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  • cac1959
    started a topic Great Britain and Northern Ireland 2018 Finds

    Great Britain and Northern Ireland 2018 Finds

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

  • boogity
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    seems smyths are the only ones to have anything new, but at 5.99 they can keep them

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  • boogity
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    spotted u in smyths up on top, there seem to be dual pricing, new stuff 5.99 older stuff 4.99
    had walk round asda living couldnt find a thing

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  • niftynigel
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    A new 2018 singles case has just started to appear at Smyths Toy Superstores in the UK. It is DXV29-974U. Instead of the usual 24 cars, there's only 21 as the three Cars 3 Lightning McQueen's have been removed, probably at the request of Smyths! As this is a revised assortment, it has been over-stickered DXV29-8503. The full case contents is identical to the 9565 Wal-Mart and HEB case from January. The datestamp is 3187EAA which is similar to the US case too!

    The full contents (including 3no. McQueen's) is:
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    CARS 3 LIGHTNING McQUEEN No. 95 3 DXV32
    JACKSON STORM (IGNTR 2.0) 3 DXV34
    STERLING 2 DXV63
    BOBBY SWIFT (OCTANE GAIN No. 19) 1 DXV64
    BUCK BEARINGLY (VIEW ZEEN No. 39) 1 DXV68
    RUST-EZE CRUZ RAMIREZ No. 95 2 FGD72
    FILLMORE 1 FJH96
    TEX DINOCO 1 FJH97
    SALLY 1 FJH98
    TAILGATE 1 FLM04
    BLIND SPOT 1 FLM05
    HIGH IMPACT 1 FLM06
    GREG CANDYMAN (TACH O MINT No. 101) 1 FLM07
    MARIO ANDRETTI 1 FLM08
    SHU TODOROKI 1 FLM09
    FRANCESCO BERNOULLI 1 FLM10
    LEWIS HAMILTON 1 FLM11
    METALLIC CRUZ RAMIREZ 1 FLM16
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    There are at least 1,000 of these in store at Smyths, compared to the initial batch of case 975A at ASDA, which numbered just 280.
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    This represents the first official non-clipstrip release of Sterling in the UK. Because these were manufactured in the sellotape era it may not come as a surprise that some cars have sellotape on them! In purchased both Sterling and Metallic Cruz Ramirez. A total of 32 singles have now been released on 2018 cards in the UK - not including clipstrips. Expect to see cases 974V, 974W and 974Y at some stage. They will probably mirror US cases 957A, 957B and 957J?

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  • cac1959
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    As far as I know, niftynigel, the only reports of Fireball Beach singles have been in the UK, first at small toy stores and then at ASDA, and then in the US at Target... I've not seen any other stores mentioned on any of the Facebook Cars groups I check... US stores sold out singles and I've not heard of restocks for the last month.

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  • niftynigel
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    Originally posted by cac1959 View Post

    It's been a huge lull everywhere, boogity... stores are starting to do their resets... new items coming out are the Fireball Beach series items (at Target in the US and smaller stores in the UK) and the Thomasville Legends series (at US Walmart stores after coming out at Big W in Australia)... I've seen very few 2018 singles Cars... Deluxe have been more common and I have seen 2 packs at a few store chains... Toys R US merchandise has been showing up at many different consolidators stores in the US... Mattel hasn't even shown the 2018 poster and we are 3 months away from the 2019 Mattel year.

    2 new things appeared in California yesterday so there is hope for new merchandise... but this lull has been bad... if Mattel is making long-term collectors like me lose interest in their products there's a problem with their strategy... and I agree - 15 quid for Deluxe is too much to pay although I have paid more than I'd have liked to have paid for many items.

    I expect we'll see new case assortments sometime and would not be surprised to see the equivalent of the Super Case from 2012 with 2 Super Chase Cars and 11 or 12 new Cars total.
    There have only been official sitings of the Fireball Beach singles at ASDA in the UK so far. That's not to say that they aren't elsewhere, it's just that no one has confirmed sitings elsewhere on PCD. Maybe they have on Facebook?

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  • boogity
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    of course someone could have knicked them, might buy one at that price buts thats all

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  • niftynigel
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    The Fireball Beach singles have flown off of ASDA's shelves and pegs even at £7.97. It proves there's still a market for Cars!

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  • GotFrank
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    Righton.

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  • boogity
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    dunno frank havnt got it yet, assume its an aussie version, there are 2 types,,,or so i,m told, will keep you updated,,,so watch this space

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  • GotFrank
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    The original release of Frosty?

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  • boogity
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    well i,m in wales on hols, found a nice 1.18ish scale plastic dinoco cruz in txmax for 6.99, well chuffed, that adds nicely to my cruz cars.
    also got some good news, our friends have finally found frosty, he,s been in transit from austrailia ever since he first came out, cant rem how many years, then he,s been boxed up somewhere ever since

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  • cac1959
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    Nice find on the Cars Magazine, boogity... I have several of those that I got in the past from rippers and Mr Brownstone (2 names from the past)...

    Anyone found any new Cars in the UK? None in the midwest within 150 miles of me...

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  • boogity
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    new cars mag out freebie car was dinoco cruz and daniel swervz or what ever his name is

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  • boogity
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    second that

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