Funko Pop! Vinyl – Cars 3 Chrome Lightning McQueen

I’m really excited to share with you today some pictures and my thoughts on the Limited Edition Chrome Lightning McQueen Funko Pop! Vinyl figure. I believe it is a Target exclusive in the USA but here in the UK it just seems to be referred to as a Limited Edition and I’ve seen it on various online stores and eBay etc. However, I was thrilled to discover mine in a local shop (for a great price I might add!) that specializes in selling Pop’s that I discovered recently called Poptastic Collectables, in Weston-super-Mare.

I’ll start of showing the different sides of the box as usual. Its your standard Pop box design with the illustrations of the Pop on the front and sides, and pictures of the other Pop’s available in the set on the back.

Funko Pop! Vinyl - Chrome Lightning McQueen

Now on to the Pop itself! As you can see, its pretty freaking beautiful!! Honestly, I can’t properly explain to you how stunning this Pop is in real life, but it really really is. Its so shiny and beautiful and the graphic work on him is just stunning. I can’t stop picking him up and admiring him as he really is one of the most beautiful Pop’s I have ever seen. If you’ve been thinking of getting him but weren’t sure, just do it, you really won’t regret it! Now as much as I love him, probably the only other Cars Pop I will get is the blue Fabulous Lightning McQueen as I’m not crazy about the Cars as Pops, they kind of don’t look special enough to me; but this one is clearly the exception, as will the blue one I think as I love his awesome graphics. Also, if you haven’t seen Cars 3 yet, make sure you do! It’s really fantastic and the short film before it, Lou, is just wonderful ❤

Funko Pop! Vinyl - Chrome Lightning McQueen

Funko Pop! Vinyl - Chrome Lightning McQueen

Funko Pop! Vinyl - Chrome Lightning McQueen

Funko Pop! Vinyl - Chrome Lightning McQueen

Funko Pop! Vinyl - Chrome Lightning McQueen

Funko Pop! Vinyl - Chrome Lightning McQueen

Funko Pop! Vinyl - Chrome Lightning McQueen

Funko Pop! Vinyl - Chrome Lightning McQueen

Funko Pop! Vinyl - Chrome Lightning McQueen

Funko Pop! Vinyl - Chrome Lightning McQueen

Funko Pop! Vinyl - Chrome Lightning McQueen

Funko Pop! Vinyl - Chrome Lightning McQueen

Funko Pop! Vinyl - Chrome Lightning McQueen

Funko Pop! Vinyl - Chrome Lightning McQueen

Lego Juniors Easy Build – Cars 3 Mater (10733)

I got this Cars 3 Lego set a couple of weeks ago right before I went on holiday, so I finally got round to building it yesterday. Lego have released quite a few Cars 3 sets in the Juniors Easy to Build range and I hope to get some more of them, but I went with Mater first as he is one of my favourite characters from the series.

It didn’t take me long to put together which isn’t surprising seeing as though its an easy build set aimed at younger children (4-7 according to the box!) but I still had fun building it and actually, the easy build aspect of it was actually useful for me as I only have the use of one arm and hand due to my illness, so it helped me out being easier to put together 🙂 There are also no stickers to apply which I was really pleased about, all the graphics are already printed straight onto the pieces ❤

All in all, its a really great little set and Mater is just adorable. Despite it being an easy build set, its still really detailed. I’m definitely going to be getting more! This was one of the cheapest sets in the range but I’ve got my eye on one of the larger sets with Miss Fritter next!

