Aug 30, 2014

Demolition Derby Pinball


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 more about Demolition Derby pinball here.

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

Lil Devil and Friends


This oddball assortment of goofy puppets put a smile on my face. We have the Major, the stoney Doofus, the Kaiser, and my close personal friend...

Satan.

Aug 21, 2014

Intellivision: Pitfall! and SNAFU


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.


Aug 17, 2014

"Body Massager" by Housefun


NOT a vibrator. Just a vibrating body massager in a box that features a woman in a bikini who really seems to be enjoying her massage.

Aug 15, 2014

Dymo-mite!


Heavy duty full metal Dymo Mite label maker hand embossing tool. In the box.
With guillotine label clip.
We don't mess around.


Aug 12, 2014

Man-Doll Heads

They're not dolls... they're action figures!



The Six-Mil Man and old flocking-head Joe.

Aug 7, 2014

Junk Store Street Racing

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

more typewriters

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

Familiar Places


For some of you fat kids out there, this place may be a little too familiar.

Jul 27, 2014

Conan the Librarian


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

Bontempi and Magnus Reed Pianos

A few of the many electric harmonium reed pianos that pass through my hands on a regular basis. 



Jul 20, 2014

Reuse it again and again

Another quality assortment of "housewares" got donated recently...


Might as well look at these again while were at it.

Jul 16, 2014

Jul 3, 2014

The Age of Cinder Block-Sized Cell Phones

Some seriously high-tech mobile phones here:



Ain't that right, Murtaugh?

Jun 29, 2014

Storms


Three different versions of Ororo Munroe in the to bins today.

Jun 23, 2014

Junk Store Archives: Fluffy Kitties

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.

Jun 20, 2014

We Jammin

How many acoustic guitars do we need in the Sorting Room, just to be prepared in case a spontaneous folk jam pops up unexpectedly next to the water cooler?


Four. The answer is four guitars.

Jun 17, 2014

Unopened Garbage Pail Kids Wax Pack!!!


Any original Garbage Pail Kids cards are reason for celebration at the Junk Store, but an unopened Series 3 wax pack is enough to make your head explode!

Jun 9, 2014

Monkey Creeps


Holy shit I just was combing through my collection of Other People's Photos and I realized this girl is holding one of these kind of freaky monkey dolls!

And it's not even the trippiest part of the photo!

Jun 8, 2014

Jun 5, 2014

Lazer Tag: Rookie vs. Hawk

Two complete game kits of vintage Lazer Tag got donated so it's all out futuristic warfare in the Sorting Room. 


But no Junk Store pick-up game of Lazer Tag could ever match the action in this AMAZING Lazer Tag commercial featuring a dystopian future where skateboarders and musclemen in ATVs (Hawk?) battle it out in a huge concrete bowl. Amazing!

Also this commercial...

May 28, 2014

You're Gonna Shoot Your Eye Out, Kid - Part 2

We're not really intending to start a collection of BB Guns, but you start shoving them in the corner of the Sorting Room and then someone donates a rifle rack, and then, well...

May 26, 2014

You're Gonna Shoot Your Eye Out, Kid




You would think that with all these quality working BB Guns coming through the Junk Store month after month I would be a better marksman, but I only hit the customers in the face, like, 20% of the time.

May 23, 2014

Generic Sharpie Clones


Let's see here. We've got
  • Super Shankie
  • Super Skerpie
  • Super Sharbao
  • Shamark
  • Staunion
  • the ever popular Super Marker


Still waiting on that "Chango" brand Sharpie knock-off.

May 20, 2014

Hans 2014

It's post number 500 for the Tales from the Junk Store blog! And what better way to celebrate than by partying with our old friend Hans. When we last checked in with Hans, he was hoarding ladies' undergarments over by the water cooler. But now I can't seem to find him anywhere.

Wait. Look up.
There's Hans. That rascal somehow got up on top of the sorting room rolling door and is now perched like a gargoyle on PCP. I see he still is sporting those leather chaps. Looks like his collection of donated underwear is going strong, too.


May 13, 2014

Steingraf Cat Fur Bandages

It's time to break out the big guns. The heavy hitters. The truly amazing and fucked-up donations that refuse to be ignored. The kinds of items I immediately think of when I am asked, "What's the craziest thing that's ever been donated?"

Here you go... the Steingraf Katzenfell Bandagen.


That's right. It's some sort of garment wrapping made of a house cat pelt. And the picture on the box is of a kitten that looks pretty frightened. Those wacky Germans and their cat furs.

May 6, 2014

Bad Ass Cassette Players


We've had some impressive audio cassette players come through the Junk Store recently. Like this badass Tiffen Pro-Dissolve player that comes in its own hardcase with built-in speaker. Not bad.

Or how about this vintage Sankyo stereo cassette deck with all kinds of knobs and faders and shit. Niiice.

Ok, I just did about 5 seconds of research and I see the Tiffen is a slide-projector controller. However, I'm choosing to still regard it as a bad ass cassette deck.