Friday, September 2, 2011

Oh God I just can't stop myself

I went back to Half-Price Books to take advantage of their Labor Day weekend sale (20% off the sticker price of everything in the store), and I grabbed five packages of Stardate: 3000 minis that I had declined to purchase during my last visit to HPB.  When I told my wife I needed some of these smaller ships to round out my alien squadrons, she quickly corrected me: "You don't need these, you want these!"  She is, of course, correct.  I desired these toys, and at half off, with another discount on top of that, how could I say no? 
I did at least leave one package of spaceships in the store.  There were also several boxes and blister packs of Star Frontiers character and monster figures still on the shelf when I left, as well as the old 25mm Star Wars figures.  So collectors, get down to the HPB on San Pedro in San Antonio for some cool minis finds.
Speaking of cool finds, I also picked up this book depicting Unseen University from fantasy author Terry Pratchett's Discworld series.  The pages are designed to be cut out and assembled into buildings.  While the size of the doors makes the scale of these models closer to 15mm than the 28mm I usually game with, I can still see myself using these structures as strongholds for Hordes of the Things or buildings/terrain for Song of Blades and Heroes.  So get on down to Half-Price Book this weekend and see what treasures you might find (and buy them before I'm tempted again).


ckutalik said...

Who is unloading all this stuff in our parts recently is what I want to know. I am used to seeing all the d20 and other recent crap there but it seems like every time I mosey down to the HPB stores in the last few months here I find all kinds of old school treasures. Did someone die?

J Womack, Esq. said...

I went to my HPB today, the Clear Lake store south of Houston.

No such goodies for me, sadly.