Brand freaking new JUNK PIRATE website coming soon...
Ok, coming eventually.
But get your daily dose of random cool stuff complete with clever commentary through the Junk Pirate social media empire that is @thejunkpirate on Instagram and a FaBo page that distributes my posts to about 13 lucky followers.
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Oct 30, 2015
Been a while since I've shared any recent Tales from the Junk Store. But that doesn't mean I haven't been armpits deep in stacks and heaps, sorting junk, tossing valuables into the garbage, and sharing all the picks with my pals over on Instagram, FaBo, and all up in the new Junk Pirate Basement HQ. Here's just a taste of what you've been missing:
Make sure to click those links on that sidebar to keep up on the latest. In the meanwhile, makes ure to keep donating your interesting crap to your local junk store.
Mar 20, 2015
Jan 25, 2015
Dec 28, 2014
Dec 25, 2014
Celebrate the true meaning of Christmas (or as I like to call it, X-Mas), with some portraits of Jesus from deep in the Junk Pirate photo archive.
This collection of Jesuses (Jesi?) features velvet, lil framer, and your contemporary dark skinned Jesus. And a small hookah in there too to make your spirits bright.
Dec 15, 2014
Dec 7, 2014
Nov 28, 2014
Nov 9, 2014
Oct 26, 2014
Oct 24, 2014
Now here's a treat for a Viewmaster hoarding weirdo like me...
An original Sawyers Model B viewer made of Bakelite, with the original box!
Learn more about the evolution of View-Master and you will be a better person.
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.