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I love rummaging around in a good charity shop, you never know what little gem you may find! And as of September 2019, I have put my powers to good use and opend up a secondhand toy section to my shop called THE LITTLEST TOY SHOP!

Extreme Dino Machine

The week before lockdown began I came across two bundles of dinosaur toys: Jurassic Park: The Lost World and Extreme Dinosaurs. Obviously I worked out the former, being as it was in the box, but had never come across the later before. I’m glad I bought both bundles as they were a real bargain! These were the last things I bought before the shops closed just a few days later.

Suzy’s Chocolate Mask

I had a good spot of luck in the last few days the charity shops were open before lockdown, and was presented with a freshly donated pile of well loved Ladybird and Janet and John books on stepping through the door of my local (the manager knows me too well)!

Masters Of The Thunderbox

I found a good selection of vintage action figures in mid-Feb, including A-Team, Bomberman, Dungeons & Dragons, a Galaxy Warriors shield, Masters Of The Universe, Monster Wrestlers In My Pocket, M.U.S.C.L.E., Star Wars and ThunderCats. I also found vintage Fisher Price, Playmobil figures, Matchbox cars, and Snoopy. Not forgetting Manta Force, Mighty Max, MASK, Butt-Ugly Martians and a couple of Marvel minis!

Naked Bush Dolly Rescue

February was a good month for dolls! My favourite find (quite literally), was a naked Doctor Who “Sec Hybrid” doll in the bushes along my road! He had been there unclaimed for a couple of weeks, so decided to rescue him from the spiders and give him a new home (and clothes when I find something fitting).

Smasha-Potter-Pooh

Last months plush finds include Barnie, Bat Man, Brave, Bunny Surprise, Care Bears, Chatimals, Donald Duck, Furby, Harry Potter, How To Train Your Dragon, Incredible Hulk, Kinder, Minecraft, Nintendogs, Skylanders, Smasha-Ballz, Tweenies, Wallace & Gromit and Winnie The Pooh!

Where’s Jane?

I have to say, my favourite book buy of February has to be Jane Asher’s “Fancy Dress” (more photos below). I saw it in my FB newsfeed in a group called Charity Shop Shit, and was so taken went straight onto eBay and purchased a copy for £1. Best Buy Ever! I also rescued some 1980s Pins & Needles magazines from being recycled.

Monster High Haul

I needed another Monster High fix recently, so trawled through eBay and Facebook until I came across a bundle which took my interest and put in an offer (which was accepted). I now have a whole new load of dolls to try and find space for!

Rupert’s Favourite Knightmare

All kinds of books here from my January rummaging! A few are for resale, others are for my own collection of oddness. Knightmare was a great find, as was Mix ‘Em Up Monsters. I also found a few Ladybird Books, Beatrix Potter, Flower Fairies, Pink and Perky, Richard Scarry, Rupert The Bear and an old Thomas The Tank Engine from when it was still called “The Railway Series”.

Yoo Hoo, Sooty Pants

Plush finds from January included a well loved Bagpuss, Danger Mouse, Frizzys, FurReal, Ghostbusters, Hatchimals, Hop the Movie, Lilo & Stitch, Minions, Paws, Puppy Surprise, Sesame Street, Shnooks, Sooty, SpongeBob Square Pants, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Tweenies and YooHoo.