Saturday, September 10, 2011

Buy of the Day at Gibbons Town Wide Garage Sale

Today was the garage sale day I look forward to most each year. Not only for the sheer number of participants, but for the Kubasa with sauteed onions & Sauerkraut.

This years buy of the day goes to a box of what at first appeared as some GW LOTR figures. With a War Mumak right on top it was a no brainer. I saw the price on the lid of the box to read $5.

At first I thought it meant whatever was in the box was $5.00 per item. Was I surprised at the answer!

So looking in the box I saw the War Mumak, a box of Easterlings, a box of 40K Space Marines & what appeared to be some plastic 1/72nd scale Greek Infantry.  Fair enough. I snagged the box and a couple other things from this vendor. I then had to haul it back to where I parked the car to offload it.

Once I arrived home I delved further

The box of  Chaos Marines were merely mostly empty sprues, but there were some bits and a full sprue of Chaos appendages, always good for modding possessed in Mordheim.

Delving further...

Under the box of loose Greek Infantry can be seen some books. They appear at this stage pretty beat up, but we shall see.

Checking out the Easterlings box, I find one complete sprue of troops. So where are the others? The plot thickens

Hey now! Whats this I see under those tatty books?

Here we have the full Monty. Everything that was in that $5.00 box.

The complete list (without removing the figures from the ziplock bag or out of the plastic blisters;

LOTR Weapons & Warfare - Rough shape, but this will be a good copy to use as my painting guide.
White Dwarf WD277 - Also in pretty rough shape.
LOTR Siege of Gondor - Good Condition w/ retail sticker price of $18.00
LOTR Scouring of the Shire - Good Condition w/ retail sticker price of $20.00
LOTR A Shadow in the East - Good Condition w/ retail sticker price of $20.00
LOTR Return of the King - pretty sure this is the book that came with the boxset.
05-94 Easterlings blister
06-34 Army of the Dead (Metal)
Plastic bubble containing metal Warg Riders, Riders of Rohan, Easterlings & Mordor Troll.
The War Mumak
Box of Chaos Space Marines - well their bits anyway.
Large ziplock bag of mixed LOTR miniatures, and chaos space marines.
Some GW LOTR terrain pieces
09-06 Easterlings Box w/ 1 sprue - assume the remainder are in that ziplock bag
1/72nd M3 LEE Mk 1 model kit - inside box the model is still in plastic
1/72nd Greek Infantry Hoplites - not sure at this point if its complete.

So apart from a couple other gaming related items I purchased, this was by far the best haul of the day! It also ends the townwide garage sale season for this year.


  1. Terry,
    How much would you like for the Mordor Troll? I'm interested. May take a crack at the Easterlings as well if you're not interested in them.

  2. Nice score, lots of goodies in there!