Rework's Flea Market Finds

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  1. rework

    rework The Voice of Experience

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    Busy weekend. Hit a rummage sale, community-wide yard sale day and the flea markets.
    This is usually a pretty good time of the year and this is probably the most volume I've had all year, although nothing particuarly valuable. But that's OK, after how well Botcon went, I'm needing to volume to restock for next year!

    Here's the haul:
    Cliffjumper
    Junker Metroplex w/ L fist & 1 gun
    Doublecross, no gun
    Getaway, no parts, yellowed
    Skyhopper copter body, no parts
    MM Fixit & Stakeout
    Junker Silverbolt
    MW Soundwave, no parts
    Ape Primal, some parts
    Gator Megs
    Fz Silverbolt, comp
    (2) Rampage, some parts
    Depth Charge, only has gun
    B'Boom, no gun
    TsM Rattrap, comp
    Terrorgator, comp
    Spittor, comp
    TsM2 Prowl
    Skyshadow, comp
    Torca, comp
    Noctorro
    Buzzclaw
    ARM Blurr, no parts
    TsM2 Cheetor, no parts
    TsM Cheetor, no tail
    K-9, missing one leg & missiles
    Sonar, comp
    BM Primal, complete
    RID Movor, no weaps
    RID Galvatron, missing some parts
    Wind Sheer, no gun
    Demolisher, 2 missiles, no M/C
    Mini RID OP
    Minicon Mirage
    3 Animorphs
    Various other BW Junkers

    4/5 of MMPR Rescue Megazord
    Various other MMPR parts
    Small lot of Digimon toys
    Various Superhero figs (mostly Supermans)
    5 Gundam figures
    4 ZOIDS figures
    1 6" Big Guy
    War Planets Beast Planet, most parts
    1 ExoSquad frame
    12" Luke Sywalker
    12" Battle Droid
    4" Battle Droid fig, comp
    Count Dooku fig
    Millenium Falcon, almost complete
    2 small joe's, no accys
    12" GIJoe Ulysses Grant, most parts
    12" GIJoe WW2 soldier
    12" Mulan figure
    2 4x4 Rough RIder trucks
    Small 70's Tonka car
    Fisher Price Lot
    3 Wargames (all unpunched):
    Silver Bayonete
    Origins of WWII
    Sixth Fleet
    2 CISCO textbooks

    Total Cost: About $60

    Anone else have any luck?

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  2. Liokaiser

    Liokaiser Super Mod

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    Not like your luck. :p 
     
  3. Tenebrouser

    Tenebrouser Craft...or is it crap?

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    You must live in the flea market capital of the universe.

    I've never seen TFs anywhere in a flea market.
     
  4. Zero Prime

    Zero Prime Windows user no more

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    Why can't I live in your town.:( 
     
  5. Black Omen

    Black Omen Well-Known Member

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    I think he grabs a bunch from his collection, scatters them about, and take pictures of them and passes them off as flea markets finds.

    Just Kidding!!

    What is your secret? You're SO damn lucky!!!
     
  6. rework

    rework The Voice of Experience

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    Nothing more than persistance.
     
  7. Codimus Prime

    Codimus Prime Missouri Toy Hunter

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    wow... thats awesome!

    Nice Haul!
     
  8. Deefuzz

    Deefuzz Beard On! Beardmaster! Veteran

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    I need to start scoping flea markets...nice haul
     
  9. Prowl2000

    Prowl2000 Keep it sealed TFW2005 Supporter

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    Ebay:
    a buddy of mine said there is a flea market around the Brockton, MA area and there is a guy there with g-1 for sale.
     
  10. Star Sabre James

    Star Sabre James <b>The JUICE</b> TFW2005 Supporter

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    I would too, except that the closest is 30 miles away.
     
  11. Valkysas

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    you found a japanese rampage at a flea market...

    your luck is absurd.
     
  12. rework

    rework The Voice of Experience

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    Uhhhhhhhh.....

    Wow. I didn't even notice that.... One is different, isn't it?
    That one came from a yard sale. From a kid who's toys were fairly well taken care of.
     
  13. alphie

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    It's insane at the stuff you find! I go to sales on occassion, unfortunately don't go often enough since I have to get a ride. :( 
     
  14. .SentinelPrime Is Dead.

    .SentinelPrime Is Dead. Banned

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    That is an amazing find. truly amazing. damn your lucky.
     
  15. Triformis

    Triformis Insecticon Fanatic TFW2005 Supporter

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    Again, where the hell do you live?!? Just purely curious...that's amazing stuff! I used to be that lucky a decade ago until people got savvy agan about what they had...
     
  16. rework

    rework The Voice of Experience

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    I refuse to believe it has much to do with where I live. Frankly, I've had success at flea markets and/or thrift stores in Pennsylvania (both east and west sides), New Jersey, Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina, Colorado, Washington... Yeah, there's a lot more competition now than when I started this 10 years back, but stuff is still out there to be had.
     
  17. coffeeg0dd

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    Hey rework 2 questions:
    1) Do you ever sell any of your fleamarket finds?
    2) if so how beat up is the BW silverbolt(the bird not the wolf thing) I'm loooking for his arms, bird head and missiles?
     
  18. rework

    rework The Voice of Experience

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    Yep. Here's a pic of my Botcon table from about two weeks ago (with my table helpers):

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    Sorry, no bird head, no missiles, it's kinda stripped.
     
  19. coffeeg0dd

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    damn...thanks anyway...would it be possible to mail u a list of parts i'm looking for..there's only about 3 or for an thier mostly just missing pieces for magnaboss.
     
  20. Triformis

    Triformis Insecticon Fanatic TFW2005 Supporter

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    Well, I think it does depend somewhat on where you live. I'm over here in San Jose and there's nothing, practically and I looked for quite a bit for a while. All the flea markets are literally full of junk. Soon, though, I'll leave this state behind and will, hopefully, find another with beautiful stuff just waiting to be found!
     

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