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Title: What's the last book or item you added to your Hardy Boys collection?
Post by: MacGyver on March 20, 2013, 08:18:26 AM
I thought this might be a fun idea for a thread, if we don't already have one like it somewhere. This is just a thread to discuss any of your latest Hardy Boys finds- basically to let everyone here know of whatever cool Hardy Boys item you ran across recently because no one else you know would really care about it or understand the same way- lol. ;D
      Anyway, I was a bit excited because this last weekend, I finally got the last book I was needing to have a set of all the original text Hardy Boys books. Of course, I don't have the first 38 books all in one format or anything (some are Applewood reprints, some are the later PC releases, some are the tweed covers, some are the brown covers, and one actually has the original dust jacket, etc.)- but at least I have them all in some format or another and can hopefully read all of them at my leisure at some point.
I also recently found a Minstrel copy of The Outlaw's Silver, which I'd been wanting in order to have a uniform set of the Digests. (I have a Wanderer printing, but I've been trying to get a complete set of all the Minstrel printings- again, in some cases I have the earlier cover art and others I have a later cover art- I'm not worrying about that issue right now. For now, I just want to have a uniform set of some kind or another.) I have one other title to track down the Minstrel cover art for and then that will be complete.
    But I'm always on the look out at thrift stores and yard sales and antique stores, Ebay, etc. for any other cool Hardy Boys collectibles I might happen to find.
         Anyone else have any other cool finds lately to share? :) 8)
Title: Re: What's the last book or item you added to your Hardy Boys collection?
Post by: Hardy on March 20, 2013, 10:49:16 PM
Awesome finds, MacGyver! 8) That's great and exciting to have a complete original text set! They must look really nice and your Minstrel set, too, just needing one more is very cool. :)  It is so much fun looking for Hardy Boys books! ;D
Title: Re: What's the last book or item you added to your Hardy Boys collection?
Post by: MacGyver on March 21, 2013, 09:19:09 AM
Thanks, Hardy Sleuth. Sometimes it's a bummer driving out to an antique store or antique mall or thrift store, etc. and not really finding anything- but other times you have great finds and those make it really worthwhile! The thrill of the hunt! :) 8)
And yeah- it is pretty neat to have my Hardy Boys collection "complete" in some areas. (Just to clarify- I think everyone has their own definitions for when their collection is "complete"- but I'm happy to just have a copy of the different books right now. Here and there I'm still filling things in with the nicest copy I can find or a certain printing, etc.)
Title: Re: What's the last book or item you added to your Hardy Boys collection?
Post by: Hardy on April 03, 2013, 03:19:59 PM
Thanks, Hardy Sleuth. Sometimes it's a bummer driving out to an antique store or antique mall or thrift store, etc. and not really finding anything- but other times you have great finds and those make it really worthwhile! The thrill of the hunt! :) 8)
And yeah- it is pretty neat to have my Hardy Boys collection "complete" in some areas. (Just to clarify- I think everyone has their own definitions for when their collection is "complete"- but I'm happy to just have a copy of the different books right now. Here and there I'm still filling things in with the nicest copy I can find or a certain printing, etc.)

You're welcome. :) I know exactly what you're talking about, it's awesome fun searching for Hardy Boys books! I love going to bookstores and used book sales. ;D

Really really cool! Your definition is what counts on whether or not your collection is complete, not someone else's, because it's yours. :) Yeah, I have some books that aren't in great condition that we found at used book sales, but I'm happy to have them. Although the best condition is preferable. :D
Title: Re: What's the last book or item you added to your Hardy Boys collection?
Post by: MacGyver on April 03, 2013, 06:47:16 PM
I found a totally awesome find a while back but I haven't posted about it yet because I'm trying to get pictures uploaded first. I will post on it soon though. :) 8)
Title: Re: What's the last book or item you added to your Hardy Boys collection?
Post by: Hardy on April 04, 2013, 04:05:55 PM
I found a totally awesome find a while back but I haven't posted about it yet because I'm trying to get pictures uploaded first. I will post on it soon though. :) 8)

Sweet! :) I'd love to see the pictures!!!! :) 8)
Title: Re: What's the last book or item you added to your Hardy Boys collection?
Post by: MacGyver on April 05, 2013, 02:41:53 PM
Okay- well, here's a teaser pic anyway. I will try to get the rest up as soon as I can because I took a number of pictures. :) 8)
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Title: Re: What's the last book or item you added to your Hardy Boys collection?
Post by: MacGyver on April 05, 2013, 02:46:42 PM
And, much as I'd like to say this now sits on my bookshelf with all of my Hardy Boys books- no, I didn't actually buy this one. I just couldn't really spend $45 on an action figure, even though it is the Frank Hardy action figure made by Kenner as a tie in to The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries. :) 8) (And still in the box, no less- though the box is definitely pretty bent up.) (And as I know I've said before, I'm both a huge fan of The Hardy Boys books and this 1970s TV show version in particular- so it was really quite exciting for me to find this.) I saw this at an antique mall a few weeks back and I was ecstatic to find it! It was really cool to at least be able to look at it up close and hold it, but I just really couldn't afford to shell out that kind of money on a collectible, even a cool one like this. Still, it was neat to find it and take pictures of it. I will post some more later on.
Title: Re: What's the last book or item you added to your Hardy Boys collection?
Post by: Hardy on April 10, 2013, 10:24:08 PM
With how much you love the 70s TV show, MacGyver, I know you had to be excited getting to see it and take pics. :) Hopefully you'll find an even better condition one to buy, and for less even! :)
Title: Re: What's the last book or item you added to your Hardy Boys collection?
Post by: AlwaysAJoefan on April 10, 2013, 10:26:13 PM
Cool find, MacGyver!! :D Too bad you didn't get it...
Title: Re: What's the last book or item you added to your Hardy Boys collection?
Post by: MacGyver on April 11, 2013, 02:55:42 PM
Yeah, thanks- the action figures are nice for decoration and maybe to make fun photo stories or something- but honestly, I kinda figure that at least with a book collection, I actually read the books. I doubt I would seriously actually be playing with these action figures if I did get them..... but who knows? If I ran across them for the right price, then maybe I'd get them.... For now, it was just fun to actually find one and get some pictures of it. I've still got a few other pics to load when I get a chance.
Title: Re: What's the last book or item you added to your Hardy Boys collection?
Post by: MacGyver on April 17, 2013, 08:37:00 AM
Here are the rest of the pictures I took.
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Title: Re: What's the last book or item you added to your Hardy Boys collection?
Post by: MacGyver on April 17, 2013, 08:39:40 AM
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Title: Re: What's the last book or item you added to your Hardy Boys collection?
Post by: MacGyver on April 17, 2013, 08:41:34 AM
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Title: Re: What's the last book or item you added to your Hardy Boys collection?
Post by: MacGyver on April 17, 2013, 08:43:09 AM
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Title: Re: What's the last book or item you added to your Hardy Boys collection?
Post by: MacGyver on April 17, 2013, 08:43:48 AM
Okay- that's the lot of them. Enjoy! :) 8)  Let me know if any aren't loading correctly for you. Thanks.
Title: Re: What's the last book or item you added to your Hardy Boys collection?
Post by: MacGyver on April 29, 2013, 08:54:40 AM
I've been running across a couple of the original text Hardy Boys books lately- the PC printings from later years, that is. They are in generally nice shape and pretty cheap- I've almost considered getting a few (particularly at this one used book store where I have credit from things I've sold to them- so I have enough store credit to pick up some used books for free now. :D)
       But I'm mainly only doing this for condition now- if I find a book in better condition than the one I have and it's not too bad on price- then I might pick it up. But sometimes I pick up some books for cheap like the ones I got at the library book sale this last weekend and then later come to find out that- one book is about cracked down the middle, so even thoug the cover and spine are in nice shape- I'm sticking with the copy I've got for now. And the other book I already have another copy of anyway. Oh well- those kinds of books either get donated somewhere or put back into an Ebay auction or something. :) 8)
Title: Re: What's the last book or item you added to your Hardy Boys collection?
Post by: Hardy on April 30, 2013, 08:02:35 PM
I've been running across a couple of the original text Hardy Boys books lately- the PC printings from later years, that is. They are in generally nice shape and pretty cheap- I've almost considered getting a few (particularly at this one used book store where I have credit from things I've sold to them- so I have enough store credit to pick up some used books for free now. :D)
       But I'm mainly only doing this for condition now- if I find a book in better condition than the one I have and it's not too bad on price- then I might pick it up. But sometimes I pick up some books for cheap like the ones I got at the library book sale this last weekend and then later come to find out that- one book is about cracked down the middle, so even thoug the cover and spine are in nice shape- I'm sticking with the copy I've got for now. And the other book I already have another copy of anyway. Oh well- those kinds of books either get donated somewhere or put back into an Ebay auction or something. :) 8)

