Oct 24, 2014

Vintage Bakelite Model B View-Master!


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

Anatomically Correct


Not that I'm constantly checking the genitalia of dolls and actions figures, but by and large they usually have molded underwear or just nothing down there at all. Except this player.

Oct 2, 2014

Swing and a Miss


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.

Sep 30, 2014

Chia Pet Coco Crisp


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.

Sep 24, 2014

Omnichord


For all you Electro-Hippies out there: it's an Omnichord electric harmonium complete with case.
A coworker scored this beauty before I could get my grubby hands on it, but she let me take a picture.

Sep 22, 2014

The Blues: Yamaha Fun Keyboard

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

Git-box


Pretty solid looking electric guitar in a velvety case. Not bad at all.

'Special' Police


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

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?