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  • Great Britain and Northern Ireland 2018/19/20/21/22 Finds

    For those of you in Great Britain and Northern Ireland, please post your 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, and 2022 Cars finds in this thread... many thanks!

  • niftynigel
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    I forgot to say that I purchased a Kris Revstopski (with Yellow flag) too.

    Sainsburys have also got the 96AM case. I've not seen them in all stores, but those where I have seen there appear to have had two cases. Hydraulic Ramone and Racing Red Lightning McQueen are the two cars to disappear the quickest.

    Smyths' website is showing that the 96AM case is due to come into stock between 21-31 January.

    ASDA, Morrisons, Tesco and Toymaster appear to have nothing or very little at the moment.

    The Entertainer have Rocket Racers, Wintertime Singles and Mud Racers - lots of all of them.

    The 96AM case is P31A and P32A.

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  • cac1959
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    Great find, niftynigel! Congratulations! This is also one of the first times I've heard that the first singles case from 2022 has been found... I'll check the Smyth's website... I have no idea as far as contents of the 2022 cases as of today (January 18, 2022).

  • niftynigel
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    On my way back from West Ham United v. Leeds United in the FA Cup, I stopped off at London Bridge Station. I was walking past the small Hamleys store, when I noticed they had some new cars, the first time I'd seen any cars in Hamleys for a very long time!

    All the ones at the front looked to be repeats, but then I noticed Kris Revstopski (with Yellow flag). Yes, they had a fresh 96AM case! I picked up a Hydraulic Ramone, Millie and Racing Red Lightning McQueen!

    I had purchased a Corgi Diecast Back To The Future at Regent Street, just after Christmas, so I had a £5 voucher to spend, so the four cars cost £27. Well pleased!

    As Hamleys have now got this case, that means it must be a general circulation case, so it could turn up anywhere!

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  • niftynigel
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    Smyths have the first 2022 singles case. The blister packs are smaller and the cars are more tightly packed, which makes them look smaller and not as good IMO.

    I guess the cases / cartons will be smaller too?

    Still 24 to a case / carton?

    It's probably Mattel's contribution to reduced packaging as they probably consider that *everyone* opens the packaging and throws the packaging away. If we all did, maybe a good move?

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  • VANDANCE
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    Hi to all and happy new year! I hope you all have a fantastic 2022 and find all the cars you need to keep the hobby going!

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  • VANDANCE
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    I never thought Iíd see the day but Joe don Jackson single is becoming a peg warmer in my part of the world. We have seen so many clip strips of the same mix that he is now being left behind in many stores. I counted 5 in the shops today. If anyone needs one Iím happy to help!!

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  • VANDANCE
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    Hi all, a new mix in Sainsburyís recently, Racing Red Cruz and Dewey Conerod. Not seen this mix about often on my travels. I have seen more of the same old mixes in Asda. Also, Morrisons had the Joe Don Johnson mix in a few stores as well. Still checking Smyths toys website for Mille and the last few needed from this year.
    Last edited by VANDANCE; 11-25-2021, 04:37 PM.

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  • rossibutton
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    That probably explains the case Iíve been seeing in multiple B&Mís, the same hook on them as the C case clipstrips we saw earlier this year with those contents, good value at £3.99 but managed to grab them all elsewhere previously.

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  • niftynigel
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    A few ASDA local to me have got more clipstrip assortments in - two cases per store by the looks of it! Found in the crisp, cereal and toilet rolls aisles!

    Nick Shift
    Pit Crew Member Fillmore
    Cartney Carsper
    Joe Don Johnson
    Antonio Veloce Eccelente
    Raoul CaRoule (3)
    Pile Up
    Hot Rod Steve Hearsell
    Jackson Storm (2)
    Mater
    Murray Clutchburn (2)
    Rusteze Lightning McQueen (2)
    Fabulous Lightning McQueen
    Ron Hover
    Clutch Aid Racing Tractor
    Bob Pulley
    Darren Leadbeater
    Jimbo
    Dinoco Cruz Ramirez

    Date: P19A

    12 of the 20 Cars in the AJ case are in this assortment. These are the European clipstrip type rather than the J-clip hanger cards.

    All the cards have the same 8 87961 48789 3 barcode.

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  • VANDANCE
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    In B&M stores I have been to this week have had either no Cars or the same AJ cases. But one B&M yesterday yielded an AL case.

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  • niftynigel
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    Originally posted by VANDANCE View Post
    Heads up all U.K. collectors. B&M are getting singles cases in at £3.99. They are coming with a bespoke floor stand which fits a case of Cars on either side. Among the highlights: Hot Rod Steve Hershall, Joe Don Jackson, Spare Mint next gen racer, clutch aid racing tractor, Bob Pulley. Nice to see a case that was hard to get now in stock at a great price.
    Congratulations on some great finds. I don't believe that the AB or AH cases have shown up in the UK as yet, but it's great that there are more AJ cases, although some of those cars are from other cases? Who knows what might turn up next!

    If Mattel want to continue the Cars mainline in the UK, they will need to do the hard sell or we are going to miss more cases! It's probably too big an ask for the whole range to be sold at only Smyths, ASDA, Sainsburys and a few independents? They've got to get Morrisons and Tesco back on board, unless they are no longer interested?

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  • niftynigel
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    Originally posted by rossibutton View Post
    Managed to get all the goodies from the AL case from Smyths last week, but also to my surprise the Super Chase Transforming Lightning McQueen from Toytown, must be about 7 years since we had an opportunity for Super Chase cars over here
    Wow! Totally agree, what a great find. I'd not heard of Toytown until you posted this. They look a bit similar to Toys R Us - greatly missed! I'm thankful we have Smyths!

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  • cac1959
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    Excellent scores, VANDANCE! Congratulations!

  • cac1959
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    That's a great assortment of 3 Cars at £14... congratulations once again!
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