If you are new around here, my nearest thrift store puts toys in sealed boxes and sells them as is with no opportunity to see the contents [Box 1, Box 2]. Since they were having a 50% off sale on Monday I stopped by to see if there were any mystery boxes I could pick up and they had 4 of them!
I think they raised the prices for the sale 0.o. One box was $3.99, two at $5.99 and the big one was $9.99. Still, all of that for a final price of $13 seemed a bargain. Man, what a jip. Whoever packed those boxes was a complete and utter A-hole! They were literally filled with crap - like broken, busted, discarded junk that should have been thrown away instead of sold to someone. Oh well, you win some, you lose some.
Here's the stuff that I deemed salvageable:
A laser gaming set with goggles, a plastic sword that makes clanking sounds and a gun blaster that goes ping ping.
I'm no expert but I think that's a real stethoscope because it is heavy as heck! I wasn't going to put it in my ears to test it out though - germs, you know. Two of the Star Wars canisters were empty but one was unopened and had an new Happy Meal type watch in it. All the other stuff was in pretty good condition.
A fine collection of hot wheels! I used to love these things when I was a kid and would make cardboard race tracks and push them all around. Then my mom stepped on one and that was the last I saw of the hot wheels!
Two real watches and the kid's Star Wars one. Finding real watches, and a Rocawear at that, was unexpected but the way those boxes were packed, whoever dumped that stuffed inside never would have noticed them anyway.
I'm giving all the items in the above photos to a lady I know that asked to see any of the boy type things so she could give them to her grand kids. Whatever she doesn't want I'll take to a different thrift store.
Out of those 4 great big boxes this is the only stuff I'm going to keep:
A Twister controller without the twister pad. A Sorry board without any pieces. A few Dominoes. A few of the classic Hot Wheels. A pottery wheel - schweet! Ball bearings from a magnetic game set. Ambulance that just needs some clean up. A fully intact checkerboard set. A GI Joe type doll and a broken Harley with pieces missing all over it.
Not the victorious haul I was hoping for, but it'll do pig, it'll do.