I went back to the 23rd Pulga this past Sunday to see if any of the things I past up the week before were still there. It was my friend Melinda’s birthday (Iggy’s wife) and I wanted to see if I could get her something from the market on top of some things I already had in my collection. Also, since I know that Iggy loves Lego Star Wars I wanted to see if there were any more of those books for sale that I had picked up the previous week. Unfortunately, the lady who was selling the books was no longer there but I did pick up a few interesting things.
1. Welding Goggles
I had been searching for a pair of goggles for a long time. They aren’t as common to find secondhand as you’d think. Luckily I managed to find this pair in a toy pile of all places. It was still in a plastic bag like a cheap pair of sunglasses and I think the lady I got them from didn’t know what they were. She gave them to me for $2. I plan to paint them and use them for a Steampunk costume I plan to put together.
2. Magnifying Visor
Another item I had been looking for was a magnifying device to help me with my toy/collectible repair. I needed something that allowed my hands to be free to do this but had no luck until I found this visor in a junk bin. It was clean and in good condition. The lenses had some very slight scratches to them but they were more than adequate and had a velcro attachment in the back to make the fit upon my head much easier. They were only $1.
3. Star Wars Figures
I had seen a vendor who was selling Star Wars figures the previous week for $3 at his stall. I had seen several that I wanted but did not have the money to spend. He was obviously a collector. All the figures were in individual plastic bags and had a weapon or accessory with them.
Since it was Melinda’s birthday I knew that I could possibly get some figures there for her collection. She favors Troops just like Iggy and I do and hopes to become a real live Stormtrooper someday. So, I headed back to the vendor to see what he had.
Most of the figures were still there but a few that I had hoped were there were now gone. Still there were a few gems, including a special Chewbacca figure that I had had my eye on. Most of the troops were gone but there were a few pilots left. I got an Imperial TIE Pilot for Melinda, the Chess Playing Chewbacca and a Imperial Clone Pilot for myself.
I gave the vendor $10 and while I was waiting for my change he told me that he would let me take another figure and call it even. I didn’t need to be told twice. I chose a older Clone Pilot to make the set of pilots complete.
4. Boxed Star Wars Figures
On my way out I decided to check out something I had seen previously before. I saw that a man had an opened Obi-Wan Kenobi figure in his stall. Normally, this would not be a big deal. Although he is one of my favorite characters, I already have several figures for him. What did catch my attention was the fact that there was a pack of hidden weapons in the back.
As I said before, weapons are always gold so I decided to ask how much he was. The guy didn’t know so he asked his wife. She settled on $2 which was a great bargain for the figure. He was missing his lightsaber but the pack of weapons more than made up for that. I agreed and gave him the two bucks.
As I handed him the cash he mentioned that he had another figure that he would give me for just one dollar more. It was a figure of Yarna d’al’ Gargan, one of Jabba’s Dancers or as she is otherwise known as “That fat chick with the 6 tits from Return of the Jedi”. She was complete, still in her blister pack so I figured, “Sure, why not?”
She was an uncommon figure since no one really wanted a fat girl with 6 boobs to play with and was a very rare figure back in the day so I took her home.
Well, that’s all for now. More soon. Stay tuned!