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Offline MalcyBogaten

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Re: Master Thread for Things Found in Poundland, etc
« Reply #45 on: August 13, 2014, 07:00:41 PM »
Poundworld and Poundland UK have packs of Shot-glasses 30 and 40 to a pack some clear and others tinted. Which when inverted would make nice stable temporary flying bases (clear) or pressure vessel storage tanks if painted. I purchased 3 packs and now have in excess of 90 for my gaming pleasure.

You can use them to show models are airborne by simply slipping them underneath a normal miniature. I've even used them with Battlemechs to show a jump move. (Incredibly stable and sturdy up to a point of heavy handedness)

Offline Sardoo

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Re: Master Thread for Things Found in Poundland, etc
« Reply #46 on: August 13, 2014, 07:09:17 PM »
Alternatively you could fill them with strong drink and slowly work your way through them. This won't help your wargaming-fu but it will be fun! Until the apocalyptic level hangover.  :D Now off to Poundland....
"Sir, we are surrounded!"
"Excellent! Now we can attack in any direction!"

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Re: Master Thread for Things Found in Poundland, etc
« Reply #47 on: March 08, 2015, 03:31:06 PM »
Anyone in the UK missed this on TV yet?

http://www.dinosaurdiscovery.co.uk/

A new partwork that lets you build two 1.2m tall Tyrannosaurus models over time - one skeleton, one life appearance. Part one gives you the main part of the skull and 18 push-in teeth for 99p. It's still on sale in shops, last I saw a couple of days ago. It has possibilities for scenery but because it's big, chunky 27cm long lump of plastic, it might be best suited as a goofy-huge Warhammer-Realm-of-Chaos style terrain piece, or a carved stone effigy, possibly as part of a dark lord's fortress.
Me, I'm getting it because I'm mildy tickled by the idea of a big(gish) Tyrannosaur skull lying about the place. I think I'll pick up the second part for the skull interior, but at £6 for each subsequent issue that might be as far as I go. Maybe also take a bit of putty and accurise up the design/moulding considerations. It's not too bad. Better than the dusty, mushy, grey, outdated pics in the NHM-connected magazine it comes with. But I digress.

And for more dinosaurs, I saw the local Poundstretcher has a couple of better-than-average examples. A decent Triceratops and, way out of left field, what looks like a Miragaia!



Edit: This guy's repaint on Deviantart makes it look better. Not bad for two quid!
« Last Edit: March 08, 2015, 03:43:55 PM by Vermis »

Offline Tacgnol

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Re: Master Thread for Things Found in Poundland, etc
« Reply #48 on: April 11, 2015, 08:42:30 PM »
Quite a localised post here but I know I'm not the only Geordie on this forum- The Entertainer at the Metro Centre has the packs of 20 Dr Who Cybermats for only a quid.

Offline Miggor

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Re: Master Thread for Things Found in Poundland, etc
« Reply #49 on: April 26, 2015, 11:05:21 PM »
My first post after much lurking, and a declaration of my utter cheapskateness... 3 food containers for 99p from Poundstretcher, a quick spray, and ta-da. Barely passable Mega-City Terrain.


Offline dexter

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Re: Master Thread for Things Found in Poundland, etc
« Reply #50 on: June 05, 2015, 02:28:04 PM »
Not from Poundland but close enough,
the STAR WARS Command figures at 69p a pack . You get nine figures in a pack but they are about three inches tall therefore not of use to most gamers. Someone might have a use for them


Heres a link to show you what they look like
http://www.toyswholesale.com.au/Products/57609a_m.jpg

Offline The Dozing Dragon

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Re: Master Thread for Things Found in Poundland, etc
« Reply #51 on: June 05, 2015, 03:04:07 PM »
Not from Poundland but close enough,
the STAR WARS Command figures at 69p a pack . You get nine figures in a pack but they are about three inches tall therefore not of use to most gamers. Someone might have a use for them


Heres a link to show you what they look like
http://www.toyswholesale.com.au/Products/57609a_m.jpg

Where from?

Offline dexter

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Re: Master Thread for Things Found in Poundland, etc
« Reply #52 on: June 05, 2015, 05:59:46 PM »
sorry about that ,it's my bad i forgot to say
They are from  HomeBargains
They also have box sets containing nine figures and four space ships for £2-99
the one i bought contained two jedi starfighters and a vulture pod which were all about 15mm scale. The other vehicle was an ARC170 Starfighter but that was small probably closer to 10mm or 6mm scale

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Re: Master Thread for Things Found in Poundland, etc
« Reply #53 on: June 05, 2015, 06:34:00 PM »
Thanks!

Offline Rob_bresnen

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Re: Master Thread for Things Found in Poundland, etc
« Reply #54 on: July 31, 2015, 03:42:31 PM »
Not poundland, but rather more upmarket! I bought this form Disney shop in Birmingham's Bull Ring Shopping center. It normally retails for £7 but it was in a clearance sail for £3.50! Nice!


Theres more 28mm Superhero Madness at my blog, http://fourcoloursupers.blogspot.com/
And for Ultra-modern Wargaming check out Hotel Zugando at http://ultramoderngaming.blogspot.co.uk/

Offline FramFramson

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Re: Master Thread for Things Found in Poundland, etc
« Reply #55 on: July 31, 2015, 06:06:39 PM »
Wow, perfectly sized!

Offline Vermis

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Re: Master Thread for Things Found in Poundland, etc
« Reply #56 on: August 13, 2015, 12:56:28 AM »
Weathered and everything. :)

Probably the most exciting thing in this thread: a cardboard tube!



Found in Poundstretcher, reduced for what I hope is an obvious reason. Every tube, for Pringles and things, gets eyed up for tower duties; but ideas of multiple slottable floors and interiors, like a medieval Sylvanian Families windmill, happened when I looked at this. The inner tube still needs a bit of cutting, but IMO the hard work's already done for 50p.

And the biskwits are still tasty, too.

Offline Constable Bertrand

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Re: Master Thread for Things Found in Poundland, etc
« Reply #57 on: August 13, 2015, 01:57:04 PM »
Mmm glad the bishkuts taste good. lol I almost bought a tube of mini m&ms for the tube lol

Offline Vermis

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Re: Master Thread for Things Found in Poundland, etc
« Reply #58 on: August 13, 2015, 04:49:07 PM »
If you're buying a cardboard tube anyway, it helps if it's stuffed full of sugary snacks. lol

Mmm glad the bishkuts taste good. lol

Just for elucidation, I dunno how far these ads travelled, but well, hence 'biskwits' and 'mini Vinnies'. :)

Offline Constable Bertrand

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Re: Master Thread for Things Found in Poundland, etc
« Reply #59 on: August 13, 2015, 10:43:41 PM »
 lol

It didn't reach this far, thanks for share'n.

Cheers
Matt

 

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