A Big “Grab Bag” Box of Toys!

A Big “Grab Bag” Box of Toys!

We came across a box of toys and it was opened so we got to poke around inside a little. And it was priced at $14, so we said “what the heck” and bought it for fun and profit.

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A “Grab Bag” Box of Toys!

DINOSAURS! A few large ones, a lot of medium size, and some small ones too.
DISNEY TOYS! Smurfs, knights, transformers, plastic animals, rubber insects and more.
Mattel “Hot Wheels”! Some other nice metal cars, some plastic firetrucks and more.
And a bunch of LEGO pieces (treehouse? miscellaneous pieces).

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SCORE! Not too much junk stuff. Some cool stuff to keep. Some cool stuff to gift to friends and family. Some cool stuff to sell. And other pieces may end up in an art project soon.

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Cool LEGO Pieces!

We are happy with our purchase. The 4 large dinosaurs will pay for everything else.

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The Wabash Cannonball!

The Wabash Cannonball! 

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“The Wabash Cannonball” is an American folk song about a fictional train, thought to have originated in the late nineteenth century. Its first documented appearance was on sheet music published in 1882, titled “The Great Rock Island Route” and credited to J. A. Roff. All subsequent versions contain a variation of the chorus:

Now listen to the jingle, and the rumble, and the roar,
As she dashes thro’ the woodland, and speeds along the shore,
See the mighty rushing engine, hear her merry bell ring out,
As they speed along in safety, on the “Great Rock-Island Route.”

A rewritten version by William Kindt appeared in 1904 under the title “Wabash Cannon Ball”. The Carter Family made one of the first recordings of the song in 1929, though it was not released until 1932. Another popular version was recorded by Roy Acuff in 1936. The song has been covered many times by many artists over the years.

From the great Atlantic ocean to the wide Pacific shore
From the queen of flowing mountain to the south bell by the shore
She mighty tall and handsome and know quite well by all
She’s a combination on the Wabash Cannonball

She came down from Birmingham one cold December day
As she rolled in the station you could hear all the people say
There is a girl form Tennessee she long and she tall 
She came down from Birmingham on the Wabash Cannonball

Our the western states are dandies so the people all ways say 
From New York to St. Louis and Chicago by the way
From the hills of Minnesota where the rippling waters fall
No changes to be taken on the Wabash Cannonball 

Here’s to daddy Claxton may his name forever stand 
And always be remembered in the courts of Alabam
His earthly race is over and as the curtain around him fall
We’ll carry him Home in victory on the Wabash Cannonball

Listen to the jingle the rumble and the roar 
As she glides along the woodland through the hills and by the shore 
hear the rush of the mighty engine hear the lonesome hobos call 
You’re traveling through the jungle on the Wabash Cannonball

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The song “The Wabash Cannonball” is part of
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll list!

There was a “Wabash Cannonball” Rollercoaster at the Opryland USA Theme Park 1975-1997:

It is a signature song of the Stephen F. Austin State University Lumberjack Marching Band, the Kansas State University Marching Band, the University of Texas Longhorn Band, and of the Indiana State University Marching Sycamores, as ISU is close to the Wabash River. It was also used as the theme song by the USS Wabash (AOR5). There was a B-17 Bomber that flew in World War II named The Wabash Cannonball and Lionel Toys produced a signature named train set.

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Lionel Wabash Cannonball Train Set

NOTE: The train was named after the song, not the other way around!
In the wake of the song’s popularity, the Wabash Railroad named its express run between Detroit and St. Louis as the Wabash Cannonball 1949 – 1971.

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Wabash ‘Cannonball’ Steam Locomotive 2800 at Pine Junction 26 October 1947 Harry Zilmer/ Strombeck Collection.

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Wabash Cannonball GP7 475 two tone grey & blue with the flag herald Springfield, Illinois 15 August 1965

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The Wabash Cannonball!

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Vintage Disney Storage Finds #6

Vintage Disney Storage Finds #6

Disney Stuff! Thrift Store Finds in Oregon!

We were back in Ashland, Oregon last week and stopped in at the Picker’s Paradise, about 10 miles north on Highway 99. There’s a vendor who rents a booth and sells ziploc bags full of “happy meal” toys for $2-4 a bag. I spent $8.00 on 4 bags and here’s what I got:

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Of particular note is the LEGO Mickey and the wind-up Kaa that works perfectly! A mini Buzz Lightyear, Cinderella’s Sewing Basket, 3 Finding Nemo pieces, Ariel The Little Mermaid, 2 Princesses, a really weird Fiona from Shrek and more. As you can see they’re in great condition.

There were also a few “duds” that weren’t Disney pieces and some of the bags were “mixed”, but one good piece is worth the price of the whole bag and if you can get two or more good pieces it’s a GREAT deal!

There are other vendors that sell Disneyana, Disney merch and lots of other cool stuff, it’s priced accordingly, but I’ve found really cool stuff for cheap.

ps. I’m keeping LEGO Mickey, wind up Kaa and mini-Buzz.

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Vintage Disney Storage Finds #5

Vintage Disney Stuff!
Thrift Store Finds in Oregon!

Found some really great stuff on this last trip. There are some great places for antiques and other stuff in and around Ashland. Here are some of the Disney things I found:

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Disney Thrift Store Find

Disney Thrift Store Find – 3 Coffee Cups, 2 Shot Glasses

Mickey coffee cup, Princesses coffee cup, Disney Character (raised/relief) coffee cup, Disneyland 50th Anniversary shot glass and a John Wayne Airport shot glass! Winnie the Pooh plush toy, Winnie the Pooh ceramic bank (missing the honey pot door), plastic Pluto bank, the Jungle Book See Hear Read book & record, a great bag of Donald Duck toys with a Donald Duck PEZ and matching Mickey & Minnie toys and more!

Disney Thrift Store Find

Disney Thrift Store Find – Winnie the Pooh Plush Toy

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Disney Thrift Store Find – Winnie the Pooh Ceramic (missing the Honey Pot door)

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Disney Thrift Store Find – Pluto Plastic Bank

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Disney Thrift Store Find – Jungle Book “See, Hear, Read” Book & Record

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Disney Thrift Store Find – Jungle Book “See, Hear, Read” Book & Record

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Disney Thrift Store Find – Bag of Donald Duck Toys! Some rare ones too!

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Disney Thrift Store Find – Donald Duck PEZ Dispenser (with old PEZ candy)

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Vintage Disney Storage Find #4 – Toys and Buttons!

Vintage Disney Storage Find #4 – Toys and Buttons! 

The Storage search continues….today I opened up a box and found a few toys and buttons I had stashed. “Muppet Treasure Island” promo button, Disneyland Birthday Button, Happy Meal Toys, and a Buzz Lightyear 5 1/2″ figure with “The Big One” Rocket!

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Vintage Disney! "Muppet Treasure Island" & Birthday Buttons

Vintage Disney! “Muppet Treasure Island” & Birthday Buttons

Vintage Disney! Plastic Happy Meal Toys!

Vintage Disney! Plastic Happy Meal Toys!

Vintage Disney! Aladdin, Jazmine & The Magic Carpet Happy Meal Toys

Vintage Disney! Plastic Aladdin, Jasmine & The Magic Carpet Happy Meal Toys

Vintage Disney! 1996 Buzz & Woody Christmas Ornaments

Vintage Disney! 1996 Plastic Buzz Lightyear & Woody Christmas Ornaments (not my kids)

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Vintage Disney! Buzz Lightyear 5 1/2″ plastic opposable figure and “The Big One” Rocket

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