Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Trilogy Comics in Virginia Beach, Virginia

Third stop on the comic book store tour of Virginia Beach. When we pulled up to Trilogy Comics there were boxes piled everywhere in front of the store. I wasn't sure it was open. I went in and the owner told me they were packing up most of the store to go to HeroesCon. They had lots of cool new and vintage comics and toys. But, I just didn't see anything that really caught my fancy.

Visit their Facebook page here.

Store photos:

Monday, June 23, 2014

Comic Kings in Virginia Beach, Virginia

The second store I visited on my vacation to Virginia Beach was Comic Kings. This store was very neat and organized. They had a nice selection of new and old comics and collectible card games like Magic: The Gathering and Yu-Gi-Oh. They also have a fair amount of 1990s comic book trading cards and action figures.

Visit there Facebook page here.

Here's what I bought:

The Incredible Hulk Outcasts Two-Head action figure (1997) for $15. They had another Outcasts figure that I was pretty sure I already had. Luckily I made the right decision, I needed Two-Head. The only figure I'm missing from this line is Wendigo. Not so lucky on this next one. Marvel Essentials The Man-Thing Vol. 2 for $5. I shoulda brought my want list. They had a whole rack of $5 Essentials and I picked one I already have. Drat! And lastly I bought a pin that says "Hail Hydra!" on it for a buck.

And here's some random shots of the store:

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:

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Thrift Store Score

I just got back late Friday night from a five day trip to Virginia Beach! The wife and I had a great time. While there I went to three different comic book/toy stores and an indoor flea market. I'm going to do posts on each of these over the next couple of days. But first, I wanted to do a quick post about some stuff I picked up at the Salvation Army before I left for vacation.

I got these two records for 99¢ each. Power Records Songs and Stories About the Justice League of America from 1975 and Kid Stuff Records Pink Panther Punk from 1981.

A Care Bears glass and Miss Piggy mug for 49¢ each.

And a book for 69¢. The Secret of the Fortune Wookie: an Origami Yoda book by Tom Angleberger.

I would say that was a pretty good deal for less than four bucks!