Blogmas 2018: Day 10!

A sepia toned image of stocking hanging on the bannister of the stairsBack home after the weekend and today’s been so busy that it’s not so Christmassy feeling now! I don’t think I’ve done anything all that festive today, I started a course for developing a business to see if I can create a business plan so it’s all been about that so far. It’s exciting lead up to Christmas may not have been the best time to start on this!

I am loving the moisturiser in the Holland and Barrett 25 Days of Cleaner Beauty Advent Calendar, it’s one of the things I was most looking forward to trying, and the Funko Pop Harry Potter Calendar is adding to the Hogwarts staff with a pretty detailed and well done character.

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Blogmas 2018: Day 6!

It doesn’t feel like December at the moment, it’s too warm for this time of year, so much for the snow we were supposed to be getting from November.

The advent calendars today had some more goodies, I do love trying new nail varnishes, though I should probably reducing my nail varnish collection rather than adding to it. The Funko Pop figure is the first of the Hogwarts pets. Crookshanks is almost as big as the other figures but still a very cute looking angry cat!

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Blogmas 2018: Day 5!

An image of an artificial Christmas tree with gold and maroon baubles on and some Harry Potter Decorations.Today was not the best day, I did manage to get things done but only about half of the things on my list of ‘to do’s and that may have been overdoing it as I ended up having to lie down with a cold towel on my head. I’m really hoping I’m not going to be ill, perfect timing in the plead up to Christmas. At least I’ve got pretty much all of my Christmas shopping done and may be starting to wrap presents tomorrow, I don’t have the room for the things in my wardrobe and then I don’t have to hide them any more.

I have to say that I am very excited about both of the gifts in the advent calendars today. The Funko Pocket Pop is one I’ve had my eye on in the full size but it seemed to be sold out when I went to get it. The Holland and Barrett beauty calendar had a face mask in and I do love a good face mask, plus my skin could really do with some TLC as it’s been playing up recently. The tea was surprisingly good too, it wasn’t one I was looking forward to but I did enjoy it.

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Blogmas 2018: Day 4!

How did this not post on the 4th? Sorry guys, but it does mean 2 today!

The decoration boxes are back in the attic and all the clutter is cleared away so it finally looks properly Christmassy. It’s surprising how many boxes there are, though this year we’ve not used as many lights as normal I can’t seems how we used the extra sets. I also gave my blue tongue skink’s vivarium a Christmas theme, he seems to like it so far, he’s been climbing on his mini Christmas tree and hiding under the sparkly flower.

In the advent calendars today I got the first of the Pocket Pops that I already own in a full sized version. The Holland and Barrett beauty advent calendar has a soap in from a company that I’ve heard of but never tried, which I might end up looking at in the future for bath products.

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Review: Funko Pop! Tenth Doctor Doctor Who Vinyl Figure 

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When I saw that Funko was doing a Doctor Who collection I wanted all of them, maybe I’ll get the rest later but as 10 is my favourite of the ones on the first wave he seemed like a good place to start. The prices for the Tenth Doctor figure seem to range from £8.99 to around £12 depending on where you find them but they seem to be available in most places I’ve found that sell Funkos as it’s still a recent range.

This figure is the Tenth Doctor figure based on the character played by David Tennant and is part of the Funk Pop Television range. I like the range available in this collection but I think it would have been nice to have the Ninth Doctor rather than the Fourth Doctor in there simply to have all the reboot ones in the first wave, though I do understand that Four played by Tom Baker is probably the most well known of the original series.

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Review: Funko Pop Sherlock With Violin

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Having not bought any Funko Pops until last year because there weren’t many franchises I was interested that they did, or that were being made when I found them, suddenly they started to make figures for a lot of my favourite shows. One of them is Sherlock, or I guess more specifically it’s Sherlock Holmes in general but I do like the Benedict Cumberbatch version. I originally meant to buy Mycroft and Irene Adler but then I found this Sherlock with Violin and I loved the detail so bought it a while ago. He’s been sat on my bookshelf, along with my Sherlock Holmes books, he just kept falling down the list of my Tuesday posts.

Funko Pop are vinyl figures, they’re normally 10cm (4”) tall though this does vary slightly with hair and details. They do some larger figures, like Hagrid in the Harry Potter range, but this is one of the standard sized figures. The price seems to vary a lot, it ranges between £9 and £12 that I’ve found online but this particular figure, at the time I got him, wasn’t available on most sites so I got him from Amazon which seems to be the best price often for these Funko Pops figures.

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Review: Funko Pop Dumbledore Figure

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There are two versions of Dumbledore available, at least that I have found on Amazon, but this is the one that was released in the original wave of Funko Pop figures. I wanted some of these since I first saw they were releasing them and then this year I decided to get two of them, I reviewed the Snape one earlier this year.

These Funko Pop figures are vinyl figures based on a large range of different franchises, most of them are the same size as this figure but there are some that are larger, for example Hagrid in the Harry Potter series, and some are smaller or there are rides and bobbleheads in some ranges. This Dumbledore figure does seem to vary in price but it’s normally between £8 – £12, when I got them they were around £9, at the moment it’s £8.68 on Amazon but that might change by tomorrow, the prices seem to go up and down a lot.

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Review: Funko Pop Severus Snape Vinyl Figure

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I have been wanting the Harry Potter Funko Pops since I heard they were releasing them and, nearly a year later, I have finally got one, or more specifically two but I’m only reviewing the one today. It’s going to be a pretty short review but I’ve included photos of some of the details so you can see exactly what the figure is like if you’re thinking about getting it.

The price for these seems to range quite a bit but I bought these when they were on Amazon.co.uk for around £9.20, they seem to go out of stock in suppliers on there pretty quickly but each time they were replaced by another that is dispatched by Amazon themselves so I stuck with them, even though some of the prices may have been less elsewhere I chose free postage so it kept the price lower in the end. I have seen it stocked in quite a few places online, I know they were on Forbidden Planet and there are some places that stock only Funk Pop figures so it might be worth looking around if you want one to see the best deal.

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Recent Purchases: A Very Potter Amazon Order

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It feels like I’m doing more of these recent purchases posts recently but next week I should be back to normal posting schedule, I seem to finally be getting over this cold thing. I did plan another post for tonight but then this arrived in the post and I was too excited to look at them so had to post this tonight. Almost everything in this order has been going in and out of my basket on Amazon over the past few months and all of them happened to be cheaper at the same time so I bought them. I hadn’t actually heard of the Illustrated Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone until a couple of weeks ago but I saw some photos on Instagram of an illustrated Harry Potter in amongst other Potter goodies so I had to look it up. I got everything in this post from Amazon.co.uk but they’re available in a lot of other places, I haven’t seen the Illustrated Harry Potter anywhere else but I haven’t really looked in book shops, I saw the price on here and just got it.

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Review: Funko POP! Robin Hood

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This is the second part of the order I made with Amazon that included the Disney DVDs, I just thought it should have a review of its own. This is the Funko POP! figure of Robin Hood from the Disney movie, it is the 97th figure (I didn’t realise they’d made that many before now!) and comes from the 6th series according to the box. There are two other figures in the series; Prince John which is number 98 and Sir Hiss who is number 99. I think I may end up buying both of these in the future if they’re a reasonable price as they both look amazing to me, Sir Hiss especially. These figures seem to be ones that fluctuate in price quite a bit, though it seems to stay around the £10 – £15 mark on amazon.co.uk here. The Robin Hood figure is £12.99 like it was when I ordered it so this one may be staying constant at the moment.

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