster COUNTDOWN.
    Price: 450 SEK about 65 USD

    Other stuff I saw from the small angle I hade was some of the following stuff.

    MISB 80s GI Joe stuff , vechiels about 10 of them on a top shelf, biggest one was a white helicopter I think.

    MISB MASK veichels around 6 ot 7

    MOC Ghostbusters toys

    Old vintage cars, Playmobil , Spiderman etc etc.

    I know there are more gems to be found in there...u just got to time him on a good day witch is near impossible but I got really lucke today Only downside is I wanted to buy more. I will try him again later in a few weeks.

    and just to show u I aint shitting u.

    COUNTDOWN

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    // Mac
     
  2. defstar

    defstar Autobot...

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    Felt like I was reading a novel...

    Nice find... :thumb 
     
  3. slugslinger2004

    slugslinger2004 TFW2005 Supporter

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    Great find! I got my Countdown for about the same price, but it didn't have the insert and the box was beat to hell :lol 
     
  4. Team Jetfire

    Team Jetfire Pop-POP!

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    Nice story...


    This guy knows that he is in business to sell stuff right? :lol 
     
  5. Hotspot17

    Hotspot17 Search and Rescue: Vet

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    Nice! Countdown rocks!!!
     
  6. Liokaiser

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    Countdown is a great find. Especially boxed. Wish I had a place like that in Philly.
     
  7. Easterling Capt

    Easterling Capt I am Vern Schillinger

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    Team Jetfire: YEs but as said hes not 100% well in his mind.

    I have only seen picks of Countdown , I have yet to decide to open him or not once I move. Are the other micromaster buildings worth getting ?
     
  8. tarheels

    tarheels Well-Known Member

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    nice find. its like going back in time.
     
  9. defstar

    defstar Autobot...

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    We all dream of walking into a toy shop that's been locked in time...and it looks like you've just got a little taste of that...congrats again...
     
  10. cvang001

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    great find, even better deal for item.
     

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