Sunday, June 22, 2014

Benders Books and Cards in Hampton, Virginia

The first comic shop I visited while on vacation in Virginia Beach was Benders Books and Cards in Hampton, VA. This store was jam-packed with stuff! Comics, toys, trading cards, books, cats. Most of the store was divided into genres. Superhero, monsters, Star Wars, Star Trek, western, anime, war, adult, etc. If you don't mind digging a little bit, you just may find a few treasures.

Visit there Facebook page here.

Here's the stuff I bought:

Hulk bubble bath container (1990) for $6. Bride of Frankenstein cup from Wendy's (1982) for $2.95. Two Marvel 7/11 cups, Nighthawk and Hercules (1975) for $3.95 each. When I went to check out, I noticed the Hercules cup was cracked. He gave a couple of bucks off. Ralph Snart promo card (1992) for 49¢. Wizard "Christmas Eve in Brooklyn" promo card for 95¢.

And here's the photos I took inside the store:


















8 comments:

Bulldog said...

That is the kind of store you want to find. If anything it might be a bit overwhelming but I'd love to wander through a place like that. Great find.

Erick said...

I spent about an hour and a half in there. If I would have brought my lists, it might have been longer. :)

John Gaither said...

I would be spending a lot of time in that place if i found it that's for sure.

phairhead said...

Lunch boxes & kitties?! Score :D

Hobgoblin238 said...

Wish we had that place down here!

Mason said...

Mars Attacks cards!!! A full box of 'em, amazing! I wish there were stores like this in Salt Lake.

Mo said...

I used to live two blocks from this store. On Sunday mornings, my son (young at the time) and I would walk to McDonald's for breakfast and then to Bender's.

We've since moved from Virginia but we go back for vacation almost every year. And like a blast from the past, Bender's is still there. Still the same. And it's one of the highlights of my vacation.

JayWilson said...

Great seeing Bender's getting some props. I actually worked there from 1980 - 1985. I actually set up the stockroom at the original location on Mellen Street and worked there all through high school. It was a great way to spend my youth.