That's a great deal, to be able to get HB books with your store credit! :) And that's fun, too, finding the books and then seeing which ones are in better shape! 8)
Title: Re: What's the last book or item you added to your Hardy Boys collection?
Post by: MacGyver on May 01, 2013, 01:47:06 PM
Yeah- I'm enough of a regular customer there that I've bought plenty of books from this store as well as sold some back to them- it's a good deal. You should check your local used book stores- a number of them do such store credit deals. Some even give cash! :) 8)
Title: Re: What's the last book or item you added to your Hardy Boys collection?
Post by: Hardy on May 01, 2013, 10:12:28 PM
Yeah- I'm enough of a regular customer there that I've bought plenty of books from this store as well as sold some back to them- it's a good deal. You should check your local used book stores- a number of them do such store credit deals. Some even give cash! :) 8)

Very cool! :)
Title: Re: What's the last book or item you added to your Hardy Boys collection?
Post by: Judah-Ben-Hur on May 06, 2013, 05:44:19 PM
Not counting the Nancy, Dana, and Chip Hilton scores, I nabbed an upgrade of High Speed Showdown that will be the archive copy and will allow be to take the Ex-library copy as my reading copy. The great thing about library book sales, is that you can always find a good digest if your lucky. If your really lucky you'll find a early PC or a like-new casefile. If your not lucky, you'll get stuck with those icky 70s PC that are always skinny and look like they were dragged through the mud :P
Title: Re: What's the last book or item you added to your Hardy Boys collection?
Post by: MacGyver on May 06, 2013, 09:11:05 PM
Nice! Yeah, you can always find good stuff at library sales. Just recently I found some series titles myself at a library sale, but it was mainly other series and not too much on The Hardy Boys- but I did wind up buying an original text PC Grossett & Dunlap book-  that was nice.
Title: Re: What's the last book or item you added to your Hardy Boys collection?
Post by: Hardy on May 06, 2013, 10:52:15 PM
I love love love library book sales!!!! ;D 8) ;D :) 8)
Title: Re: What's the last book or item you added to your Hardy Boys collection?
Post by: Judah-Ben-Hur on May 09, 2013, 08:57:32 PM
Just got Secret of the Red Arrow in the mail today. It looks really thin ,but I measured it against the flashlight edition of #63 but their the same thickness. I believe the boards are thicker on Arrow as #63 is a good 20-25 pages longer.
Title: Re: What's the last book or item you added to your Hardy Boys collection?
Post by: MacGyver on May 09, 2013, 11:58:20 PM
Cool! I still want to get the hardcover copy of that book too. My latest item I've picked up is the audio book version of The Missing Chums on cassette tape that I found at a thrift store. :) 8) (I got this and another book or two and maybe 4 or 5 VHS tapes for 75 cents. Pretty good deal. :) 8)
Title: Re: What's the last book or item you added to your Hardy Boys collection?
Post by: Judah-Ben-Hur on May 10, 2013, 06:30:32 PM
Not bad!
 I like the hardcover it's really tall though, the paper is the best part. It's almost like the paper Applewood used on their facsimiles.
Title: Re: What's the last book or item you added to your Hardy Boys collection?
Post by: tomswift2002 on May 10, 2013, 08:50:24 PM
Not bad!
 I like the hardcover it's really tall though, the paper is the best part. It's almost like the paper Applewood used on their facsimiles.

If you're referring to Arrow, it's paper stock is not even close to the Applewood stock.  The Applewood paper is a thick, very low acidic stock, whereas S&S is using a thinned, higher acidic stock.
Title: Re: What's the last book or item you added to your Hardy Boys collection?
Post by: Judah-Ben-Hur on May 10, 2013, 09:51:20 PM
Hmm, I thought it did, but then again I've not opened an applewood in ages. *goes to check bookshelf* Yep , your right... but it is the same paper stock that Aladdin used in their Oz collection I have here! Maybe I was thinking that. XD (Soooo many books go through my hands...). seems a wee bit more pulpy. Sorry.
Title: Re: What's the last book or item you added to your Hardy Boys collection?
Post by: Judah-Ben-Hur on May 11, 2013, 03:46:46 PM
Scored at the used bookstore with papercutz #13, UB#4 (I don't know what I was thinking ,but at the register it was too late).
Title: Re: What's the last book or item you added to your Hardy Boys collection?
Post by: MacGyver on May 11, 2013, 04:43:40 PM
Sweet! As I know I've said before, the graphic novels are the best representation of the Undercover Brothers universe as far as I'm concerned. :)  8)
Title: Re: What's the last book or item you added to your Hardy Boys collection?
Post by: Bigfootman on May 11, 2013, 09:37:39 PM
UB#4 (I don't know what I was thinking ,but at the register it was too late).
I've read UB #4 "Thrill Ride", and while it's not as bad as the book that comes after it ("Rocky Road"), it's still not very good. While there are one or two good cliffhangers, the plot was mediocre, and the villain was awful. White text contains spoilers: The bad guy was a 12 year old, and Frank and Joe needed a gadget to defeat him. Why did the UBs have such lame villains?  
Title: Re: What's the last book or item you added to your Hardy Boys collection?
Post by: Judah-Ben-Hur on May 13, 2013, 09:02:26 PM
Whoa :O That sounds terrible!
Title: Re: What's the last book or item you added to your Hardy Boys collection?
Post by: MacGyver on May 14, 2013, 09:10:41 AM
Yeah- it's reviews like this that keep me from reading the Undercover Brothers series......So far, I have only read the first one in the series- and even that was just like last year when the series was pretty much dead- even though I'd been buying the whole series as it was first released- and I posted my review (http://www.hardyboyscasefiles.com/forums/index.php?topic=2357.msg64655;topicseen#msg64655) of Extreme Danger elsewhere on these forums- overall it wasn't so bad as a whole- but there were things I didn't like about it from the very first page of the book! One of these days I might get around to reading the rest out of completion's sake.....but so far I've been working on finishing reading the Supermysteries series first (the '88 one, that is.)
Title: Re: What's the last book or item you added to your Hardy Boys collection?
Post by: MacGyver on May 21, 2013, 07:04:28 PM
I just got The Hardy Boys Handbook: Seven Stories of Survival in the mail. I've had the British printing for years; now, I finally have the American printing as well.  :) 8)(This is the paperback version though- the hardcover one is out there from what I understand, but it's pretty scarce to come by it.) The American printing doesn't seem to be really different from the British one though, apart from any Anglizications in the British book and different covers of course.
I did notice the size of the American version book is quite bigger than the Digests though- it's more like the size of the two books that were released based on The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries. (The Haunted House/Flight to Nowhere and The Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew Meet Dracula.)
Title: Re: What's the last book or item you added to your Hardy Boys collection?
Post by: VLoneWolf on June 23, 2013, 01:17:24 PM
I got the Hardy Boys The Sting of The Scorpion.
Title: Re: What's the last book or item you added to your Hardy Boys collection?
Post by: tomswift2002 on June 23, 2013, 08:20:18 PM
I got the Hardy Boys The Sting of The Scorpion.

Which edition?  The first four printings all contained a plug for "Night Of The Werewolf", along with the first printing mis-titling the Detective Handbook as the Detective Magazine.
Title: Re: What's the last book or item you added to your Hardy Boys collection?
Post by: MacGyver on June 24, 2013, 07:23:20 AM
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Which edition?  The first four printings all contained a plug for "Night Of The Werewolf", along with the first printing mis-titling the Detective Handbook as the Detective Magazine.
Interesting- I hadn't noticed that part about the mistaken title used for The Hardy Boys Detective Handbook- I'll have to check my copy for that. Thankfully, I was able to get an early printing of The Sting of the Scorpion some years ago and it does indeed have Night of the Werewolf mentioned as the next case. :)
Title: Re: What's the last book or item you added to your Hardy Boys collection?
Post by: VLoneWolf on June 24, 2013, 05:19:07 PM
It has a flash light cover on it and it does say anything in the last chapter about Night of The Werewolf.  but it is listed in the book list of the Hardy Boys books
Title: Re: What's the last book or item you added to your Hardy Boys collection?
Post by: MacGyver on June 24, 2013, 05:35:56 PM
Hmm- okay. If it's one of the flashlight cover printings, it's a newer printing of the book- I believe that run of printings began somewhere in the late '80s. (I want to say 1987 for some reason, but I'm not sure on that.)
Title: Re: What's the last book or item you added to your Hardy Boys collection?
Post by: tomswift2002 on June 25, 2013, 04:15:05 AM
It has a flash light cover on it and it does say anything in the last chapter about Night of The Werewolf.  but it is listed in the book list of the Hardy Boys books

Sounds like you've got a post-2005 printing, since 2005 was when G&D released "Night Of The Werewolf", but they didn't re-insert the plug. (In the Flaslight editions the year of printing is listed on the copyright page.). But the Flashlight editions were first released in 1987.
Title: Re: What's the last book or item you added to your Hardy Boys collection?
Post by: MacGyver on June 25, 2013, 07:23:19 AM
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But the Flashlight editions were first released in 1987.
Aha! I thought that was right. :) 8)
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Post by: VLoneWolf on June 25, 2013, 01:42:02 PM
I found it on Wal-Mart's website so it can't be to old.
Title: Re: What's the last book or item you added to your Hardy Boys collection?
Post by: Hardy on June 25, 2013, 03:47:15 PM
I got the Hardy Boys The Sting of The Scorpion.

