Sunday 11/11/12

Yesterday I made my way to the 23rd Flea Market.  I knew it was going to be an off day but I needed the outing.  A cold front was through so the weather was decent.  However, because of the dry conditions of the season there was a lot of dust blowing around.

It was a fairly packed day, even for a Sunday.  I actually had to park in the back for the first time since I started making the habit of going to the market.  This made it strange for me since I had to walk the market backwards to the way I normally walk it.

There was a lot to see and I found several things that I wanted to buy but sadly they were far too broken or incomplete to make it worth my while.  Still, I did find a couple of things for my collection.

1. Imperial Guard

Here is another Imperial Guard figure that I got from the vendor where I got my last one.  This one isn’t in as good condition as the first one but it is still in box so it  was a good deal.  Got him for $3.

2.  More Clone Troopers

I found a few more troops that I needed for my collection.  One was the Cold Weather version of Captain Rex that was only missing a hand (easily replaced, see Broken Troops in a previous post).  The other was a new troop I could not identify.  With some research her appears to be a Clone Pilot from around 2005 but the helmet does not match.  I have yet to still identify it.  Each figure was about $2.

3. Mini Troopers

I also found a couple of mini troops there at the pulga.  One was a rare Sandtrooper in great condition and the other is Clone Trooper, not sure what type just yet.  Each one was $1.


Sunday 11-04-12

My apologies for not having anything to post last week but I was out of town and the Flea Market I was planning to visit in Santa Fe was a bust.

I did manage to go to the Pulga yesterday for a little bit and pick up a few things.  I didn’t make a full run as I had planned so I could have probably found some more things but I wasn’t in the mood.

Anyways, here’s what I found.

1. Magnaguard Fighter

I found this ship early on being sold by an old couple.  It was a good find.  It has seen little use and is complete.  It normally runs from $20 to $25 but I took it off their hands for $3.

2.  Action Figures

I did manage to pick up a few figures before leaving the Pulga.  Here they are from left to right.

A.  Headless Clone Trooper  –  Found another broken troop but this one was in good condition with his weapon with only the helmet missing.  Easy enough to replace once I find one.  Got him for $.50

B.  Inspector Gadget  –  Inspector Gadget toys are fairly rare nowadays.  This would be the second one that I have found at the pulga, this being the larger of the two.  The elusive figure in this collection would be the Dr. Claw figure which was rare and was the only indication of what the character looked like.

C.  Damaged R2-Figure  –  This little guy is missing a foot and is pretty scuffed up.  Still I think he might be able to fit in one of my spaceships so I decided to get him to find out.  Not sure which one this is but he looks like Obi-Wan’s droid R-4.

D.  Obi-Wan Kenobi Mini-Figure  –  Another addition to my Star Wars minis.  Not too many old man Obi-Wans out there so I decided to get him.  I’ve always had a fondness for the classic Obi-Wan figure and this one is very cute and in good condition.  I got him and the previous two figures all together for $2.

E.  Captain Britain Marvel Figure  –  This was a cool find.  I’m actually fond of Captain Britain since I started reading comics again back in High School.  One of the first comics I read was the British X-Men spin-off Excalibur which Captain Britain was a member.  It was one of my favorite comics and still holds fond memories for me.  Got him for $2.