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!

ZingBah and the Teeny Tramp

I found quite a varied array of plush toys towards the end of October and into November (before Lockdown pt.2), including a gigantic vintage Snoopy, plus Boobah, Care Bears, Clangers, Creature Comforts, Hatchimals, Lady and the Tramp, Maisy, Paw Patrol, Rainbow, Teeny Beanie Boos, Toy Story and a slightly scary ZingZillas bag!

Transforming Frosted Eyeballs

I found lot of little figures towards the end of October into November (before the shops shut again). I’m quite taken with the two Star Wars glowing helmets, so will be keeping them! I also found TaleSpin, Disney’s Robin Hood, Tomb Raider, Indiana Jones, Soldier Force and Transformers (to name but a few). Most toys are for resale.

Mighty Mutant Valley Man

Action figures finds from September and the beginning of October include Action Man, Ben 10, BeyBlades, Dino Valley, Gormiti, Matt Hatter Chronicles, Mighty Max, Power Rangers, Primeval, Skylanders, Spider-Man, Star Wars, Superman, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and WWE.

Popple Turbo Funk

I found lots of super toys during August, some for me and lots for resale. So many in fact, that I couldn’t fit them all on the table to take a group shot! My favourite finds have to be the vintage plush Popples and Care Bears, and two Funko Pop: Fortnite figures.

DesignaFlat Strawberry

Finally, I found some dolls! My Monster High craving as been sated for a short while. Other finds from July include Club Chic, DesignaFriend, Disney Princess, Flat Eric, Incredibles, Monster High, Monsters Inc, My Little Pony, My Melody, Paddington Bear, Shopkins, Simpsons, Skylanders, Snoopy, Star Wars, Strawberry Shortcake and Trolls.

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.