Lego Juniors Easy Build Cars 3 Mater

Lego Juniors Easy Build Cars 3 Mater

Lego Juniors Easy Build Cars 3 Mater

Lego Juniors Easy Build Cars 3 Mater

Lego Juniors Easy Build Cars 3 Mater

CarBooty! – 28th May 2017

Many of you will have seen on Instagram that I got a pretty good haul at the carboot sale yesterday, my best in a while, so thought I’d write a quick post to tell you more about the items. I wanted to take better pictures of it all for this post but I haven’t had the time so you’ll have to make do with my Instagram ones but I’ll definitely be sharing some of the items in more detail on my blog soon so look out for that 😉

First off, these are all the plush toys that I picked up! I am meant to be trying not to get too many more large plush at the moment due to space issues but I have been a little obsessed with Bear in the Big Blue House lately so when I saw Bear, Ojo, Tutter and Treelo I just couldn’t resist! Their noses have all rubbed off but otherwise they are in pretty good condition and for £4 for the lot, I couldn’t turn it down XD I already have another version of Tutter and a tiny Bear but I’m thrilled to have found these. Ideally I will replace them all with smaller versions in the future to save on space but the big ones will do for now!

The Mater plush was one of my other favourite finds because although I do see Cars plush fairly often, people always ask really high prices for them for some reason so I’ve never got one; but I found Mater just as a lady was putting him out on her stall so I thought I’d ask the price and he was only 50p!! So lucky!! He is the stamped Disney Store version too! Boo was another lucky find, burried under a pile of other non-character plush and she even talks! She was £1 and I am thrilled with her because I have a few versions of Boo but not this one so really happy to add her to my collection. Eeyore was also £1 and I just couldn’t resist him as he is one of my favourite Winnie the Pooh characters (I actually collect the Tsums of him) and he has the sweetest little face ❤ He is from Disneyland Paris. Finally, the Nemo plush I also couldn’t turn down because he was only 50p and he is brand new with tags. He is technically one produced for vending machines and claw machines etc but still licensed and actually really well made for a claw machine toy.

The next great find I made was the complete set of these Disney graphic novel books. I have a couple of them already but the lady offered me the whole set for £4! Some of them still even have the sticker sheets that came with them still inside. I will definitely be making a post about these books later in the week so I’ll share more about them with you then ❤

My best find yesterday though definitely would have to be these beautiful snow globes! I do see them at carboot sales from time to time but they are usually broken or the globe is really cloudy and people ask too much for them considering their condition. So when I saw these, I almost didn’t even bother to ask how much they were as I thought they’d be too expensive for me. I therefore couldn’t believe it when I did ask and the woman said they were either £3 each or I could have the lot for £10! However, when I looked at them I noticed the Snow White one is damaged (the squirrels head is missing) so I said I wouldn’t want that one; and then the lady said that in that case, I could have the ones I wanted for £8 and Snow White for free! Of course, I said yes! They are all a little dusty but I will clean them up and share them properly with you soon. The Belle figure was from another stall and much prettier in real life. I’m not sure what she is made from but she’s not a normal plastic figure. She is meant to be decorative I think because she has black pads on the bottom of her for protecting when she is standing like an ornament etc. It says she is from Disneyland Paris on the bottom.

So that completes my finds for this week! I hope you enjoyed hearing about them! I am actually away next week but we have found a carboot sale near the place we are staying that we will hopefully be able to go to so fingers crossed for some more great finds then 🙂 If you like hunting for Disney stuff at carboot sales too, make sure you tag me in your photos on Instagram so I can see what you found ❤

My Top 10 Pixar Movie Songs

I thought I’d start writing some posts about some of my favourite Disney things e.g. songs, characters etc. and so I am starting off with my top 10 songs from the Pixar films, including the short films. Now this list isn’t in a specific order, though the first one listed is my absolute favourite. Let me know if you agree with any of my choices or if you think I have missed out one you think is awesome ❤

  1. You’ve Got a Friend in Me (Toy Story) – Randy Newman

I don’t think this is going to come as a great surprise to anyone that this is my ultimate favourite song from a Pixar film. I just love the lyrics and the meaning behind it. I also have a treasured memory of one of my best friends in school printing off the lyrics for me and presenting it to me as a gift as a symbol of our friendship ❤

2. If I Didn’t Have You (Monsters Inc.) – Billy Crystal and John Goodman

I love this song because its so fun and such a classic buddy song. I love how its been done in character and the lyrics are brilliant, I love listening to it at the end credits of the film.

