Friday, September 12, 2014

Frugal Friday: Glitching Out At The Goodwill

All in one go I acquired an entire collection of toys I didn't even know existed until I spotted them at my local Goodwill. They all came complete in box and at 69 cents a piece these were a no-brainer! Behold, The Original Glitches:

The packaging is great, nice and colorful. It really caught my eye. I was rummaging through all the toys and I just kept finding boxes, I couldn't believe it!

I love how each Glitch appears to be displayed on the computer monitor.

So there are 11 Glitches in all, plus our mighty hero Carlton. Did anyone else immediately think of The Fresh Prince of Bel Air?

Made in good old Salt Lake City, Utah. That's where I live!

Each figure even comes with his own little comic. Sweet!

Let's open these up, shall we.


Here's our "'Byte in Shining Armor' who helps defend USER in the battle against network Glitches". I think he's somehow related to Professor E Gadd. No socks, huge glasses, tie too long, sharp hair part, handsome devil.

The Glitches

Number Scruncher

 This guy's huge! I really like the looks of him, A+.

Head Crasher

Charlie Brown grew up to be a professional wrestler. He actually looks very happy.

File Eater
Looks like a frog eating chocolate bars. Yum!

Memory Masher

One of my favorites by far, he has a big gapping hole in his face! And that grin, cringe inducing!

Disk Infectant

He kinda looks like a wad of bubble gum, but I think he's maybe a rag or something?

Batch J Terminator

Armed to the teeth with a hunting knife and proton pack, this Glitchy menace is surprisingly mellow. Just don't mention his purple hair.

Punk Glitcher

This dude takes piercings to a whole new level. Don't mess.

Killer jacket!

He even has blue-spiked cleats. Now that's attention to detail!

Bad Commander

I love this guy! All around he's a cool figure that would mix beautifully with almost any toy collection. Just in time for Halloween.

Keyboard Uplocker

I like the red eyes and creepy smile.

Path Blocker

This is what you get when you force a giant poo monster into a small football uniform.

I'm not sure if the number 59 has any significance in the computer world.

So there you have it, my first ever complete collection of anything, amassed in one fell swoop! Have you ever seen these before? Who were your favorites? 


I completely forgot poor old General Failure! Talk about fail!

Well, here he is. Kind of the creepy uncle of the group. I have no idea what he's holding.


This is what computers looked like when these were released:


  1. These guys are old! I remember them from a long time ago when I was a teenager. I had the File Eater.I seem to remember them being at the counter of the Hallmark store and at Spencers gifts in the mall. I think they are less then common these days so that is a very impressive score!

    1. They're dated 1989, nice and vintage. Computers still had those crazy loud printers with the little holes on the side. My how far we've come! I would have been all over these as a kid if I had come across them, but I was only 6 years of age in '89, crazy to think. If you want some of these guys, I scored a few doubles.

    2. I hate to date myself but I would have been 17 that year :/ Now I truly feel old.

    3. Nah, you're not old man. When you stop liking toys, eat nothing but prunes and grapefruit, and wear black socks with sandals, then your old. Collecting toys, it's the proverbial fountain of youth. I don't think I'll ever stop liking toys. :)

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    1. Me neither before now, aren't they kooky? I love this style of figure.

  3. Its always nice to have various figures from one line.Saves you the trouble of having to hunt them down on ebay or acquire via trade.Epic find!

    1. Yeah, it was pretty crazy! I've never been able to obtain a whole collection like that before. These are the kind of finds that keep me checking the DI, Goodwill, and local garage/yard sales.

  4. Mason, these are awesome. I love Gimmicky toys and the fact that these are related to TECH make them even more appealing. Awesome find bud! See I told you, you would find magic at Goodwill.

    1. I love the fact that they're linked to old technology! These little guys belong in my work cube. According to the packaging, if I just set the appropriate Glitch(es) near my computer monitor, it will have a “drawing effect” affectively removing those pesky glitches. Sounds farfetched, but it is written on the package, so it must be true. Now that's what I call magical! :)

  5. It's so nostalgic to see an old computer like that...
    Now about Prof E Gadd, I think Carlton is Professor himself, but when he was young (just consider when the Glitches were released).

    1. I wish I still had an old computer, complete with Little Big Adventure I & II. I love those games!

      I hadn't thought of that, but the more that I look at Carlton the more I can see a young Profesor E Gadd. Carlton E Gadd, went from battling the personification of computer Glitches to a study of paranormal activity. Makes sense!

      Thanks for stopping by fellow League member! :)

  6. Something I loved about The League was perusing all the links of the posts and the blogs :D

    I don't keep any of my old computers. I took the working pieces like cd-readers, data wiped hard discs or power supplies, and gave them to other people. I don't have room for a huge old pc and a tube monitor!

    "Profesor E Gadd. Carlton E Gadd", it DOES make sense! we didn't even know professor's real name! Now we know it is Carlton :D

    1. The LOEB is awesome! I met so many new people and I continue to do so as a result.

      One thing I do keep is old gaming systems, at least the ones my Mother didn't get rid of. I never did keep an old computer though.

      Carlton E. Gadd does have a nice ring to it! :)