|Thrift Store Thursdays: Vader Mania, Imaginext, Batman, Bart Simpson, and More!
Next up is a Batman: The Brave and the Bold Action League Batmobile. It originally came with a couple of Batman mini-figures to ride in it. I'm going to have to dig through my collection of loose Batman toys and see if I have any who can fit in it.
On the right is another Imaginext Batmobile. This one has a pincher claw thing that pops out of the grill to capture bad guys with. Now that I think of it, didn't the Super Powers Batmobile do the same thing? I'm going to have to pull mine out of the toy box and play with it. Maybe it'll be on next week's Thrift Store Thursday.
- Raphael from the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. He has a head that can retract into his shell.
- Some kind of Predator action figure. Not one of the cool new ones from Neca, this looks like one from the 1980s.
- Gill-Man, aka The Creature from the Black Lagoon. I think this is a Burger King premium, but I'm not sure. I'll have to look it up.
- The first of two "Watchmen the Movie" action figures I scored in this trip is the Original Owl Man.
- Next is Batman from Batman the Animated Series in one of his many variant costumes.
- My second Watchmen find of the day is The Comedian.
- Plastic Man. This looks like a Batman the Brave and the Bold Happy Meal toy.
- Finally we have Clayface from Batman the Animated Series. He's a pretty cool figure, but he's missing the spiked ball that shoots out of his hand. However, Batman's head fits in there pretty well...
|Clayface sucks Batman's head up his clay hole.
On the right, is a plastic Darth Vader mask. For some reason these things are always in the thrift store near my house.
In the middle is my most awesome Darth Vader find. It's a vintage Empire Strikes Back Darth Vader action figure carrying case. I use to have one of these when I was a kid but that one is long gone. So I was totally stoked to see this thing sitting on the toy shelf of the thrift store by my house. There there weren't any action figures inside, of course, but I did find a couple of vintage blasters inside the accessory compartment, so that was a sweet bonus.
Along with the firehouse, I found two Imaginext figures, as well as an odd Playskool (I think) Spider-Man figure that's pretty much in the same scale as the Imaginext guys. I say he's odd, because he is sculpted without a mask, and with a hole torn in his costume's knee. So, he's like a battle-damaged Spider-Man, I guess. But he has a big smile on his face, which is totally at odds with his battle-damage. He's in way too good of a mood for someone who just got beat up.
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Alright, that's it for this week. I was just looking at my previous Thrift Store Thursday post from two weeks ago, and saw that I mentioned my Imaginext Joker Van. Somehow that completely slipped my mind when I was taking photos for this post. I'll try and remember to get it next week. In fact, I might go for a 100% Batman post next Thursday, unless I find something else even cooler when I go shopping this weekend. Either way, I hope to see you back next time!