That's cool, VLoneWolf! 8)
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Post by: tomswift2002 on June 25, 2013, 05:21:36 PM
I found it on Wal-Mart's website so it can't be to old.

Then it was probably printed within the last six to twenty-four months.
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Post by: VLoneWolf on June 26, 2013, 02:54:54 PM
It probably not.
Title: Re: What's the last book or item you added to your Hardy Boys collection?
Post by: MacGyver on June 26, 2013, 04:05:27 PM
Okay- well, it doesn't really matter anyway. The important thing is that you got a copy of this cool Hardy Boys book to read! :) 8) It's been a while since I read it, but I remember liking it pretty well myself. :) 8)
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Post by: VLoneWolf on June 27, 2013, 02:15:22 PM
It is a really cool book.
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Post by: MacGyver on June 27, 2013, 03:20:43 PM
Good! Glad you're enjoying it. :) 8)
Title: Re: What's the last book or item you added to your Hardy Boys collection?
Post by: MacGyver on July 12, 2013, 09:46:14 AM
A few weeks back I picked up an official VHS release by Universal of The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries episode- "The Mystery of the Jade Kwan Yin"- the tape looks like it's about in brand new condition, so that's pretty cool. I don't think there's any difference in it or the Season 1 DVD release though- I guess I don't really know why I grabbed at the library sale- I just had it among some other videos and it was pretty cheap in any case. :) 8)
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Post by: tomswift2002 on July 13, 2013, 12:53:46 PM
Universal seemed to use the same master for the DVD's that was used for the VHS/Beta releases back in the 80's.  On Kwan Yin you can freeze frame it on both the VHS & DVD when the boys leave the office, and you can actually see the editor's thumbprint on the video.
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Post by: MacGyver on August 05, 2013, 05:43:23 PM
Just got Nancy Drew and The Hardy Boys Be A Detective #5 The Alaskan Mystery in the mail today. Now I finally have all of the Be A Detective books. :) 8)
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Post by: tomswift2002 on August 05, 2013, 07:50:22 PM
If you go to this groups Facebook page you can see the scans of the "A" side and the "B" side of the Portugese version of the 1970 Hardy Boys 45 single "Love and Let Love/Sink Or Swim".  Remember the American/Canadian version of the single used the same cover artwork as the 33 album (the group around the angel statute).  (Sorry, I can't get the photo's to appear here.)
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Post by: MacGyver on August 05, 2013, 08:19:44 PM
That's cool- thanks for posting. :) 8)
Title: Re: What's the last book or item you added to your Hardy Boys collection?
Post by: MacGyver on August 07, 2013, 04:06:01 PM
The other day I picked up a Grossett & Dunlap copy of The Sign of the Crooked Arrow- PC book with the classic Nappi cover. :) 8)
Title: Re: What's the last book or item you added to your Hardy Boys collection?
Post by: Hardy on August 09, 2013, 02:41:55 PM
Just got Nancy Drew and The Hardy Boys Be A Detective #5 The Alaskan Mystery in the mail today. Now I finally have all of the Be A Detective books. :) 8)

Sweet! 8) I want to read all of those sometime. I've managed to find some. They're neat! 8)

The other day I picked up a Grossett & Dunlap copy of The Sign of the Crooked Arrow- PC book with the classic Nappi cover. :) 8)

Very cool! 8) Good mystery with a lot of action! You've gotten some real treasures, MacGyver! 8)
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Post by: MacGyver on August 09, 2013, 03:54:28 PM
yeah- thanks, Hardy Sleuth. I have read The Sign of the Crooked Arrow some years ago and I definitely enjoy it. I mainly picked up that book because I didn't have a Grossett & Dunlap copy- there are still some of the original 58 books (revised editions) that I only have a copy of via a British paperback printing, so I'm trying to fill in those with a Grossett & Dunlap hardcover printing where I can.
Title: Re: What's the last book or item you added to your Hardy Boys collection?
Post by: MacGyver on August 16, 2013, 02:31:12 PM
So, you all remember this post?...
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And, much as I'd like to say this now sits on my bookshelf with all of my Hardy Boys books- no, I didn't actually buy this one. I just couldn't really spend $45 on an action figure, even though it is the Frank Hardy action figure made by Kenner as a tie in to The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries.   (And still in the box, no less- though the box is definitely pretty bent up.) (And as I know I've said before, I'm both a huge fan of The Hardy Boys books and this 1970s TV show version in particular- so it was really quite exciting for me to find this.) I saw this at an antique mall a few weeks back and I was ecstatic to find it! It was really cool to at least be able to look at it up close and hold it, but I just really couldn't afford to shell out that kind of money on a collectible, even a cool one like this. Still, it was neat to find it and take pictures of it. I will post some more later on.

Well, I've got another cool and exciting find like that to share....... I'll post about it soon- once I get the pictures ready... :) 8)
Title: Re: What's the last book or item you added to your Hardy Boys collection?
Post by: MacGyver on August 21, 2013, 02:27:58 PM
Okay- I still need to post those pictures I promised in the last post...and I will try to get them up soon.
In the mean time, I've also recently gotten a Grossett & Dunlap printing of The Haunted Fort (newer Flashlight version).
Title: Re: What's the last book or item you added to your Hardy Boys collection?
Post by: MacGyver on August 21, 2013, 02:30:22 PM
And this can fall under either the Hardy Boys or Nancy Drew threads, I guess, but anyway- just yesterday I got a copy of Process of Elimination- the last book in the Nancy Drew & Hardy Boys Supermystery series. (I already had a copy of this book, but the one I had obviously had some water damage to it, so I was glad to replace it with this much nicer copy!) :) 8)
Title: Re: What's the last book or item you added to your Hardy Boys collection?
Post by: VLoneWolf on August 30, 2013, 10:05:21 AM
I got two graphic novels  #17 Word UP and #18 D.A.N.G.E.R.  Spells The Hangman.
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Post by: MacGyver on August 30, 2013, 01:06:11 PM
Awesome!  :) 8) I love the Hardy Boys graphic novels- by far, the best thing to come out of the whole Undercover Brothers era, I think.
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Post by: thehardyboysrock on September 23, 2013, 03:50:45 PM
That action figure is really cool!!!! It really is to bad it cost $45 :( have you found another one yet
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Post by: MacGyver on September 23, 2013, 04:16:20 PM
Oh, sure- they show up fairly often on Ebay and apparently every now and then at your local antique malls. :) 8)
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Post by: thehardyboysrock on September 24, 2013, 09:08:34 PM
good to know thanks ;)
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Post by: MacGyver on September 25, 2013, 08:32:06 AM
No problem. :) 8)
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Post by: MacGyver on October 09, 2013, 03:17:13 PM
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So, you all remember this post?...

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And, much as I'd like to say this now sits on my bookshelf with all of my Hardy Boys books- no, I didn't actually buy this one. I just couldn't really spend $45 on an action figure, even though it is the Frank Hardy action figure made by Kenner as a tie in to The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries.   (And still in the box, no less- though the box is definitely pretty bent up.) (And as I know I've said before, I'm both a huge fan of The Hardy Boys books and this 1970s TV show version in particular- so it was really quite exciting for me to find this.) I saw this at an antique mall a few weeks back and I was ecstatic to find it! It was really cool to at least be able to look at it up close and hold it, but I just really couldn't afford to shell out that kind of money on a collectible, even a cool one like this. Still, it was neat to find it and take pictures of it. I will post some more later on.

Well, I've got another cool and exciting find like that to share....... I'll post about it soon- once I get the pictures ready... 

