Monday, July 17, 2017

Clearance Day, 2017 (pt 1 quickie)

It's that time again.

The local Walmart has done something different with the annual clearance purge this year. Instead of setting up a special area for all the old toys to go and be gradually discounted into oblivion, they just began marking them down where they sat on the shelves. Here's the result of my first foray into this year's clearance selections:

The two Barbie Fashionistas are actually re-purchases. I bought both for $5 each earlier in the week, only to go back and discover that they'd been marked down AGAIN to $2.50! Hooray for still having your receipt. I took back the more expensive ones and bought them again. The Made to Move doll wasn't discounted as steeply, only down to $11 when I bought her.

Wonder Woman there was $3. G2 Draculaura was also $3, and I have no real idea what I'm going to do with her. I decided her shoes were probably worth three bucks, though.

Wander is intrigued by the Disney Tsum Tsum blind bags I picked up, which were just $.50 each! I uh... may have gone a little nuts and went back for more in a quest for Angel. Sadly, this goal was unrealized, but the little figures are pretty cute for only half a buck each! I'll show you what I got (and the other couple of things I bought) next time! 

Why don't the "boys toys" ever get marked down like this?!

Monday, July 10, 2017

Some photos are down

Photobucket has apparently gone kerplooey on me, so until I find a new host that'll be convenient for my older images a lot of the older posts are going to be looking kinda bare.

Sorry about that! :(

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Breyer Finds

I'm sure that someone's going to have a heart attack when they see this stuff. I found a bunch of Breyer horses, riding figures, and accessories in one of my favorite discount shops today at 40% off what I'm guessing is the regular prices.

There were also some neat little action figures that I was tempted by.

And lot of farm equipment. The Breyer stuff is something I remember looking at wistfully as a little kid (my dolls mostly existed as servants for my huge herd of brushable horses), but I didn't end up purchasing any of them today. Here's a look at the loot available:

There was also a lot of horse accessories, such as these individually-packaged bridles in a variety of styles. I like how these are packaged. Very attractive. I almost bought one even though I don't have a properly-size horse!

And some blankets, pads and even a couple of dressage saddles were up for grabs. I'm not sure what a shipping set is, but I think it must be gear for taking your horse somewhere? There were also some little Breyer blind bags in both 'normal horse' and 'fluttery fantasy horse' styles that I apparently neglected to photograph.

It was a little overwhelming after you got to looking at it all. I did grab one of the crazy-looking fantasy mini-horses and the ferrier figure, though. And a random Barbie that the shop had sitting out next to all this stuff.

I had hopes that the petite Barbie stuff might fit my Pullip doll, but it look like it's just a little too big!

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Happy July 4th!

We've got a new Rudolph in town! The old one's probably going to get turned into a new character or something, but for now, here's Louise and the new Rudolph. They're a cute couple. :)

The old one was an Isul Milk Tea, who was just... A little too pale for my tastes. This one is an Isul Lir Nostalgia, who I got for a bargain price on eBay.

His stock had some sun fading, but that's okay because I doubt I'll be using it. I mean, it was cute, but not something I anticipate using often, if ever. It could probably be pulled apart to make a pattern or something, though? Idk.

Louise's hair still needs another trim, it looks like it's going to crowd Rudolph right off the bench! Her dress is (I think) a Skipper dress. Rude's shirt is from a Teen Beach Movie doll and his shorts are Monster High. This is the best we could do for a patriotic pair of outfits, I'm afraid!

Well, we tried! 

The patriotic bench is a find from the thrift store that was (I think) a dollar. I had plans to strip the paint off of it, but since it's still got flag decor, it's part of our scene today.

Eileen popped up to take a selfie with Louise on the bench. It's hard to get two giant heads into the shot, isn't it, Eileen? Hope you had a safe and fun July 4!

Sunday, June 25, 2017

The Reset is Coming!

The Clearance section at Walmart just turned into being half-full of toys! You know what that means, the annual pre-holiday Reset is coming up soon! Incidentally, I checked the car aisle, and we don't have any of the Cars blind bags at all here at Walmart. Only at Walgreens? And there's no sign of the promised wave 2 yet, there.

Anyway, last year's Monster High dolls are a strong presence on this aisle. Most are $5 or $6, with a few $7 here and there. I don't think I've ever seen so many MH dolls out on markdown at once. I did pick up an Electrified Twyla, who is actually pretty cute when redressed. I think I'll wait and see if prices go down more on the rest, though.

Another big presence on the aisle are the Wonder Woman movie dolls, which are also about half off. I'm kinda tempted by some of them, but haven't bought any yet. The movie is still showing at the local theater, so I'm pretty shocked that the entire doll inventory for the film is already marked down.

Speaking of film toys, I didn't get a photo but the figures for the Smurfs: The Lost Village movie were also out on this aisle. The two-packs of figures were $2.50 each, but I didn't notice what the larger sets were marked as.

Monday, June 19, 2017

Not bad for a day's shopping!

Thanks to you wonderful folks who clued me in on the codes for the cars 3 blind bags, I now have Lightning and Doc! Thanks to Walgreens and their current Cars 3 toys promo, I got them for the "Buy 1, Get 1 Half Off" deal! You can't beat that with a serpentine belt! Aw, they're so cute and tiny. Incidentally, I saw the movie and loved it to pieces.

I hadn't been to the local thrift store in a while, and sure enough, they had a few new things when I visited today. Ebay tells me that this is the "Barbie Pinktastic 2012 Glam Vacation House". I assumed that it was part of a bigger house, but apparently this is pretty much the whole thing, minus a few small doodads and a piece of countertop, and maybe a set of chairs. The fence seems to be from a different playset. I'll keep checking the shop in case the rest of it pops up. I found about half of a My Scene Madison's Party Pad house over the course of a few months awhile back. Maybe the rest of that will materialize, too.

In addition, I also found this decorative vanity/mirror and parts of yet ANOTHER house playset that appear to have been yanked out of whatever they started life in. All in all this Barbie stuff set me back a whopping $4. Eventually I may have enough parts to build my own Frankenstein Barbie dreamhouse. With two kitchens! And a fence!

Maybe I can just make it a duplex?

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Bought some dolls!

Minor score at the antique mall today! Got all this for $21!

I already have Mouscedes, but for $16, I couldn't say no to that multipack. Apple was $3.