Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Yesterday's Great Finds

Yesterday, I went to Big Lots to look for microwavable plates for my BIL, who is scheduled to be released from an extended care facility within a few days. His PCA needs the plates for the meals she plans to precook for him on a weekly basis. After finding the plates, I ventured to the toy section where, I found some great doll buys. I’ve listed them in great-buy order:


Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Barbie – I already own one, but could not resist the price, $20. The box has creases, but I plan to debox this one.


Celebrate!, Disco Doll Barbie traveled home with me because of the $12.50 price. For $12.50, I can overlook her pink lip color.


World Peacekeepers 12-inch “generic,” fully-posable, AA military figure – I purchased one that wears a black T-shirt and denim pants. He will be used as a mate for one of my 11-1/2-inch dolls (possibly the fourth doll find). A variety of different styles were available for $10. Most wear military gear.


Glam Barbie has the (overused) Asha face, but I like her red, knee-length boots! Another one dressed in a different fashion was available wearing heels. This one is eager to get deboxed to check out the generic action figure. $5

I had no intention of purchasing dolls when I ran into Big Lots yesterday prior to picking up my grandson from Mother’s Day Out. The dolls were there with unbeatable prices. How could I resist? While there, I met another doll enthusiast who purchased an AAADT Barbie.

If there is a Big Lots near you, stop in. These and/or other great buys might be available.


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4 comments:

  1. Wow, I did NOT know that the AA Dance Barbie was on sale at Big Lots and for such a GREAT price. I'll look into getting an extra. Love her poseable grace.

    I did know that Big Lots sells those wonderful, wonderful Power Team soldiers. (Although I have NOT seen any new ones to date, but then I haven't been to Big Lots in months.) What I love about the M & C Toys' Power Team/World Peacekeepers series is that they have a remarkable range of ethnic males. And for $10-20 a figure - additional features can cost more - I cannot find better figure(s). And did I mention various ethnic male FACES!!??

    You lucked out grand, Debbie. Glad to hear about your fun.

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  2. hmmm... D7ana, you're tempting me to return to purchase all of the other AA World Peacekeepers from Big Lots. I saw at least 5 different ones. Not knowing the quality prevented me from purchasing more, plus my 8-year-old grandson prefers smaller action figures. The 3-year-old doesn't have a preference... yet, but I know he'd be the 1 to confiscate the weapons. That one can make a perfect gun using Legos. (!)

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  3. For the price of the Glam Barbie, I could also accept the pink lips. I need to make a trip to Big Lots.

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  4. Wow I'm going to Big Lots!!! Congrats on your great finds!

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