Thursday, January 10, 2013

Thrift Store Thursdays - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Board Game, Imaginext Stuff, and More

Thrift Store Thursdays
Hello, and welcome to week two of Thrift Store Thursdays!  This week I've got a couple of new things I picked up this week, and a couple of things I picked up a month or so ago.  Since I just started writing this column last week, I've got a bit of a backlog of toys to write about, so I'm going to be mixing up stuff I've found recently with stuff that I've had for a few months.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Pizza Power Board Game Box Art

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Pizza Power Game Board

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Pizza Power Game Pieces
My first neat find this week was a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Pizza Power board game from 1987!  When you buy a used board game at a thrift store, you never know what you're going to find inside.  I've bought a couple of board games in the past at thrift stores that had weird stuff in them,  One time, I found a $20 bill, and another time, I found a crusty old marijuana joint that had probably been in there for twenty years.  Even if they don't have anything weird in them, there is no guarantee that they will have all of their game pieces.  So I was pleasantly surprised to find that this game had almost twice as many pieces as it should have, like the pieces for two games got combined in one box.

Imaginext Super Friends Vehicles
Last week, I found an Imaginext Space Shuttle that I liked a lot.  It got me thinking that I should start collecting more of these toys.  Like a dumbass, I forgot that I already had several of them!  Here are three of my Imaginext vehicles that I bought a month or two ago.  From left to right, I have a Batplane, Bat Helicopter, and a Green Lantern Plane.  I also have an Imaginext Batmobile and Joker Van laying around here somewhere, but I couldn't find them to take pictures, because my toy collection is REALLY disorganized.  Hopefully I will get that sorted in 2013.  When I dig those ones up, I'll put them up in a future Thrift Store Thursday.

Imaginext Island of Lost Creatures Dinosaur Skeleton, and Imaginext Robin
I was on the lookout for some more Imaginext stuff this week and I found some.  I found this awesome "Island of Lost Creatures Dinosaur Skeleton," plus a Robin action figure!  I'm contemplating giving this playset and the space shuttle from last week custom paint jobs, and turning them into a Batplane and a part of the Batcave.  Now I really need to get an Imaginext Batman.  The thrift store also had an Imaginext scuba diver, but he was mixed in with a bag of junk that I didn't want, and I didn't want to pay 4 bucks for one figure, so I passed it by.

10 Inch Action Figures
Here's some cool 10 inch action figures I've found.  I didn't buy them all at once.  The Aquaman I found about two or three months ago, the Batman about a month ago, and The Flash was about two weeks ago.  But since they are all the same scale, I thought it would be fun to post them all together.  The Batman might look shorter than the other two, but that's just because he has a wider stance.  His wings fold up in the back, but they still show even when they are folded, and they only look good stretched out, so I'm not sure what the point of it is.

 Last, but not least (actually, it kind of is least, now that I think about it...) is another penguin for my Penguin Army.  I really don't buy these penguins on purpose.  It just seems like there is always one hidden in the bags of action figures I buy.  I'm not sure what the deal with this one is.  It kind of looks like it's dancing, or striking a pose.

That's it for now,  but tune in next week, for another exciting edition of Thrift Store Thursdays!


  1. Sadly due to kids I know your dancing penguin striking a pose is from the kid movie Happy Feet

    1. Thanks for the info. I haven't seen the movie myself, but I see it's from the writer and director of the Mad Max films, so I'd like to imagine it's a post-apocalyptic action pic about killer mutant penguins.