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My Little Pony: Car Boot Purchases

I did pretty well last week, I went shopping with a friend, and managed to find the MLP notepad and pen set in Wilkinsons.  I also tried to get my friend to buy the same for work, but since she’s a probate lawyer, she said no.  I then tried to get her to buy a set with “thoughts of a genius” written on it.  She also said no.  She does not have my arrogance.

Then on Sunday, Craig and I hit the car boot.  I got the purple Phony and Strawberry Reef (very pink pony with red hair) for 50p each, and I generally believe it’s good luck to buy a phony at a car boot.

And I was rewarded with a bag of ponies for £2 in total.  It contained 3x Gen 3 and 3x Gen 2 (and that tiny pink pony).  Definitely a win.

Goodies - 19 April 2015

Goodies – 19 April 2015

I also got two barbies, because they were cute.  Also in the pic is Morning Glory (a gift from Nickerty Split) and Lucky (my 10p find at the first boot sale I went to).  Not sure why.

Anyway, when purchasing my mixed bag of ponies, the seller gave me a tip.  “I find,” she said, “when they get a bit grubby, I just pop ’em in the dishwasher.”  In response, my jaw dropped in horror, and husband quickly jumped in with thanks on that tip.

Four Oxy baths later and her body is finally free of the rust that was inside it.  However, her mane and tail are awful.  I asked Nickerty what to do, and she said to just call time of death and customise her.  I’m going to try a few more washes, and maybe some light straightening using copious amounts of conditioner and the iron on its lowest setting, but ultimately, I’ll probably just re-root her using some hair I’ve got lying around.  Not her original colours, because I don’t have any of the right colours.

I haven’t even got the heads off the others, but I fear the worst.  I will say that Sunny Daze is now beautifully clean.

I also had success today, but I’ve not had chance to photo them yet.

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My Little Pony: Car Boot Purchases

So, after a quick trip around Yorkshire, I am £2.50 worse off, but I do have new toys.

My first find was a naked Barbie for 50p.  Craig (husband) said I should’ve argued down to 20p, but I’m rubbish at stuff like that.  So he took charge after that.

Next up, we found a pink pony, not an official MLP, but a “fakie”. (Why on earth are these things not referred to as My Little Phonies?  Seriously fandom, you missed a trick.)  That one was 10p, which Craig treated me to.  A few minutes later I found what I thought was a really good Phony, but turned out to be an original Gen 1 baby brother, for 20p.  He’s called “Lucky the Stallion”.  What is he, like the Fabio of Equestria?

Pink Phony and Lucky the Stallion

Pink Phony and Lucky the Stallion

Next up Craig located a slew of Barbies, which we were offered at £2 the lot, including clothes, which provided enough to clothe the naked Barbie I bought earlier (she’s on the far left).

Barbies

Barbies

The haul includes Pocahontas, which I didn’t even realise until we were in the car going home (as they were all naked, stacked on top of the clothes), and a darker Barbie, which is why Craig pointed her out.  The ultimate goal is to customise these dolls until they look like characters from the Talking Dead.  Also, by “darker”, I mean like a teensy-tiny bit darker with black hair.  I’m thinking of dying her and Pocahontas until they’re the right skin tones for purpose, but for the time being, it was a good start.  The middle doll has lovely hair.  A bit fluffy, but long and uncut and exactly the right colour for Flick.

The barbie with the buzzcut (we all had one, didn’t we?) is getting re-rooted with pink hair, which I bought from MyLittleCustoms (I bought Fairy’s Breath and CandyTuft, I’m going with the latter for Charlie).  As for the one on the far left, my first purchase, I’m not sure about her.  She might get customised into Eva, since she seems to have nice hair and I’m never short of red hair dye in the house.  Not actually sure that you can use people hair dye on dolls though, but it is only wash-in-wash-out stuff.  Failing that, she’ll become Red, so either way, she’s getting red hair.

The clothes are pretty ragged, but can be fixed quite easily.  Also, they’ll be good for patterns, when I come to make custom clothes for them.  The top on the far left is wrecked, but if it wasn’t pink and red, it’s something Tam would wear.  Also in the bundle of dolls was an ugly thing that I don’t even know what it is and a GI Joe, which I have no interest in, but he’s wearing cargo pants, which will quickly be appropriated for Tam, who is all about the comfy clothes that can carry many weapons.

So, all in all, a successful trip.

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