I've been very busy with a new project lately. So busy, in fact, that I completely forgot about some photos I snapped while visiting the Pasadena City College Flea Market last month. Fortunately, photos of the always amusing and oddball things one can find at any given flea market are timeless, so I could post them years later and they'd still be just as relevant as they are now. With that in mind, here are photos of my favorite finds from last month's PCC Flea Market:
I suppose if you're going to stumble on a Madballs toy that's been horribly mistreated, it might as well be Dust Brain. He's a weathered old mummy to begin with, so some extra scratches on his face actually work well with his aesthetics. Of course, in this condition he's only worth a buck or two at most, but the elderly seller actually wanted $30 for it. Hahahahahahahahahaha NO.
At first I thought this Grave Digger was a ride-on Power Wheels vehicle like the Spider-Man one behind it, but it's just a really large monster truck toy. Still, there's no denying that Grave Digger has the best chasis artwork in the history of monster trucks, so it's always a welcome sight.
If you're a fan of The Real Ghostbusters cartoon like I am (and you should be), finding an original Slimer cartoon art cel is always an extremely good thing. In this scene, I like to think he was about to raise his hand to ask if he could have a hall pass to go use the restroom, but was secretly gonna use it to raid the snack machines.
You know, if I've said it once, I've said it a thousand times... it's really hard to find a good Wind-up Knitting Cat. Fortunately, this flea market has us covered.
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