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Got those neat magnetic things branded as Magnetix, a complete unused set of 70 pieces!
Had some time before lunch today to drop by the local Value Village.
Found this in it's original box (is that Susan Sarandon on the cover?) with MOST of the pieces (2 cues and nibs for the end, 10 pins, 11 green, 11 red, 1 black and 4 white discs) and looks to be completely unplayed.
A bit pricy at $9.99, but my little guys is REALLY into bowling, so I thought this might be fun for him.
I picked up New Mastermind (English edition) for $1.21. It is missing two hot pink pegs. Otherwise, the game is complete. I like the design of the board quite a bit because to keep track of correct pegs, there is a pull out track instead of little pegs.
No games were found on my march across the state of Florida yesterday from Palm Bay to Tampa to see Iron Maiden last night. The local thrifters must have heard rumor of my coming and raided the shelves before I got there. I did however find 13 boxes of IMEX 1/72 Civil War Infantry- 9 Confederate and 4 Union, still in shrink. $1.99 each at Goodwill in St. Cloud. Great for pimping out Civil War games or Battle Cry. Seem to be going on that auction site for about $7.99.
$1.48 America's Thrift, complete. This is an older before MB version that had very nice tiles in it. I pirated the tiles for my deluxe copy and put the tiles that were in my deluxe copy in my ebait bag. The game even had an old ad for alot of scabble and scrabble type games that was a fun read.
I picked up a second copy of this for 75 cents, but this one is incomplete. I wanted to make it a racing game where both players are playing at the same time, or give a copy to a friend. Either way, I need 2 minute sand timer and 1 card w/crab, gumball machine,peanuts, feather, ruler on the aqua side, and colorful cat, peppers, ice skate, and jack-o lantern bucket on the white side.
So, every now and then there's a find that's such a nice little puzzle it's too good to pass up.
This week I came across a Citadel Creature Paint Set box. (Citadel, was, and I guess still may be, the producers of the miniatures used in Games Workshop various figure ranges.)
Inside the box was a mass of various metal figs. Everything seems to date from the early to mid '80ss. I've started to tease apart everything, but a respectable chunk of it seems to be for an unassembled hand-car vehicle/weapon's platform for the Goblin faction from Warhammer (their name escapes me).