Off to Poundland on an important mission today.
A mission that has been overdue for about two weeks, ever since the now redundant old round poin coins became no longer accepted on the UK High Street on 16 October 2017. Another minor historic moment.
Poundland is one of the last shops to take them and only until October 31st. (Good business move, Poundland, and smart PR.)
Four days left to achieve my aim.
If all goes well, I should be able to exchange my last four old round pounds for four tubs of fabulous Poundland tiny toy soldiers. I kept one shiny round pound for the tiny family coin collection.
If the mission goes awry, it is because I will be have been distracted by cheap plastic Halloween tat, useful conversion items from the Charlie Dimmock £1 gardening range or Poundland’s new Luxury OMG £2! range of stuff.
Four round pounds will buy me four hundred “penny dreadfuls” as Ross Macfarlane (Battle Game of the Month blog) suggested in his recent comments that these figures should be called!
Ross: “These are some of the crudest cheap plastic toy soldiers that I’ve ever seen but you have managed to rescue them and transform them into brave warriors! Well done!”
For the record, I have found far worse figures recently but that is for another blog post.
Just think of all the amazing conversions I can attempt with these four hundred extra figures, which are around 36mm high.
Just think how many hundreds of pounds these would cost if they were some metal 30 to 40mm figures.
Look through the recent blog entries on my Pound Store Plastic Warriors sister blog on how to easily turn these penny dreadful figures into desert native warriors, Space Marines and colonial Redcoats.
Lots more conversion ideas to come.
Arguably, these four hundred tiny plastic figures will effectively be a free gift, compared to how even more useless these four old coins will be in four days time.
Mission accepted and off we go.
Wish me luck as we wave the old round pound coins goodbye!
Blog posted by Mark, Man of TIN, on a Mission, 27 October 2017.