My Little People Collection ๐Ÿง’๐ŸŒˆ

Hey guys! I wanted to share my Little People collection. Some of this I’ve had for a while and some is newer. I actually have been longingly gazing at Little People toys basically for as long as I have been in the USA… They are so, so very cute, and the sort of toy I would have loved as a little girl. But even as a toy collector I always felt like they were just… I don’t know, too babyish? I felt too self-conscious. I did get The Office set for Christmas last year, which I didn’t feel awkward about putting on my Christmas list:

But, nothing beyond that until this year. Now I actually have enough to “play with” (AKA, take photos of multiple fun scenes). So I’d like to share my sets/collection.

First, I got the Elf set with Buddy and Jovie. It kinda broke my heart to open this box! It had paper snow inside, making it effectively a snowglobe. But I really want to play with the figures. ๐Ÿ˜…

Very cute illustration in the back too…

Next is my Christmas Story Little People. Like the Elf one, the box is beautiful, really feels like a shame to open it:

Here’s the back:

The figures are so cute and detailed –here’s Ralphie!

I think Randy is by far the cutest and most detailed:

I also have a small recycling truck. I love how all of the vehicles in the Little People world are sentient, kinda like in Thomas’ world:

Next is the Food Truck. It’s so cute, too!

Out of the box:

Even if it’s just a sticker, look at that detail!

My nicest set so far is the Amazon Exclusive Big Helpers Home. What makes it exclusive is the special colors. I really love this little house. It’s super cute!

To be quite honest it has brought me far more joy than I imagined. When I ordered it, I thought “the moment I take this out of the box I’m going to feel like an idiot”. But I don’t, it is too adorable, everything is so perfect. When I moved things around for this posts’ pictures, I just felt so much happiness.

Here’s some photos of the very charming inside:

I thought I’d hate the sounds/effects and leave them off, but even those are adorable, starting with the kitchen light that turns on:

And the playroom:

There’s many fun sliding things and details even when you have no sound:

When it comes to actual figures, my most favorite set is the recent E.T. one. I love it so, so much!

This is just a random little figure I got the other day:

Finally, recently Christopher let me get this school bus. It should arrive tomorrow, and I’ll take photos then!

That’s all I have for now. I hope to have time to play/take photos sometime soon, but I am so busy with work. Hope you enjoyed seeing my cute little collection!

New Coloring Books! ๐ŸŒˆ๐Ÿ“š

I’m trying to catch up on posts regarding new goodies I’ve gotten. I can’t really post everything as my blog was really neglected for a long time (though, you wouldn’t be able to tell since I post a lot when I catch up and it’s all properly post-dated). Anyway! Today’s post is about coloring books.

Even though I’ve been collecting coloring books for the better part of five years, I don’t think I’ve actually ever voiced that. I don’t use them: I keep them for scanning and then printing into Bristol board, my favorite method for coloring. This also allows me to keep certain irreplaceable books pristine, such as the NIB collection I got on eBay of Muppet Babies coloring books (from the original show) or the set of Moomin coloring books, all in Swedish, that I found brand new at Goodwill of all places.

One of my newest finds is this Mandalorian coloring book. I love it!

This might be one of the few that are more for collectible purposes only rather than ever printing and coloring, but I never know if a friend I happen to have over might like to color them.

Ok, this was a HECK of a find! If you know me well, you’ll know that I love, LOVE Hercules. It’s one of my favorite Disney movies. Herc merch isn’t that easy to find, but a coloring book?? In 2022?? What? I jumped on it. It even has holographic stickers!

Here’s one of the inside pages…

So, the Bluey one I’ve had for a few months. But I don’t think I’ve showed it yet. Since I’m showing the Berenstain Bears one, I figure I might show this one also. I’m so excited for the season, so I can use these!

The Berenstain Bears one is AMAZING. It is SO thick, and the scenes are my most favorite sort of thing to color. I can’t wait!

The Bluey one is actually an activity book for the most part. But I’m really excited about it too!

Also, I’ll probably use this letter… ๐Ÿ˜

That’s it for now!

Had Kid Cuisine For Lunch! ๐ŸŒˆ

The other day I saw a Kid Cuisine at Publix and decided to treat myself!

I gotta say, I did wonder when I saw the package, “What the heck did they do to that little duck??” Because I remember K.C. looking like this:

Anyway today I found out K.C. has always been a penguin, not a duck, so, shows how much I know. This was my meal:

Honestly it was kinda terrible but I still liked it, I don’t know why.

Dreadnoughtus Is FINALLY Here!! โœจ๐Ÿฆ•โœจ

OMG. I thought I’d die of old age before this was released! It had already been long announced well before July, which is when Mwako gave me the funds to preorder it as a birthday present. Months passed with no release date in sight, even as other countries were getting it. It was so frustrating! Eventually, I found it in the wild and just canceled my preorder. Both Target and Mattel really suck when it comes to preorders, at least for Jurassic stuff.

But I digress. Dreadnoughtus is here and it’s beautiful. And HUMONGOUS!!

The measurements were quite accurate. From tip of the head to tip of tail, it is about as long as I am tall.

โœจ JOY!! โœจ

I felt, and still do, that such a monster of a dinosaur really marks the end of my non-stop Jurassic collecting. I have Jurassic toys in the garage that Christopher is giving me for Christmas, and I keep lowkey hunting for that tiny Nasutoceratops, but beyond that, only a Colossal scale Trike would really get my attention now (probably).

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