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    Great Britain and Northern Ireland 2016 Finds - Part 1

    For those of you in Great Britain and Northern Ireland, please post your 2016 Cars finds in this thread... Many thanks!


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    Sorry for the lack of updates, but work commitments meant I haven't had time to post.

    My local TRU have the Carbon Racers. They were initially priced at £7.99 (immediately down to £5.99 with the Ice Racers). They are now confirmed as being £6.99 with the Ice Racers being sold off for £4.99.

    The ones I have seen so far (and not purchased any, honest) ...

    Miguel Camino,
    Lightning McQueen,
    Max Schnell,
    Raoul CaRoule,
    Nigel Gearsley,
    Rip Clutchgoneski

    The next wave of Radiator Springs Classics, delayed from the end of last year (why?) are due very shortly.

    Apparently, TRU's exclusive rights to sell them is now over, but no other retailers expressed an interest in selling them.

    It remains to be seen whether other retailers do end up selling them. They are incredibly popular, so maybe?

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    did a bit of cars hunting the past few days, found some nice stuff but bought only what I wanted, the following is in no particular order
    disney, half the shop is given over to star wars, good job i,m not interested in this, just arrived were jay w, the red citroen van and the honda ,cant rem name, these were priced at 5.95 or 9.50 euro, thought 5.95 was a bit steep so only bought jay w which looks a cool dude, the 1.43 twin packs were down to 6.95 the lasseter range was down to 3.95,already had mcq and mater (got stung there), was tempted with the 1.18 mcq but then realised that with the surf board on you wouldnt see much of the car!, mind it looked nice. plus her indoors wouldnt let me keep it in the living room
    debenhams, waste of time
    tkmaxx, had red , mack and frank in the bath series, these were priced at 9.99 and were a bit plasticy, did spot a red error with no eyes, didnt buy
    smyths, not a lot on the shelves, got one of the guys to get the aircraft steps and he bought down unopened carbon, twin packs and a case of ordinary cars, it was only when we visited another branch did I realise the cars were down to 2.50!, bought carbon hamilton and the shaun/sal twin pack, (sal was orange compared to the yellow one i,ve got , any reason for this anyone??), then went to the big smyths, they were shut for stock taking!
    tru, hit all 3 in the belfast area, some good reductions in the presentation packs, but i,m not into them, good a few deluxes which my contact price matched
    sainsbury, 5.99 but not much there
    tesco,plastic ice racers down to 5.50 I think, will check that in our shop tomorrow and the 4 pack is down to a tenner

    enjoyed this little hunt as I havnt been doing it for a while, spotted a lner flying scotsman set for 99.99, was very tempted and still might, only prob is that could start another round of buying stuff which might not be a good idea

    also spent a few hours dusting and rejigging displays in the den/attic, concluding that I am rapidly running out of wall and floor space to display everything so when cars 3 comes out i,m going to be in big diffs

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    Great post boogity, I know exactly what you mean when you say you are running out of room for new cars! I re-organised some of my displays over the Christmas and New Year period and I realised I had more loose cars than I had room to display! I couldn't believe exactly how many cars I had so I thought I would ask the good lady wife if I could place a handful of cars on show in the house. She said NO! Obviously she knows that if she says yes to a small number before too long I would of taken over every available square inch of space downstairs. She did compromise on the big 1:18 scale LMQ I got half price from the Disney Store, I was allowed to put that in the living room but I didn't attach the surf board as it's just too big! I decided to place LMQ on top of the surf board and it looks much better that way. I also picked up the smaller scale LMQ and Filmore from the artist series at the same time as they were such a good price - pics to follow! I had a good hunt about today but I didn't find a single Carbon Racer Rip, TRU didn't have them on display this afternoon so I will pop back and get him next time. Other than that, the Bruce Boxman 7 car pack was £19.99 and the race fans 4 pack were £14.99. I met my 'dealer' in TRU car park and did come away with a decent haul!
    Here are todays gets:
    Last edited by VANDANCE; 01-06-2016 at 03:20 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by boogity View Post
    , (sal was orange compared to the yellow one i,ve got , any reason for this anyone??),
    As for you saying that colour changer Sally you saw was orange not yellow - I think the reason may have been that she was at a stage in the process of colour changing. Depending on the ambient temperature in the store the cars will change colours on the pegs. I suspect that is what it is mate!

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    Nice finds, VANDANCE!
    Kenny, age 13

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    Cheers Kenny! Very pleased to add Bessie to the collection at last.

    Here is the Artist Series 1:18 scale LMQ. The surf board should be on the roof but it's so big you can't see LMQ very well underneath it! So I decided to put the surf board under LMQ for better effect



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    Quote Originally Posted by VANDANCE View Post
    Great post boogity, I know exactly what you mean when you say you are running out of room for new cars! I re-organised some of my displays over the Christmas and New Year period and I realised I had more loose cars than I had room to display! I couldn't believe exactly how many cars I had so I thought I would ask the good lady wife if I could place a handful of cars on show in the house. She said NO! Obviously she knows that if she says yes to a small number before too long I would of taken over every available square inch of space downstairs. She did compromise on the big 1:18 scale LMQ I got half price from the Disney Store, I was allowed to put that in the living room but I didn't attach the surf board as it's just too big! I decided to place LMQ on top of the surf board and it looks much better that way. I also picked up the smaller scale LMQ and Filmore from the artist series at the same time as they were such a good price - pics to follow! I had a good hunt about today but I didn't find a single Carbon Racer Rip, TRU didn't have them on display this afternoon so I will pop back and get him next time. Other than that, the Bruce Boxman 7 car pack was £19.99 and the race fans 4 pack were £14.99. I met my 'dealer' in TRU car park and did come away with a decent haul!
    Here are todays gets:

    Great finds as per usual.

    May I ask if the Bessis & Co were found in TRU?

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    Cheers dumbleweed,

    Sorry to get your hopes up but no the cars were not from TRU. They were courtesy of PCD member Stuart W. He runs an e-bay site specialising in Cars and as we are local to one another I can collect. The e-bay shop is called gemdans if you want to check it out. Cheers

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    Pleased to have picked up the Carbon Racer Rip today, there was a new box in Smyths toy store and even the price of £8.49 was not going to stop me taking him home!





    There were also 2 sealed cases of 2015 Cars but nothing new, both cases were the Christina Wheeland assortments from mid 2015.

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