The Perks of Being a Troll Head


On Saturday I bought a small selection of toys (Trolls, Moshi Monsters, Twistheads, Bobballs) followed on Monday by various books, CD’s and DVD’s. And also paper weights.


TOYS

I successfully avoided buying any McDonalds Happy Meal shrunken Troll heads for several months, despite seeing them time and time again in various toy boxes. However, they slowly wore me down and I ended up buying these five. They can also be used as pencil toppers.

There were nine heads and one pair of feet with hair in total, from 2016.

Cost: £1.25


Another Moshi Monster find! Katsuma‘s torch lights up when its head is pushed down. The tail closes up against the head so it can be clipped onto something. There were three flocked “SpotLite” figures in total.

Cost: £0.25


This green monster Super Bobballs is from the Heroes & Villains set produced by Keel Toys in 2014. There were twelve characters in total, which don’t appear to have had individual names.

Cost: £0.25


This little Twistheads figure is a Kinder Egg toy. It is “Shredder” from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle. As the name sudgests, the head twists around in clicks. The top opens up, but takes quite a lot of force. Sadly, after prising it open with a knife, there was nothing very exciting inside!

There were six TMNT Twistheads produced in 2014. There were other sets of Twistheads too (Marvel, Justice League and Star Wars).

Cost: £0.25



BOOKS

I bought Roald Dahl’s Book of Ghost Stories and The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky. I really enjoyed the movie version of Perks, which was directed by the author himself. The soundtrack is also good.

Total Cost: £0.50


The ghost stories include:

  • “Introduction” by Roald Dahl
  • “W.S.” by L. P. Hartley
  • “Harry” by Rosemary Timperley
  • “The Corner Shop” by Cynthia Asquith
  • “In the Tube” by E. F. Benson
  • “Christmas Meeting” by Rosemary Timperley
  • “Elias and the Draug” by Jonas Lie
  • “Playmates” by A. M. Burrage
  • “Ringing the Changes” by Robert Aickman
  • “The Telephone” by Mary Treadgold
  • “The Ghost of a Hand” by J. Sheridan Le Fanu
  • “The Sweeper” by A. M. Burrage (Ex–Private X)
  • “Afterward” by Edith Wharton
  • “On the Brighton Road” by Richard Middleton
  • The Upper Berth” by F. Marion Crawford.


MOVIES

I found a nice copy of Star Trek Beyond with a shimmery cover, and three double disk sets of my least favourite Star Wars films (for the Mr, but only out of completeness).

Total Cost: £5.50



MUSIC

I bought 100 Hits 80’s Pop, 100% Acid Jazz, and “9” by Damien Rice.

Total Cost: £3.50 (50p per disc)


100% Acid Jazz (1994)

“20 Straight chasing classic hits!” by Telstar. It was also available on LP and cassette back in the day.


  1. The Brand New Heavies – Dream On Dreamer
  2. Jamiroquai – Blow Your Mind
  3. Diana Brown & Barrie K Sharpe – The Masterplan
  4. Leena Conquest – Boundaries (Radio Edit)
  5. Guru – Trust Me
  6. Digable Planets – Rebirth Of Slick (Cool Like Dat)
  7. United Future Organization – Loud Minority (Radio Mix)
  8. Freak Power – Turn On, Tune In, Cop Out (Radio Mix)
  9. Incognito – Sunburn
  10. Raw Stylus – Pushin’ Against The Flow
  1. Carleen Anderson – True Spirit (Domino Mix)
  2. Gang Starr – Jazz Thing
  3. Us3 – Cantaloop (Flip Fantasia) (Edit)
  4. Corduroy – Mini
  5. Jhelisa – Friendly Pressure (Radio Edit)
  6. Mother Earth – Jesse
  7. Brooklyn Funk Essentials – The Creator Has A Master Plan (Radio Edit)
  8. Ronny Jordan & Dana Bryant – The Jackal
  9. Chapter And The Verse – Black Whip
  10. The James Taylor Quartet – The Theme From Starsky & Hutch

100 Hits 80’s Pop (2017)

This is a five disc set, mostly good stuff.