Okay- finally getting around to posting these pictures. Enjoy! :) 8)
About a month or two back, I actually found the Joe Hardy action figure from Kenner! Yay! (And at the same antique mall too- wow! Of course, again- I'm not going to pay $50 for it.) So now I've found both of The Hardy Boys action figure tie-ins to The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries. :D It is a cool collectible, but honestly- it's not like I'm going to really pull it out and play with it- so, I just don't want to spend a ton of money for something that will just sit on display on a bookshelf and gather dust. But it was really cool to find it- I was pretty ecstatic for that. And I took some pictures of it to remember it.
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Post by: MacGyver on October 09, 2013, 03:19:57 PM
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Post by: MacGyver on October 09, 2013, 03:47:09 PM
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Post by: MacGyver on October 09, 2013, 03:50:09 PM
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Post by: MacGyver on October 09, 2013, 03:53:02 PM
Okay- there are all of my pictures for the action figure. Unfortunately, I guess Kenner never did a Nancy Drew action figure based on Pamela Sue Martin- that would have been nice to add to this collection. Oh well- Nancy has gotten other dolls though.
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Post by: MacGyver on October 13, 2013, 08:17:15 PM
Grosset & Dunlap hardback copies of The Secret of Wildcat Swamp, The Clue of the Hissing Serpent and Danger on Vampire Trail- I've had other copies of all three of these books, but I didn't have a PC version and I've been trying to get all of those for The Hardy Boys where and when I can. :) 8)
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Post by: kosmicdust on October 20, 2013, 12:54:12 PM
For whomever may be interested, I've just added three auctions to eBay, containing an assorted selection of the British Casefiles paperbacks, with cover art by Richard Jones:

www.ebay.com/itm/290996855283
 (http://www.ebay.com/itm/290996855283)
www.ebay.com/itm/290996869845 (http://www.ebay.com/itm/290996869845)
http://www.ebay.com/itm/290996875249 (http://www.ebay.com/itm/290996875249)
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Post by: MacGyver on October 28, 2013, 03:23:47 PM
Ebay is a great way to build your Hardy Boys collection! :) 8)
Another good way is library sales! Woohoo! :) 8)
My local library just had one of their sales last weekend and so I picked up a few good books. For The Hardy Boys, I got a different copy of The Secret of Wildcat Swamp (newer printing and in better condition- I will probably decide which one I want to keep, as I mentioned I got a copy of this a while back and then sell or give away the other.)
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Post by: Hardy on October 28, 2013, 06:56:21 PM
That's great you got  The Secret of Wildcat Swamp in better condition , MacGyver! 8) I love library sales! ;D
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Post by: MacGyver on October 28, 2013, 08:32:54 PM
Oh, yeah- me too. I love library sales- I almost always find something good (and for cheap too). :)  8)
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Post by: MacGyver on November 07, 2013, 02:45:39 PM
Most recently, I got a copy of Into Thin Air- got to keep up with the Hardy Boys Adventures! :) 8) (Hopefully, I'll get a chance to read them soon- lol.)
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Post by: MacGyver on December 11, 2013, 11:12:44 AM
A few days back, I got the Wanderer hardcover reprint (i.e. Flashlight style) of The Stone Idol. With those going out of print now, I'm trying to get the few of those I don't already have. Of course, I'd love to find some of the original Wanderer hardcovers with dust jackets- but those seem to be pretty hard to come by....
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Post by: tomswift2002 on December 11, 2013, 06:46:46 PM
Last time that I was at my local library they still had a few of the original Wanderer hard cover books on the shelf, however, most of them were just as they were years ago when I checked them out, missing their dustjackets. Having a DJ on the book will make the books even more valuable.
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Post by: MacGyver on December 12, 2013, 09:26:04 AM
Oh yeah- definitely. If I were to ever find any, I would want to have the dustjacket if at all possible. I actually have run across some of the Nancy Drew books, but not The Hardy Boys. (i.e. in physical stores. I haven't really scoured the Web for these books- I'm sure they're out there somewhere.) I don't know if I'm ready to really invest in the books- it's just one of those things I keep an eye out for if I ever happen to find some at an affordable price.
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Post by: VLoneWolf on January 09, 2014, 02:20:49 PM
I recently got Double Jeopardy and Warehouse Rumble.
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Post by: MacGyver on January 09, 2014, 03:41:36 PM
Cool! Both fun reads. I love the Digests. :) 8)
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Post by: MacGyver on January 23, 2014, 11:32:06 AM
I recently picked up The Secret Agent on Flight 101- the Grossett & Dunlap Flashlight printing. (Slowly I'm filling in the gaps on the few titles I don't have a Grossett & Dunlap printing of some sort...)
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Post by: VLoneWolf on January 23, 2014, 01:45:58 PM
The Secret Agent on Flight 101   is a really good book.  I don't think I have it.
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Post by: MacGyver on January 23, 2014, 01:51:21 PM
Yeah, I enjoy it. It actually feels like an early version of things to come- I mean, here in The Hardy Boys Mystery Stories series we have SKOOL versue UGLI in this book. (I'm guessing obviously inspired by TV shows and movies of the time- like Get Smart and The Man From U.N.C.L.E. and I Spy and the James Bond movies. :) 8))
And of course, years later in The Hardy Boys Casefiles we had The Network versus The Asassins (and MUX as well.) And then after that in The Hardy Boys Undercover Brothers- ATAC. (Okay- I don't recall if there was an evil organization they fought against though.)
   
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Post by: VLoneWolf on January 24, 2014, 02:06:14 PM
I have not read it in a while but it did seem to have that kind of feeling.
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Post by: Hardy on January 27, 2014, 12:05:46 AM
I recently got Double Jeopardy and Warehouse Rumble.

Cool! :) I've read Warehouse Rumble and really enjoyed it, a great Hardy Boys Mystery and am hoping to read Double Jeopardy soon! :)

I recently picked up The Secret Agent on Flight 101- the Grossett & Dunlap Flashlight printing. (Slowly I'm filling in the gaps on the few titles I don't have a Grossett & Dunlap printing of some sort...)

The Secret Agent on Flight 101 is another great, cool Hardy Boys Mystery! 8)
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Post by: MacGyver on January 27, 2014, 12:27:29 PM
Agreed on both counts. I've read all of those books and they're all great Hardy Boys adventures. :) 8)
(Note: Double Jeopardy does not involve Frank and Joe actually competing on Jeopardy! though. ;) ;D)
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Post by: Hardy on January 27, 2014, 06:30:41 PM
Agreed on both counts. I've read all of those books and they're all great Hardy Boys adventures. :) 8)
(Note: Double Jeopardy does not involve Frank and Joe actually competing on Jeopardy! though. ;) ;D)

Awesome. 8)
Lol, I didn't think so, but good to know. ;D
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Post by: MacGyver on January 30, 2014, 08:09:44 PM
"Oh no!," Joe cried. "Frank! Someone's kidnapped Alex Trebek!"
"Well, Joe," Frank cooly replied, "the show must go on. It looks like we've got another mystery on our hands. It's up to us to find him."
.... ;D
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Post by: VLoneWolf on January 31, 2014, 03:19:36 PM
That's funny.  I not sure who would kidnap Alex Trebek thought. 
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Post by: MacGyver on January 31, 2014, 09:55:23 PM
Steve Harvey. He was jealous of Jeopardy!'s ratings. He figured if he could get Alex out of the way, Family Feud would have the best ratings. ;D
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Post by: MacGyver on February 17, 2014, 09:18:07 AM
I just recently got Hardy Boys Adventures #5 Peril at Granite Peak for my collection. :) 8)
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Post by: MacGyver on February 24, 2014, 05:50:37 PM
I recently got The Hardy Boys #24 The Short-Wave Mystery and The Hardy Boys #26 The Phantom Freighter, both in Grosset & Dunlap PC format. Now I have all of the original 58 revised books in a Grosset & Dunlap printing of one sort or the other. (i.e. PC or the later Flashlight versions.) :) 8) I'm still working on tracking down the few Wanderer hardcover reprints I don't have yet. (i.e. #59-66) (I'm needing 3 of these titles- #59, #60 and #66. Eventually I may order them if I have to, but I'm hoping to find them cheaper in used book stores or thrift stores, etc. first.)
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Post by: Hardy on March 06, 2014, 10:00:10 PM
I recently got The Hardy Boys #24 The Short-Wave Mystery and The Hardy Boys #26 The Phantom Freighter, both in Grosset & Dunlap PC format. Now I have all of the original 58 revised books in a Grosset & Dunlap printing of one sort or the other. (i.e. PC or the later Flashlight versions.) :) 8) I'm still working on tracking down the few Wanderer hardcover reprints I don't have yet. (i.e. #59-66) (I'm needing 3 of these titles- #59, #60 and #66. Eventually I may order them if I have to, but I'm hoping to find them cheaper in used book stores or thrift stores, etc. first.)

Fun searching for volumes. ;D
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Post by: MacGyver on March 07, 2014, 12:48:38 AM
always. :) 8)
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Post by: VLoneWolf on June 10, 2014, 02:17:52 PM
I got The Hardy Boys 135 The Hypersonic Secret.
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Post by: Hardy on June 10, 2014, 11:22:05 PM
I got The Hardy Boys 135 The Hypersonic Secret.

