I hope you guys appreciate the trouble I go to for this blog. I was busted in Rhyl while trying to take some super awesome and rad photos for your perusal.

There I was, having a grand old time sniggering at crappy knock-offs and taking the odd photo on my phone, when a woman snuck up behind me:

Woman: “Excuse me.”

Me: “Yes?”

Woman: “Can I ask why you’re taking photographs?”

Me: You can ask lady, but I’m fucked if I’m going to tell you. “Erm, well, it is for some people who aren’t with me, so I can show it to them.” Technically not a lie. “IS THAT OK?”


eyes on you

Me: Slopes out of shop to go sit in a cafe and eat toast and laugh at woman.

And that is how I nearly ended up doing 10-20 in the big house. More likely, the woman probably thought I was from trading standards, and was going to grass her up for her crappy money laundering shop. Lady, if you’re reading this, I don’t give a fuck about your nefarious business practices, I just want to laugh at your shit merchandise.

After that, I had to employ some super covert ninja tactics to take photos, but I got there in the end.

Anyway, here is what I managed to capture for posterity from the various objet d’art emporia around Rhyl…

Benthal fish

I know this is some sort of fish, but other than that I got nothing. The instructions don’t really help…

fish function

I do know that it lives at the bottom of Sea World, and that it is at liberty.


Not gonna lie, anything called ‘pumper’ is getting on this blog.


Barbara. Really. Of all the names in the world. Even Barbara doesn’t look impressed.

Fast nobility

Things to note about this car:

1. It is a romantic colour. Bitches love romantic colours.

2. It has a light and a stop, just like a real car.

3. That style that vogue most spread.

galaxy wars

I tell you who knock-off Vader looks like – did you ever see Vanilla Sky?

That gun is as big as a child’s face.

moving brains

Don’t forget to move your brain:

moving brains b

Moving your brain is the only way to make jewellery.

pirates a

Why is there a giant tarantula that’s bigger than a shark? That must be the ‘convulsion enter’.

pirates b



rap music

Question: What kind of rap music is done on pan pipes, recorder, trumpet and saxophone?

Answer: The best kind.

And to finish –

Transforming autobot

40 fucking quid.

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9 thoughts on “The Rhyl Shit Toy Showcase

  1. I’m pretty sure I saw that Galaxy Wars set in The Works years ago. How do shops like the one in Rhyl survive selling plastic tat which I presume (and hope) no one buys?

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    1. I can find that figure on The Works website price reduced to 10p and marked as Out of Stock. They describe it as “a brilliant moveable Galaxy Wars action figure with space gun”. An odd use of the word “brilliant” there.

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  2. I bought from a tat shop in Rhyl one of those deep sea divers that had a red plastic tube in its helmet that one blew into/sucked in order to make it rise/dive. Weird.

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