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Thursday, June 28, 2012

Garage sale @ Kavin's 2nd-3rd June '12...





Earlier in the month, I had the chance to visit a garage sale organised by one of the 'toy-pusher' from my early collecting days. He's no longer active i.e. no longer having an actual brick & mortar store nor selling any collectibles nowadays. It was a 2-day sale and Kavin (yup, that's his name) announced on his FB page that he'd be selling off part of his personal collection as well as heaps of stock aka leftover collectibles from his 'active' days. I went there together with my wife, son and a collector buddy (aka "The Rebel Page" crew), early in the morning to avoid the expected massive crowd.

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Garage sales at Kavin's @ 2 June 2012
We were immediately greeted by scores of Star Wars collectibles upon our entry into his house compound. Interesting to note that all collectibles are up only till 2009, that was when he completely stopped collecting and if I can recall properly, that was about the time too when he effectively closed his store. In this picture here, you can see a mixture of Star Wars collectibles, ranging from the 3.75" figures, Micro Machines, POTF-era figures, Action-Fleet vehicles and such.

Garage sales at Kavin's @ 2 June 2012
Over on the left side, there were a number of "Battle Packs" from the 1st Transformers movie, some McFarlane 'staction' figures as well as several Star Trek collectibles (OMG! Star Wars and Star Trek....they don't go well together do they?).

Garage sales at Kavin's @ 2 June 2012
That guy over there has the honor of being the first geek to arrive at the garage sale! Man...and we thought WE were early at 8:50am!

Garage sales at Kavin's @ 2 June 2012

One must be diligent enough to look down underneath the display tables to take note of the 'other collectibles' on sale. Here we can see the 1st ever wave of Marvel Legends aka post-Toy Biz figures. I didn't really fancy those early Hasbro 'cheap knockoffs'......Toy Biz still rule till this day!

Garage sales at Kavin's @ 2 June 2012
How about Galoob's Micro Machines Star Wars? I was tempted to get that Dewback with Sandtroopers and the Jabba's Skiff set but the asking price kinda deterred me. Oh yea, did I mention that all prices are non- negotiable? To be fair to Kavin, most of these items were kept in good condition but to be honest, I think some of them could've been priced a tad lower to say the least.

Garage sales at Kavin's @ 2 June 2012
Here's another pile of Star Wars goodness as we get closer to his house entrance. Note the various statuettes towards the left of the picture. I remember during the final years of Kavin's store time, he used to push statues and had a ball convincing us conventional action figure collectors that 'statues' or 'static' action figures (aka staction) were cool to collect to!

Garage sales at Kavin's @ 2 June 2012

Well, uhm.....Gundams are not my cup of tea but it's interesting to note that he sold these too. Must've been from his leftover stock.....I don't think that he was THAT into Gundam.

Garage sales at Kavin's @ 2 June 2012

Now here's a closer look at the 'other' collectibles on sale that day. A random mix of pop-culture goodies that include statues of Hellboy, Scarlett Witch, The Godfather, Ghost Rider, some random Marvel Eaglemoss figurines, a replica helmet of Magneto's etc. What a sight!

Garage sales at Kavin's @ 2 June 2012

Tah-da!!! What did I tell ya? More treasures underneath the main display tables......basically more Star Wars figures for us to rummage through.

Garage sales at Kavin's @ 2 June 2012

And right before we hit the entrance of his house, there were some other random collectibles....apart from that force FX Lightsaber, I was pretty thrilled to see that box of 12" vintage Kenner Star Wars figures. They're no match for today's Hot Toys standards by a longshot, but still.....the nostalgia of it! Before we went home on the 1st day of sale, we were told by Kavin that he was gonna un-earth many other rare collectibles on the 2nd day, and that was enough for us to plan a visit on the next day.

DAY 2

 Garage sale at Kavin's @ 3 June '12

We went slightly towards the afternoon on the 2nd day of sale, thinking that they crowd wasn't gonna build up like it did on the 1st day. This time, the 'Malaysian Star Wars Fan Club' banner greeted us, signalling that there were 'Imperial Recruitment' agents waiting inside to distribute their membership forms. Once inside, I resisted the call to enroll! LOL. Being a 'grey Jedi' myself, I'd like to remain neutral and not align myself with either the Republic or the Separatists.....hahahah!

Garage sale at Kavin's @ 3 June '12

There were changes to the display of the items of course. The Star Wars collectibles on the first table from the day before were now replaced by Toy Biz-era Marvel Legends figures (nice!), several G.I. Joe items, some McFarlane figures and a number of Lord of The Rings action figures (also by the legendary Toy Biz!).

Garage sale at Kavin's @ 3 June '12
Some Hellboy characters (both from the comic pages and the movies) were on sale. What saddened me was that I got to know from Kavin that he had sold a bunch of LOTR items in the morning. Man, I was so looking forward to filling the missing characters from my wife's 6" LOTR collection. *Bummer*.......

Garage sale at Kavin's @ 3 June '12

Ahhh.....there they are, yesterday's Star Wars items, now together with *drumroll*.....MORE Star Wars items on the left table!

Garage sale at Kavin's @ 3 June '12

Some Encore Takara G1 toys made their appearance too amongst the sea of Star Wars goodness.

Garage sale at Kavin's @ 3 June '12

ZOIDS! I never was a ZOIDS enthusiast, but there ought to be people who looked forward to seeing these on sale....I think.

Garage sale at Kavin's @ 3 June '12

More Star Wars stuff which I didn't see on the day before. I guess these must've been from his hidden vault or something.....  =p they weren't there yesterday!

Garage sale at Kavin's @ 3 June '12

Here's a closer look on 3 Star Wars-themed plush-bags. Cute!

Garage sale at Kavin's @ 3 June '12

More random stuff for sale.....

Garage sale at Kavin's @ 3 June '12

I totally dig these Hellboy figures!

Garage sale at Kavin's @ 3 June '12

What can I say....more Star Wars goodness for your eyes!


And next, prepare yourselves for a special treat....The Rebel Page crew were granted a special access into.....*drumroll*....

KAVIN'S HOME MUSEUM! - MUST SEE!
Garage sale at Kavin's @ 3 June '12
We were made to know that this 'venue' is actually where Kavin stores all of his collectibles and memoribilias. Man, talk about 'housing' your collection! Upon entry, one will be immediately mesmerized by the endless display shelves in his living room! Let the photos do all the talking for ya! I apologise for some of the pictures are a bit shaky at times.....I was too excited to say the least! Geek rules!!!!

Garage sale at Kavin's @ 3 June '12


Garage sale at Kavin's @ 3 June '12

Garage sale at Kavin's @ 3 June '12


Garage sale at Kavin's @ 3 June '12


Garage sale at Kavin's @ 3 June '12

Garage sale at Kavin's @ 3 June '12


Garage sale at Kavin's @ 3 June '12

A real treat this is.....real life prop replica shield from the "300" movie!

Garage sale at Kavin's @ 3 June '12

And not to forget Leonidas' helmet!

Garage sale at Kavin's @ 3 June '12

AND FINALLY.......
Behold!!!! My ONLY haul from the 2-day sale.....truthfully, I only want that Wampa set for the 'ice-base' and my son is a huge fan of Qui Gon Jinn, so go figure on that plushie!

My only haul from Kavin's garage sale @ 2-3 June '12

And that is all! This coverage has been brought to you exclusively by The Rebel Page!

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