After my last post about the Oakland A's, which was immediately followed by the AL Wild Card Game that was truly wild, I thought it would be appropriate to post this picture I took from the top of a vintage kiddy pinball toy. "Sock", indeed.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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:
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.