Car Boot Finds – June: Pirates & Demogorgons

Hey everyone, how’s it going?

Just a short, fun post to fill the slot where there are 5 Tuesdays in a month!

Car boot finds June Pirates and Demogorgons

In the UK we have something called ‘Car Boot’ Markets. I’m not sure if these exist in America, so for context, car boot markets often take place in open fields or large outdoor areas. People pay to have a stall, and there are trade stalls, selling cakes, meat, and jewellery, alongside stalls selling all the stuff people no longer want. I guess it’s like one giant yard sale!

The beauty of it is there’s different stuff every week, and you never know what you might find. Anyway, one persons junk is another’s treasure, and I love wandering around looking for things that’ll fit into my eclectic collection of figures, books and other stuff!

Pirate Ship:

My first find was an awesome pirate ship model. I have a huge thing for pirates, from Treasure Island/Treasure Planet, to Ladies Guide to Petticoats and Piracy, to Lost Isle, to, well, pretty much anything involving pirates catches my attention!

Pirate ship model, 'The Mayflower' carved from wood with material sails and string rigging!
My pirate ship model: ‘The Mayflower.’ It’s not very big, but it sits nicely on my shelf with my dragons!

I adore collecting anything to do with my absolute favourite interests, and now my pirate ship sits on a shelf in my writing den. It only cost me Β£2.50 too πŸ™‚ Since buying it, I’ve seen lots of bigger models at the same boot sale, but sadly I don’t have room for them all!

Demogorgon:

My second find was an epic 8bit Demogorgon Pop Vinyl. For those of you who are new, I love Stranger Things, in particular Steve Harrington and the Demogorgon, who I main in Dead by Daylight.

Demogorgon 8bit Pop Vinyl figure
Demogorgon 8bit Pop Vinyl figure, ready to shred anyone in his way!

My Demogorgon now stands next to my Steve with a baseball bat Pop Vinyl. The coolest thing was, he only cost Β£7, and when I looked on eBay the only ones sold are kinda expensive and from America!

scales divider copy

Thanks for Reading!

That’s all from my awesome car boot finds this month. I might do further posts like this in future, and maybe even post sneak peeks on Instagram πŸ™‚

Do you visit car boot sales? Ever find anything cool? Chat in the Comments!

14 comments

  1. This is so cool! You got some rad things, my friend! I agree with Priscilla, they’re called flea markets in the U.S. There are also farmer’s markets, but they’re just focused on food pretty much – and mostly on vegetables (though I’ve gotten some nice snacks from them before, like cookies, and some sell meals too).

    Do you visit car boots often? :). I wonder if there are car boots that are solely focused on geek things too.

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    • Thanks πŸ™‚ The only thing close to farmer’s markets we have are little stalls that are sometimes in town centres with fruit and veg, chips and burgers, but also other random stuff like mobile phone accessories!

      We go each week if it’s not raining, as the one we visit is on a large open field without any shelter. I really need to pay for a stall rather than buying more stuff, as we have so much clutter xD We have comic-con for geeky stalls but boot markets are very much a mixed bag πŸ™‚

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      • πŸ™‚ No problem. That’s awesome! Chips are french fries, right? How do you like the stalls?

        lol wow, it still continues when it rains? Is it easy to get a stall at the car boot?
        Car boots sound cool :). Is it year round? :]].

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        • Nooo French Fries are the nasty thin chips like Mcdonalds sell. The chips they sell on the market are made from potato and cut into much thicker sticks. They taste much nicer than French Fries and are less salty πŸ˜€ I love a proper market and stalls!

          I think if the weather is really bad they call it off, but if it’s raining a little it’s up to people if they want to get a stall or not. It used to be summer only, but now it’s all year round. Super easy to get a stall, just turn up and pay πŸ˜€

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          • lol I’ve had some nice fries in restaurants (not fast food ones). But yeah, the McDonalds ones aren’t great. That does remind me of the chips that I’ve had at pubs before and they’re good. I’m glad to hear that the car boot chips are so good :). How much do the fish and chips cost at the car boots?

            That makes sense. Do the stalls have roofs over them? Curious because if someone is selling food when it’s raining, they may want a roof over their stall. That’s neat that it’s year round. Do you need to get a permit to get a stall too? I have seen that with artists at an anime convention, they need to get a seller’s permit (not sure if it’d be the same with a car boot in the UK).

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            • Car boot chips, food in general there actually, is usually expensive, Β£2-3 for just chips when you can get them at the beach for Β£1. Stalls take advantage of people being thirsty and hungry, and no supermarkets around to buy from cheap!

              Some people take gazebos, but most people just take a waterproof sheet to throw over the stall if it rains too bad. We’re used to sudden rain showers here, and they don’t usually last long. No permit needed πŸ™‚ Didn’t know you need a sellers permit for conventions though, good to know as when I eventually finish my books I wanted to have a stall with merchandise and books at conventions πŸ˜€

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              • I’m not surprised lol, given that there is a lack of competition and a lot of demand/opportunity. What’s the tastiest food that you’ve gotten from car boots? :).

                That’s good – I’m glad they don’t last long. Has it snowed during a car boot?
                Interesting that no permit is needed. I’m not sure what the regulations are in the UK, but you may want to check with your local government to see if any permit is required for selling at a convention though (along with checking with convention staff) :). Is there a giant comic con in the UK that you would like to sell at? :).

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                • I rarely buy the food as it’s too expensive. Better to have breakfast before I go πŸ™‚ The lady who makes homemade dairy free fudge is awesome though!

                  Nope, it’s never snowed, although snow is usually rare here anyway. Hmm I’ll have to do some research nearer the time. There used to be MCM Expo in London, but I’m not sure how many are still running after the pandemic

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                  • Good idea lol. Is there also ice cream served at the car boots? Fudge sounds really good. Is it one of your favorite desserts?

                    That’s good that snow is rare. I heard it’s tough to walk in snow.
                    Yeah, I’m not sure how many cons are still running. Hopefully there will be some near where you live :).

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