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Made a stop at the local flea market. Wasn't much available, as many shops close up during the winter months and it was bitterly cold outside. One place had a wall of games and the guy there informed me all games and puzzles were just $1 each, for a limited time.
I bought this and when I got it home found it was missing one of the tan fighters, Cobra I think. Box is in really poor shape, but I believe everything else was complete and useable.
This, also $1. It is complete, but one of the tabs that holds the paddle in place is broken, so it doesn't work correctly (ie, paddle falls off). This was on the Donald Duck side. I also wasn't able to find a good battery to test the motor. I have Loopin' Louie but I was excited to have a two-player copy my sons could play with. Hopefully I can figure out a way to repair or rig the broken side.
Found the Champions of Chaos book for $2. Also got a 2002 White Dwarf magazine for $2.
I really should say each was $3, because I accidentaly bought what I thought was a Warhammer book that turned out to be a folder full of promotional materials for shops looking to stock/sell/demo Games Workshop products.
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I've mostly lurked around these list b/c I rarely find anything good. This was an interesting pick up at GW for $0.75. It has about 8 wooden poker card dice and a dice cup, along with some plastic poker chips. All in really great shape considering it's 40 years old or so