Charity Shops & Car Boot Sales

Toys and other things I find in charity shops and at carboot sales. Much of what I buy will eventually make it into my online shop, but some is for keeps!

Chatting With The Beast

I found quite a varied selection of dolls during January including Action Man, Baby Annabelle, Barbie, Betty Spaghetty, Bratz, Brave, Chatsters, Cocodels, Disney Princess, Frozen, LOL Surprise, Lots To Love, My Scene, Polly Pocket, Shimmer & Shine and Sofia The First. My favourite find has to be Beauty & The Beast “Adam/Ken”, who is far more beautiful with his mask on!

Holy Cyberbats, Patman!

Toys, toys and more toys! The end of last month found me all kinds of goodies including Bat Man, Beanie Boos, Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom, Care Bears, Despicable Me, Doctor Who, Fireman Sam, My Little Pony (G1, G3 & G4), PJ Masks, Pocahontas, Postman Pat, Squinkies, Twistheads, Zelfs and Zhu Zhu Pets.

Amazing Mutant Pooh

I found a whole bundle of fast food goodies at the end of November, including 102 Dalmatians, Adventure Time, Angry Birds, Animaniacs, Barbie, Despicable Me, Freddo, Furby, Lego Movie, Mario Bros, Mr Men, Noddy, Peanuts, Peter Rabbit, Pokemon, Scooby Doo, Secret Life of Pets, Shrek, Smurfs, Snoopy, Sooty, Star Wars, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Teenie Beanies, The Amazing World of Gumball, Tom & Jerry and Winnie The Pooh. Phew!

Little Green Skyponies

All kinds of figures! I found a bundle of Zomlings with houses, several DC and Marvel action figures, Moshi Monsters, Skylanders, Monster High and loads of other things (101 Dalmatians, Cheeki Mees, Crazy Bones, Dizzy Dancers, Glimmies, Lion King, Little Green Men, Little People, Lock Stars, My Little Pony, Octonauts, Pocahontas, Pokemon, Rusty Rivets, Shimmer & Shine, Terraria and Waybuloo). I also found a few as yet to ID toys and a few loose odds and sods.

At Home With Mr Frankentigger

FrankenTigger is the most amazing find! I may keep him for my own, at least for a while… I also found Bush Baby World, Clangers, Fingerlings, Five Nights at Freddy’s, Home, Littlest Pet Shop, Mr Men, Pound Puppies, Puppy Surprise, Roland Rat, Silly Slammers, Teenie Beanies, Thomas Little and Zhu Zhu Pets.

McStuffin Her Face

These are my dolly finds from the end of November. I’m keeping the Wonder Woman DC Super Hero Girls (I’ve found four of these dolls so far), but the rest will be added to my shop in due course. Finds include a vintage Tiny Blessings doll called “Christopher” Sindy, Rosetta (from Tinkerbell), Rapunzell, Belle, singing Doc McStuffins, a bunch of little Bratz, What’s Her Face, Inside Out “Joy”, Equestria Girls, LOL Surprise, Lots To Love baby doll and the super Molly & Friends large “Evie” doll. I also found a few odds and sods, plus a large broken vintage doll called “Rosebud”.

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!