Sunday, April 5, 2015

Garage Sale Finds: Ultraman & Sentai Toy Haul From November 2004.


This is a look back at some finds from November 2004. There's 2 different Garage Sale Finds here, one of the sales was great, the other maybe just a tad mediocre. If you can call any of this mediocre at all really.

November 2004: Garage Sale #1

Bandai, power rangers, sentai, Ultraman, 戦隊シリーズ, ダグオン, ウルトラマン, おもちゃ, Daguon, Brave SeriesBandai, power rangers, sentai, Ultraman, 戦隊シリーズ, ダグオン, ウルトラマン, おもちゃ, Daguon, Brave Series

This is the better stuff. This is one of those rare time I actually found a boxed toy, in this case the Sentai Gingaman GigaBitus. A toy reminiscent of older Popy designs. I also found an Ultraman Zearth figure with electronic sounds. Then there's a junker B-Fighter figure. The real winner in the toy finds was a Brave Series Daguon GunKid toy. Loose, no parts, but it's such a cool toy I didn't care. Can't recall exactly, but it was likely around $5, so all the more reason to buy.

This stop also produced some cool books and videos. I got an old Sentai ZyuRanger tape, as well as a KakuRanger vid. There was a KakuRanger storybook, and a few awesome Ultraman storybooks and a databook. The Sentai stuff was recently sold off. I just don't collect Sentai items any more, and I needed to make space. Plus, my VCRs are getting old and stuff is starting to look pretty bad on them. The last thing from the sale was the backdrop these items are sitting on. It's an Ultraman World tarp, poster thing. I love the art from this series, so finding this to hang in my room was great.

All in all, I likely paid under $40 for all this. IIRC the videos were the most expensive things.

November 2004: Garage Sale #2

Bandai, power rangers, sentai, Ultraman, 戦隊シリーズ, ダグオン, ウルトラマン, おもちゃ, Daguon, Brave SeriesBandai, power rangers, sentai, Ultraman, 戦隊シリーズ, ダグオン, ウルトラマン, おもちゃ, Daguon, Brave Series

This sale stop provided a lot less bang for the buck. I did pick up a few more cool Ultraman books, and a kid's mag with Brave Police J-Decker, but that was the only highlights. The video tape was just some then recent Transformers episodes tape from t.v., and the other books didn't feature anything really great. There was some mega Man stuff, but that was really it. I got those books for like 10¢ each, so no real loss there. The lot finishes out with a book of Winnie the Pooh fax paper, a picture book about vehicles in Japan with sirens, a camera magazine, and a U.S. Big Bad Beetle Borgs base that was a total piece of junk. But it was a quarter, so I grabbed it for customs use.

Reminiscing about these old Garage Sale Finds really makes me sad the scene around here is so dead these days. It's not like it was 10-15 years ago. I hate change.



garage sale, Bandai, power rangers, sentai, Ultraman, 戦隊シリーズ, ダグオン, ウルトラマン, おもちゃ, Daguon, Brave Series

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