Awesome, VLoneWolf! 8) ;D 8) That one is on my list of Hardy Boys books I want to find! 8)
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Post by: MacGyver on June 11, 2014, 10:43:42 AM
Nice find. I remember getting and reading The Hypersonic Secret back when it first released- great book. Jamal Hawkins makes his first appearance in this book, I do believe. And it's also the last Minstrel book to use what I consider the classic Digest look that I love from the '80s before getting a big makeover come 1996. :) 8) (The other design styles are cool too though.)
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Post by: MacGyver on June 11, 2014, 10:55:24 AM
YAY! Just the other day, I found The Hardy Boys Favorite Classic copy of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain! That was so crazy just to find a copy at my local used bookstore the other day. Totally unexpected but totally welcomed! So I have one book in my collection now! Woohoo! :) 8) (Hopefully, I can track down the other two books in time.) Honestly though, for anyone interested in these, I have to tell you- it's not that terribly exciting. The book is clearly marked as "A Hardy Boys Favorite Classic" and the titles released are actually numbered as well. And there's a foreword by Franklin W. Dixon- but that's really it for The Hardy Boys' tie-in. I guess there isn't much else that could have been done with this- unless maybe they had added a backstory with Frank and Joe somehow involving a short mystery involving the book in question or referencing it or something- that could have been a neat little bonus.
Oh well- still a fun collectible and the actual story by Mark Twain is certainly a classic worth reading. (I should note too that this copy of the book actually attributes the book's authorship to Samuel Clemens, which is Mark Twain's real name, of course.) :) 8)
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Post by: Hardy on June 12, 2014, 05:41:29 PM
YAY! Just the other day, I found The Hardy Boys Favorite Classic' copy of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain! That was so crazy just to find a copy at my local used bookstore the other day. Totally unexpected but totally welcomed! So I have one book in my collection now! Woohoo! :) 8) (Hopefully, I can track down the other two books in time.) Honestly though, for anyone interested in these, I have to tell you- it's not that terribly exciting. The book is clearly marked as "A Hardy Boys Favorite Classic" and the titles released are actually numbered as well. And there's foreword by Franklin W. Dixon- but that's really it for The Hardy Boys' tie-in. I guess there isn't much else that could have been done with this- unless maybe they had added a backstory with Frank and Joe somehow involving a short mystery involving the book in question or referencing it or something- that could have been a neat little bonus.
Oh well- still a fun collectible and the actual story by Mark Twain is certainly a classic worth reading. (I should note too that this copy of the book actually attributes the book's authorship to Samuel Clemens, which is Mark Twain's real name, of course.) :) 8)

Interesting, I've never heard of these before! So it's a Tom Sawyer book, but the series is called Hardy Boys Favorite Classics, huh? What do the covers look like? What years are these from? I wish they'd have thought of your idea, it's a good one! 8)
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Post by: tomswift2002 on June 12, 2014, 10:50:53 PM
The Hardy Boys Favorite Classics were released in the late-1970's by Grosset & Dunlap, and there were only 3 books released.  "Treasure Island" and "Huckleberry Finn" were the other two books released.

 And I just recently got a copy of the Armada paperback version of "The Perfect Getaway".
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Post by: MacGyver on June 13, 2014, 08:02:03 AM
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And I just recently got a copy of the Armada paperback version of "The Perfect Getaway".
Awesome! According to The British Hardy Boys site (http://www.hardyboys.co.uk), that title is quite rare- apparently, it was the last of the Casefiles to be printed with the Brian Kotzky art and of course, the last from Armada. Nice find. :) 8)

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Interesting, I've never heard of these before! So it's a Tom Sawyer book, but the series is called Hardy Boys Favorite Classics, huh? What do the covers look like? What years are these from? I wish they'd have thought of your idea, it's a good one!
Thanks!
For more information on the "Hardy Boys Favorite Classic" series, see this thread (http://www.hardyboyscasefiles.com/forums/index.php?topic=2576.0).
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Post by: tomswift2002 on June 28, 2014, 11:55:17 AM
I just picked up the dj version of "Mystery Of The Desert Giant" for $8.  (I put a picture of it up on the Facebook page.). This book was only printed in DJ format in 1961, the year it was issued.  In 1962 G&D switched to the cheaper PC versions.
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Post by: MacGyver on June 28, 2014, 09:34:14 PM
Nice find! :) 8)
I recently got a copy of the Hardy Boys Adventures #6 Battle of Bayport myself. :) 8)
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Post by: tomswift2002 on June 29, 2014, 07:32:57 AM
And it was one find that didn't require the internet.  I just walked into the used bookstore in town and there it was (along with 4 other 1960-61 printings of Flickering Torch, Short-Wave, Secret Of Skull Mountain & Wailing Siren that still had their DJ's) and all 5 were $8.
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Post by: MacGyver on June 30, 2014, 12:02:08 PM
That's always great when you just have random awesome finds like that at the used bookstore. That's how it was when I finally picked up that copy of Hardy Boys Favorite Classic #2 The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain- I had known about the book and been interested in finding it- and then suddenly, I just walk into one of my local used bookstores and it's just sitting there that day! :) 8)
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Post by: tomswift2002 on June 30, 2014, 02:33:42 PM
Especially since, I just looked on Ebay, and there's one on there right now for $119.79USD/$127.92CDN before shipping, in worst condition, and with a faded spine.  So you can get better bargains sometimes for the books.



http://www.ebay.ca/itm/THE-HARDY-BOYS-MYSTERY-OF-THE-DESERT-GIANT-by-DIXON-1961-HC-DJ-VG-RARE-/301201995586?pt=Antiquarian_Collectible&hash=item462109b742&_uhb=1
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Post by: MacGyver on June 30, 2014, 04:06:27 PM
Wow- that's crazy. Yeah, Ebay definitely has some jacked-up prices at times... but it all depends on the rarity of the book and the condition.
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Post by: VLoneWolf on July 09, 2014, 02:04:23 PM
Its not in my collection but my sister got our dad the first season of The Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew show for fathers day.
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Post by: MacGyver on July 10, 2014, 10:26:38 AM
Awesome! I'm sure he'll enjoy that watching that with the family. Of all The Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew TV shows and movies, etc. - though I do love them all in their own ways- The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries is by far my all time favorite depiction. Such a great series! :) 8)
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Post by: VLoneWolf on July 10, 2014, 02:00:29 PM
We watched it and it was really good.
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Post by: MacGyver on July 10, 2014, 02:08:19 PM
Cool! :) 8)
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Post by: Hardy on July 23, 2014, 10:15:28 PM
Thanks!
For more information on the "Hardy Boys Favorite Classic" series, see this thread (http://www.hardyboyscasefiles.com/forums/index.php?topic=2576.0).

Thank you for the link, MacGyver! :)

And it was one find that didn't require the internet.  I just walked into the used bookstore in town and there it was (along with 4 other 1960-61 printings of Flickering Torch, Short-Wave, Secret Of Skull Mountain & Wailing Siren that still had their DJ's) and all 5 were $8.

Wow, that's so cool! Great find and deal! 8)
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Post by: MacGyver on July 24, 2014, 09:34:35 AM
You're welcome, Hardy Sleuth. No problem. :) 8)
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Post by: VLoneWolf on July 31, 2014, 02:34:58 PM
I have been reading The Mummy Case from my sisters collection.  Also have been watching the 2 season of the Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew that my sister got. 
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Post by: MacGyver on July 31, 2014, 03:48:18 PM
Nice! I haven't read The Mummy Case in a long while, but it's a good one. (Of course, they all are.) :) 8)
         This book is one in a range of Hardy Boys books that I particularly like because the Hardy Boys delve a lot into the supernatural and/or fantasy realm for a bit here. (Basically, #59 through #85 or so.) Though I don't believe in werewolves and zombies and such, of course- it's still fun to read books that play around with it a bit and make you think, "What it?"..... As long as they have a logical explanation at the end, which these books do, I'm okay with them. (I take issue with others though...particularly #177, which is probably one of my least favorite of The Hardy Boys books- though even that one did have some cool things.)
          And of course, as I've said on here a number of times, I LOVE the 1970s Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew show. :) 8)
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Post by: VLoneWolf on August 01, 2014, 12:03:51 PM
We finished the second season and have started watching the third season of the Hardy Boys show. 
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Post by: MacGyver on August 01, 2014, 12:28:56 PM
Wow- you guys are really moving through the series pretty quickly! Cool! Season 3 is great too- of course, I love all the episodes. Such a fun show. :) 8)
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Post by: VLoneWolf on August 02, 2014, 02:01:51 PM
Yeah it is a really good show.
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Post by: MacGyver on August 19, 2014, 09:57:37 AM
Just yesterday I ran across a great antique mall with an awesome selection of children's books- they had so many various series. I found some cool items, but my most exciting find was definitely my Hardy Boys find- some of the hardback Wanderer books with dust jackets! I very rarely seem to come across those- in fact, while I've come across Nancy Drew Wanderer hardbacks before, I think this may be the first time I've found Hardy Boys Wanderer hardbacks before, so that was way exciting. :) 8) (I should clarify that it's the first time I've seen them in person for sale; I actually had shortly before this ran across a few that my church library now owns. :o :) 8))
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Post by: Hardy on August 24, 2014, 05:55:20 PM
Cool find, MacGyver! :) 8)
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Post by: MacGyver on August 24, 2014, 10:39:14 PM
Thanks- I was quite excited, to say the least. :) 8)
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Post by: MacGyver on September 19, 2014, 08:37:43 AM
I ran across a Hardy Boys: Clues Brothers book at a thrift store the other day (#12 King for a Day) so I got that to add to my collection. I honestly haven't been really worried about trying to track down that whole series, but every now and then I run across one for cheap and pick it up.
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Post by: Hardy on September 23, 2014, 05:38:56 PM
Thanks- I was quite excited, to say the least. :) 8)

Very understandable. 8)
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Post by: VLoneWolf on September 25, 2014, 02:45:52 PM
I got The Yellow Feather Mystery.   I have been reading the Mystery of Smugglers Cove from my sisters collection.
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Post by: MacGyver on September 25, 2014, 04:55:12 PM
Cool! Both great books! :) 8) When you get done with the books, you should post a review! :D
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Post by: Hardy on September 28, 2014, 07:14:36 PM
I got The Yellow Feather Mystery.   I have been reading the Mystery of Smugglers Cove from my sisters collection.

