Thursday, October 17, 2019

Ordered #ToyDriver Battery Powered Mini Screwdriver via #TheGrommet

ToyDriver Battery Powered Screwdriver
ToyDriver Powered Screwdriver
I ordered a nifty battery powered mini screwdriver from The Grommet (website). It's made by ToyDriver, an underrepresented maker (in this case a woman entrepreneur). See picture above. I figured it would be perfect for doll-sized or model/toy projects. The item is currently on sale for $6.99 and I had a new customer coupon code to "Save $10 Off Your First Order," so I got the little powered screwdriver and another item (a hops draining bag) and only paid $1.67 OOP for both, as there was also a free shipping promotion active for Columbus Day Weekend. The product had an overall rating of 4 stars out of 5. The negative reviews complained that it's really not very powerful, so it can truly only be used for small screws/toys. But this is exactly what I want it for ---if I need a genuine powered screwdriver, I've got a closet full of power tools. Besides, it was technically a freebie. (I even remitted the $1.67 remaining balance with a prepaid debit card that I'd earned as a survey reward.) It's scheduled to arrive tomorrow. Probably play around with it this weekend.

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Got Him! Scored Our Generation Regular 18" Boy Riding Doll - Tyler on Sale [via Target Circle Offer!]

ModDoll Fun! Image OG Tyler Target Shelfie
OG Tyler (Old Hair Style)
Currently (as in this week, now through Sunday) Target has certain Our Generation (OG) Dolls and Accessories on sale. In addition to this regular sale, there's also a Target Circle (new rewards program) Offer to save 20% on Our Generation items, including those that are not a part of the regular sale. (BTW Target Cartwheel Offers were folded into the new rewards program and renamed as Target Circle Offers.)

I thought this sale might provide an opportunity to score an Our Generation Tyler 18" Boy Doll. Though Tyler is not included in the regular sale on Target's website, with the 20% Target Circle Offer Discount this doll's price drops to $19.99 ---and 20% is about the biggest discount I've encountered on an OG Doll outside of clearance pricing or being able to stack discount offers (like a weekly ad sale + standard Red Card 5% Discount, for example).

I've had a love/hate relationship with the OG Tyler Doll. Check my post here for background. But it seems that OG has actually updated the doll to address the main issue that I had with him. I've noticed that images of the Tyler Doll appearing on various shopping sites (and on Our Generation's own website) all now sport the new slimmer hairstyle and not the old poofy hairstyle. Thus, I'm hoping that when my doll arrives he will be the "newly updated version" of Tyler. If not, I'll probably give him a trim or otherwise try to style his hair myself.
OG Tyler Doll (Updated Hair)
OG Tyler (Updated Hair Style)
As the OG Tyler Doll isn't available locally ---there was some debate about whether all old stock of Tyler was pulled or sold out on the OG IG post which debuted his seemingly updated look --- I was required to order him online and ship him in order to get one (from Target). Of course, I choose the FREE "ship to store" option to take advantage of the current Target Circle Offer. (Like Cartwheel before it, Target Circle Offers can only be used "in-store", BUT buying online and selecting store pickup counts.) My OG Tyler Doll is scheduled to arrive at my local Target next week.

Can't wait to see this doll in the flesh! He'll get to join his BFF OG Gabe Doll in being held ransom by my sister, no doubt, as she has "volunteered" to go to the store to pick him up. LOL! (Check this post for more on my sister's shenanigans concerning my recently purchased OG Gabe Doll.)

Welcome to the family, OG Tyler! Gosh, I'll now have three dolls (two boys and my original girl) in my burgeoning 18" Dolls Collection. Haha!

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*Collection Notes: I renamed my OG Gabe Doll. He's now called Asher Gabriel. I think Tyler will become Caiden (pronounced with a hard "C" and rhymes with Aiden) Tyler, with Ty as his nickname, of course.