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Oh sure, we've all seen copies of Masterpiece whilst thrifting -- usually in less-than-spectacular condition. But this is a first for me. I picked up an original 1970 copy, which can only be described as brand-new, out-of-shrink. The game has never been played, everything is in its original packing, perfectly crisp and new. This is one of the few Parker Brothers games of this era that's worth playing. Talize for $2.99.
Picked up a few games at lunch. First up was this one at the Tanque Verde GW for $3. Looks like it's in great shape, although still need to do a full inventory. Sold one a few weeks ago for $50 so hoping to do the same here.
And finally this little treasure for $3 at the Christian Thrift shop on 22nd and Pantano. This is one I own but am always hoping to find since we love it and it's great for gifting. This one was complete, looks unplayed, and was promptly delivered to
Woohoo! Another game to add to my GameMaster collection! -It is in pristine condition. The player blinds are not even folded. I think they stickered the flags, set it up, and put it back unplayed. My Favorite Thrift, $3.00.
This isn't really a thrift store find, but still needed to be shared! My girlfriend and I checked out a post on Craigslist that stated there was a pile of toys by the side of the road that were free for the taking. we couldn't believe that this was sitting there on top of the first pile! Then we were further shocked that it is about 97% complete! All it's missing are the snakes, bones, and pit boxes (of course!); and two of the little ghost that go around the spinner. The box is kind of ragged, and looks like there may be some water damage to it, but the game board and the pieces are in terrific condition! It even had the original feathers and the instructions!! We still get excited that we found this gem for FREE!!!! If anyone out there has any of the pieces that I mentioned we're missing, and would want to part with them, PLEASE let me know!!!
Not really sure what this qualifies as, but I can't find any info about it anywhere (even that auction site).
It is called "Grosses Marchentheater" (with an esset in the first word and an umlaud over the first a in the second word - please forgive my spelling).
It is by Lorenz SpielWelt and it is 21 wooden figures that are about 3" high. There is an evil wizard, a king, queen, princess, farm boy (well, he must be a farm boy), and a bunch of other characters that you make a play out of. It comes with 21 wooden pegs and 21 bases for putting the characters on and they stand behind a screen.
It has the original price tag of $13.95 on it and on the back the company's location was West Germany (what's that, you young'uns ask) and the last date on it is April, 1979.
The box is a bit dished, but the pieces are in perfect condition.
Not sure what I am going to use them for, but the kids love them.
$3.99 at Value Village.
I also picked up about 2,000 pieces of LEGO for $35. I figure any time I can pick up LEGO for less than $0.05/piece I will do it.
No box, looks to have all the stuff at a glance, will have to see after inventory. 4.99 at VV
After doing an initial inventory I see that there are a lot of figures missing, just about all of the cards are in rough shape, a few figures are broken and there are some sort of lego people parts mixed in. This looks to have been a "kids" copy.
A bag of 12 metal Miniatures, most of them painted with bases. Not really quite sure exactly what I got, but I do know they are 40k figures, nor am I really inclined to find out (No, they're not the ones pictured). I'm still hoping someday to find some tyranids and genestealers to make into a Bloodbowl (Lizardmen) Team. Finds like this give me hope =)
Wood is good, so naturally metal is betta? For 1.99 they are probably going to get folded into my Heroscape pile.
Normally I don't think I would have reported the minis above, but they do form part of the story. It tipped off my spidey sense. I went back again today hoping there would be more, or something gamer-like.
And there she was. BOO-YA!
Complete, and with 112% of the colonists slave tokens listed in the rules. Is this standard?