Oct 14, 2014
Oct 2, 2014
Sep 30, 2014
In honor of the amazing 'barely-made-the-second-wild-card-collapse-to-miraculously-win-the-world-series' post season of baseball that is about to start for the Oakland A's tonight, I present to you a whole grip of Chia Pet Coco Crisps.
A great promo item for the man with the greatest name in the Major Leagues.
Sort Under: baseball
Sep 24, 2014
Sep 22, 2014
We got a whole gig-bag full of sweet and soulful musical instruments coming up so put your favorite record on that Hi-Fi and get ready to rock.
We'll start off this instrumental junk-jam session with a tasty cut featuring this in-the-package Yamaha Fun Keyboard in soft blue tones. Or maybe add some vocal harmonies with the included microphone.
Sep 19, 2014
Now you too can be part of that elite American institution... the Sicherhettspolizei (?)
You'll be ready for action as part of the F.B.I., more commonly known as the "Special Police", with this deluxe set. It includes ID badge, radio, whistle, mini-shotgun, ass-whomping stick, sucking darts, and some Police earplugs, I think.
Aug 30, 2014
We got another pinball game here at the Junk Store, and amazingly it is pretty functional. The flippers don't go all the way down, and some of the lights are burnt, and the game play is pretty simple, but, hey, working pinball game at the Junk Store!
You can learn about the other pinball game that was donated years ago, and how much it sucked, at the Tales from the Junk Store post here.
Aug 25, 2014
Aug 21, 2014
I could have sworn that I've posted more images of some of the Intellivision video game systems that have come through the Junk Store over the years, but a quick search of all the video game posts reveals nothing.
So allow me to make up for lost time by posting a few classics, in their original boxes.
First and obviously the best is Activision's Pitfall! The classic game that never ends.
And then one of my favorites as a youngster, SNAFU. Complete with box and controller overlays.
Sort Under: video games
Aug 17, 2014
Aug 15, 2014
Aug 12, 2014
Aug 7, 2014
Happy days of reckless endangerment as we tokyo drift around the block on this rechargeable battery-powered go-cart. Complete with seat belts with no buckles, mini wheels, and an overall low profile to keep you safely out of sight from oncoming motorists.
Strap in for the another awesome Junk Pirate video exclusive:
Aug 4, 2014
Everybody agrees: Old non-electric typewriters are the best. Great for typing, great for taking pictures of. Here are some old typers that I haven't posted yet, so sit back at your -scoff- computer and wish you were swinging to the smooth click-clacks of Remington, Royal, and Smith-Corona.
Jul 31, 2014
Jul 27, 2014
Crom might not care about the piddling problems of us mortal (then to hell with you!), but I sure as hell care a great deal about all these awesome Conan paperbacks.
Even better. the miniature Conan sword replica.
Great for crushing your enemies, seeing them driven before you, hearing the lamentations of the women, and opening letters.
Jul 24, 2014
Jul 20, 2014
Jul 16, 2014
Jul 3, 2014
Jun 29, 2014
Jun 23, 2014
A look at some of the fluffy cats that have crossed my path here at the Junk Store:
This is a photo from some old book I spray mounted to the wall behind the Frames Bin in the Sorting Room.
This lil puff ball kitten was named Puff Ball and is made out of cotton balls. This picture is from way back in the Junk Store past.
A three-dimensional interpretation of a fluffy calico. The "Little Miss Kitty Pumpkin" plaque on the frame just puts this thing over the top.