3. Life is a Highway (Cars) – Rascal Flatts

This is real feel good song and it also feels a little more “grown up” so if you ever feel the need to listen to a Disney song in an environment where it might not be so appropriate to be belting it out to “Let it Go”, this song is perfect XD

4. Sailing No More (Toy Story) – Randy Newman

This song is up there on my list as one of the saddest Disney songs ever! It just breaks my heart when Buzz realises he is “just” a toy and you see the emotion on his face. The song matches his emotions completely and is timed so perfectly as he falls and crashes on the floor. So although it is one of the saddest songs to me, it is a real work of art too so I had to include it even though it upsets me XD

5. Put On Your Sunday Clothes (Wall-E) – Michael Crawford

This song was originally from the film musical “Hello, Dolly!” but part of it is used in the opening sequence of Wall-E. I just feel it was really clever as the opening lyrics are perfect for applying to the wonder of the universe and the shots of outer space it is set against are just incredible; but then as we lower down to see Earth as it has become, full of rubbish and no signs of life; the song starts to fade out which I think has a really powerful impact.

6. Time of Your Life (A Bug’s Life) – Randy Newman

Another great song from Randy Newman with great lyrics. It plays during the end credits of the film but you can still listen to the lyrics and relate it to how Flik felt when he was going off out into the world and seeing all these new things and it matches his personality so well too.

7. Married Life (Up) – Michael Giacchino

This is the only song on my list that is purely instrumental but it is one of my absolute favourite pieces of music ever as it just conveys so much emotion in a few short minutes. I can picture the sequence from the film that it it set against perfectly when I listen to it and get just as emotional just listening to the music on its own as I do when I watch the film. Just beautiful.

8. When Somebody Loved Me (Toy Story 2) – Sarah McLachlan

Earlier I talked about “Sailing No More” being one of the saddest songs ever, but this one takes the number one spot for that title! This is of course “Jessie’s Song” where we learn her story of once being loved by her girl Emily, and then abandoned when Emily grows up. It is beautifully sung by Sarah McLachlan and perfectly conveys Jessie’s feelings in that moment in the film. As I have grown up myself, I actually find it too sad to listen to on its own now, but it still had to have a place in my top Pixar songs ❤

9. Boundin’ (Boundin’) – Bud Luckey

This is a musically narrated story from the Pixar short, Boundin’, written, directed and performed by Bud Luckey. I just adore the story/lyrics and the musical composition is just adorable. Its my favourite of all the Pixar shorts and when I am feeling down, I always watch it or listen to it to help myself feel better ❤

10. Lava (Lava) – Kuana Torres Kahele & Napua Greig

This is from another of Pixar’s short films (and my 2nd favourite of all their shorts) and again, the lyrics and story and meaning behind the song are just so beautiful and it is beautifully sung by Kuana Torres Kahele and Napua Greig. It has so much emotion in it; its heartbreaking when he disappears beneath the sea, but when his love starts singing and you hear him burst out and find her, its so joyful and makes me so happy. Its just a wonderful love song ❤

Photo Background Papers

I am often asked on Instagram what I use for the backgrounds in some of my pictures and as I ordered some new ones this week, I thought I may as well do a post telling you about what I use and where you can find some 🙂

Sometimes I use sheets of wrapping paper or wallpaper samples but most of the time, I use Disney themed scrapbooking papers. The size I use is pretty much the largest you can get in scrapbook papers which is 12×12 inches. They are a pretty good size for using for small plush, figures and Tsum Tsum’s etc. However, anything larger and thats when I tend to use the wrapping paper sheets or wallpaper samples.

The main website I use to order my Disney scrapbook papers is Scrapping the Magic. They have quite a large range and all reasonably priced and they ship nice and quickly too. The order I received today though came from a shop called Sunshine Scrapbooking. They don’t have quite as large a range but they had a few lovely ones that I hadn’t seen on Scrapping the Magic before so I gave them a try. Again, shipping was nice and fast and the papers are gorgeous. My absolute favourite is the “Its a Small World” one, its beautiful! I haven’t photographed them all fully but you can see previews of the ones I ordered in the pictures below.

Hopefully you guys will find the links useful 🙂