Category Archives: Other Toys

Li’l Toy Hunt ๐Ÿดโ€โ˜ ๏ธ๐ŸŒˆ

Today I went to look at toys! I bought a couple of tiny small things, and groceries, and one big thing, but mostly I looked at things and took pictures which is always fun. I also enjoyed a really nice bike ride on the way there! Thankfully the rain that began in the morning stopped by the afternoon.

Here’s a Mei plushie from Turning Red!! It was so cute!

Look at this cute Stitch eating a watermelon slice. ๐Ÿ‰ I wanted to buy him for Christopher!

Even though this is โ€œfakeโ€ Little People I really love this set and may get it eventually to use with my official LPโ€™s. Itโ€™s awesome!

This Walmart exclusive LEGO promo really caught my eye!! ๐Ÿ‘€

This baby kitten doll was very cute too. And big!

Iโ€™m getting mixed messages from this bagโ€ฆ

After Walmart I went to sam’s Club to pick up the Little People camping set I wanted. I bought it without consideration for the package’s size, shape, nor my transportation method of choice for the day, and once I went back to my bike, a thought fleetingly crossed my mind: perhaps I did not think this thoroughly. ๐Ÿคž๐Ÿคž๐Ÿคž

So began the most awkward bike ride home ever. A woman gave me an extremely amused smile as I awkwardly rode by her on the sidewalk. I was so glad people around didn’t know I bought this for myself.

Then again I was wearing my dinosaur shirt by Wen, my bike has pink decor in the tires and a huge sunflower in a pink basket plus a large perler bead heart, a squirrel bell AND a squirrel horn. And furry stickers. ๐Ÿ™ƒ And with the kicker of having this backpack on me at the time, I probably wasn’t fooling anyone.

Me: ducks to avoid low branches
My giant toy box: smash smash smash smash

Anyway I made it home with my treasures and my groceries. It was a fun outing.

Halloweeny Playdate With Shelly ๐ŸŽƒ

Today my friend Shelly visited! We had some Halloween fun to start off the season (a bit early, but I’m too excited!) I had a whole-ass Halloween Plex playlist for us –all kinds of Halloween cartoons/specials and movies. This isn’t even half of the list!

I dressed up Marzi in her new Halloween dress, we colored Halloween coloring books and pages, and decorated a special Halloween sticker book! It was so much fun. And of course we had lots of Halloweeny snacks.

Here’s Marzi with some of the goodies!

Marzi and I had a surprise for Shelly and Samantha, a Halloween dress of Samantha’s own! She was already wearing a cute autumny dress, as was Shelly, but she changed into her brand new one for our get together:

After our playtime, we made a fancy dinner. Then Shelly’s partner showed up and we all ate together before playing Mario Party. It was a really fun evening and I can’t wait to see Shelly and Ben again! ๐Ÿ˜Š

A Surprise! And More ๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŒณ

This morning I woke up to the most wonderful surprise! ๐Ÿฅบ After our morning cuddles, Christopher told me to go check the door for a package. This was waiting outside for me! I can’t stop looking at it! ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐ŸŒˆโœจ๐Ÿช

Of the sets that appeal to my special interests this topped the listโ€ฆ I would have been so bummed to miss it, but I was fully resigned to that fact because I did not expect new sets for a while. I can’t wait to put this together with Christopher on another date night! ๐Ÿฅฐ

๐ŸŽ€ Marzi ๐ŸŽ€

During the recent effort to remove stuff out of storage and donate what we do not use, I came across my little Marzi. Marzi is my only “true” doll. I do not often post about her because I know that, unlike my teddies and dinos, many people find dolls creepy. ๐Ÿ˜”

So I had to make the decision, either display her properly or donate her no matter how much I love her, because it is a pity to keep such a beautiful, high-end dolly in a bin. I could not bear to part with her, so today I gave her a little TLC!

Her beautiful long hair was clean but a little frizzy so, following online advice, I combed it perfectly, wet it, combed it again, conditioned it, and combed it again.

I read I should let the conditioner dry hard before rinsing, so I did that. She was very patient!

I really love Marzi as much as my teddiesโ€ฆ I wish people didn’t hate dolls so much or find them so creepy but I know it is nothing personal. ๐Ÿ˜… I just love most toys though.

