Frustrated in the UK

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Re: Frustrated in the UK

Postby William » Sun Aug 06, 2017 8:03 pm

No worries. Let us know when you get one!

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Re: Frustrated in the UK

Postby craig tetlow » Tue Aug 08, 2017 10:59 am

Well I managed to pick up two green Ford GT40s one from each of the Poundworld stores in Huddersfield along with a few I probably didnt need as I already bought several from ASDA months ago and flimsily justified it by saying they are now in long cards! Lol
Still nothing new in Poundland sadly, six pegs full of months old generics which are never going to shift, i must have counted at least 10 Four X Force castings!!

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Re: Frustrated in the UK

Postby Deuceydog » Fri Aug 11, 2017 5:30 am

I have now found batch H in Poundland including the Golf and Volvo. Now they are getting ahead of Asda.

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Re: Frustrated in the UK

Postby craig tetlow » Fri Aug 11, 2017 9:25 am

Very jealous. Which part of the U.K. did you find them?

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Re: Frustrated in the UK

Postby Deuceydog » Fri Aug 11, 2017 5:43 pm

Found In Hertfordshire

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Re: Frustrated in the UK

Postby Ewen J » Sun Aug 13, 2017 7:39 pm

Scotland is a Matchbox desert I reckon. I have one nearby Poundworld and stopped going cos they were so sporadic, but they seem to now have 2017 stuff. By the time I stuck my head in though, pegs had been decimated.

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Re: Frustrated in the UK

Postby admin » Tue Aug 15, 2017 9:42 pm

Same here in the Highlands, I only get Matchbox now every couple of months as there is almost nowhere you can buy them up here

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Re: Frustrated in the UK

Postby Ewen J » Tue Aug 22, 2017 6:25 pm

Walked into the biggest Poundland in Glasgow city centre today and found a full on Matchbox display...................................... of the same crap they've been putting out a few pegs at a time for the last year. :roll:

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Re: Frustrated in the UK

Postby William » Wed Aug 23, 2017 2:28 pm

Similar frustration with our local Poundland stores. They keep restocking the pegs with the same 2016 case - the one with the red Chrysler and silver Infinity. Really hoping some 2017 stuff will appear at some point like others have reported.

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Re: Frustrated in the UK

Postby William » Wed Aug 23, 2017 3:04 pm

In addition to the above, Poundworld's excursion into MB seems to have ended as quickly as it started, Home Bargains has dried up completely and I don't even bother visiting Asda anymore as it's a dead loss. Other than that MB collecting in the North West is going great! ;)


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