I-Mockery Pays A Visit To Antique Row In Pomona!
by: -RoG-


Buying old Star Trek patches is logical.

Darth Vader has decided that the Oscar Mayer Weinermobile is far more powerful than the Death Star.

Ragedy Ann dolls, Rubik's Cubes, trolls, Cabbage Patch Kids glasses, Smurf plates and more. Oh the randomness.

Alf enjoys a day at the fair while Smurfette guards this yellowed and poorly treated old Nintendo Entertainment System.

Which one is the cup of a carpenter? Only Indiana Jones knows.

The "Screamin' Mimi" helicopter from the 80s detective TV series Riptide!

I think the last time I saw one of these plasma ball lamps was in an old Spencer's gift shop.

Bear vs. wolf heads under the glow of a Coors Light neon sign. America!

A sunbleached talking Steve Urkel doll. Did I do that?

Lieutenant Worf believes that being put on display in an antique shop is an honor for any Klingon.

It doesn't matter how much spinach he eats, Popeye isn't getting out of this nightmare scenario anytime soon.


Wyatt Earp will paint your body by numbers with bullet holes.

Sorry, but I think Mechanical Drummer Bear > Dr. Zaius from Planet of the Apes.


The original Garbage Pail Kids will always be amongst the greatest collectible non-sports cards ever produced.

Zem-21 of the Star Team! He was part of an old toy line from the seventies called Zeroids.
They were overshadowed by another line of toys you may have heard of... Star Wars.

Some classic Peanuts merch including a Camp Snoopy snow globe and a soap bar shaped like Woodstock.

Oh Gobots, how I loved you when I was a kid, even though the Transformers completely stole the spotlight away from you.
I still maintain that "Psycho" the enemy robot show car from the Super Gobots is an absolutely awesome toy.

I wanted to buy many of the things I saw that day, but I promised myself I wouldn't spend much, so I reserved
myself to buying one thing. So what amazing item did I walk away with? Feast your eyes upon this beauty:

At a mere five dollars, the chance to own a battery-operated police car driven by ninjas was simply impossible to pass up.
This alone made the trip worth it.

And that about wraps it up for my photos from the shops at Antique Row in Pomona. Considering some of the insane things I discovered after only a few hours, I definitely plan on going back sometime to see what crazy items the other shops have for sale. Until then, sleep well at night, for Nude Batgirl and the Ninja Patrol are out there keeping our world safe.

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Reader Comments

Basement Monkey
May 18th, 2011, 10:25 AM
Every time I look at old plastic lunch boxes the first thing I always remember is the smell of stale peanut butter sandwiches and lays ranch potato chips.
The face of trapped wind.
May 18th, 2011, 02:15 PM
I would sucker punch my grandmother for those boxes of Garbage Pail Kids. Plus I'm not 100% sure but I'm pretty sure the Hamburglar cup is the correct one.
Ba-dum-tish. RIMSHOT!
May 18th, 2011, 02:42 PM
That Barnum & Bailey flashlight brings back memories. Damn, as kids we wanted the stupidest shit... and our parents complied.
Full of Country Goodness
May 18th, 2011, 03:00 PM
I would sucker punch my grandmother for those boxes of Garbage Pail Kids. Plus I'm not 100% sure but I'm pretty sure the Hamburglar cup is the correct one.

You have chosen... wisely.
Is a thin donkey
May 18th, 2011, 04:05 PM
Depending on how much they cost, I'd be all over the Tommy pinball machine and/or the Cool Spot plush.
Forum Chaos Lord
May 18th, 2011, 07:12 PM
Clearly RoG walked away with the best prize.
Cranberry Everything
May 19th, 2011, 12:14 AM
Wow, that's quite a fine collection of stuff. That wheelchair is terrifying!
Forum Virgin
May 19th, 2011, 02:19 AM
Fonzie says: Aaaaayyyyy to all a good pipe, whoa!
dead end
May 19th, 2011, 02:35 AM
i'm a huge sucker for 70s era toys and old electronic nonsense :< there's no shortage of thrift and antique places near me but the desire is eternal.
Clap if you love Dynamo
May 19th, 2011, 07:25 AM
Wanna class up your glassware? All you gotta do is add a little Lando, baby.
Works every time
Forum Virgin
May 19th, 2011, 09:46 AM
The doll in the third pic on page 4 is a Little Orphan Annie doll from the 80s movie, not a Raggedy Ann
May 19th, 2011, 06:05 PM
This reminds me of Historic Ellicott City! Man, I gotta do a photoventure there this summer. Awesome place, -RoG!-
Cat Scratch Fever!
May 19th, 2011, 07:00 PM
Wanna class up your glassware? All you gotta do is add a little Lando, baby.

Then Fill that baby up with some Colt 45! Now that's pimpin
Im one good looking Troll
May 20th, 2011, 03:16 AM
I once had The Zig-Zag Comic Express wind-up toy train it was place on top of my birthday cake but once I had wind that toy train up that same day i had got it it ended up breaking right in front of me... how odd.
May 20th, 2011, 03:17 AM
Great article! I love it when you go to strange places.

Those hillbilly teeth are the most disturbing thing by far. I mean they aren't in a package or anything! Buying a pair of those is like playing Russian Roulette with herpes for a bullet!
That damn kid
May 21st, 2011, 02:20 PM
My dad has had one of those Joe Camel mugs since before I was born, it feels surreal seeing another one
Dschingis Khan
May 22nd, 2011, 05:14 PM
I was disappointed that modern physical culture isn't like the 1896 guy too. That's why I bought my own weight set. It came with a singlet.
May 23rd, 2011, 04:21 AM
NINJA PATROL! Great finds, Roger!
Forum Virgin
May 23rd, 2011, 12:46 PM
Nude batgirl takes the cake!! haha. great antique hunting.
May 24th, 2011, 02:29 AM
that daffy duck hair dryer is rad
May 28th, 2011, 01:06 AM
I still have that Ghostbusters lunchbox, except mine is cadet blue and in much worse condition. =3

I have a few of those Three Investigators books, too. Those exact titles, even.

It's not even Batgirl (the colours are wrong), it's a gender-flipped Batman...
Master of Awesome Sauce!
Jun 1st, 2011, 05:00 PM
Awesome stuff! I still have one of those pencil sharpeners!

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