Soufflรฉ kept her company and took selfies with her, I think he might have been flirting though. ๐Ÿ˜Ž

After I rinsed most of the conditioner off Marzi’s hair, Soufflรฉ helped to comb it.

Here’s the end result! These two photos are very similar, but I wanted to properly show the ribbon on Marzi’s hair.

I love how poseable she is. She looks so cute with her little hands behind her back.

Marzi had actually been on display in my library for a long time. But when our partner moved in, I gave up my library (a very small sacrifice for the reward). A ton of my things got moved or donated, but Marzi went into semi-permanent storage. I’m really happy to have her out again.

Back To The Future LEGO Set!

Tonight my husband and I played with LEGO! It was so much fun. We put a DeLorean together!

Soufflรฉ joined in the fun!

More in progress picsโ€ฆ

It was a blast!!

I can’t wait to put more sets together! ๐Ÿ‘€โœจ๐ŸŒˆ

Jurassic Jumble ๐Ÿฆ–

I’m running out of clever titles for my Jurassic-haul related posts… Anyway… my Jurassic Park Switch case by Numskull Designs arrived! This is one of my favorite items in my entire JP/JW collection. I collect Switch cases, but donโ€™t have many because Iโ€™m picky with them. I have a Pokรฉmon one, an Animal Crossing one, a Super Mario one, and now this one!

My only gripe is that it doesnโ€™t have a stand like my others to hold the Switch while I play with a controller, something I do a lot in the backseat during road trips. But quality wise itโ€™s amazing. No cost spared in materials and construction.

Hereโ€™s a little video so you can see the wonderful texture of the case. Itโ€™s truly my most beautiful case by a long shot, a true collectorโ€™s item.

I was surprised yesterday to find another Good2Grow #JurassicWorld topper! Now I have five different ones in my collection, not counting any of the Podz.

โœจ๐ŸŒˆ Atrociraptor ๐ŸŒˆโœจ

Itโ€™s here!! Such a cutie!

Lookit those liโ€™l chompers ๐Ÿ‘€

He doesnโ€™t come with batteries so I havenโ€™t tested him yet, but I do look forward to it.

The next Jurassic item I will share is bound to be one of the Build-a-Bear plushies. I have a $10 certificate to use, but haven’t decided if I want Rexy or Beta yet. I’ll probably go tomorrow, though.

After that, expect the next batch in July. It’s my birthday and I’ve naturally asked everyone for more Jurassic junk. ๐Ÿ˜ It is “Jurassic Summer” after all!

Jurassic World Dominion Captivz Egg ๐Ÿฆ–

With all the excitement, I forgot to open my giant Jurassic World Dominion Captivz egg! I meant to do it the night the movie opened (which is when we went to see it). I finally did it a couple of days ago, and took photos and video to share.

Here is a video of the really neat holographic eye which opens and closes:

The egg had a plasticky playmat and stickers. I don’t care for the game at all so the playmat was discarded ๐Ÿคทโ€โ™€๏ธ The stickers are nice. There was supposed to be a dice for the game but it was missing in my egg.

Rexy on wheels!! This thing is hilarious.

Little Jurassic logo box with a dino inside. Very cool looking, I kept it for my shelf display!

And here are the little dinos. Lovely paint jobs and level of detail for such small figures!

Much as I love them this is probably all the ones I will buy. But I am glad to have them!

Visiting Mom + New Snails! ๐ŸŒ๐Ÿฅฌ

Yesterday I went on a little snail hunt as part of my daily exercise! ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒˆ It was rainy and perfect snail catching weather. โ˜”๏ธ๐Ÿ’ง๐Ÿ’ง๐Ÿ’ง During my walk I spotted some BIG mushrooms! ๐Ÿ„

I ended up adding 18 new snabies to my rout! ๐Ÿ˜ Of course this is only their isolation tank. After deworming and monitoring for parasites, they will join the group in my 20 gallon tank. ๐ŸŒ๐Ÿฅฌ

After that, Christopher took me to my momโ€™s! We had mimosas and played Kerplunk.

This was the Jurassic World Dominion version!

I brought Orion along with me. They watched us play! ๐Ÿงธ๐Ÿ‘ฝ๐ŸŒˆ

I always ask my mom for the same dinnerโ€ฆ always involves fried potatoes made from scratch! ๐ŸŸ๐ŸŒˆ We watched the first Jurassic World movie while we had dinner.

