There's a Facebook page that was recently pointed out to me called We Hunt For Junk. It's in the early stages of development, but it's a really fun idea that I think has a lot of potential. One of the things I enjoy doing when I go to the big geek conventions is look at old toys and action figures that bring back memories of when I was a kid. Just this last WonderCon I came across a G.I. Joe Conquest X-30 jet that had never been taken out of the box. I talked to my wife and kids and told them how it was one of my favorite toys growing up. Well, my wife snuck off later that day and surprised me when she bought it for me. How awesome is that?!
The old 70s, 80s, and 90s toys that we see at these conventions come from somewhere. There are people out there dedicated to looking for these things. The guys behind We Hunt For Junk are trying to reclaim their childhood (and possibly yours) one product at a time. They go out on the road hunting down old toys, games, video games, comic books, clothes, and other stuff you grew up with.
If there is anything in particular that you are looking for you can reach out to these guys via Facebook, Twitter or their website, and tell them. When they go out on their hunting excursions they will try and track down what you are looking for. They just recently bought a collection of original Star Wars toys for only $15.
There is more to come from We Hunt For Junk as they are now in the process of starting a YouTube page with them talking about the things they find and video of them out on their journeys. They will also feature tips on where you can find stuff yourself and other items that may be worth more than you thought.
Like I said, there's a lot of potential here. I love what they are doing and how they are opening it to people like you and me. I already have them on the hunt for a Captain Power toy set. Make sure to like them Facebook, and follow them Twitter.
As you might already know, I've done a lot of vintage toy lists for the site, so you know that this kind of stuff really connects with me. You can check out some of the lists I've made at the following links: 15 1990s Toys You Might Not Remember, 12 Most Awesome 1980s Action Figure Toy Lines, 12 1980s Toys You Might Not Remember and 10 R-Rated Movies That Spawned Kids Toys and Cartoons.