Monday, September 26, 2011

The Fever Has Broken

Looking through novelty pop culture records is sometimes like reading your notes after a night of heavy drinking...

Sunday, September 25, 2011

More things for the "Send to Hell" pyre

This stuck out like a sore thumb amidst the many wood carved loons and VHS tapes....

Saturday, September 24, 2011

More Relevant Than Ever

I'm pretty sure the title was originally meant in the "Thundercats Sense"

Friday, September 23, 2011

Vintage Halloween

One of these days I fill my house with this stuff, it will never be put away either, I'll just Santa hats on them during the winter months...

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Please burn and send straight to hell

Every since I saw this soiled pants monstrosity it's been haunting my nightmares, daymares and well, he's pretty much scratched my psyche. I figure the only way to rid myself of it is to spread it around ala "The Ring".

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Sci Fi Comics

By "Romantic" I imagine they mean "God and Government Approved Sexual Relations" Spicey!

Thursday, September 1, 2011


I had the Corgi Scannertron as a kid, these futuristic vehicles were what I really hoped to drive to work someday. The realisation that my childhood expectations would never come to fruition combined with the $50 price tag made me leave the mall without it....

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Monday, August 29, 2011

Sure fire ways to decrease foot traffic

Don't want pesky customers bothering your booth? Do what this fine vendor did and put up a @#%king Nazi flag. During my two hour trip to this flea market, I never saw a customer grace his booth and I watched.

I'm sure that this fellow is nothing more than a military collector/dealer but what if he isn't? That's the thought that likely went through everybody's head that day. These pictures were taken from a distance because of that and my underlying cowardice, I don't like getting hit.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Not ruling the planet....

It seems Toys R Us and Wal-Mart utilized a simple plan when clearing out unsold (translation : almost all) merchandise from Tim Burton's best forgotten reimagining of Planet of the Apes, they simply sent it to every flea market, toy show and antique mall I visit. The girl (I'm too bitter to look up and see her name) was only sold in Canada, absolutely nobody cares....

Friday, August 26, 2011

Scary Pig 2

Great, it has a mate, that means the species will continue. Has somebody, somewhere, freaking bought one of these things in a non ironic sense?

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Toy Rocket

Snapped a pic of this cool rocket ship toy box thing when the vendor saw me and practically begged me to buy it. I'm not into space stuff but it was really hard to say no to it.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

My Kinda Comedy

I have never heard of "Canada's Top Comedy Team" Malton and Hamilton but the cover of this early seventies album suggests that I would enjoy it fiercely.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Still not collectible

I doubt these Dick Tracy bibs will ever sell unless you find a teenager looking for the perfect ironic accessory.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Tiger Snake Snail Warrior Man

Whoever owned this motorcycle was the coolest person in the whole wide world...

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Jar Jar in hiding

Dean sent me this cool pic of a Jar Jar trying to camouflage himself in front of a much cooler and desirable Star Wars toy.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Score! Gulliver Marvel Superheroes

Why I love Flea Markets: Never in my life did I think I'd find something the other morning let alone these uber cool Brazillian Marvel Superhero figures at the Vintage Videogames booth. I covet these but don't have the stones to hunt them down on Mircado Libre, so this was a happy find.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

What really happened to the GI Joe Adventure Team

Guess that "Tough Assignment" was a little tougher than imagined....

Thanks to Lady Jaye for the weirdness..

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

If it's half as good as the movie

If you've never seen "Viva Knievel" it's truly a masterpiece, I should have bought this.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Great things: The Bar Sofa

Oh yeah, a sofa with it's own bar area, no more getting up to mix a drink. The lazy folks of the "Mad Men" era had the right idea.

I'd have bought this were it not for the overwhelming odor of cat pee and the sound realization that I haven't been able to stomach liquor since Kurt Cobain was alive. I guess I'd just put chips in there...

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Yep I'm divorced...

"And as the hat implies, I'm a little bitter."

Behind it was an OV hat, nothing says "I've got great Grandchildren" than a bottle of Old Vienna.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Home Decor Made Easy

The Tiger picture moves when you walked by it. I mean, talk about added fricking value! 