Last night I played a lot with the cats, especially with grumpy olโ€™ Sweeney. He seemed so happy in spite of still being grouchy and bitey. This morning they both perked up and began to follow me around as soon as I came out of the bedroom! ๐Ÿฑ๐Ÿ’•

Sweeney kept talking at me and cocking his head in the cutest waysโ€ฆ ๐Ÿฅบ

Now Iโ€™m sitting here with Orion, working on a commission and ready to watch Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom! Then Iโ€™ll be all ready for tomorrowโ€ฆ Iโ€™m so, so excited, I just canโ€™t wait!

I have to say I utterly love this bear. For sure they’ve become one of my top favorites. So, so glad I didn’t miss out when they released them!

Anyway tomorrow is the big day. Jurassic World Dominion day. To say I am excited out of my mind would be an understatement! We have tickets at 7:00pm, CinรฉBistro! I am counting down the hours!

Rainy Day Outing! ๐ŸŒˆโ˜”

Hello, everyone! I had a really lovely outing today. It was raining hard (a tropical storm is passing by this weekend) so Christopher dropped me off at Dollar Tree before work, and I took a car back. It felt so nice out with the rain. It was early, too, and I’d gotten up at 6:00am so most of my chores were done when we left the house shortly past 8:30am. I felt very happy and light.

This was my outfit for this rainy day! ๐Ÿธโ˜”๏ธ I didnโ€™t actually take my Build-A-Bear bearlien with me, but I held them for the photo because I love them so much.

I was rocking a bit of subtle pride with my new Pride month kandi necklace and pan socks. ๐ŸŒˆโœจ๐Ÿ’•

I only went to Five Below and Dollar Tree, but I found SO so many things, I was so very happy!

On a weird random note, I saw this at Five Below. Youโ€™re welcome. ๐Ÿง€

(I really wanted to know if they tasted like cheese, but not for $4.00.)

After shopping there and at Dollar Tree, I went inside Publix for a small lunch and ate it outside watching the absolute downpour and reading Twitter. ๐Ÿ—๐Ÿฅค

Then I came home with the groceries and all my treasures, which I’d like to share with you now. First in my haul is this whole bunch of Arthur stuff! Itโ€™s all from Dollar Tree.

I intend to paint the suncatcher with Poscas, and probably the canvas too. Some stuff is for relaxing, one of the books is for my library, while the other two are for scrapbooking. Might use the Colorforms for that as well.

Next, and one of my favorite things, is this massive variety of playing cards and flash cards:

Cards such as these are one of my favorite scrapbooking/collage tools! Thereโ€™s Disney, Fisher Price/Little People, Dr. Seuss, Crayola, animals, dinosaurs, nature, and more!

Next, here’s some Arthur and Berenstain Bears puzzles!

Believe it or not I use this for scrapbooking as well. ๐Ÿ˜

More scrapbooking supplies โ€”a few cute greeting cards; rainbow, snail and space squirrel cutouts (can you imagine my luck?!) and a little book with very nice pages for making my collages:

These next ones were very interesting and I had never seen them before. Fantasy, dinosaur and space felt scenes by Crayola! ๐ŸŒˆโœจ Will probably be used for scrapbooking as well.

Here’s some cute stickers โœจ๐Ÿ’•

Next is this dry-erase pocket. I wanted it to hold my daily to-do list!

Which, by the way; looks like this:

And nowโ€ฆ for the real treasuresโ€ฆ the Jurassic World Dominion goodies!!

Finally, FINALLY found some!! ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’• The photo speaks for itself! There’s a mini dry-erase board, a velvet art poster, figurines, a towel, Captivz eggs, and stickers! Here is a close-up of one of my favorite finds:

And of the Kinder Joy “egg”:

The figure in the Kinder Joy egg was honestly a real disappointment but I was still so excited to find it anyway. A much better prize are these coins from the much bigger eggs I shared recently, which come with some really good gummies too!

The coins are just like the Mario Wonder Ball ones (same company). Heavy, real metal. Beautiful!

I’ll end this photo set with a final pic of Squeak, the candy warden! ๐ŸŠ๐ŸŒˆโœจ

I hope you enjoyed this post and that you have a very lovely evening and weekend!