Unconventional farm

So, we were at Goodwill, and found this Fisher Price barn for $3. Because locally-produced, farm-fresh food is something we want to expose Elliott to, we bought it. Actually, we got it because it's a toy he would hopefully be able to play with for a long time, that wouldn't require batteries. (It CAN take batteries, but is perfectly functional as a toy without them)

Elliott is perfectly happy and this point to open and close all the doors on the barn and play with the limited number of moving parts. But, at some point, I think he'll want actual farm animals or people to play with in the barn. Goodwill, while having two of these barns, had no Little People figures. My plan was to keep an eye out for the farm figures on Craigslist and Goodwill, and if none are to be found, order them from Mattel for $13 for the set.

Fast forward a few weeks, we were perusing the Indy Kids Consignment sale, and I had Little People on my shopping list. I knew it was a long shot, but I scoured the toy table- and there they were! Four farm figurines for a dollar! Hooray!

And then, in line to check out, I take a closer look. Cow. Horse. Sheep. Lion? Hmm.

One of these is not like the others.
I have a feeling Elliott won't mind.

We'll just call the lion the most awesome barn cat ever.


Jes said...

I'll have to see if I have doubles. We have SO many little people toys we got from a friend and a yardsale. I think Beth is making a trip down to visit me and if she is I'll pass on some animals and tractors if we have them!

Joanna said...

I'm not sure if I want any more figurines, after seeing how many Beth has. I'm afraid they start reproducing or something.

Denisa said...

how did you do at the IKC sale? I've only been to that one once and it was a pretty miserable experience... overpriced items, long lines, didn't really make me want to go back.

Joanna said...

I felt like we did pretty well. We got a push toy, an umbrella stroller, a couple outfits, a few more pants, shoes & socks, &a couple pairs of BabyLegs, all for under $40. The line wasn't bad- though, I went to the presale once, and THAT was a long line. The only other consignment sale I've been to is Whale of a Sale, and I felt the stuff there was higher priced, with a much longer line.

In the past, I've gone to the IKC sale on Saturday when things are 1/2 price to get clothes, because I'm not picky. I'd say prices were higher than garage sales, more on par with Goodwill- but stuff was in better shape than either.

Disclaimer: I know the people who run the IKC sale, and many of the volunteers. :)

Anonymous said...

This was one of my favorite toys of all time. :) Fun to see the little sweetie playing with it!

Heather said...

Great deal. New it runs around 40 dollars or so! You can buy sleeves of little people.(small sets)


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