Let me begin this blog post by stating that I am a big fan of Elvis Presley. Despite the fact that this particular piece of paraphernalia appears in the Tat section at Platinum Al’s Virtual Hot Tub, please be under no misapprehension that this is a slight on the King of Rock’n’Roll.
So what have we this time in the collection de tat?
ITEM: “Dancing King” Solar Powered figurine
Description: a small solar powered figure, labelled as the “Dancing King”, but we all know it’s Elvis.
Cost: £1.50 (currently retailing approx. £2.99 in Rhyl)
Bought: Connah’s Quay car boot sale
Reason for buying: It’s Elvis!
The Dancing King is a small Elvis like figurine, who shakes/dances when powered by sunlight. It’s not exactly Elvis the Pelvis, but it is a pretty cool little wiggle.
I already had a solar powered dancing Hula Girl, who sits on my car dashboard, when I discovered this little trophy. I bought one for a friend for a Christmas present last year, whilst in tat haven of Rhyl. I then decided I needed one too.
Luckily, I found this fella in a car boot sale earlier this year. He was snapped up immediately.
I decided to post this piece today, on the 40th anniversary of Elvis Presley’s death, as a tribute to the great man. Yes, it’s fun, but no offence meant. Elvis rules.
RIP Elvis Presley
08.01.1935 – 16.08.1977