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Thursday, 30 June 2016

Belated Birthday Toy Haul

"To this day, I have the most fond memories of some of my old toys."
Michael Keaton

I recently decided to shelve my toy blog for the foreseeable future. I haven't decided if or when I will go back to writing it so I thought I'd resume writing toy posts on this blog for the time being. You're probably sick of me and my big ideas and then a few weeks later canning them. I should probably just accept that this blog is the only thing I've ever been consistently passionate about and just concentrate on it. Anyway! I've decided to move a couple of my toy posts over on to Bloo 'n' Stuff, the first of which being my birthday haul. Mostly it's just because I'd like to have it to look back on and it's possible that some day I'll delete my toy blog rather than start it up again. If you've already seen this haul over on my toy blog then feel free to ignore the rest of this post.

It was my birthday back in April. I turned the grand old age of twenty six. To celebrate my sister and I went to Belfast and had a toy shopping spree. We grabbed lunch and then headed to the shops, hitting the Disney Store, Forbidden Planet and Build A Bear. We both had a treat yourself day and splashed out as we won't be able to do it as often now we've moved out and have to adult more. So an abundance of toys were bought! Cue showing them off...

Disney Store

Sven Big Face Cushion - On clearance at £10 (RRP £16.95)
The Little Mermaid Animator Doll - £20.95
Squirt Mini Bean Bag Soft Toy - £7.95
The Aristocats Mini Ice Cream Plate - £2.95
The Lion Guard Waterfill Tumbler With Straw - £5.95
Rapunzel Mini Animator Doll Playset - £15.95
The Jungle Book Tsum Tsum - £3 each

Tenderheart Bear - £19
Blue Reusable Drawstring Backpack - £3

Disney Heros Vs Villains - £6.99 each
Disney PIXAR Inside Out - £6.99 each
The Big Bang Theory - £6.99 each
Disney Princess - £6.99 each
Disney Zootropolis - £6.99 each
Kidrobot Adventure Time - £8.99 each

The blind boxes we got in Forbidden Planet were to share between Eva and I, so only half were mine. I wrote posts on what I got in them on my toy blog at the time but I may move those posts over on to this blog at some point. I was so excited to find them as it was the first time I'd found them in stock. That's why we went all out and bought as many as we could. 

In regards to the cost of all the toys I treated myself to some and Eva treated me to others. Eva also treated herself and I also bought her some. The day wasn't about presents for me for my birthday, it was about the experience and what a fun experience we had! 

What do you think the cutest thing I bought is?


Tuesday, 28 June 2016

YouTube Spotlight | Dollastic

"Even though you're growing up, you should never stop having fun."
Nina Dobrev

Welcome to the latest edition of my YouTube Spotlight series. This week I'm putting a spotlight on my favourite ToyTubers, Dollastic. These kinds of channels are pretty popular these days but what keeps me going back to Dollastic's channel is Lastic. I love her bright, cheery and youthful demeanour. Watching her videos always makes me smile. They're great for a rainy day, literally and figuratively. She's a bit inspiration to me and one of the reasons why I decided to make a toy blog and toy channel, even if I'm taking a break from both at the moment. I love that she keeps her videos child friendly but they're not so kid orientated that I can't enjoy them too. Other channels make me cringe but I don't find that with Lastic. On her channel you will find a range of different types of videos and toys so rather than showing you five of my favourite videos I decided to show you a selection of some of the types of videos she does. I particularly love her toy hunting and blind bag marathon videos.

Friday, 24 June 2016

10 Ways I'm Like Sheldon Cooper

"That's no reason to cry. One cries because one is sad. For example, I cry because others are stupid, and that makes me sad."
Sheldon Cooper

I was watching The Big Bang Theory with my sister recently and every so often Sheldon would do something and my sister would say, "That's so you." The more she said it the more inspired I felt to write this post. We sort of have a Leonard and Sheldon relationship, which isn't that flattering on me but I am what I am. So in today's post I list ten ways I'm like Sheldon Cooper.

Disclaimer: I am aware that TBBT is pretty problematic. This post isn't so much an endorsement of the show. 
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