And the Pig? Well, he'll be visiting me daily in my nightmares.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

A Visit to the Junk Gypsy

No Sunday afternoon in my family is complete without a visit to the amazing  tickle trunk that is the junk gypsy, a seemingly endless steel shed filled with wonder and the owner is a super nice man, let's see what's inside today:
 Mannequin Parts!

Sorry the picture is blurry (the lights not too good inside the old gal) but these are TV repair manuals from the early 70s, so if the volume goes off on your Phillips, call me, I can help.

That's todays journey to the Junk Gypsy, look for more adventures as an ongoing series, until they tell me to stop taking pictures....

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Oh Yeah?

I'm not really getting the connection between Kool Aid and a fun house mirror.

Monday, June 13, 2011

The thirsty side of the force

I collected these as a kid, I'll admit it and it was hard to resist picking these up. Luckily for me, I keep a scowling image of my normally delightful wife's face on my phone as a grim reminder of the consequences of hoarding.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

I hate clowns part one

I've never been comfortable with clowns, join me in this series of the most disturbing clown images I can find.

See a creepy clown at a flea market or yardsale, please send them in to me.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Tin Foil Hats 1/2 Price

Because the mall is run by the CIA maaaaaaaan!

Thanks to Chad at for the submission.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Meesa say Good Mornings

It's hard to see but this photo Amy sent in has a Jar Jar coffee mug sitting lonely in a vendor's stall, how can people resist starting each and every day looking at that grinning abomination?

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Total Flashback

Baskin Robbins gave these Condorman posters away when the movie ran and it hung proudly in my room that year, I had not thought of that since 1982.  For some reason, the sight of the poster filled me with nothing but positive vibes, like an old friend,  it was nearly impossible for me to resist hugging it.

Despite this, I'll pass on revisiting the film, my Spidey sense tends to tell me it likely hasn't aged well.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Not enough Purell in the world...

Let me paint a picture, I collect department store catalogs and I don't see them often in the wild. So when I saw an old Canadian Tire catalog on the top of this box I instinctively shoved both my hands in.

That's when I discovered that the box was 99% crusty ol' second hand pornography. Did I mention I've got a germ thing? I set my hands on fire. Who the f*ck buys old jackrags in broad day light at a flea market?

Monday, June 6, 2011

Holy $@%& Cat Stollers are a thing

When Phil submitted the previous cat stroller pic to me, I simply took it as the act of a random weirdo but my world was changed rounding the corner of an outdoor market yesterday. There it was, a stroller made specifically for a cat.

Perhaps I'm a touch naive, as I'm hyper allergic to them, but is this a common thing in the world of cat people? I mean, this is an animal that to my knowledge, is perfectly happy being left alone, for long periods of time. Why would someone need a device to bring them to places they have zero interest in being?

L'il help Cat Fancy subscribers? My head hurts.

In "just my luck" style, the woman who owned this device not only seemed balanced but was super friendly and made sure to take the top down so I could  document this cat's simmering rage.

If you see a Cat Stoller in the wild, PLEASE send me pics.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

How close are we to a defibrillator?

I can't even pretend to be disgusted, I'd eat a deep fried moonpie if a drifter gave it to me...
Thanks to Chad at for the submission.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Stayin' Classy

Finally, something to wear to my daughter's kindergarten graduation...

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Hey Good Lookin'

I'll be back to pick you up later!

Where VHS went to die

Last week i overheard "but we don't have a VCR" three times, for some reason that made me sad.

I still buy oddball VHS titles, if you have obscure VHS finds send em down!

Monday, May 30, 2011

Hail to the King baby...

Ronald doesn't stand a chance!

At one point in my life, I could always find at least one Burger King Doll at any given toy show, antique mall or flea market, clearly supply egregiously outweighs demand.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Send in your Jar Jar sightings

One thing that's littering this great flea market nation of ours is the piles and piles of unsold Jar Jar Binks merchandise, truly we shall never see an end to Gungan sightings at toy shows, flea markets and garage sales in our lifetime. So, we might as well have fun with it, send me your Jar Jar in the wild shots, mesa wants them.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Looks like we're not welcome here Mr Slither!

If it's on the sign, that likely means it's been a problem in the past.

Thanks to Chad at for the submission.

Friday, May 27, 2011