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Flea Market Swag

Another weekend down the drain.  Today was a waste, rainy and overcast and I didn't feel like doing much of anything.  Only laundry and updating my TF figure list. 
Why did I update, you may ask? 
Because I bought some stuff. 

Yesterday was spent running errands and searching for some of those elusive old Transformers Carlos from ToysRUs told me about the other day. 

I went first to Walden Super Flea, a huge site that also has a farmers market on the weekend.  I hadn't been there in over 8 years.  Finding a place to park was crazy, especially driving a truck.  I had to go way in the back corner, but at least I wasn't crammed into a tiny parking space.  
Holy slag, it was hot in the building.  Hot and kind of dirty, not exactly what I remembered.  Followed my instructions (I'm not gonna tell you where the figures were!) and found the vendor.  I just up and asked them if this was the booth that had old Transformers figures somewhere on consignment.  They let me in the back room to look around. 
And look what I scored!

An original Sludge, with all stickers, instructions, and weapons.  Box was in rough shape, but the figure looks great.  Get this, the price sticker on the box said $14.97. 
Oh, Sludge, you are such an animal!  Rawr! 


Mech mode with energo sword and a working rocket pod.  I had to read the blurb twice - energo, not energon. 
I was sweating bullets as I transformed him, I was so afraid I would break something.  The plastic is that old brittle kind, and it took some force to get his aft to pull away.  There was a trick to getting his chest open, I had to fiddle with his arms.  I think he's staying in mech mode for a while. 

Look at that cute face with those pouty lips!  Awwww. 

I never knew that authentic, old TF's have a black heat-activated square that shows an Autobot/Decepticon face when rubbed!  I only have 3 old figures (the twins and Alternator) and never noticed these stickers.  I checked them out and only Alternator's sticker actually activated.  Pretty cool. 

Also found a Dirge in an unopened box!  I'm going to keep him virginal.  heh, heh.   I'm sure he'll bitch about that. 
You can see his little black sticker in the jet photo.



I also bought a 'no panties' Spawn Angela and someone named Hellina from Lightning Comics, plus some bungee cords, 13 piece hobby knife set, wire brush set, dust masks and a do-rag. 

Happy with that haul, I took off in search of the comic store with the [rumored] Megs and Soundwave.  Found the store, it was really small and I think I got the owner out of bed!  Or something, he was shirtless when he came to the counter.  Gave this old lady a thrill, I tell you. 
I asked if this was the store with the old TF's and he said yes, but he hasn't gotten them out of storage yet.  He said I could come back tomorrow (today, Sunday) but I couldn't.  I said I'll try to come back next Saturday.  So, we'll see. 

Did some other shopping at Marshal's, bought a new purse for fall, couple shirts on sale and a Robot Heroes pack of Ironhide and Mixmaster.  I love those Robot Heroes - they are so cute.  I've got about 20 G1 and  about 50 movieverse. 
I was pretty tired after all that walking, did nothing much for the rest of the day. 
That's my story and I'm sticking to it.  



( 13 comments — Leave a comment )
Aug. 23rd, 2010 03:41 am (UTC)
so, so jealous of that Sludge. He's an amazing find! Dirge is pretty damn awesome, too. ^_^
Aug. 24th, 2010 12:19 am (UTC)
I can't believe how good Sludge looks.
I think I'm becoming a dinobot fan.

Checking prices, I got a really good deal on Dirge.
Aug. 24th, 2010 01:33 am (UTC)
i've been a dinobot fan for years. (oh hai, TF's 26th birthday in september!) i highly encourage it. ^_^

good deals are always awesome. i'm glad you managed it. ^_^
Aug. 23rd, 2010 03:53 am (UTC)
AWESOME!! I've been dying to find TFs to sell on eBay. Hoping a lot of the old timers who have flea market stands won't know what they've got and sell to me super cheap. I've had it happen before.

Don't open Dirge up, just in case you need money someday! :-D
Aug. 24th, 2010 12:21 am (UTC)
Well, in this instance, they knew what they had.
But I still got good deals, after looking at ebay prices.

Yep, Dirge stays in the box.
Aug. 24th, 2010 12:36 am (UTC)
I hate informed sellers. LOL
Aug. 24th, 2010 12:22 am (UTC)
And I decided that icon is just creepy.
Aug. 24th, 2010 12:36 am (UTC)
Yes, it looks like Old Man Megs is imagining what you look like with your plating off. (shudder)
Aug. 24th, 2010 12:59 am (UTC)
Aug. 23rd, 2010 08:32 pm (UTC)
Oooo, Sludge is beautiful with all that gold! Gonna have to look for some Dinobots next con.
Aug. 24th, 2010 12:23 am (UTC)
He is purdy.

I decided I really like the dinobots. I don't think I saw any at Botcon. But, maybe I wasn't really looking. Oh, no - I lied. I think I saw a Swoop MIB for some outragous price, like $300. I think.

Aug. 24th, 2010 01:46 am (UTC)
*Shakes fist* I saw your post on Grimlock and now Sludge? *is insanely jealous* I want a dinobot! ;_;
Aug. 24th, 2010 02:36 am (UTC)
Aww, don't pout.
If you aren't to particular about which dinobot you want, ebay has quite a few - some fairly cheap.


Unfortunately, Grim isn't one of the cheap ones.
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