About this time last year I bought my first second hand family on ebay: "The Maces Mouse Family" (I already owned the baby and the sister next to Spencer Maces and I wanted a family for them).
The description said they were in very good condition and to be honest with you the pictures looked good enough to me.However, I was very dissapointed when I saw them in person. The mother was missing her tail and flock from her hands. The brother was also missing flock. I had to paint their ears as the brown and pink colour was nearly gone.The parents were in their original clothes but not the children.
If you are a regular follower of my blog you´ll probably remember The Maces emptying the counter of the cheese shop and feeling over the moon when they found a cheese plate in my flat.
The truth is they looked fine in pictures but when I have them in my hands I wish I had bought them new in the first place.A few weeks ago I found them brand new from a Spanish seller and I couldn´t help buying them again. At least postage was reasonable and as the seller combined postage I bought some more second hand families to make it even more reasonable! I gave the second hand family of mice to my children so now everybody happy :)
The two Maces figures I had came from these sets.
Here is my new "Maces Mouse Family" still in its box.
They feel much happier in the green fields of Sweet Berry Valley.
They are the owners of the shoe shop.You´ll see them soon running their store.
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Lots of love.