|09-01-2008, 12:20 PM||#1|
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Columbia, SC
So my girlfriend talked me into hitting the flea market late Saturday morning...now...i got up and checked this same flea market every Saturday morning for at least 6 months and never found even a sniff of Joes...but Saturday...i hit the motherload...
some guy who worked for a storage facility had cleaned out a unit of someone who hadn't payed their rent...
NOTHING but old 80s toys...
the first thing i saw...was a Terror Drome stuffed inside the original box!
the idiot guy had thrown everything into trash bags and then into his truck...so sadly...most of the stuff was brokenor completely destroyed...however...here is what i managed to salvage:
Terror Drome with box: missing only large blue cannon mounts, large gun caps x2, small gun caps x3, one orange refueling station, and two gun chairs.
ALL the doors were unbroken...unbelievable...
Sky Striker: had only two missiles but after cleaning looked really nice and it had the box!
Conquest X30: no missiles or canopy but all landing gear intact
Moray: missing most parts but looks amazing
MMS: missing only the control box stand. the control box was still attached!
APC: missing turret and seat belts
Cobra Bunker: missing one machine gun, both rocket ends and stand
Bridge Layer: missing cannons and broken bridge deployment arm...had Tollbooth with no hammer.
Ferret: missing missile, compartment cover and hose. looks like it's never been touched.
Accessory Battle Pack #2: partially still sealed MOC
Star Wars: Tie Interceptor:...complete but has the wrong battery cover
Star Wars: AT-ST Scout Walker: missing only the hatch gun
Transformers Jetfire: mostly complete missing a few armor pieces and gun clip
Optimus Prime: missing hands and trailer attachments/components
Other high-lights: Storm Shadow v1 bow, Tunnelrat flashlight, CG backpack, complete Star Wars Endor Rebel Soldier, Star Wars Wampa, Armadillo missing hand rails, Devilfish with complete motor assembly...hoses STILL attached...Vector Jet rear gun turret assembly and wing...
and now...the low lights...this will break your heart...
Star Wars Death Star playset...detroyed...Sears Exclusive Imperial Cruiser playset...destroyed...Millenium Falcon with box...destroyed...all beyond saving...trust me...i tried.
anyway...just thought i'd share this with you guys...
if you have any of the parts that are missing please contact me...and if you have any idea where to find Star Wars or Transformer parts...please let me know...
i have a huge trade list that just got bigger after this and will also buy...
sorry the pictures suck but my camera phone is all i have at the moment.
Last edited by Recondo76; 09-01-2008 at 12:24 PM..
|09-01-2008, 12:23 PM||#2|
Father of a little Viper
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Columbia Missouri
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|09-01-2008, 12:29 PM||#3|
Sunsword = Fabulous!
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Portland, ME
that is the kind of stuff that makes me wander around flea markets for hours! even if i know they're are no joes to be found. great haul man!
My B/S/T = http://www.hisstank.com/forum/g-i-jo...ale-trade.html
|09-01-2008, 12:32 PM||#4|
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: New Port Richey, Florida
nice. The terrordrome was a real score!
|09-01-2008, 12:35 PM||#5|
$0.98 on clearance
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Benicia, California
What did you pay, if I may ask?
'URP...It's whats for dinner!
|09-01-2008, 12:50 PM||#6|
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Columbia, SC
i split the entire load with another guy...i got all the Joe stuff and a couple other things...he got the rest...$25 apiece...
|09-01-2008, 12:51 PM||#7|
I come from the Net.
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Montreal, Canada
EPIC WIN! Great haul, enjoy it!
|09-01-2008, 02:06 PM||#8|
Join Date: Jul 2008
My mind has just exploded with all the sheer amazement at your good fortune...Wow, the terror drome alone with it's box is an astounding find, but Transformers as well?! Amazing...
|09-01-2008, 05:14 PM||#9|
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: palm coast
Awesome finds. Sounds like alot when i cleaned out apts. Major scores.
gi joe pictures by 2001somws6 - Photobucket
|09-01-2008, 05:27 PM||#10|
Join Date: Mar 2008
nice really nice
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