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A Trip Down Memory Lane - photo donation and discussion thread

Postby lejackal » Wed Jun 21, 2017 10:13 pm

This thread is for you to add your own photos of UK price stickers and share any memories you may have of the shops that your childhood goodies came from, I can then integrate that into the main reference thread and also try and do a bit of research into the shop and what happened to it.

Thanks and hope you enjoy it

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Postby Dorsetmark » Thu Jun 22, 2017 8:00 am

I remember "Bournemouth Toy Centre" very well, spent many hours there looking at Star Wars.
One of the only places I ever saw a Tydirian Shuttle.
I need to check what it is now as became Toy Master then closed (it's a Sprinkles) :(
We also had a big Tesco, WH Smith's and a old toy shop called Setchfields that carried a lot of stock right up to 1992 ( 3 figures for £1 ) :shock:
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Postby Idpullthecurtain » Sun Nov 19, 2017 9:52 am

Great thread. I was looking for this sort of info. Does anyone know of somewhere that has some nice price sticker info. I have been trying to find some old Toymaster price stickers.

I think I got my figures from Toymaster (Toycenter?) and maybe also from Woolworths?

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Postby kieatky » Sun Nov 19, 2017 12:35 pm

Here's a 'Toy + Hobby' sticker that's on an AT AT I recently purchased, to be honest it's the main reason I went for the walker. I believe 'Toy + Hobby' only had a few branches in the north west, with my local being in my home town of Wigan. I remember paying 2p bus fare and spending an entire Saturday afternoon in the store :D
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Postby kieatky » Sun Nov 19, 2017 1:13 pm

A couple more I've just found, I've just realised this is an old thread but still may be of interest to others.
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Postby peekaygee73 » Sun Nov 19, 2017 1:28 pm

Love the 'Conways Arts and Crafts' sticker on Leia Poncho! That's in Keighley, West Yorkshire and is one of my childhood shops :D It actually still exists as a toy shop today.

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Postby Idpullthecurtain » Tue Nov 21, 2017 3:52 pm

Thanks these photos are amazing. I have been recreating some faux old 80's price stickers. I love the old store logos like Woolworths and WHSmiths. Great memories.

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Postby kieatky » Sat Nov 25, 2017 4:16 pm

Latest addition and one which provides a huge sentimental feeling for me personally. I grew up in Pemberton, Wigan in the north west. There was a toy shop on the main road called 'Winstanleys'. It's the last shop I can actually remember purchasing figures from back in the 80's (the new £1.59 range :shock: ). The shop is still there to this day though they only seam to deal in prams these days. Anyway, purchased a Y-Wing fighter from oop north from a town close to Wigan and to my amazement it's actually got a price label on it from the very same shop, what are the odds :lol:
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Postby StarWarsFan » Sat Nov 25, 2017 7:42 pm

I like this thread. Got my first figure from a shop called Sulmans back in 1997. POTF2 Luke Jedi for £4.99, amazing in 20 years the price hasn't really changed. It closed down a couple of years ago now a jewellery shop :(.

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Postby lejackal » Mon Jan 01, 2018 3:40 pm

I’ve just done a quick update of the main thread and will add the pics you’ve shared in the next day or two.
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Does anyone have memories of Jack and Jill’s in Herne Bay?
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Postby kieatky » Mon Jan 01, 2018 4:19 pm

A couple more for the thread, same retailer but different designs.
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Postby spoons » Tue Apr 24, 2018 12:36 pm

good idea Carl

here are some of mine, mostly common stores but a couple of local ones. Be really interested if any Child's stickers turn up from High Wycombe

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a mystery one!

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Postby Oracle » Wed Apr 25, 2018 7:30 pm

This is a great thread!
Quite proud of my Alton Towers Wicket.
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Postby Ruby2511 » Wed Apr 25, 2018 9:12 pm

Woolworths in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire was were my Mama took us for our figures on a Saturday for a treat. We started off at Wimpey for a burger and chips and a knickerbocker glory, then off to Woolworths to pick a figure. Good times :D

Here is a picture of the store, it was friggin huge and had the biggest toy section you have ever seen.

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