DISC 1

  1. Dead Or Alive – You Spin Me Round (Like A Record)
  2. Haircut 100 – Fantastic Day
  3. Bros – I Owe You Nothing
  4. Altered Images – Don’t Talk To Me About Love
  5. Adam & The Ants – Prince Charming
  6. The Bangles – Manic Monday
  7. Kenny Loggins – Danger Zone
  8. Big Audio Dynamite – E=MC2
  9. Landscape – Einstein A Go-Go
  10. H2O – Dream To Sleep
  11. Fiction Factory – (Feels Like) Heaven
  12. Cyndi Lauper – Time After Time
  13. Air Supply – All Out Of Love
  14. Mr. Mister – Kyrie
  15. Belinda Carlisle – La Luna
  16. The Psychedelic Furs – Pretty In Pink
  17. Spandau Ballet – Through The Barricades
  18. Johnny Logan – Hold Me Now
  19. Rick Springfield – Don’t Talk To Strangers
  20. Leo Sayer – Heart Stop Beating In Time
DISC 2

  1. Lisa Stansfield – All Around The World
  2. Terence Trent D’Arby – Wishing Well
  3. Belinda Carlisle – I Get Weak
  4. Deniece Williams – Let’s Hear It For The Boy
  5. Bros – When Will I Be Famous?
  6. New Kids On The Block – You Got It (The Right Stuff)
  7. Martika – I Feel The Earth Move
  8. Taylor Dayne – Tell It To My Heart
  9. Spandau Ballet – Be Free With Your Love
  10. H2O – Just Outside Heaven
  11. Dead Or Alive – Lover Come Back (To Me)
  12. Daryl Hall & John Oates – Maneater
  13. Full Force – Alice, I Want You Just For Me!
  14. Milli Vanilli – Girl You Know It’s True
  15. Jermaine Jackson – I Think It’s Love
  16. Gregory Abbott – Shake You Down
  17. Donna Summer – Supernatural Love
  18. Alexander O’Neal Featuring Cherrelle – Never Knew Love Like This
  19. Paul Young – Everything Must Change
  20. Ray Parker Jr. – Girls Are More Fun
DISC 3

  1. Adam & The Ants – Stand And Deliver
  2. Men At Work – Down Under
  3. Mental As Anything – Live It Up
  4. Haircut 100 – Love Plus One
  5. Altered Images – Happy Birthday
  6. The Bangles – Eternal Flame
  7. REO Speedwagon – Keep On Loving You
  8. Martika – Toy Soldiers
  9. King – Alone Without You
  10. Men Without Hats – Pop Goes The World
  11. The Mood – Paris Is One Day Away
  12. Owen Paul – Pleased To Meet You
  13. Johnny Logan – What’s Another Year
  14. Bruce Foxton – This Is The Way
  15. Toto – Africa
  16. Journey – Any Way You Want It
  17. Europe – Carrie
  18. Bruce Hornsby & The Range – Every Little Kiss
  19. Alice Cooper – Bed Of Nails
  20. Air Supply – Making Love Out Of Nothing At All

 

DISC 4

  1. Deacon Blue – Real Gone Kid
  2. King – Love & Pride
  3. Furniture – Brilliant Mind
  4. Nick Heyward – Warning Sign
  5. Fiction Factory – Ghost Of Love
  6. Jo Boxers – Just Got Lucky
  7. New Kids On The Block – Hangin’ Tough
  8. Daryl Hall & John Oates – Private Eyes
  9. Cherelle With Alexander O’Neal – Saturday Love
  10. Milli Vanilli – Girl I’m Gonna Miss You
  11. Roachford – Family Man
  12. The Pointer Sisters – Automatic
  13. Terence Trent D’Arby – Sign Your Name
  14. Alexander O’Neal – If You Were Here Tonight
  15. Donna Summer – I Don’t Wanna Get Hurt
  16. Gregory Abbott – I Got the Feelin’ (It’s Over)
  17. Jermaine Jackson – Do What You Do
  18. Paul Young – Love Of The Common People
  19. Ray Parker Jr. – Just Havin’ Fun
  20. Five Star – Find The Time
DISC 5

  1. Journey – Don’t Stop Believin’
  2. Toto – Rosanna
  3. Rick Springfield – Jessie’s Girl
  4. Mr. Mister – Broken Wings
  5. Kenny Loggins – Footloose
  6. Roachford – Cuddly Toy
  7. The Psychedelic Furs – Love My Way
  8. Gillan – Nightmare
  9. REO Speedwagon – Take It On The Run
  10. Men At Work – Who Can It Be Now?
  11. Bruce Hornsby & The Range – The Way It Is
  12. Europe – Rock The Night
  13. Men Without Hats – The Safety Dance
  14. Freiheit – Keeping The Dream Alive
  15. Owen Paul – My Favourite Waste Of Time
  16. Sad Café – My Oh My
  17. Alice Cooper – Poison
  18. The Jeff Healey Band – Angel Eyes
  19. Bruce Foxton – Freak
  20. Bill Wyman – Je Suis Un Rock Star
 

9” by Damien Rice (2006)

I have a digital copy of this album, some some music is just nice to own in the “real” world. The cover is illustrated.



HOMEWARES

The Mr collects glass paper weights. I’ve found several in this particular charity shop.

Cost: £5.00