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How often do you find Bionicles at thrift shops?


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Posted Feb 10 2013 - 11:35 PM

I myself have NEVER found any Bionicles at thrift shops, But I always hear people getting great deals at thrift shops. What a shame for me, in fact I've never found any lego product at a thrift store.

 

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Posted Feb 10 2013 - 11:48 PM

Never. However, I once found a lego city airplane at one!


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Posted Feb 10 2013 - 11:52 PM

Never. I often see some little kid toys and clothing but no Bionicle.
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Posted Feb 11 2013 - 12:09 AM

Never,but my friend got a Nuvhok at a thrift store. Then he sold it a few years later at his garage sale.


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Posted Feb 11 2013 - 12:28 AM

I've found a Turahk, Nuurakh and the legs of a Vorzakh at a thrift store once. Bought the first two, but I've never seen any in town since then. :P


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Posted Feb 11 2013 - 02:04 AM

Since I haven't been to a thrift store in a long time, I can say I've never seen anything Bionicle related in such a store. :P


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Posted Feb 11 2013 - 10:22 AM

I don't usually go to thrift stores for bionicles, but I always find at least one or two at the flea market.
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Posted Feb 11 2013 - 11:14 AM

I don't go to thrift shops that often. But I recently went to Goodwill and noticed that they had a Lewa Nuva canister, and upon looking inside, I found that it contained not just Lewa Nuva, but also the original Lewa. I had lost many pieces of both sets (as well as other green parts) many years back when I tried to reverse-engineer Tahtorak from images alone. So it was a stroke of luck to find them both mostly complete that day.


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Posted Feb 11 2013 - 02:31 PM

Never seen one in a thrift shop before, yet I hear about it quite often. I can imagine that the deals there way exceed those of eBay haha.


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Posted Feb 11 2013 - 03:33 PM

Very rarely. But my mom goes to Value Village once in a while and I usually come with her. I sometimes see Lego stuff, like huge bags of Lego pieces, but Bionicle only once, when I saw a nearly complete Fero & Skirmix set(missing Thornax and eyes) and a bag with pieces from Toa Inika Matoro and some of those McDonald's Happy Meal Piraka. I got the Fero set.


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Posted Feb 11 2013 - 04:57 PM

I've never looked. but I'd want to, as there are 3 or so close to me. I wonder if they'd have anything...


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Posted Feb 11 2013 - 06:21 PM

I've found a Lego set once, but never Bionicle


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Posted Feb 11 2013 - 07:16 PM

Actually I just remembered, I didn't find it myself, but seven or so years ago my Mom found Toa Tahu Mata, Toa Lewa Mata, Turaga Vakama, and Turaga Onewa in a thrift shop. Ever since I have not seen any.


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Posted Feb 18 2013 - 03:03 PM

Every time I go to Rite-Aid I am lucky enough to find TWO sets; usually Mata Nuis and Phantoka.


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Posted Feb 27 2013 - 05:59 PM

I found the Piraka Stronghold for 10 dollars 100% complete! :D


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Posted Feb 27 2013 - 09:26 PM

I bought most of a Nuparu Inika at a Good Will a couple of months ago. He came with an orange Bohrok arm, a yellow Throwbot arm, and a bent disc-throwing arm from Huki.

 

Aside from him, the only set I have been lucky enough to find in thrift stores is Bordakh, the blue Vahki. I've seen him in no less than three different thrift stores. Why it's always him I will never know. The Nuparu Inika I found even came in a Bordakh canister!

 

And then there are the McDonalds figures. My mom picked me up the Lewa and Gali ones for a couple of cents back in 2008, not sure if they were something I'd be interested in. I thanked her, and they now gather dust in a closet. :P


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Posted Mar 07 2013 - 11:32 PM

Several a few years back, among other LEGO Finds. Got plenty of Bohrok and spare Toa out of them, a Stars Gresh, various Glatorian set parts, and even a complete Roodaka set that I just reassembled.Not too many finds as of late, though. Finding LEGO in bulk packs or even completed sets is a rarity these days.
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Posted Mar 08 2013 - 10:20 AM

Never. I saw one but it was just a knockout toy. :(


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Posted Mar 08 2013 - 12:06 PM

Not often enough. : Come to think of it, I haven't found any sort of Lego at a thrift shop..


