Terry’s Fantastic Hawaiian Balls


I found a mixed selection of charity shop items last week, including various books (Paddington, Count Duckula, Meg & Mog and Terry Pratchett) a selection of toys (Rubik’s Revenge, Garfield, Dragon Flyz, Trolls and Hatchimals), plus several LP’s of varying wonderfulness!

Here’s Bacchus checking out the crochet bikini LP and Nero eyeing up the troll head (shortly before running off with it).


TOYS

Rubik’s Revenge + Magic Ball

Cost: £2.50, £2.50 & £1.50

The Rubik’s Revenge 4×4 (aka Master Cube) was produced in 1981. The two balls are not by Rubik, but simply called “Magic Ball“. I’ve not been able to find a manufacturers name, but seem to have been produced around 1982.


Dragon Flyz ~ Digital Watch

Cost: £0.25

I almost missed this as it was still in its original bubble wrap envelope. The face is dated 1996.


Hatchimals: Colleggtibles ~ “Bunwee”

Cost: £0.25

This tiny purple bunny is from the first series of Hatchimals “Colleggtibles” line, produced by Spin Master from mid 2017. It originally came in a small egg, which was broken open (hatched) to reveal the toy within. There were over 70 characters in series 1 alone, and they are now into series 4!

It is marked Vietnam SMI on the back, with an “H” on one foot and a serial number on the other (how I worked out what it was).


Garfield ~ Clip

This clip is broken, but as I found both halves in the toy box bought the back too. It looks to be eighties.

Cost: £0.25


McDonalds Happy Meal – “Trolls”

I found yet another shrunken Troll head from 2016 to add to my collection, which leaves two heads yet to find.

Cost: £0.25



BOOKS

“A Bear Called Paddington” & “Paddington Marches On” by Michael Bond

Cost: £0.25 each

First published in 1958, “A Bear Called Paddington” was the very first book where we meet the little brown bear from Puru. This version is from 1974. “Paddington Marches On” was the sixth book in the series, first published in 1968, and this version is from 1976.


“Duckula and the Ghost Trainby John Broadhead

Cost: £0.25

This book was published in 1988.

“You know what?” squawked Nanny to Duckula. “You should be an engine driver. Just the life for a young duck. Get you out of this gloomy castle a bit more… put some colour in your cheeks.”

Duckula couldn’t have agreed more, so when he saw the advert in the Transylvanian Times selling a genuine steam locomotive, he was on the trail at once. Little did he know what ghastly ghostlines lay ahead…


“Meg at Seaby Helen Nicoll and Jan Pienkowski

Cost: £0.25

This is a 2011 reissue of the 1973 book.


“The Light Fantastic” + “Guards! Guards!” by Terry Pratchett

Cost: £0.80 each

The Light Fantastic is book #2, and Guards! Guards! is book #8 in the Discworld series. They are both reprints from after 2009 using the original artwork.



MUSIC

I spent a good half hour rummaging through the LP boxes and found an interesting selection.

Cost: £0.50  each

Ray Conniff’s Hawaiian Album
Mr. Acker Bilk ~ “Expo ’70”
  • The Hukilau Song
  • Blue Hawaii
  • Pearly Shells
  • To You Sweetheart, Aloha
  • One Paddle Two Paddle
  • Beyond The Reef
  • The Hawaiian Wedding Song
  • My Little Grass Shack In Kealakekua, Hawaii
  • Sweet Leilani
  • Tiny Bubbles
  • I Wish They Didn’t Mean Goodbye
  • Drop Me Off At Harlem
  • Big Bill
  • Jazz Me Blues
  • The Whiffenpoof Song
  • Going Down
  • Savoy Blues
  • Opus 5
  • Li’l Darling
  • At Sundown
  • C’est Si Bon
  • Lover Come Back To Me

Carmen Miranda ~ “South American Way” This is Chaquito and the Quedo Brass
  • South American Way
  • Mama, Eu Quero (I Want My Mama)
  • I Yi, Yi, Yi, Yi (I Like You Very Much)
  • Chica Chica Boom Chic
  • A Weekend In Havana
  • When I Love, I Love
  • Chattanooga Choo Choo
  • Manuelo
  • O Passo Do Kanguru
  • Bambu Bambu
  • Cae Cae
  • Touradas Em Madrid
  • Brazil
  • A Walk In The Black Forest
  • Baubles, Bangles And Beads
  • Milord
  • Tangerine
  • Witchcraft
  • Vous Qui Passez Sans Me Voir
  • Swiss Miss
  • Dancing In The Dark
  • Mexicana
  • Time On My Hands
  • Moscow Nights

Peter Dawson was bought specifically for “The Bandolero”, which is featured in an episode of The Good Life and always make me laugh. “The Rolicking Gay Highway” was a nice bonus!

The Very Best of Manuel and The Music of the Mountains Peter Dawson ~ “A Song for Everyone”
  • Brazil
  • Rodrigo’s Guitar Concerto De Aranjuez
  • Eso Beso
  • Eye Level
  • The Carioca
  • Lisboa Antigua
  • The Twelfth Of Never
  • El Bimbo
  • Beyond The Mountains
  • Peanut Vendor
  • Y Viva Espana
  • Love Theme From Spartacus
  • The Way We Were
  • Spanish Flea
  • Island In The Sun
  • Honeymoon Song
  • Theme From “A Summer Place”
  • Magic Fountains
  • Moon River
  • La Bamba
  • When The Sergeant Major’s On Parade
  • Roses Of Picardy
  • The Gay Highway
  • Song Of The Flea
  • Fishermen Of England
  • The Erl King
  • The Bandolero
  • Boots
  • Somewhere A Voice Is Calling
  • Old Father Thames
  • Song Of The Volga Boatmen
  • I Travel The Road

Classic Rock: Rhapsody In Black ~ The London Symphony Orchestra

  • Fanfare Intro – Rhapsody In Black
  • Reach Out I’ll Be There
  • You Keep Me Hanging On
  • The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
  • Superstition
  • Standing In The Shadows Of Love
  • Don’t Leave Me This Way
  • Tears Of A Clown
  • Rasputin
  • I Heard It Through The Grapevine
  • Ain’t No Mountain High Enough