Right when I was finishing up the post and getting ready to hit "publish" the internet died and I had to call to get it back in order! This is The Little Post That Could! A small haul of finds but ones I love with nostalgic childhood vigor.
It will just do that in a loop forever as long as the on button is switched. Not sure if it's supposed to do that but it's pretty awesome. He even sounds like a combination of Robocob and Optimus Prime with the random violence and booming bass. I think I'll put him on eBay soon but e-mail me if you'd like to buy it before that. Makes an awesome Christmas gift, my nephews have a blue one (also thrifted) and they love it. Anyway, enough robots...
How 'bout this McDonalds toy!? If there's one thing I sorely don't need it's a Playmobile broken plastic McDonald's toy but something about indoctrinating kids to love the golden arches while they're still in diapers was so hilariously insidious that it had to live with me for a while. I'm imagining some hilarious photographic/editorial possibilities with this set.
Besides it was only fifty cents! The price of, what, one of McDonald's cheapest rat-meat cheeseburgers? Awesome! I'll have to write more about it later but I have such an attraction to this type of bulky bold plastic toy, it has an almost mid century modern distillation of design into basic shapes and elements. So pleasing to the eye.
Upon inspection it was revealed as a coin bank with slots for each type of coin! The little scenes on the front recalling what a kid could do with pocket change in the 1960s! Yeah, try to go to the fair, the zoo, or on Holiday with quarters. Our local zoo almost cost as much as a trip to Disney World last I checked. At least you can still get Christmas presents (second hand!) for change if you're lucky!
I have this in my entryway to house spare change until someone takes it off my hands. ------>>> On Etsy
How about some gorgeous Jacks pieces for Christmas!? I didn't play with these as a kid so they're kind of exotic to me, gorgeous shapes. I like them as photo props and displays. I'm sure many a mom curses these things to fiery depths of hell from stepping ones carelessly left on the floor after play. ------>>> On Etsy
Kitty and dinosaur will chill around my tiny tree until kitty finds a new home. Dinosaur is not for sale. So sorry, he likes it here.
I lit him in my kitchen last night and my Grinch's Christmas-hating heart grew three sizes that moment! Quite charming inside and out! He'll be going into my Southern Crossing booth today. He's also ------>>> On Etsy
* My usual way with writing these haul posts is so unhealthy. I usually work all day Sunday from sunrise 'til sometimes 3AM on it! Doing this is smaller dosages and letting myself sleep is going to save my life. Really. So much better!
If you're still Christmas shopping (I know I am!) I've marked down lots of gorgeous vintage items in my Etsy shop. I'm always do same-day delivery so items can arrive before Christmas. Today and tomorrow are the best days to order to ensure items will be under your tree in time so check 'em out. I may host another sale tomorrow! (Let me know if you'd like that in the comments!)
My favorite gift ideas include :: sexy ash tray, sexy nude lady glass, bowling toy, bowling bag, atomic toy, dino tray, automobile card game! But I love everything in the shop of course!
Find anything amazing at the thrifts this weekend?! Do share your finds and posts in the comments.