Saturday, May 4, 2013

Thrift Finds of the Week: Batman Return's Batwing and an Insecticon

       I only made 2 quick trips in this week to the Goodwill, both during my lunch hours. Well, like I mentioned last week, my Goodwill has gotten lazy.   They keep cranking out these crappy, overpriced box lots.    Each box was $12.   While some of the items are better suited for a box lot, there actually were some interesting figures, but you couldn't see them clearly and I wasn't going to spend the money  just to get a peek at them.

Since the weather this week has been mostly rainy and perfectly suited to curling up for a good nap.
  I had to snap a picture of this dude.   He got a good 30 minute nap while I was there.   I am not dissing on him because I appreciate the values of a good nap.   That couch must have been awfully comfortable.  

I passed on this. This one is dedicated to  all you hardcore Hulkamaniacs out there.  

The Hulk Hogan Rock 'n' Wrestling VHS it was only $1.   I thought it was a great item.  But not something I would add to my collection.  

The best find of the week was the Batman Return's Turbojet Batwing still with its original box and instruction sheet.  As an added bonus, the instruction sheet for the Wayne Manor/Bat Cave playset was also in the box.    For $2.50, I thought it was a worthy purchase.  

Being that I grew up in the late 70s and 80s, I still have a hard time wrapping my mind around the fact that toys from the 90s are 20 years old.  The box has seen some better days.  There is lots of wear and tape.  The original Walmart price tag is still on the box, as well as about 20 Goodwill price tags.

The bags of fun were plentiful this week and actually, surprisingly good.  I picked up a few My Little Ponys which my girls have enjoyed playing with.  But, the best find out of a bag is the G1 Insecticon,  Kickback.    There is some play wear on the wings and stickers.  But overall, it is in great shape.    The G1s were built to last.   I can't say that for the newer Transformers.  They are garbage.   I saw several languishing  in bags, but I have learned my lesson and passed on them.   My Transformer tribe is growing and now I need like 2 or 3 shelves for them.  

This has been one of the best weeks in a long time.  


  1. That's an awesome find. Kickback was one of my favorite Transformers as a youngin'.

  2. Ha! I actually found a Kickback at my local thrift store a few months back. We should compare notes to see if there are some kind of geographic trends to the things we find. And I am SO jealous of that Batwing! Nice find.

  3. I would love to find the other insecticons. this is the first G1 I have found in a couple of months. The bulk of the G1s I found were from early in the year. I am in SC

  4. I'm in MD, and I tend to find G1 parts, but not a lot of complete bots. Every now and then, however, I get lucky. I've found some Predacons, a Metroplex and more. Usually, though, I just get the recent movie stuff, or maybe Armada/Animated stuff. Of course, I get home and find there's a hand or a window missing. I currently have a 30-gallon tub of nothing but TF carcasses and parts. Right now, if you have a small child into Rescue Heroes, it's a buyer's market! They're EVERYWHERE. I also make a nice little profit buying Fisher Price Imaginext playsets and reselling them on Craigslist. They're always being donated, and in great shape, too.

    1. I am looking for some transformer parts. I am looking for legs for bonzia-tron and a leg for arcee. If you have those, let me know maybe we could work out a trade.