Monday, June 24, 2013
Follow The Fortune Cookie
Usually you only get one fortune cookie but when I got two in my order I was all, "sweet!" Then I read them and knew what must be done. "You will find a real bargain," obviously meant I had to go to the thrift store. I was being a good Muff and I haven't gone in over a month! But hey, the fortune was clearly telling me something awesome was waiting for me at the thrift store and no one should deny the cookie.
The second fortune, "Elegant surroundings will soon be yours," meant I should buy a lotto ticket. Well, I did and I didn't win crap. Perhaps I interpreted that one wrong or I'm not giving it enough time and should just buy another ticket. I'll let you know how that one turns out.
Meanwhile the first fortune was 100% accurate! Behold The Awesomeness!
Another My Scene Vespa for my collection. The kick stand is missing and it's a little scuffed on the sides but it does have the side mirrors in place.
Each of these had previously been opened and I can tell stuff is missing from the Spice Girls boxes but the dolls themselves are in good condition. The "leather" skirt on the Gabrielle doll is kinda molting, but I still wanted it.
I had found a darker skinned version of the guy in the middle before, but I wanted this lighter version as well. I like their little natural afros.
The guy's head color does not match his body, but I can fix that with some pastels maybe. I also want to see if I can articulate his wrists. I can always use an articulated Fashionista body even if she's the poppin' heads version.
There were several versions of this articulated dude with the metal joints. I got a few to experiment on. He also has an articulated neck whereas the guy above just has a twist and turn neck. An image search tells me the black girl is Taylor from High School Musical.
I have never seen Tangled but I know those girls are supposed to be Rapunzel and image search says his name is Flynn, also from Tangled. I got this set for him because his outfit is in mint condition. His wrist and neck are not articulated but his legs and elbows are.
I have been snapping up the old male dolls because their rubber hands are excellent donors for Power Team guys - once you drill a hole in them of course. So, if I find one with a cute outfit on I grab him.
I wanted the princess doll because I think she looks like an Olsen twin. I don't think she is though because when I searched for "Olsen twin doll," she didn't show up. This doll sings when you press the gem in her neck and in some Mattel foolishness, only one arm is articulated.
This Mulan has the best waist articulation I have ever seen. I wish her arms were articulated and I think it might be worth it to try and pop her stationary arms out and put some better ones in. I'll probably damage her, but seems worth the risk.
Man, I couldn't believe it. This is the first time I've seen a Monster High at the thrift store - ever. Both she and Ken are in excellent condition. I think some kid must have had them taken away as punishment because they are like literally fresh from the store.
That Moxie's outfit is so freakin' cute and this Sharpay is in much better condition than the other one I found.
The prince's outfit is beyond stained, but he has the articulated body with an articulated neck. The High School Musical Troy doll has an orange chin, but eh, I figure he can hang out with my equally short Chad doll anyway.
I already picked up this guy on previous thrift run but another one couldn't hurt and I'll give that shirt to one of my ladies. The model muse lady was the draw here. Her face is in perfect condition and I love her bangs.
This was actually a 2 day haul. I didn't have enough cash on me when I went on Friday, so I strategically hid a whole bunch of stuff hoping it would be there when I went back on Saturday and most of it was, lol!
You know, I think I'd like to meet the worker who pairs these dolls together. She does seem to put some thought into it.