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!