Legging It To The School Disco


I found a small but great selection of charity shop buys last Saturday! The Mr spotted “Grange Hill – The Album“, I found another hatless Cupcake Surprise doll, another troll head and my first Lots-a-Lots-a-Leggggggs!


TOYS

Lots-a-Lots-a-Leggggggs – “Footlights”

Cost: £1.99

I was SOOO pleased to find this little guy! He’s called Footlights and is one of the special character caterpillars from the original mid-eighties line by Commonwealth. He’s a little grubby in places and the label has faded, but otherwise is in good condition.

Find out more here: www.ghostofthedoll.co.uk/lotsalegs.php


Cupcake Surprise – “Princess Sabrina”

Cost: £0.50

Princess Sabrina is missing her hat, which seems to be common in charity shops now. I checked all the toy boxes, but no joy. The boxed image shows what her hat looks like.

She looks just like one of the first 12 dolls to be produced by Emco in 2015, the latest re-release of the original nineties line by Tonka/Kenner. But on second looks she is marked Haschel Toys rather than Emco like the dolls I bought new a couple of years back. As far as I can work out, they were first produced by Emco with copyright 2014, then Haschel Toys shows up as trademark owners with Emco still mentioned. I’ve also seen packaging with Emco + Blue Box + Haschel Toys on. The dolls now seem to be produced by Sunny Days, with the trademark still owned by Haschel Toys. Confusing!

Find out more about the Emco line here www.ghostofthedoll.co.uk/cupcakes-rereleases-emco.php


McDonalds Happy Meal – “Trolls”

Cost: £0.25

I found another shrunken Troll head from 2016 to add to my collection, with just three more to find now. Check out his fantastic moustache!


MUSIC

Grange Hill – The Album [2008]

Cost: £1.50

This was a fantastic find. It’s three CD’s full of great early to mid eighties pop music, plus the theme tune to Grange Hill! School disco, anyone?


CD 1

  1. Grange – Hill Theme
  2. Queen – Don’t Stop Me Now
  3. Madness – Baggy Trousers
  4. Adam & The Ants – Stand And Deliver
  5. Haircut 100 – Favourite Shirts (Boy Meets Girl)
  6. The Human League – Don’t You Want Me
  7. The Specials – Too Much Too Young
  8. The Undertones – Teenage Kicks
  9. The Jam – Town Called Malice
  10. Tenpole Tudor – Swords Of A Thousand Men
  11. The Vapors – Turning Japanese
  12. Kim Wilde – Kids In America
  13. Survivor – Eye Of The Tiger
  14. Duran Duran – Girls On Film
  15. Buggles – Video Killed The Radio Star
  16. Department S – Is Vic There?
  17. Ian Dury & The Blockheads – Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick
  18. M – Pop Muzik
  19. XTC – Making Plans For Nigel
  20. Bad Manners – Special Brew
  21. Selecter – On My Radio
  22. Althea & Donna – Uptown Top Ranking
  23. The Flying Lizards – Money
  24. Stray Cats – Stray Cat Strut

CD 2

  1. Boney M – Brown Girl In The Ring
  2. Village People – Y.M.C.A.
  3. Blondie – Heart Of Glass
  4. Dexys Midnight Runners – Come On Eileen
  5. Shakin’ Stevens – This Ole House
  6. Toni Basil – Mickey
  7. The Knack – My Sharona
  8. Men At Work – Down Under
  9. Soft Cell – Tainted Love
  10. Fun Boy Three & Bananarama – It Ain’t What You Do It’s The Way That You Do It
  11. The Stranglers – Golden Brown
  12. Ultravox – Vienna
  13. Martha & The Muffins – Echo Beach
  14. Robertson – Bang Bang
  15. Lene Lovich – Lucky Number
  16. David Bowie – Boys Keep Swinging
  17. Yazoo – Don’t Go
  18. Average White Band – Let’s Go Round Again
  19. John Paul Young – Love Is In The Air
  20. Tavares – More Than A Woman
  21. Imagination – Just An Illusion
  22. Hot Chocolate – It Started With A Kiss

CD 3

  1. Wham! – Freedom
  2. David Bowie – Let’s Dance
  3. Men Without Hats – The Safety Dance
  4. Doctor & The Medics – Spirit In The Sky
  5. Kenny Loggins – Footloose
  6. Billy Idol – Rebel Yell
  7. Culture Club – Church Of The Poison Mind
  8. Cyndi Lauper – Girls Just Want To Have Fun
  9. Philip Oakey & Giorgio Moroder – Together In Electric Dreams
  10. Stephen `Tin Tin’ Duffy – Kiss Me
  11. Frankie Goes To Hollywood – Relax
  12. Malcolm McLaren – Double Dutch
  13. Rock Steady Crew – (Hey You) The Rock Steady Crew
  14. Heaven 17 – Temptation
  15. Thompson Twins – Doctor! Doctor!
  16. Kajagoogoo – Too Shy
  17. Tracey Ullman – They Don’t Know
  18. UB40 – Red Red Wine
  19. Paul McCartney & The Frog Chorus – We All Stand Together