A few weeks ago I saw this humongous thrift store on the other side of town that took up almost a city block. Last weekend I finally made a trip back over there and wouldn't you know it, they had sign in the door that the store was closing and moving to a new location. I was all bummed until I saw another sign that said everything was 90% off. I almost fell over trying to get inside. Unfortunately, I didn't arrive until 30 minutes before closing so the place was practically empty of merchandise but the line to the register was long as heck.
This is all I was able to snatch up. What I can assume was the toy section was extremely bare. All I found was a Playdoh stove that isn't even 1:6 scale. But hey, it was $0.20 so who cares, lol. I also got 2 rolls of wall paper for $0.40, 8 placemats for $.40, that wire rack thingy was $0.30 and the candle holder was $0.20.
I couldn't believe it when I saw another jewelry box in the same design as the other one I got. This one was $5.95 but since the final price was $0.60, I didn't care that the lower draw was missing and that a knob was broken off. It was too sweet a deal to pass up and I really wanted to know if it had rounded cubbies in it too. It does!
I don't think the heart design is as cute as the flower one, and I much prefer the hot pink over the light pink interior, but again - $0.60, so whatever!
While in line I got the scoop on the store and found out that they routinely but randomly have 20% off sales so I made sure to attend their grand opening this weekend. OMG, I got so much stuff! However, nothing was on sale, lol. Everyone in the store was ticked off, but not me because I still thought the prices were great.
Also, look! Unlike my local store, all their toy items were either out in the open or in clear plastic bags. Imagine that, being able to see what you are buying before you buy it. Genius! I found another roll of wall paper for $1.95 but I mostly spent all my time in the toy section which was HUGE. The dolls were paired in baggies so that two clothed dolls cost $3.95 and two or three naked dolls were $2.95. Even if you only wanted one of the dolls, you still at least got to see what the heck you were getting. Here's what I bought, photographed the way they were paired:
Brandy, yay! They did a great job with her face but I gotta get her a new body. The one she has is articulated but it's weirdly done and she flops about. Her neck knob is also stationary so her head cant tilt up or down.
Totally got this for the Liv outfit which is in perfect condition. I already have a Snow White so this one will be getting a repaint in the future.
No shade to Hanna Montana, but the smaller doll was the draw for this bag. She has the Susan Lucci face mold but a teen neck hole and body. Very interesting. I'll see if she can fit on a Bratz. The Hanna sings and almost scared the crap out of me when she started screeching.
I wanted both of these two. Him for his outfit and her for her face. He's got a stiff, twist around neck but I'm sure I can work with it.
Although her outfit is atrocious, the teen was who I wanted here. I guess she's an old Skipper? If she is I much prefer this mold over the current one. The new version has a smirk as though she's looking down on me. This one looks all friendly and happy with life. That Disney doll's earrings are molded to her ears. Why would they do that?
Heck yeah! Look at this sexy blasian. He was all by himself and $2.95. Yes, his shirt is molded to his body, but he has some great articulation. I'm sure I can adequately cover the molding.
The dude in the middle was the lure here. I think he's a High School Musical guy, maybe? His fro has seen better days but I'll fix that. Madison is a mess and her face is stained so I'll have to give her some TLC.
VESPA!!! Other than the kick stand being gone, it's in darn good shape. These three were grouped together for $3.95. The Buzz doesn't seem like he should have been in this bag and he's the only item to be re-thrifted.
I thought the Kawasaki was going to be too small but it's perfectly 1:6. Even the males could ride it. Liv Daniela looks hot on it!
The Vespa is so freakin' awesome! The carrier in the back even opens up. It's the My Scene Madison version and I'm delighted to have it. Why don't they still make stuff like this? No pink, no bows, no glitter, just cool as bleep.
I didn't even notice this until a lady said to her friend, "Oh look, Clara, here's another doll house and it's only $4.95." The lady already had a large doll house in her buggy and said she didn't have room for it. Man, I ran up to the front and grabbed me a buggy fast as a mofo. I don't have any place to store this dang thing, but it was $4.95! C'mon!
It's got a crack in the round roof, the end piece of the bed is missing, the elevator wont stay up (if it's supposed to) and some other odds and ends maybe gone, but still, well worth the price. A rehab is in its future but that's way, way, way down the line - if ever, lol.
Disney isn't the greatest place on earth. It's this thrift store.