One of the great classics has been this V-tech 'musical DJ junior', which was already basically wrecked when I bought it for the grand sum of $5 - just after we moved to the new house, actually, on one of our first ever sojourns to the local Salvos. It originally had a microphone attached, which was completely broken and put out a constant stream of static. I managed to get into the thing, snip the wires and detach that whole bit, and since then the rest has worked like a charm. And she LOVES it. Every time this makes it from the toy cupboard into the playroom it is like a constant dance party out there:
I friggin adore her dancing at the moment. It is nearly as ridiculous as mine... yeah, if you've ever been so fortunate as to see me in action, you could tell where she picked up her moves. There is a good reason I don't dance in public. Luckily my mother doesn't have any incriminating video evidence... well, that I know of. o__o;;
And to show the longevity of this toy, here she is almost exactly a year ago:
Oh and speaking of op shopping, good lord, last week the biggest Savers store in the country opened right near me. Geli and I dropped in on Friday, because how could I not, and it was sheer sensory overload with the amount of stuff in there. It is bigger than an average supermarket and completely crammed with goodies. Op shoppers' heaven, seriously. So expect a lot more random finds and bits and pieces to pop up on the blog.