Charity Shop Buys

About A Keyper

I had a small jackpot today from my charity shop rummaging. I found a lovely condition plush Keyper for 10 pence. 10p! I also bought the purple Flufflings I had my eye on a couple of weeks back, a sweet little rag story book and two paperback novels (About A Boy by Nick Horby and Dodger by Terry Pratchett).

The Dandy Brossette

I bought this large pile of 1980’s Dandy comics a few weeks back, along with various other items. I went carefully through them to sort them out into years, then stashed them away and forgot to photograph them. Among the pile was also Wow, a Christmas issue of Beano, and the cover from a Transformers comic.

On My Way With Farting Flufflings

I came back with an excellent selection of toys and books from the Lions charity shop last Saturday, including a full set of Sesame Street “On My Way” books, a Jack and Jill book from 1971, and various soft toys including a farting Grumples, a moaning Flufflings, a talking Hoobs, an accident prone Mr Men, a tiny Furby, and a baby Puppy Surprise!

D.A.R.Y.L.Q.U.E.S.T.

I quick browse through the charity shops on my way home Wednesday found me a sci-fi double of Galaxy Quest and D.A.R.Y.L., both in excellent nick. I love Galaxy Quest and we watched it straight away but I haven’t seen D.A.R.Y.L. in years, so by Grabthar’s Hammer, I will watch it this weekend!

Teenage Mutant Fantasy Pigs

I couldn’t do a trip back to the homeland (Bath) without perusing the charity shops along Mooreland Road last Monday. I came back with two modern reprints of Fighting Fantasy books, a Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles book, and two “Well-Loved Tales” Ladybird books. I also bought Leon, Amelie, and Twilight.

Dress-Up Goat Busters

An unexpected trip down the road to buy brushes for broom handles at the weekend resulted in this random selection of items from the Lions Club charity shop. I found a Palace Pets cat, a My Little Pony, a dress-up doll, a panda purse, Ghostbusters, and the craziest duvet set I have ever seen!

Look In Mr Fraggle Gran

I came back with an unexpected pile of eighties goodies last Saturday, mostly all from the Salvation Army charity shop in Leigh On Sea. I found three Look In magazines from 1983, three TV annuals (Super Gran, Gordon T Gopher, and Fraggle Rock), a pack of Mr Men Snap cards, and a Bros 12″ single (I Owe You Nothing).

Spin A Magic Inman

After visiting the folks last weekend I came back laden with charity shop goodies (as per usual)! My favourite find was the John Inman With A Bit Of Brass LP, bought mainly for the cover. I also found four annuals and two story books. And a rather magnificent brown tie from the seventies…

Care Bears & Rainbow Brite

Look what I found on my way home from work this week! Four little Care Bears plushes and a poseable character from Rainbow Brite (Shy Violet), all for 50p each. The bears are from 2004, but the Rainbow Brite figure is an actual 1980’s toy, which I almost never find these days.

Subbuteo Score!

Found in the Salvation Army charity shop this afternoon on my way home from work, Subbuteo from 1991 for £3.00! Unfortunately the fabric pitch was missing, but there was a scoreboard set and pamphlet in its place. I also found an additional England team for £1.00.

78rpm Record Hoard

I picked up sixty 78rpm 10″ records on my way home from work a few weeks back. An absolute bargain! They are all singles, and in OK condition with very few either jumpy or broken. Most are from 1950’s, a few from the 30’s/40’s and one is from 1912 or there abouts.

Roald Dahl LP’s

I was really pleased to find these two Roald Dahl LP a short while ago, which are actually read by the author himself. There were at least four in this series (1975-1980), three read by Dahl and one by his wife Particia Neal. They have heavy cardboard covers and seem to be fairly hard to find in the UK.

Read Along With Tron

I found this Tron Read-Along Adventure book today in a charity shop (25p) and it bought back memories of reading Back To The Future over and over accompanied by my brick-like cassette player. Unfortunately the book no longer had the cassette tape, but due to the wonders of the internet I found a digital copy.