Awesome, VLoneWolf! 8)
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Post by: VLoneWolf on September 29, 2014, 02:48:04 PM
Yeah their really good.
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Post by: tomswift2002 on October 08, 2014, 06:49:17 PM
Just picked up yesterday the Greycastle edition of "Cult Of Crime".
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Post by: MacGyver on October 10, 2014, 11:36:30 AM
Nice! Those can be hard to find nowadays- of course, sometimes it seems like it's hard to find any of the Casefiles at all (at least, at used bookstores- though I still see some here and there. It just depends on where you look and live, I guess.)
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Post by: MacGyver on October 27, 2014, 09:54:46 AM
I recently upgraded a few of the original text Hardy Boys books (G&D PC cover printings) and that was neat. (Specifically, The Secret of Wildcat Swamp, The Secret of Skull Mountain and The Clue in the Embers). And I added a tweed cover G&D printing of The Tower Treasure (revised). (Would have been nice to get this with the dust jacket still on it, of course- but considering I rather shockingly :o found this in a free bin at a used bookstore- I'm not complaining.) :D 8)
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Post by: Hardy on October 27, 2014, 04:42:18 PM
I recently upgraded a few of the original text Hardy Boys books (G&D PC cover printings) and that was neat. (Specifically, The Secret of Wildcat Swamp, The Secret of Skull Mountain and The Clue in the Embers). And I added a tweed cover G&D printing of The Tower Treasure (revised). (Would have been nice to get this with the dust jacket still on it, of course- but considering I rather shockingly :o found this in a free bin at a used bookstore- I'm not complaining.) :D 8)

Awesome, MacGyver! 8) I've read those mysteries in the revised editions and it'd be neat to read all of the originals. :)
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Post by: MacGyver on October 28, 2014, 08:48:06 AM
Yeah- I read all the revised books while growing up, but it's only recently that I've read any of the original text books. I went on a binge a while back trying to get a copy of all of them and I do have all the OT books now too- it's just a matter of finding time to read them all. :)
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Post by: tomswift2002 on October 28, 2014, 04:24:19 PM
In the case of "Skull Mountain" "Wildcat Swamp" and "Clue In The Embers", the original texts read as longer versions of the revised texts, with a few minor changes here and there.
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Post by: Hardy on November 03, 2014, 06:33:41 PM
Yeah- I read all the revised books while growing up, but it's only recently that I've read any of the original text books. I went on a binge a while back trying to get a copy of all of them and I do have all the OT books now too- it's just a matter of finding time to read them all. :)

It's good to have them, so you can read them when you have time. :)

In the case of "Skull Mountain" "Wildcat Swamp" and "Clue In The Embers", the original texts read as longer versions of the revised texts, with a few minor changes here and there.

More story, cool! 8)
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Post by: MacGyver on November 04, 2014, 01:04:44 PM
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Yeah- I read all the revised books while growing up, but it's only recently that I've read any of the original text books. I went on a binge a while back trying to get a copy of all of them and I do have all the OT books now too- it's just a matter of finding time to read them all.




It's good to have them, so you can read them when you have time.

Yeah, for sure. It's definitely not a uniform set, but I don't care about that. :)
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Post by: Hardy on November 19, 2014, 06:43:25 PM
Yeah, for sure. It's definitely not a uniform set, but I don't care about that. :)

Yep, that's cool. :)
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Post by: Hardy on February 23, 2015, 08:05:52 PM
I recently got Hardy Boys Mystery #5 Hunting for Hidden Gold! :) 8) I've read it before and love it. Danger and excitement, yes! 8)
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Post by: MacGyver on February 24, 2015, 08:50:39 PM
Cool! Hunting for Hidden Gold is definitely a great Hardy Boys mystery- I particularly enjoy the camping aspect of it and of course, the hunting for hidden gold part! ;D 8)
Nice to see you posting here again, Hardy Sleuth. :) 8)
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Post by: Hardy on February 25, 2015, 05:40:18 PM
Cool! Hunting for Hidden Gold is definitely a great Hardy Boys mystery- I particularly enjoy the camping aspect of it and of course, the hunting for hidden gold part! ;D 8)
Nice to see you posting here again, Hardy Sleuth. :) 8)

Absolutely! :) There are so many things I like about it, the brothers, camping, mystery, exciting scenes, action, etc. With them battling the treacherous terrain and weather and even more so, the treachery of the bad guys, all of those things really puts it on my favorites list of Hardy Boys books. 8)
Thanks, MacGyver! :) Good to see you! :) It has been a while...over a month! I was curious so I just looked at my posts summary and the last time I'd posted on here was 1/13/15! :o

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Post by: MacGyver on February 25, 2015, 11:51:49 PM
Well, I understand- things get busy. It's all good. But I always appreciate seeing your enthusiasm for the fun and exciting world of The Hardy Boys on here. :) 8)
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Post by: Hardy on March 25, 2015, 06:47:52 PM
Well, I understand- things get busy. It's all good. But I always appreciate seeing your enthusiasm for the fun and exciting world of The Hardy Boys on here. :) 8)

Thanks, MacGyver! :)
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Post by: VLoneWolf on April 17, 2015, 04:37:33 PM
I bought The Hardy Boys The Secret of The Caves.
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Post by: MacGyver on April 18, 2015, 07:45:12 PM
Cool! I haven't read that one in ages, but I recall the Hardys having a run-in with a hermit in a cave. I really should reread some of the classic originals sometime if I ever get a chance.
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Post by: Hardy on May 04, 2015, 10:05:05 PM
I bought The Hardy Boys The Secret of The Caves.

That's great! 8) It has some good action scenes in it. :)
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Post by: VLoneWolf on July 13, 2015, 04:04:53 PM
I recently got The Hardy Boys in  Foot Prints under the Window. 
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Post by: MacGyver on July 13, 2015, 05:29:29 PM
Yay! Glad to see your collection of the classic Hardy Boys Mystery Stories growing. :) 8)
The most recent Hardy Boys book I picked up is #9 in the Adventures series- The Curse of the Ancient Emerald.
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Post by: tomswift2002 on July 20, 2015, 02:56:01 PM
I recently got The Hardy Boys in  Foot Prints under the Window. 

Which one?
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Post by: VLoneWolf on July 20, 2015, 04:39:19 PM
The 1965 edition.  It has 20 chapters.
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Post by: MacGyver on July 21, 2015, 06:35:06 PM
This one (http://www.amazon.com/Footprints-Under-Window-Hardy-Boys/dp/B000P52P6M/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1437521607&sr=8-3&keywords=Footprints+Under+the+Window), I take it?
That's cool. I love these older PC releases from Grosset & Dunlap. :) 8)
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51NhPZnwloL._SX373_BO1,204,203,200_.jpg)
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Post by: VLoneWolf on July 22, 2015, 01:51:49 PM
That's basically what it looks like.
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Post by: MacGyver on July 22, 2015, 06:01:08 PM
Okay- nice. :) 8)
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Post by: Hardy on July 31, 2015, 12:00:25 AM
Cool cover. 8)
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Post by: Hardy on July 31, 2015, 12:07:11 AM
My family recently added Three-Ring Terror to our Hardy Boys collection. It's a great mystery with lots of action and good humor! 8) Some HB and ND ebooks at Kindle and iBooks are on sale! 8) Here's a link (https://hardyanddrewmysteries.wordpress.com/2015/07/23/hardy-boys-ebooks-and-nancy-drew-ebooks-on-sale-kindle-and-itunes/) to more details and more links. :)
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Post by: MacGyver on August 08, 2015, 06:26:02 AM
Cool. I remember that book #111 in The Hardy Boys Mystery Stories series- Three-Ring Terror- I believe it involves Chet going to clown college. :) 8) (And finding mystery there for The Hardy Boys to solve, of course.) Definitely a fun one- circus mysteries are always fun. :) 8)
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Post by: Hardy on September 10, 2015, 02:52:53 PM
Cool. I remember that book #111 in The Hardy Boys Mystery Stories series- Three-Ring Terror- I believe it involves Chet going to clown college. :) 8) (And finding mystery there for The Hardy Boys to solve, of course.) Definitely a fun one- circus mysteries are always fun. :) 8)

