Rework's Yard Sale Finds

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  1. rework

    rework The Voice of Experience

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    I hit a 40+ mile "Yard Crawl" this weekend. Don't think I even made it through half... By noon I was just too tired to keep going and I still had a long drive home. Found some good stuff though:

    G1 Grimlock, complete
    Kickback & Bombshell, complete
    Laserbeak, Ravage, Frenzy & Rumble, complete
    Gnaw, stripped
    G2 Beachcomber
    2 Gobots
    Storm Surge, no key
    Breakdown, no key
    Leader Bulkhead, stripped
    Ani Blackarachnia
    Robot Hero Hound
    TF Vader/Death Star
    TF Anikin Jedi Fighter
    Slugslinger, no missile
    Handful of Minicons/Spychangers & Junkers

    Large pile of GIJoe weapons/accys
    Blue Plastic Voltron lion
    Judge Dredd figure, MOC
    15 Vintage MOTU figures, all complete
    Most of Micronauts Bioman & Baron Karza
    3 obscure Atari 2600 cartriges
    Bag o' Legos
    Mighty Mugs Fett
    Knight Rider technical specs (looks like promotional material for the show)
    2 Large Lots of Bakugan stuff (my son has become a Bakugan freak lately)

    Total Cost about $66 ($16 of it for the Bakugan lots)

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    Anyone else have any luck?
     
  2. Dolza_Khyron

    Dolza_Khyron Well-Known Member

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    the only "luck" i've had was a incomplete gi joe terror dome for $6 at a thrift store lol *it actually is MOSTLY complete tough* :)  just none of the canons or towers lol

    but transformers wise, i go to thrift stores and garage sales all the time, the best i've found was a legends leo prime, rotf jolt, and mcd's toys.

    when ever i DO find transformers, they are normally, HALF of a transformer. aka missing the heads, arms, legs, torso, or something.

    but i have had great luck finding other things, like gi joe, he-man, power rangers, *found 3/5's of the original megazord. :) * a sealed, and signed by the creator, mega bloks.

    so i have luck with other things, just NOT transformers :( 
     
  3. SAF7

    SAF7 LOVE this game!

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    This weekend was a bust in terms of TFs, but I got some other stuff (which will be posted in the "Highs and Lows" thread in a little bit.

    However, the only TF related stuff I found (I got to my usual outdoor flea market too late, so I went to a new indoor one instead) was a seller that obviously knew what they had, which I hate. Now my hate isn't 100% logical, but I'm not going to go to a flea market to pay $130 for a Devastator (The most I've ever brought to a flea market was $20 :lol ).
     
  4. AutoBobby

    AutoBobby The Collector

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    I've never really had any luck at rummage sales for Transformers.I've done pretty good with Star Wars stuff,but it's fun when you walk up wondering if this could be the one where you hit the motherload.
     
  5. jerryitus

    jerryitus Transformer vacuum

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    Man, I've been to about 1000 garage sales and flea markets this summer and haven't found anything, let along a complete Grimlock. Congrats man, I must just be in a bad part of the country for this stuff.
     
  6. xanthax

    xanthax choppaface

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    Nice man! Those MotU figures are a great find.
     
  7. rework

    rework The Voice of Experience

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    Thanks. Those were kind of bonus as they were in the box with the Transformers and Baron Karza. Only after getting home did I have time to really look at them and notice that they are all in really nice shape with all of their parts.
     
  8. Liokaiser

    Liokaiser Super Mod

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    How is it that you always seem to find G1 stuff? Maybe the long drive? All I ever find is Beast Wars stuff galore. :lol 
     
  9. TacomaPrime

    TacomaPrime Cybertronian Tacoma

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    not too long ago I bought an entire computer box filled with G1 stuff. It had soundwave, starscream, soundwaves minions, all in good condition. It also had a complete G1 devastator, with the only thing missing was one of the little covers on one of the legs.
     
  10. Eternalm

    Eternalm Hasbro owns my Childhood

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    I'm always jealous of Rework's luck. I've long ago given up on finding anything worthwhile in my neck of the woods, at either garage sales or thrift stores :( 
     
  11. rework

    rework The Voice of Experience

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    Interesting... I was just thinking about how the Beast Wars market has seemed to dry up around here....
     
  12. Macross7

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    Found a Classics Bumblebee (minus jet ski & trailer) for $2. Figure is in great shape.

    One thing I always find in garage sales is the missing limbs thing on many figures (BW on). Ball joints are great for articulation but this causes parts to be lost far more easily then figures without them.
     
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    guard convoy The Big Daddy

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    i swear everytime rework trumps my hauls, and they are quite epic indeed, one day i'm gonna beat rework haha
     
  14. whoamidri

    whoamidri Mumbling Madman

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    2 weeks ago I found
    ~ shit ton star wars playsets/vehicles mostly droids and rotj
    ewok village complete
    imperial shuttle complete
    AT AT almost complete
    jabba the Hutt complete
    Imperial battle station not complete
    Hutts torture chamber complete
    cloud city ship complete
    AMANAMAN figure missing staff

    and a BUNCH of other stuff that I can't remember right now (at work)

    also got a bunch of micromachines and a g1 seaspray minty mint
    a broken shackwave
    total cost of star wars stuff = 20.00 the guy wanted 25. but my friend negotiated a more "reasonable" price
    seaspray shack and micormachines = 3.00
     
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    MegaPrime33 Follow me @NerdActivist TFW2005 Supporter

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    I've been to tons of yard and garage sales and the only toys I ever see are kiddy toys, like for preschoolers. Oh well.
     
  16. Autovolt 127

    Autovolt 127 Get In The Titan, Prime!

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    Best thing i ever found was a G2 BB which then the leg broke off 10 minutes later. (T_T)



    I'm not that lucky.
     
  17. Liokaiser

    Liokaiser Super Mod

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    I recently saw in two different locations with two bins full of Beast Wars stuff. Mostly incomplete bots, nothing I don't ready have.
     
  18. Dayvcon

    Dayvcon Well-Known Member

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    this past weekend i got a

    machine wars optimus prime cab for $1

    and a
    sealed msib GI Joe cobra detonator (with nitro viper) **that im selling-trading** that i traded 2 mangoes for
     

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