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  • Originally posted by MatchboxFan55 View Post

    Too bad the prices are going up. I've been seeing people posting pics of their stores now being $1.07 for basic. It is happening during the resets that happen every 6 months, usually during July and January.

    I think the batch you saw that you missed out on is Mix 4 (shown below). And to explain about the Shell truck in that mix, it is there intentionally. They are starting to do hold-overs again so models from the last case will be in the next case type thing. If that makes sense.

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    Thanks MatchboxFan, I see I missed all the best stuff, what I'll be looking for from that batch for sure is the Field Car, and Caprice police, there are a few others I'd also consider if I see them, but all that was there was the crayon truck I mentioned, and the Hilux, and I think one of the SUV,s, and of course the Ford truck I picked up. That's the first time they stocked that mix, so I'm sure there will be more in the coming weeks.
    Doug

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    • It looks like Mix 4 are hitting the shelves in both US and Europe.
      Meanwhile in the UK, we've been eagerly anticipating Mix 3 since May and now my local Tesco has just put out some mix 2 items
      It's almost August

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      • In the meantime, spurred on by the ( now delayed ) Freightliner FLT, I've been amassing some Convoys.
        Awaiting a purchase from the U.S. to arrive then I'll post up some pics.

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        • My local Target is clearing out singles for 64 cents.

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          • Originally posted by MKZ View Post
            My local Target is clearing out singles for 64 cents.
            Seems like most times I go to the Target near me, they seem to usually only have about 5 old models left on the pegs anyway, so there is never really any stock to bother clearing out.
            Doug

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            • Originally posted by Timbo_70 View Post
              It looks like Mix 4 are hitting the shelves in both US and Europe.
              Meanwhile in the UK, we've been eagerly anticipating Mix 3 since May and now my local Tesco has just put out some mix 2 items
              It's almost August
              Most of my Tesco stores have been empty for months now, a terrible situation considering we are in the lucrative school holidays.

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              • Originally posted by MatchboxFan55 View Post

                Too bad the prices are going up. I've been seeing people posting pics of their stores now being $1.07 for basic. It is happening during the resets that happen every 6 months, usually during July and January.

                I think the batch you saw that you missed out on is Mix 4 (shown below). And to explain about the Shell truck in that mix, it is there intentionally. They are starting to do hold-overs again so models from the last case will be in the next case type thing. If that makes sense.

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                Somehow, this batch completely missed my area. At least, I never saw any but a very few of the vehicles from this batch.
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                • Originally posted by Ambassador84 View Post

                  Most of my Tesco stores have been empty for months now, a terrible situation considering we are in the lucrative school holidays.
                  Doesn't make any sense, but, with all that's going on in the world, is it any surprise?
                  Frustrating to say the least

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                  • Originally posted by Timbo_70 View Post
                    In the meantime, spurred on by the ( now delayed ) Freightliner FLT, I've been amassing some Convoys.
                    Awaiting a purchase from the U.S. to arrive then I'll post up some pics.
                    Finally arrived.
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                    Just need a Shell tanker/trailer for the Ford C900 and a trailer for the Mack

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                    • After over a year of nothing but a Christmas shipper that went fast, my DG finally put some new MBX on the pegs. I think most of these came out in April, so what case? I'd almost given up, figuring they'd dropped the brand. I'm confused, as only for about a month period do I recall there being no HWs, and most times the pegs were full of the blue brand.

                      I'd taken peg photos ,but they didn't come out well.

                      These new "playmats" aren't paper like I thought, but instead a very heavy cardstock. Not as nice as the foam runways offered by Daron, but they're still useful.

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                      The backside of the Maverick F/A 18 Hornet "mat" makes a great display for the Top Gun series.

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                        Meanwhile in Oz......Still 12 Superfast Jeeps!

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                        • Originally posted by The Running Man View Post
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                          Meanwhile in Oz......Still 12 Superfast Jeeps!

                          Same in Germany in a store that I went last month: 5x Crown Vic Texas Highway Patrol, marked at EUR 11

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                          • Originally posted by cody6268 View Post
                            After over a year of nothing but a Christmas shipper that went fast, my DG finally put some new MBX on the pegs. I think most of these came out in April, so what case? I'd almost given up, figuring they'd dropped the brand. I'm confused, as only for about a month period do I recall there being no HWs, and most times the pegs were full of the blue brand.

                            I'd taken peg photos ,but they didn't come out well.

                            These new "playmats" aren't paper like I thought, but instead a very heavy cardstock. Not as nice as the foam runways offered by Daron, but they're still useful.

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                            I was wondering what the new included playmats were like, it is nice they are a heavier cardstock, but I was thinking they might be bigger than this, though it is still nice to give the series some extra play value, or as a nice display base.
                            Doug

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                            • A new DG is opening 40 miles north of me - will be curious to see if they will have Matchbox on the pegs. Most of the ones in this area have Hot Wheels but seldom Matchbox expect around Christmas.

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                              • Originally posted by pjedsel View Post
                                A new DG is opening 40 miles north of me - will be curious to see if they will have Matchbox on the pegs. Most of the ones in this area have Hot Wheels but seldom Matchbox expect around Christmas.
                                What is really strange is that we had what is currently the largest DG in my area (other than a single "Market" location I've not been to in years) open up last year, and they did not sell Matchbox at all except in Christmas shippers. Mine hadn't had Matchbox since the Christmas shipper, and even then, the regular Matchbox pegs hadn't been replenished in months before that. They remodeled in November, and I'd figured they'd dropped Matchbox as a part of moving to the new format.

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