I really like the mystery! Yep, Chet goes to clown college. :D Plenty of fun and action-excitement. in the book! 8)
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Post by: MacGyver on September 26, 2015, 11:17:47 PM
Just picked up The Hardy Boys Adventures #9 The Curse of the Ancient Emerald today. :) 8)
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Post by: Hardy on September 27, 2015, 05:11:51 PM
Just picked up The Hardy Boys Adventures #9 The Curse of the Ancient Emerald today. :) 8)

Sweet. ;D Let me know what you think of it, I haven't read it yet. :)
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Post by: MacGyver on September 28, 2015, 12:29:33 AM
It looks pretty cool. I like the cryptography I noticed in the book. I don't know when I'll read it though- I have a backlog of Hardy Boys books to read.....
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Post by: MacGyver on November 01, 2015, 10:29:12 PM
After church today, I went out to the bookstore and finally got Hardy Boys Adventures #10 Tunnel of Secrets. :) 8)
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Post by: MacGyver on November 16, 2015, 06:06:41 PM
I most recently picked up the Grossett & Dunlap hardcover rerelease of The Hardy Boys #60 Mystery of the Samurai Sword at a used bookstore the other day. The original Wanderer releases of #59-#66 were rereleased to hardback a while back, but they are all out of print now. Now if I can just find #66 in that format, I'll have them all. 8)
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Post by: Hardy on November 19, 2015, 03:27:30 PM
I most recently picked up the Grossett & Dunlap hardcover rerelease of The Hardy Boys #60 Mystery of the Samurai Sword at a used bookstore the other day. The original Wanderer releases of #59-#66 were rereleased to hardback a while back, but they are all out of print now. Now if I can just find #66 in that format, I'll have them all. 8)

Nice! 8) Hope you find The Vanishing Thieves. ;)
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Post by: MacGyver on November 19, 2015, 07:05:10 PM
Thanks- yes, that would be cool. The Vanishing Thieves is a great book too. :) 8)
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Post by: Katie on December 23, 2015, 10:40:16 PM
Hardy Boys Adventures #10 yesterday, and I like it so far.
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Post by: MacGyver on December 24, 2015, 12:33:44 AM
Cool! :) 8)
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Post by: Katie on December 26, 2015, 09:35:45 AM
I wish they would re-release the Hardy Boys Casefiles and Supermysteries in ebook format.
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Post by: MacGyver on March 02, 2016, 09:13:25 AM
I recently picked up a copy of Choke Hold, #51 in The Hardy Boys Casefiles- the UK reprint version (http://www.hardyboys.co.uk/gallery/c089.php). [i.e. the 1999 one; not the funky UB hybrid version. That volume would be really interesting to find just for the weirdness of the whole thing.]  :) 8)
I wasn't terribly worried about getting these for my collection, but since I happened to find one at random at a used bookstore, I was happy to grab it up.
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Post by: Katie on March 02, 2016, 03:05:13 PM
I recently picked up a copy of Darkness Falls, #89 in The Hardy Boys Casefiles- the UK reprint version (http://www.hardyboys.co.uk/gallery/c089.php). [i.e. the 1999 one; not the funky UB hybrid version. That volume would be really interesting to find just for the weirdness of the whole thing.]  :) 8)
I wasn't terribly worried about getting these for my collection, but since I happened to find one at random at a used bookstore, I was happy to grab it up.

Are there UK spellings?
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Post by: MacGyver on March 02, 2016, 06:49:46 PM
Not that I can tell- I think it's the same text printing as the American version.
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Post by: VLoneWolf on May 07, 2016, 01:47:21 PM
I just got #16 of The Hardy Boys Graphic Novel called SHHHHHHH.
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Post by: MacGyver on May 09, 2016, 01:04:04 PM
Cool! That one has a very special guest star appearance! :) 8)
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Post by: SkyWarp on May 10, 2016, 12:21:17 AM
The Tower Treasure with new cover and #140 Slam Dunk Sabotage.
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Post by: MacGyver on May 10, 2016, 07:21:12 AM
Cool! I haven't gotten any of the new cover re-releases yet, but I might like to pick up The Secret of the Old Mill at some point (as that's about the only one that I really like pretty well.) :)
So I take it this means they're already in stores now? I will have to look for them.
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Post by: SkyWarp on May 10, 2016, 07:41:00 PM
So I take it this means they're already in stores now? I will have to look for them.

I got mine from Amazon, so I can't vouch for any particular store.
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Post by: MacGyver on May 11, 2016, 08:01:41 AM
Oh, okay. I'll have to check Barnes & Noble next time I get over there. It's always nice to actually see the books sitting for sale on the bookshelves...but sadly, that seems to be a rarer thing nowadays....
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Post by: tomswift2002 on May 11, 2016, 04:36:04 PM
I got my new cover books from Chapters-Indigo.ca.  When I asked at the store, the sales person told me that the books will probably be available on the shelf in the big Chapters - Indigo box stores in Ottawa and Toronto.  But in the Coles mall outlets, again probably in Ottawa and Toronto you'll see them (maybe not all four, but one or two), but in the rural regions the books will probably be only available online.
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Post by: MacGyver on May 12, 2016, 07:16:04 AM
Sounds about right.
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Post by: Hardy on September 09, 2016, 04:37:56 PM
#140 Slam Dunk Sabotage.

Cool! 8) I have that one to read and I'm looking forward to it! 8)
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Post by: SkyWarp on September 10, 2016, 11:11:49 PM
#160 A Game Called Chaos

The price on the back of the book says $9.95 ($11.99 CA).   That sounds awfully expensive for a paperback. 
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Post by: MacGyver on September 12, 2016, 06:37:16 AM
Wow- that can't be right. I bought that book when it released and I'm pretty sure it didn't cost quite that much. I hope that's a typo and not the current price for Hardy Boys books.
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Post by: SkyWarp on September 12, 2016, 09:58:11 PM
Wow- that can't be right. I bought that book when it released and I'm pretty sure it didn't cost quite that much. I hope that's a typo and not the current price for Hardy Boys books.

It was selling brand new on Amazon for 5.99 (via amazon, not there marketplace), but the back of the book says 9.99.   And the book is taller than the rest of the books.  That doesn't make much sense either.  And the paper is different than the rest too. 
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Post by: MacGyver on September 13, 2016, 07:07:11 AM
Hmm- you might have a rare printing oddity. 8)
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Post by: Hardy on September 14, 2016, 06:44:50 PM
I'd love to get Hardy Boys Adventures Showdown at Widow Creek in paperback or hardcover, I've read it and it's excellent. 8) ;D Definitely a read again type book. Good writing of adventure and intensity. 8)
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Post by: MacGyver on September 15, 2016, 07:00:52 AM
Good to hear a good review for the Adventures books. Eventually I'll delve into that series..... ;D 8)
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Post by: VLoneWolf on September 16, 2016, 05:08:00 PM
I got a good deal today I got 34  casefiles  books.
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Post by: MacGyver on September 19, 2016, 07:17:43 AM
Cool! :) 8)
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Post by: VLoneWolf on September 19, 2016, 02:39:42 PM
I was surprised to see so many in thrift type  store.
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Post by: MacGyver on September 20, 2016, 06:41:21 AM
Oh yeah- sometimes you can find a lot of great books at thrift stores. I've run across a couple of Hardy Boys Casefiles and other series here and there (I don't know that I've seen 34 or so at once though... that's a really good find!)
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Post by: tomswift2002 on September 20, 2016, 09:07:06 PM
#160 A Game Called Chaos

The price on the back of the book says $9.95 ($11.99 CA).   That sounds awfully expensive for a paperback. 

A few years ago (about 2010), for some reason it was reprinted and available on S&S's website for that price.  No one could find it in stores, but I remember someone ordered it and said it felt like it had been printed on heavier paper stock than normal, hence the more expensive price.
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Post by: SkyWarp on November 03, 2016, 06:41:04 PM
A few years ago (about 2010), for some reason it was reprinted and available on S&S's website for that price.  No one could find it in stores, but I remember someone ordered it and said it felt like it had been printed on heavier paper stock than normal, hence the more expensive price.

I just got two more books with this same increased price, taller shape, and heavier paper.  The price I actually paid for it was not the 8.95 and 9.95 that the back covers show. 

