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Blacksparrow Auctions: Old Toys Worth Some Money

Blacksparrow Auctions is pleased to announce the Vintage Toys & Pop Culture Auction, to be held at the Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2) on April 28, 2013. The live auction features over 250 artifacts from popular culture as depicted in television, film, comics and children’s literature. A select variety of toys, comics and artwork from the auction catalog will be on display at C2E2.


The featured items in the sale include the original 1978 Carbalon hand-painted hardcopy 15” Darth Vader figure with Lightsaber, given by Kenner to Sears to photograph for the 1978 Christmas catalog and the extremely rare Kenner Stretch Serpent, boxed and in mint condition.

Isn’t the Evil Knevel set just a Barbie camper re-painted? πŸ™‚


And if you kept your original MOTU stuff MIB, you’d be minting it.


This was before my time but I’ve never even seen photos of this Star Trek line.


LEGO sets from no more than 10 years ago really worth up to $2k?


You can check out the catalog here.

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27 April 2013 Toys 7 Comments


  • mikecee81 says:

    Just in case you were all wondering… The Darth Vader sold for 16k plus and 18% auction house fee. (18.8k)

  • bubba101212 says:

    I was supposed to be at C2E2 today πŸ™

  • Smallville says:

    Does anyone remember a toy called ‘The Purple People Eater’?? It was like a big jelly squid that you had to pop little people into its mouth – cant even remember what the point of it was lol . It’s always fascinated me for years but can’t find any info on it

    (MET: Sounds like fun … my guess is that purple goo has lost its elasticity by now so not many left … maybe with Monsters U coming out, we’ll get more gelatinous characters? πŸ™‚ ).

  • 5oclockshadow says:

    Thanks for the heads up , Met. Got bids on the Scooby and Flintstones puzzle art.

    (MET: Good luck! Lots of fun stuff).

    • 5oclockshadow says:

      No go; but there were a lot of other bargains. Mainly the He-Man stuff and the Ghostbuster’s Fire House. Even some of the Star Wars stuff wasn’t too bad. Although the large Darth Vader was a rip-off. $16,000 + $3000 for shipping?? I guess they will be hand delivering it in a steel briefcase, chained to an agent’s wrist.

      (MET: Funny. But yea, $3k for delivery …).

  • NascarFan says:

    I always liked Sea Diver. Sadly mine has a bad diving bell.

  • John in Missouri says:

    Kenner’s Girder & Panel is my all-time favorite toy.

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