Easily the BIGGEST on-going collection I've ever had, and probably ever will, is of a really cute toy line known as 'Littlest Pet Shop'. For those that aren't familiar, each one of these toys is a very small and stylized version of the much larger animal or insect it's based on. Well, the actual insects are probably smaller than their toy counterparts, but you get the idea.
Well, look, here are a couple of examples:
How much is that doggy in the window?
Only about $5, actually.
My snail is NOT wearing a bonnet
like this one because last time I
checked, snails do not WEAR bonnets!
See why I can't resist "adopting" these wee charmers? They are just almost TOO cute! And I love animals, anyway, so these are like my retail Achilles' heel. Oh, I almost forgot. Their heads bobble, also! Could they be any more perfect? "No", you say? Well, what if I told you that most of them come with some sort of accessory, such as the bone that comes with that dog, above? I bet that sweetened the deal for ya, huh? It certainly does for me!
At last count, I had 106 Littlest Pets in my "shop" and I'm pretty sure it's only going to continue to grow. I may need an intervention...
This is where I'm headed. Care to join me?