This time the books are
#162) The End of the Trail (http://www.hardyboyscasefiles.com/series/originals.php?book_no=162)
#168) The Castle Conundrum (http://www.hardyboyscasefiles.com/series/originals.php?book_no=168)
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Post by: MacGyver on November 04, 2016, 09:05:01 AM
Nice! I feel like I may have one of the Digest reprints like that that you're talking about here...but I'd have to check. Or wait- maybe I'm thinking of the Casefiles? It seems they did something similar with those books too- mainly for #95 Illegal Procedure?
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Post by: tomswift2002 on November 05, 2016, 07:46:13 AM
Back in 2002 both "Dead On Target" and "Illegal Procedure" we're accidentally reprinted with each reprint having only about 3,000 copies made.  Both books were taller than the normal Casefile, while DOT was reprinted under the Simon Pulse brand.  .
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Post by: Bigfootman on November 07, 2016, 03:27:41 PM
I found Casefile #72 Screamers at a library used book sale last week.
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Post by: MacGyver on November 07, 2016, 03:31:52 PM
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Back in 2002 both "Dead On Target" and "Illegal Procedure" we're accidentally reprinted with each reprint having only about 3,000 copies made.  Both books were taller than the normal Casefile, while DOT was reprinted under the Simon Pulse brand.
Yep- that's what I was thinking about.
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Post by: Bigfootman on November 19, 2016, 12:44:02 PM
I got Casefiles #9 and 105, and Digest 97 plus the Copper Canyon Conspiracy at a used book store. Casefile #12 was there too, but for some reason I thought I had it, and didn't realize that I didn't until I got back home. I'm in no rush to get it though, I've read it before. So, I'll pick it up if its there when I go back in a week or two
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Post by: MacGyver on November 23, 2016, 12:50:17 PM
I recently ran across one of the Hardy Boys Adventures books (#7) in hardback at a thrift store, so I was happy to finally have a hardback version of the book series for a cheap price. :) 8)
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Post by: Hardy on November 27, 2016, 10:44:16 PM
I want to get Showdown at Widow Creek, I've read it and it's great, really enjoyed it. 8) I also read and have Bound for Danger, didn't care for it. Showdown I would love to have in hardback. 8)
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Post by: Bigfootman on December 03, 2016, 01:11:47 PM
Along with some Nancy Drew and Fear Street books, I got:
Perfect Getaway
The Blackwing Puzzle
Danger On Ice
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Post by: MacGyver on December 05, 2016, 03:20:46 PM
WOW! I had a great find at random this last weekend at a thrift store.
I got these two books- The Hardy Boys Mystery Mazes by Vladimir Koziakin and Nancy Drew's Clever Crosswords by Dawn Gerger. They were used, of course, but neither one was totally completed, I don't think, and they were still in generally good shape.
I like how both these books included mazes or crosswords respectfully, all based on books in the two series. The Hardy Boys book utilized the cover art from the Grosset & Dunlap books for the most part. It's also kinda neat to see order forms in these books that didn't list the entire G&D catalog as we know it now- because some books were still yet to be printed! (These activity books are copyright 1977, of course- as they were tie-ins to The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries television show!) One of the really cool things about these books is that they include a lot of promotional pictures from the show- including some I haven't seen anywhere else before- some that I'm pretty sure were not even used on the show or in merchandise otherwise.
      These books are not something I've been really actively seeking out to order online or anything- but when I run across them at random like this and can pick them up for super cheap- I'm certainly happy to grab them up to add to my Hardy Boys collection (and very small Nancy Drew collection.) :) 8)
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Post by: SkyWarp on December 13, 2016, 09:00:29 PM
Mysteries #182, #184, and #186.
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Post by: MacGyver on December 14, 2016, 08:16:14 AM
Nice. I particularly enjoyed #186 in the Digests. :) 8)
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Post by: MacGyver on January 03, 2017, 10:43:04 PM
The Hardy Boys Adventures #13 Bound for Danger :) 8)
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Post by: MacGyver on January 03, 2017, 10:49:50 PM
This isn't a Hardy Boys book, but it's certainly related, so I thought I'd post it here too.

Nancy Drew Mystery No. 19 The Mystery of the Tolling Bell

For people used to the North American releases, yes, you may realize that the numbering is off here- that's because this is a British paperback from Armada that I got here. :) 8)
It's in fact a 1979 printing that features Pamela Sue Martin as Nancy Drew on the cover!!! (With a "Now on T.V." banner on the book!) I LOVE this! I have been aware of these books featuring stars of The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries, but never owned one until now. It hasn't been a huge priority but I came across it recently and was ecstatic to have this to add to my collection. It's really cool to see things come full circle with this, with the books being turned into a TV show and then have the TV show selling the books with covers like this! I'm totally counting this as a collectible from the show as much as from the book series franchises themselves as well.

(http://www.nancydrewsleuth.com/pamsueuk23pb.jpg)
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Post by: tomswift2002 on January 04, 2017, 07:16:57 AM
On Christmas Eve I picked up the "Nancy Drew & Hardy Boys: Be A Detective #4 Secret Cargo".  This one was kind of interesting, as the book has a white square where the UPC would normally be, but the ISBN is there, so I wonder if the copy is a book club edition.
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Post by: MacGyver on January 04, 2017, 07:43:17 AM
Nice find! Yeah, that could be- I know there are some Scholastic book club editions of The Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew- usually, it's not much difference other than their logo on the spine of the book- but in some cases, there have been entirely different covers produced and those are interesting. (I'm thinking of Nancy Drew books #63 and 64 here.)
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Post by: MacGyver on January 24, 2017, 07:57:51 AM
I had another totally unexpected but really cool find at a thrift store yesterday! I got The Hardy Boys Adventure Activity Book #1 by Tony Tallarico! He did a series of books like this, presumably as a tie-in to the '70s show. The illustrations are based more on the books themselves rather than the show. (i.e. The cover features Frank and Joe looking more like their appearances on the Grosset & Dunlap books than as Parker Stevenson and Shaun Cassidy.) And these books are longer and taller than the other set of activity books released that were very specifically based on the '70s show with pictures from the series.
For the most part, this Tallarico book was unused as well and in good shape! It's not something I've been very actively pursuing, but I was happy to add this to my collection for cheap.
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Post by: MacGyver on February 03, 2017, 03:43:47 PM
Now that I've finally looked through this whole book, I can also add that it contains an activity of some sort (connect the dots, coloring, word searches, picture puzzles, etc.) for the first 56 books in The Hardy Boys original series. (Since the copyright is 1977 from the Stratemeyer Syndicate, it wouldn't have #57 and #58 yet, as they hadn't been published yet.)
It's pretty cool. :) 8) Reading through all the activities makes me want to go back and reread all these great books. :)
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Post by: VLoneWolf on February 04, 2017, 04:08:58 PM
That's cool that it has stuff for the first 56 of the original Hardy Boys books.
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Post by: MacGyver on February 06, 2017, 08:08:48 AM
Yeah- it's a really fun activity book if you can find it.  :) 8)
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Post by: Hardy on April 25, 2017, 08:04:27 PM
On Christmas Eve I picked up the "Nancy Drew & Hardy Boys: Be A Detective #4 Secret Cargo".  This one was kind of interesting, as the book has a white square where the UPC would normally be, but the ISBN is there, so I wonder if the copy is a book club edition.

Oh, cool! Be A Detective series is one I'm interested in! :) Neat find! 8)

My most recent HB purchase is Hardy Boys #40 Mystery of the Desert Giant! :) 8)
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Post by: Hardy on September 24, 2017, 03:48:42 PM
I want to find #80 The Roaring River Mystery. That'd be cool. 8) :)
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Post by: MacGyver on October 05, 2017, 12:41:01 AM
I just recently bought Hardy Boys Adventures #15 A Con Artist in Paris.
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Post by: Hardy on October 31, 2017, 07:18:04 PM
I recently got #7 The Secret of the Caves, with the collector cover. 8) Lots of exciting action in it! 8)
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Post by: MacGyver on November 04, 2017, 10:07:54 PM
Cool! I like that particular cover. The artist for that one does good work- I haven't really cared for the others.
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Post by: Hardy on November 05, 2017, 03:22:04 PM
Cool! I like that particular cover. The artist for that one does good work- I haven't really cared for the others.

Yep, I think it looks neat, it's the best one of the four most recent ones released. 8)
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Post by: MacGyver on November 06, 2017, 03:29:55 PM
I just got the 1980 The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries annual from Grandreams. The comics and stories are obviously meant to be set in the TV show universe and some drawings are pretty good, but some are WAY off.
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Post by: tomswift2002 on November 16, 2017, 11:46:37 AM
Just got Clue Book #7 “Skateboard Cat-astrolabe” in the mail.
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Post by: CalvinKnox on November 18, 2017, 03:01:00 PM
I just got The Missing Chums in the original text.
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Post by: MacGyver on November 19, 2017, 02:34:47 PM
Cool! Welcome to the forum, CalvinKnox! Enjoy your time here. :) 8)