Charity Shops & Car Boot Sales

Stuff I randomly find in charity shops (and occasionally junk shops).

Snooping With Zippy

I found a few vintage items again over the past couple of weeks (including Barbie, Furskins, Snoopy & My Little Pony), as well as lots more to add to my shop. My favourite finds out of this lot are definitely the G1 MLP’s, closely followed by Zippy’s head!

Rupert In Blue Jeans

The last two weeks have been very plentiful as regards to buying toys. So much so I am now at maximum capacity and really hope my shop begins to succeed before I am crushed under a pile of dollys! I also struck on an excellent idea, and one which I hope will set my toy sales apart from others – FREE PIN BADGES, designed especially to go with certain sales!

Moshing Around With Dougal

I came back with over 200 little items at my last carboot rummage, mostly in Moshi Monsters! I also found a few fast food toys, some other little figures (including Littlest Pet Shop, Puppy In My Pocket, Hello Kitty, Crazy Bones and Disney), a Cupcake Surprise doll (with hat!) and a super Magic Roundabout plush. It took an absolute age to wash this lot!

The Ugly Dragon Who Came For Lunch

Another interesting bundle of toys from last week’s charity shopping. My favourite finds have to be the FurReal Friends “Torch, My Blazin’ Dragon” and Disney Toddlers doll. The PJ Masks talking figures are fun, and I found a whole lot of McDonald’s UglyDolls toys still in their boxes, which I really like. I also picked up some other fast food toys and a selection of little figures.

Shagadelic Sunday

Last Sunday’s carboot sale unearthed several (plastic) gems. My favourite find by far was an Austin Powers action figure (with hairy chest). Groovy baby! Along with Austin, I found several little figures (including My Little Pony, VIP Pets,  Powerpuff Girls and Littlest Pet Shop), lots more fast food toys and several doll accessories.

Mr T’s Little Tickle

I came home with sack full of toys from last weeks charity shop expedition, plus had a few carboot finds too. In fact, there were so many little toys I couldn’t fit them all on the table to photograph together! I found a few dolls (including Novia Stars and Mr T), lots of fast food toys, several different figures (including Fabuland and Littlest Pet Shop) and a few plushies (including another Boohbah hot water bottle cover). I also found a well read six pack of Paddington Bear books and four My Little Pony (forgot to add them into the group shot)!

Transformers: Doorbells In Disguise

What did I buy last week? Vintage toys include a View Master with three reels, a Troll wearing inline skates and a super 1970’s doorbell! I also found a few Barbie dolls, a Sindy and Littlest Pet Shop Blythe doll, a modern Popples and Cabbage Patch Kids, Zelfs, two FurReal Pets and a Zhu Zhu puppy, a Cupcake Surprise with extra hat, three Palace Pets with extra tails and crowns, several McDonald’s Happy Meal toys, a little Lalaloopsy doll with spare head, Zomlings, Fingerlings, Pingu’s igloo (which goes with the three figures from the previous week), Transformers and a few other little figures. I bought a couple of baby dresses to have a go at making doll dresses from too.

Seven Troll Mambo Through The Nightgarden

Last weeks finds included lots of little figures, which I love! I found Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs, Trolls & Zelfs, various mid-90s fast food toys, Pingu, Scooby Doo, My Little Pony (G3), various In My Pocket figures, a Pound Puppies Newborn, In The Night Garden, a large Minions vampire plush (who I forgot to add to photo, so have snuck him into the side!) a few books, comics and Mambos and Cha Cha Cha on LP. Ooh yes, and an ALF figure thing from the week before!

Some Kind of Boring Cabbage

Last weeks finds were most plentiful, covering the carboot on the Sunday, followed by various charity shops during the week, and seem to have found lots of things in twos! I’m most pleased with the vintage He-Man and Stormtrooper figures, an Ever After High doll for 20p and the fabulous “Boring Postcards” book!

Power Knockers

I found a ton of little bits and pieces whilst searching some charity shops the other side of “the big town” (Southend!) at the beginning of the month. I had so many little items in one shop the shop lady literally shovelled them into a One Direction shopping bag off the counter (I didn’t notice it was a 1D bag until I got home)! My favourite finds were the Power Rangers figure, Furby and Lizzie Borden Head Knockers.

Tasmanian Octopus Girl

I had some luck with vintage toys whilst out charity shopping this week (1980-90’s), with Girl’s World, an original Furby, a giant Sweetie Pups, Tasmanian Devil and Dennis the Menace.  I also found a few more Animal Jams, PJ Masks car and figure, Paw Patrol, Spongebob Square Pants, Scooby Doo, Doctor Who, Zelfs, Despicable Me Minions, Ddung, Baby Bratz, Lalaloopsy, Pokemon, Winnie The Pooh, My Little Pony, Chubby Puppies, Pez, In The Night Garden, Peanuts and Dr Octopus from Spider-Man.

Despicable Ever After

Some excellent dolly finds this week (Ever After High, Barbie and Disney), as well as some plush creatures (Skylanders, Dreamworks Dragons, Bugs Life & Animal Jam), plastic creatures (Despicable Me: Minions, Brave, Harry Potter, Littlest Pet Shop, Pets 2 Collect, Littlest Pet Shop) and a super Lego Star Wars Millennium Falcon bag.

Medieval Jam

I found lots of McDonald’s Happy Meal toys when I popped out for milk and cat food, including a bag of Despicable Me minions and six plush Animal Jam toys. I also picked up an unopened boxset of the Sir Derek Jacobi TV series “Cadfael” on DVD.

An Eggy Surprise In The Woods

I came back with books and toys this Monday, plus a couple of splendidly tasteless men’s ties! I found Mickey Mouse, a plush Kinder Egg, four more McDonalds Furbys, a lovely pop-up book, three story books and The Babysitters Club novel. I also found a little Bart Simpson devil figure and a small wig.

Guardians of the Naughty Star Lord

A bit of shopping (and a pint) in Rayleigh found me a Moxie Girlz doll and various figures (Monsters Inc., Guardians of the Galaxy, Duplo, The Corps, Pint Size Heroes, and Jurassic Park), as well as Felicity Kendal reads All About My Naughty Little Sister on LP, Star Lord Annual 1982 and a Ladybird book called More Things To Make.