I-Mockery Pays A Visit To The Pasadena City College Flea Market!
by: -RoG-


This old Ghostland lunchbox actually had a built-in board game on the back, but the spinner was sadly busted.
Still really cool to see it though.

A set of vintage "Thriller" and "Beat It" stage outfits for Michael Jackson dolls.

It's the same Cryptkeeper toy I've been seeing for sale at the Rose Bowl Flea Market for years now.
I love the Cryptkeeper, but I haven't bought this toy cuz a) it's been sunbleached and b) I'm curious if it will ever sell.

You know, before I came to the PCC flea market, I never knew I knew I needed a carved wooden stingray.
Now I do.

A holiday legend debunked!
Santa doesn't deliver your Christmas presents with the assistance of some magical reindeer.
No, he's flies to your house and drops off the presents from his Santa 'Copter!

I noticed a package of Wack-O-Saurs in this display case and complimented
the vendor on having them. He then went on to tell me that his brother-in-law was the guy
who did the art for them and also showed me some old LP that he did the artwork for.

You know you want this hanging above your fireplace. Admit it.

Quisp cereal boxes are always a welcome sight,.

Score! A box full of Garbage Pail Kids Buttons selling for only a buck a pop. Yep, I bought a handful.
Probably should've just bought the entire box, but I thought it best to leave some for other retro treasure hunters.

A Star Wars "Escape from the Death Star" game.

If you're a fan of the California Raisins, you gotta have their sunglasses.

In SoCal, it's always tiki time. Always.

Old Halloween novelties are never in short supply at these kind of events.

Some actual Garbage Pail Kids, and at $85 for the whole set, they were obviously waaaay overpriced.
I'll stick with the buttons.

An old Remco mobile radio loudspeaker truck. This is what the future looks like, okay?

Never heard of it, but I dig the old Horrorwood display sign.

Yes sir!

Everybody needs a good book on how to play a kazoo, right?

Why yes, I would like to buy your high school art class collage project for $30.
Oh wait, no... I wouldn't.

Lastly, a Pee-wee's Playhouse View-Master gift set seems like a fine way to end the day if you ask me.

And that about does it for my photographic tour of the Pasadena City College Flea Market. Considering all the great stuff I found in only a few hours, I definitely plan on paying it a visit again. If you live within driving distance of Pasadena, I highly recommend checking it out.

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Reader Comments

Apr 18th, 2012, 05:05 AM
Santa Claus, on a helicoptahhhh! http://http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yLRnNMUOccY
Apr 18th, 2012, 08:51 AM
The Santa copter is great, I'm all about any toy that advertises "whirling blade". Thanks for all the pics, Rog!
Clap if you love Dynamo
Apr 18th, 2012, 11:01 AM
85 bucks for those Garbage Pail Kids? They looked pretty beat up in the pic.

When I collected the day my mom seemed to think they were going to have future worth like baseball cards used to. By the time series 12 and on were coming out I saw the writing on the wall (even though I probably didn't know what the term market saturation meant yet) and stopped believing she would be right. Maybe that guy never learned what market saturation meant.
Apr 18th, 2012, 03:32 PM
The Master System isn't worth $90 dollars on any planet. I'm sorry, but the system just wasn't that good. Nor the Turbografx, to be honest.
Apr 18th, 2012, 08:29 PM
You are correct sir.

I recentaly got a Dreamcast with two controllers,, a vmu, a handful of games and the original box for 25 and that was the best console sega ever produced!

Pretty much any console made from 1985 onwards is pretty worthless... they just made too many.

Holy crap was that a Flip Wilson doll? They made Flip Wilson dolls? I know who Flip Wilson is?
Forum Chaos Lord
Apr 18th, 2012, 09:48 PM
Robot Cosmic Raider Force needs to have a cross-over with Titanic-Bot and Space Knight.
Forum Virgin
Apr 18th, 2012, 11:38 PM
Those Alien photo cards from Topps look sweet! If indeed that's what's in there...
The face of trapped wind.
Apr 19th, 2012, 02:05 AM
I really wish I had the flip wilson doll. I have no idea why. when friends would come over I'd jam him in their faces and make him talk like geraldine. I'm weird.

85 bucks is just a sad offer for garbage pail kids. no one will pay that. at least I'd hope not.
Humor Writer
Apr 19th, 2012, 02:32 AM
Awesome, I try to go to this one every month.
Pickled Patriarch
Apr 19th, 2012, 03:04 PM
A-bomb - "Whirling blade" is how they should promote the next Friday the 13th film. "Voorhees and his whirling blade of death are back for blood!"

Pentegarn - Yeah, the Garbage Pail Kids were pretty beat up and they weren't even from one of the earlier series, so definitely not worth the price. Some people will just stick a price tag on something based on what they feel it's probably worth (in their heart) rather than actually taking the time to look up the value online. Sometimes you can get a steal that way, but most of the time, you just laugh at the outrageous price tag.

Shadowdancer21b - I have a soft spot for the Sega Master System. It was such an underdog and completely overshadowed by the NES, but damn if it didn't look cool, and I loved those 3D glasses. But yeah, there's no way in hell I was gonna pay that much for it.

HowardC - Indeed! Flip Wilson is immortal in puppet form.

Jaimas - A battle between those three mighty forces would surely be a sign of the coming apocalypse.
Forum Chaos Lord
Apr 20th, 2012, 11:11 PM
RoG: But what if they were to unite their powers against a common foe - say SECRET GHOSTDOM and/or DEATH'S HEAD TERROR?

I think we'd have a recipe for awesome right there.
Freelance Artist
Apr 21st, 2012, 01:25 PM
Master systems go for less than $50 at used game stores where I live (in Canada, so our stuff is still more expensive than yours, despite the dollar being pretty equal)

I'm COMPLETELY jealous of all the pins - especially the one that says Cat Power. WANT (I LOVE absurd pins/buttons)

& Tits & Clits - I would have bought it in an instant. I love the old 60s underground comix
Clever Girl
Apr 24th, 2012, 09:56 PM
Ooh, how much was the Pee-Wee Viewmaster going for?
Pickled Patriarch
Apr 24th, 2012, 10:27 PM
If memory serves, I think it was selling for roughly $60. Not sure if it was actually worth that much though.
I shot Wilhelm.
Apr 28th, 2012, 07:41 PM
God, I would love to find a good flea market but I tend not to go outside if I can avoid it. *sigh* I miss California...
Recovering Lycanthrope
May 2nd, 2012, 06:54 PM
I'll play your game:

I've got to go with "Haunted House Football"

(Pump fake to the goblin, and then run right through the ghosts - they're terrible linebackers.)
magical sea leprechaun
May 5th, 2012, 07:56 PM
Am I the only one who's disturbed by the pantsless doll that looks to have it's hands tied behind it's back and it's face pummeled back on page 1?
Aug 24th, 2012, 04:35 PM
two Sega Master Systems for $90 Bucks with the 3D Glasses? It's a shame i don't live in California otherwise i would've bought them in a heartbeat, despite having an SMS Model 1 which has the 3D adapter, but not the glasses (besides, you gotta have a couple of spares just in case).

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