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  • I can confirm that Smyths Toy Superstores have the 96AK case in stock. Initially, it looks like each store has one case, but more will be distributed in due course.

    I picked up Nick Shift, Racing Red Dinoco Cruz Ramirez, Dewey Conerod and Rich Hurry.

    There also appeared to be loads of the Winter singles too! I'm not sure about buying all of them, but I like the look of Ramone and maybe Doc Hudson and Lightning McQueen?

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    • Congrats on the finds and thanks for the update. Iíll check the Smyths website before I head out. Last week I found a new clip strip in Asda. Clutch aid racing tractor, hot rod Steve Herseshall, Nick Shift , Ron Hover and Jimmy Lugwrench. Sadly restocks of clip strips gone back to the previous racing red Jackson Storm mix. Managed to fill a few gaps though!

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      • One of the Smyths near me had 3 AK cases on Saturday along with lots of the holiday singles, has there been any sign of the AB or AH case over here?

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        • Originally posted by rossibutton View Post
          One of the Smyths near me had 3 AK cases on Saturday along with lots of the holiday singles, has there been any sign of the AB or AH case over here?
          Great finds on case AK and holiday singles, rossibutton! Congratulations! I am impatiently waiting for those...

          Great finds on case AK at Smyth's as well, niftynigel! As far as the holiday singles, the Snowmobile (Reindeer) is new... Ramone is a new paint job... the present in the Luigi/Guido is a new color... the others are first time Vietnam variants.

          Great finds on the case AJ singles, VANDANCE!


          I am cac1959... I am a Cars-a-holic... and a proud supporter of Nathan's Playroom

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          • Also last weekend I found this promotion in Toytown, spend £12 and get the golf McQueen free! First time Iíve seen a promotion in the UK in about 12 years!
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            • cac1959
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              Great news about the Golden McQueen promo, rossibutton! Hopefully you and our other members can take advantage of that.

          • Something I forgot to say about the Winter / Holiday singles is that they are on really sturdy cards!

            They are made in Vietnam and are far superior to the Thailand cards.

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            • cac1959
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              Great news about the quality of the winter/holiday singles, niftynigel... I'm looking forward to those.

          • Found Dewey Conerod and Rich Hurry in Asda at the weekend.

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            • cac1959
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              Awesome finds on Dewey Conerod and Rich Hurry, VANDANCE... I am looking forward to adding those.to my collection.

          • Originally posted by rossibutton View Post
            One of the Smyths near me had 3 AK cases on Saturday along with lots of the holiday singles, has there been any sign of the AB or AH case over here?
            Sorry for the slight delay in replying. It looked like Disney Stores were going to get the AB case. In the end they got AA and AC together and then AE. I guess that probably means that the UK and Ireland missed the AB case?

            AA - Disney, Tesco and ASDA
            AB - ?
            AC - Disney. Clipstrip version - ASDA
            AD - Sainsburys, Toymaster (some)
            AE - Smyths, Disney
            AF - ASDA, Smyths
            AG - ASDA, Sainsburys
            AH - ?
            AJ - ASDA
            AK - Smyths, ASDA

            Planned

            AL
            AM

            I haven't been to Morrisons or Tesco for ages, so I don't know what they've had. Smyths are showing quite a few new cars, some repeated from cases that the UK/Ireland haven't had. That said, they were showing some from AH/AJ but they appeared to be cancelled when the 'Wintertime Cruisers' singles appeared on the Smyths' site.

            I think someone reported that AH/AJ had appeared at ASDA on clipstrips? Maybe more will appear or maybe at Sainsburys in due course?
            Last edited by niftynigel; Yesterday, 08:26 PM.

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            • nigel, think youll find tesco be doing/getting buggar all, well that the word on the street

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              • Got a phone call from the local Toymaster this afternoon as they had a new case of cars in today, I have been going in regularly since July and every order they placed has been unfulfilled. The lady that called said they ordered in 2 cases but only one arrived. It was the 96 AK case or 1621A2. Happy to get another Dewey Conerod, Nick Swift, Stirling and Racing Red Cruz.

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                • cac1959
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                  Congratulations on your case AK additions, VANDANCE... I still don't have Dewey Conerod, Racing Red Cruz, or Rich Hurry.

              • I've been out and about hunting for new cars, nothing since Smyths got the Wintertime Cruisers.

                At the moment, it would appear that both Morrisons and Tesco have given up on Disney Cars, although it could be that there are just not enough cases / demand for all the main UK supermarkets to stock them? With the demise of Disney Stores, that's going to leave a gaping hole in the Cars market.

                Sainsburys

                They still have loads of AG cases.

                ASDA

                They had a few AG cases, then they got quite a few AJ cases, so far the only place to get them. Strangely, the stores that got them (most that I have visited) appeared to get two cases, but other stores didn't get any - even stores with bigger toy sections! Go figure ...

                Smyths

                They previously got the AF case and lots of them. This was followed by the Metallic Snot Rod case from 2020. They then get a 'first to market' Wintertime Cruisers case. Will anyone else want to stock this series, knowing that Smyths have lots of them, with sales now slowing? Smyths' website is showing a new assortment - given the amount of new cars, it could be a hybrid of AJ/AL/AM?

                Toymaster

                Most stores just stock previous years overstocks at sale prices, e.g. Rocket Racers etc. A few stores stock new mainline singles / deluxe.

                The Entertainer

                They are very similar to Toymaster - selling only old stuff at sale prices. They occasionally have new stuff in - the had 2021 double packs in at £12.50 each.

                Hamleys

                They are currently reassessing their stock offering. Nothing from Mattel for ages, even Hot Wheels!

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