Review: Oh You Pretty Things “Pixar” Surprise Box

Now if anyone knows me, they know that I really like surprise boxes and subscription boxes. Sadly at the moment I don’t get any regular subscription boxes because to be honest, there aren’t any around at the moment that cover my interests enough; but luckily I am still able to get my surprise box “fix” from one of my favourite small businesses around, Oh You Pretty Things, which is run by the fabulous Lauren (aka Queenkewpiex on Instagram). As well as surprise boxes, Lauren also offers prints and mugs of her own artwork; plus she sources some amazing vintage/retro Disney (and other items) such as badges, mirrors and more. She doesn’t just do Disney either; other recent boxes she has done include Anastasia, Thumbelina, The Simpsons, Trolls, Sabrina the Teenage Witch and much more! I also happen to know she is working on a new box that I am SUPER excited about and will definitely be getting when they are available πŸ˜‰

So anyway, lets get back to my order! As well as ordering my surprise box, I also ordered a couple of vintage badges from Lauren of Genie and Chip which you can see below; and Lauren even kindly included that amazing Sorcerer Mickey keyring, as well as a cute card and some princess stickers ❀

Now onto my surprise box! Firstly, everything comes BEAUTIFULLY packaged and I stupidly didn’t take pictures of that because I was just so eager to open it all up! But anyway, below is a quick picture of everything I got inside.

I’m afraid I forgot to take a picture of the Toy Story trading cards (another of my favourite things!) as I have already put them in my folder, but they were super awesome. In terms of handmade items by Lauren, she included the amazing Edna Mode quote print, the beautiful Reach for the Sky necklace, and the To Infinity and Beyond banner. I need to mention here how incredibly sweet Lauren was with regards to the necklace. She knows that I can only use one hand/arm so she was so super sweet and ordered some special magnetic fastenings for the necklace to make it easier for me, and even included some extra ones in the box that I can use on some of my other necklaces. Such a kind thought, I was so touched ❀ I need to get a frame for my print but the banner is already hung on my bed and I adore it!

Also inside my box was the amazing Anger plush, and a figure of Merida which I was super excited about as she is from a set they did in Disney Store of all the princesses but the only one I wanted was Merida so I didn’t buy it, so I am thrilled to have her now πŸ™‚ I also got the amazing Bing Bong Little Golden Book which has actually been on my Amazon wishlist for months and the illustrations are just adorable; plus the iron on Woody patch which again, I’ve been meaning to order one for a while to customize some clothes so really happy with that. Finally, I also got the beautiful pin of Carl and Ellie from Up which I am just over the moon with as I adore them and its such a beautiful pin ❀ Overall, I was absolutely thrilled with my Pixar surprise box and will definitely be ordering again from Lauren in the future!

 

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Funko Pop Vinyl Figures – Up – Russell & Carl

I’m intending to share a post with a toy/s or memorabilia from each Pixar movie that I have any for so there is something on each page of the site before I start re-doing the same movies etc. So today I am sharing some recent Up toys that I got.

I hadn’t been that into the Funko Pop Vinyl figures when I’d only seen them in photos but then a friend sent me Woody and Buzz (and later, Jessie) and I realized they are actually pretty cool πŸ™‚ However, as I mainly buy my toys and memorabilia at car boot sales and thrift shops, I never come across any this way. A few weeks ago I decided my Up collection needed expanding so I thought I’d give the Carl and Russell figures a go.
Now, before I go any further, I better warn you (as some toy collectors will hate me for this) that I do not keeps toys in boxes. Toys are for playing with so although I do open them as carefully as I can and do keep the boxes, I do de-box all my toys. So if you aren’t comfortable with that, this blog isn’t for you lol πŸ™‚ Also, its completely Toy Story’s 2 fault that I am this way so blame it on that haha!
Anyway, Russell and Carl came a few weeks ago but I only just got round to opening them today. The boxes are pretty standard, with illustrations of the respective figures on them, as well as pictures of other figures available on the back. I’m a little annoyed that my Russell box has a sticker on the bottom but its not the end of the world as boxes aren’t a huge priority for me as mentioned earlier (sorry again!).
Here they are together out their boxes. At first glance, Carl is definitely my favourite. I would be more comfortable with Russell if he had a mouth of some kind but apart from that, he is pretty cute. It would also have been cool if they had done them in a set together and scaled them a bit better together size wise but each on their own, they are both adorable.
Carl’s stick is a bit bent but I kind of like it like that as it makes him look slightly more in motion. His grumpy face is just perfect. His painting is a little scrappy in places but on the whole, generally pretty good.
As I said before, I’d prefer Russell with a little mouth of some kind but its the general style of all the Pop Vinyl figures so I guess I’ll have to get over it if I’m going to get more of them lol. For some reason I don’t find it as noticeable with my Woody, Buzz and Jessie but I do with Russell. Again, his paint work is a little scrappy in places but generally ok. I love how his hands are clenched and if you look at him from behind, you can really notice Russell’s determined stance which I adore.
As a whole, I am pretty happy with them and I’m sure I’ll be expanding my Pop Vinyl collection in the future. Top of my wishlist are Wall-E, Eve, Bing Bong, Sadness, Arlo, Boo and Rex though I know some of them are quite hard to find at a reasonable price now so we’ll have to see what happens.
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