Friday, May 11, 2012

Triple H

No, I don't mean the perverted wrestler, I'm talking about Hungry Hungry Hippos ya'll! Play as Henry, Homer, Harry, or Happy in a 4 player feeding frenzy. It didn't come with a box, but I don't care! I remember playing the big arcade version at DZ as a kid. When I first spotted HHHs there weren't any game balls. I found them in a ziplock with other random bouncy balls on the toy aisle. An employee was kind enough to open up the bag and include the game balls at no additional charge! YAY!

Total cost: $1.00

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles!

Cowabunga dude! Check out these awesome Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle action figures! They were all sealed up in a ziplock bag (along with a bunch of other crappy, throw-away toys that shall not be named).  They were cheaper than an anchovy and pepperoni pizza!

From left to right:
Rat King
Leo, the sewer samurai

Total Cost: $2.00

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Handbook for Patrol Leaders

For some reason vintage Boy Scout stuff really strikes a cord with me.  I loved being a Boy Scout.  Camp outs, summer camp, Pop Tarts, fire, rock tipping, cow tipping, what's not to like, right? I never did achieve Eagle Scout status.  I was so close too, I was a Life Scout and I just needed a couple of badges and an Eagle project to get my Eagle. Oh well.  Maybe if I only had the Handbook For Patrol Leaders I may have been a better scout.

Anyway, a little bit about the book.  I love it! Where else will you see words like "swell", "stunt" and "skit" in the same sentence? Not to mention illustrations of bugs, leaves, knots, "Indian Articles", bead work, axes, and other scouty stuff.  In case you were wondering, the book was printed in 1963.

Total cost: $0.50


This shirt still smells brand new! I wonder if it has even ever been worn.  It really stood out with the nice, mustard-yellow color. It's a Threadless t-shirt ( called "Moustardche!" designed by Marcelo Jimenez.  Simple, funny tee. I like it.

Total cost: $2

Transformers, More Than Meets The Eye

Great DI find here. Awesome vintage T-shirt featuring the Transformers logo, Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, and....I don't know who the other 2 are. I always was more of a G.I. Joe fan.  Don't get me wrong, Transformers are pretty sweet.  Does anyone know who the other Autobots are on this T-shirt? (Sorry if the picture isn't too clear)

Total cost: $2

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Beautiful green vase and tulip

I picked this simple green vase at the DI for my wife's birthday.  I was going to buy a single rose at a grocery store, but they're way too expensive. So instead I picked a tulip from our own garden for free, ha! The end result was a great looking flower. She loved it.
Total Cost: $0.50

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Apothecary jar with strange glass lid

Finally, some where to keep my marbles!  The lid looks like an orange juicer.  Weird.
(Marbles and bouncy ball sold separately)

Total cost: $0.50

Vans "Off The Wall" Slip on Kicks

Just my size, in good shape too.

Total cost: $4

vintage 1974 geobra Playmobil figure

My dad picked this little guy up for me whilst at the D.I.

After doing a little bit of internet research I found out that Playmobil toys (a German company by the way) first hit the market in 1974.  This little guy has 1974 on one foot and the old geobra logo on the other.  I'm still not sure what set he's from and I think he's missing some accesories, but at least he still has his awesome hat.  I think he's a driver of some sort.

If anyone has any info please share!

Total cost: $0.50

Nappy D. Gear!

Official Napoleon Dynamite "Endurance" T-shirt complete with Napoleon's signature.  When I found this shirt I was all like,"Yesssss! SWEET! Freakin' awesome!"  Finding a Napoleon related item (at the D.I. no less!!!) was nothing short of awesome!!!! (I don't think there can be enough "!" in this instance!!!!!)

Total price: $2