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Sunday, June 22, 2014

FLEA MARKET AND THRIFT STORE FINDS PART ONE .

Ever go to a Flea Market or a thrift store and bump into some action figures you never knew anything about? I have on several different occasions . I love those Goodwill store grab bags . For those of you not familiar with these , you may get several different action figures from a variety of lines into one bag . And you may bump into some gems along the way . One time I discovered a used Marvel Legend Toybiz Spider-Man figure packaged with a bunch of kiddie toys. Even though all of the toys are used , the best part about buying toys from flea markets and thrift stores are the cheaper prices. Much cheaper prices then retail stores . The following are pics of some figures I have purchased from flea markets and thrift stores over the years .
First off are a few group shots then on to individual pics .


Now on to some individual shots of figures. Some characters we all know and others are a mystery . I will make notation of rather I know each character or not .
Davey Jones from the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise. This 6-inch figure I bought was from a Goodwill store grab bag .
All I know is that it's Bat-Man. But what kind of Bat-Man I don't know. A green suited Bat-Man figure with green armor. He is by Mattel . He came in a grab bag also .
Can you identify this figure ? I have no idea who this cy-borg looking character is . He's a cool 6" figure though with limited articulation .
Who is this? Anyone ? A shade over 6" inches tall , he looks like something out of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles .
This ninja guy is about the same height as the above mentioned cy-borg character . Not sure where he's from either .
Who is this 6" inch alien figure ? He fits in real well standing next to some Marvel Legends figures .

Here are two different shots of the same figure on what I believe is a transforming Power Ranger figure . The figure is in the 6 " scale with nice articulation .
This figure is slightly over 7 inches tall . Who is she? Anyone ? She looks like she's from some of those old Star Wars cartoons from the 80s , like Ewoks or Droids but I'm not sure .
Purchased this weird looking guy out of a Goodwill grab bag . Right around 4 inches tall .
From a distance I thought this was Cat-Woman . Until I saw the bat logo then I knew it's a variant of Bat-Girl . Around 4 inches tall , she had no cape as I purchased her along with others in a grab bag .
This cool looking Ultra-Man look a like is around 5 inches tall .
I'm sure all of you including myself know who this is . A 4 inch King Zarkon figure of Voltron fame .
She looks like an old Fisher Price figure but I'm not sure. A little over 3 inches tall, right at 4 .
           There you have it folks. A look at what I found and what you too may find at your local flea markets or thrift stores . Lots of figures I already know who the characters are, as well as lots of unknown figures or characters that I knew nothing about . This too is another pleasure and luxury of flea markets and thrift stores. The idea of not knowing what you may bump into is exciting and fun . I hope you all enjoyed this article as I will be posting more of these in the future .

15 comments:

  1. The last action figure you have pictured is Hanna Dundee from Cadillacs and Dinosaurs if am correct. The pig/TMNT type of figure is from a toyline called B.O.A.R.S i think but am not for sure other than i remember seeing one at a comicbook shop a while ago i will have to do some looking on that one.

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  2. Wow thanks John you are exactly right about Hanna Dundee. I Googled her after I read your comment and that's exactly the franchise she is from . I had no such luck with the pig like character however. I remember the Cadillacs and Dinosaurs franchise when it came out but never watched the cartoon, purchased the toys or read the comics . Thus explaining why I not knew who Hanna was, lol .

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    1. The pig guy is from a toy line called Cy-Boars and it looks to be from the later 90s I lucked and found a random bit on them so maybe this will help on the search.

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  3. The girl in pic 12 is Thorn Jeff Smith's Bone series, The alien in pic 9 is Paeec Overlord from Mars Attacks, the ninja in pic 8 is a Karate Fighters figure by Hasbro, Pic 13 is Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers Master Vile , Pic 15 is a Kenner VR Troopers JB Reese.

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    1. THANKS again JOHN and THANK YOU too Bro Midnight. It seems like you guys know toys better than I do, lol . Your contributions also help fellow readers of this blog identify the unidentified figures. Also Bro Midnight, Cheetara is on her way to you . ( NOTE ) I deleted my previous comment because I misspelled a word. They were the same words I'm mentioning here. Too bad Blogger does not allow the edit of a comment without deleting it first.

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    2. Thanks I will be keeping an eye out! Yeah I try to cover as many different toy lines as possible on my blog in hopes that my pictures will help somebody out.

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  5. You're welcome Bro Midnight . It's always nice to have fellow readers that know the figures when I do not know them .

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    1. I try and find out as much as i kind about different types action figures and series because it helps a lot when am out at the fleas or buying things on Ebay so when i can help out a fellow collector am in. : )

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  6. Is that football player Ricky Williams or Reggie Bush. Or am I twice wrong.

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  7. Tony that is a 3 inch Reggie Bush figure from the toy line titled Play Makers . If you want one I just saw one on E-Bay .

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  8. Hey man,

    that green Batman is Electro Net Batman from series 3 of Mattel's Batman line from the early-mid 2000s. And that Batgirl is the Alicia Silverstone Batgirl from the Batman and Robin movie line.

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  9. THANKS Barbecue17 for verifying those characters . I should have known that the Green Bat-Man was a Mattel variant , because I've never seen him wear this outfit in the comics.

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  10. No problem. And the red cyborg looking guy? That's El Furioso from the Bibleman line by Tommy Nelson, the children's division of Thomas Nelson Publishing.

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  11. Excellent article. Very interesting to read. I really love to read such a nice article. Thanks! keep rocking. homeschooling

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