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Posted Mar 09 2013 - 09:56 AM

I've never found any myself, but my dad found a turahk, near complete, in the canister, at a thrift shop. The only things missing were the staff and the kraata. Thank goodness for spare parts! 


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Posted Mar 09 2013 - 10:08 AM

I'd see them more often, I imagine, if I ever went to thrift stores.  I did once see several '01 sets and a bunch of old Technic at a thrift store.


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Posted Mar 09 2013 - 11:56 AM

Me, never. My friend, Makuta Icarax at goodwill.


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Posted Mar 13 2013 - 01:23 PM

Never...the closest to ever seeing Lego at a thrift shop for me was a Lego Duplo box that was filled with baby toys.

However, I have gotten some really good deals at garage sales. :D


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Posted Mar 25 2013 - 06:03 PM

I've never got any, but my cousin seems to have got his entire collection in charity shops.  Very jealous actually, getting Toa Iruini in 2008 just on the off chance. 


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Posted Mar 26 2013 - 02:07 PM

If you're talking about books though, which you're probably not, that is a whole different story. Every time I go I manage to see at least 5 books.
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Posted Mar 26 2013 - 02:11 PM

I saw a Lewa once, but that's it.


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I found Lewa Nuva and Lewa Mata at Goodwill once. That's about it.


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Posted Mar 31 2013 - 04:13 PM

Nope I have never really gone to thrift stores I did pick up Takanuva and three rakshi and a couple bohrok at a garage sale though
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Posted Apr 01 2013 - 02:02 AM

Extremely rarely. But if I see them, I buy them. That said, quick research on 'differences between charity shops and thrift stores' suggests that the latter are larger, so it could just be that in the UK we don't have as much room for second-hand products. Then again, what sense does that make - in my high street I can visit 5 different charity shops to find stuff.I think the last time I found something it was a Poison Rahkshi.


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Posted Apr 09 2013 - 02:39 PM

I don't think I've ever found a BIONICLE at a thrift shop, but I've seen Slizers, Roboriders, and even a Hero Factory once.

 

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Posted Apr 23 2013 - 04:55 PM

Never go to thrift shops. Too boring.


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Posted Apr 24 2013 - 12:22 AM

I rarely go to thrift shops. I have never seen a Bionicle set in a thrift shop, at least not that I can remember.
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Posted Apr 28 2013 - 04:53 AM

[color=rgb(40,40,40);font-family:helvetica, arial, sans-serif;]I've never found any original BIONICLE set at a thrift shop. But I saw a bad quality chinese Onua Nuva in the strange-looking canister.[/color]


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Posted May 02 2013 - 11:22 PM

I got my first Bionicle set, Gali Nuva, at a second-hand store. My mom also saw a couple Bohrok-Kal canisters at Goodwill quite recently (May 2, 2013!!) and bought them for $5 each. While the Nuhvok-Kal set was woefully incomplete, Lehvak-Kal was in perfect condition and currently rests in ball-position on my knee as I'm typing this.


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Posted May 05 2013 - 03:04 PM

Assuming thrift shops are more or less the American equivalent of the 'charity shops' we have here in the UK, then yes; as a fairly frequent visitor of charity shops (in my experience, you can find all sorts of interesting things if you visit enough of them... :rolleyes:), I've seen a fair few. Didn't get any of my current Bionicle collection from one, save for a few spare '01 Kanohi; mostly, I only tend to stumble across sets I already have (often missing significant parts like masks or limbs), or that I have no interest in buying. I did, however, get most of Bionicle's precursor sets, the Slizers and Roboriders, this way; some of them, I was even fortunate enough to find unopened, which was a nice bonus.


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I wish, but they'll most likely be used and missing pieces or broken. You guys might buy something like that, but I prefer them never opened and still in the box.


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Posted May 19 2013 - 07:30 AM

Do flea markets count? Because if they do, I always find one kid selling off his old sets. I grabbed the 2003 Makuta a few weeks ago. :D


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Posted May 19 2013 - 09:37 AM

I've never seen them in the local thrift shops, but I have a friend who makes a living from buying/selling/trading at flea markets, and he's brought me quite a few partial or complete Bionicle sets at exceedingly cheap prices.

 

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Posted May 23 2013 - 03:32 PM

They once had a sale of Vahki at the local Salvation army. Two for five dollars, if I remember correctly. Unfortunately, I didn't find them to be worth the money. 


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