This past weekend I was super lucky to have time to visit the trimonthly toy fair near where I live. Toy collectors from all over Melbourne Australia come together to share their goodies. Toys from every era are everywhere, but I am always on the lookout for 80s and 90s toys. They take me back to my wonderful childhood and it gives me such a thrill when I see one of those beloved pieces that I sold long ago.
One wonderful seller had a Gwonk from My Monster Pet in great condition. These guys were released in 1988 and were the brothers of the much more popular giant blue 26inch My Pet Monster They were released to be a the answer to little boys prayers. A stuffed toy that was cool enough for boys, and girls thought was ugly.
This amazing stall had 20% off everything. It was super hard not to buy all the Ghostbusters merch and that unbelievable 1960s Batman and Robin statue. This stall had everything from Supernaturals, to Superheroes. Way too much awesome for my budget.
This particular stall had a mass amount of my two favourite characters from Star Wars, Jar Jar Binks and Darth Maul. There was a Jar Jar Bink alarm clock, folders and even this incredible Darth Maul backpack which I just couldn't resist. They were asking only $15 for him, but saw just how excited I was and gave it to me for $10. Winning at life.
I talk all about my toy finds in my latest thrift haul video. It also includes some other things like fashion and presents from friends I've received lately, But don;t worry if you can't watch the video right now because I took a bunch of photos of all my wonderful toy finds.
I managed to only spend $15 at the fair and came home with some fantastic finds including this Flinstones Movie Bronto-Crane. It is part of the bendables series which has wire in all the characters limbs which means they are very posable (but don't stand up well on their own). I wasn't going to collect this part of the Flinstones Movie series but it was just too good to pass up. Now I am on the hunt for the bedrock playset and Pebbles.
I have been hunting for the pink heart dress Barbie from the 1993 McDonalds toy line for years. I finally found her in a pack with the entire range for only $5. I have a few doubles now but it doesn't matter. She was one of my favourite toys growing up and I always loved her puffy pink dress (it was part of the inspiration of how I wanted to look on my wedding day). It feels wonderful to have her back in my life again.
Before going to the market Liam and I watched the Rugrats movie which we haven't seen in years. I loved Nickelodeon and grew up binge watching nick toons all day. I was on a Rugrats high by the time we got to the toy fair so I bought pretty much anything I could find. These little guys cost me $5 and are in perfect condition. Spike the dog was made by applause and still has all his tags attached. He also has wire in his ears so you can pose them any way you want. Phil and Lil are just too adorable and are in great condition. Their face and limbs are made from hard plastic while their torsos are sqishy and soft. Such a unique design. I think I am going to collect more Rugrats now. So many fantastic childhood memories.
I had so much fun at the toy fair with the husband. I get such a thrill seeing all these things from my childhood even though I can't afford all of them. I have been wearing my Darth Maul backpack every day and when I get tired on the train home from work I can use him as a pillow. Hehehe