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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!

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.

Polly’s Mighty Palace Bugs

I found a large selection of figures, animals and other toys in January (many for resale). Vintage toys include Polly Pocket and Power Rangers. Movie and TV toys include Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom, Bugs Life, DC Comics, Emoji, Marvel, Minions Postman Pat, Rusty Rivets and Toy Story. Other toys include Animal Jam, Baby Secrets, Disney, Furby, Genie Girls, Glimmies, Hatchimals, Hot Wheels, Lalaloopsy, Littlest Pet Shop, Melody Train, Minecraft, My Little Pony, Moshi Monsters, Palace Pets, Paw Patrol, Planet Protectors, Puppy In My Pocket, Puppy Palz, Ring Pop Puppies, Shopkins and Sylvanian Families. Phew!

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!