Bulstrode was used to carry cargo like coal and stone, but always complained about not being loaded fast enough. This annoyed the trucks, but one day Bulstrode ended up getting what he deserved when Percy accidentally pushed trucks off the quay and into his hull. He was then towed to Knapford beach, where he was turned into a children's playground. He remains there today, still expectedly grumbling.
Bulstrode's original box is unique in that it features a different illustrated location (a bay) than all other boxes of the time which featured the character in a valley.