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PostPosted: Mon 01 Dec 2014 12:44 pm 
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Well, I don't see an Airfix Advent Calendar this year.

Can't say I'm surprised after last year's was hacked and the pictures revealed early.

Shame really.

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PostPosted: Mon 01 Dec 2014 13:14 pm 
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Patience grasshopper. There will be an advent calendar, although the content and form will be different to last years (which concentrated on sneak peaks of the new range), lessons have been learned from the last 2 years about the accessibility of images :wink: .

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PostPosted: Mon 01 Dec 2014 13:34 pm 
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Richard M wrote:
Patience grasshopper. There will be an advent calendar, although the content and form will be different to last years (which concentrated on sneak peaks of the new range), lessons have been learned from the last 2 years about the accessibility of images :wink: .


That's good news (just what should arrive in Advent really). :thumb:

I'm pleased Airfix haven't been totally put off by the inexcusable actions of a small minority, and are taking appropriate action and precautions themselves. :thumb:

I wasn't actually being impatient, merely commenting on the situation as it appeared. But now you've whetted my appetite... :wink:

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PostPosted: Mon 01 Dec 2014 13:42 pm 
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The thought passed through my mind that the absence of the Advent Calendar was due to the fact that the Hornby group has all its staff in the Warehouse packing all the orders generated by the 'Black Friday' sale.


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I wasn't actually being impatient,
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You sure, Andy, that you are not one of those people who open every door of the advent calendar as soon as you get one - especially if each door contains choccies behind? :wink:

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PostPosted: Mon 01 Dec 2014 14:04 pm 
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Advent Calendar is on the website now!


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Today's giveaway is a wallpaper download, I guess the non-UK residents can't complain that they won't get it, but not exactly the excitement of winning a free model :(

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:clapping: :clap: :clapping: :clap: :santa: Here we go!!!!!

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PostPosted: Mon 01 Dec 2014 16:53 pm 
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DaveCov wrote:
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I wasn't actually being impatient,
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You sure, Andy, that you are not one of those people who open every door of the advent calendar as soon as you get one - especially if each door contains choccies behind? :wink:

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I've never actually had one with choccies :cry:

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My girlfriend bought me one last year and it took a lot of self-control to stick to eating one choccie a day, I can tell you!

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PostPosted: Mon 01 Dec 2014 19:06 pm 
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Chocolate advent calendars caused nothing but grief ended up giving the kids the chocolate early to stop the pestering and fighting. 6 Lego ones this year, hoping they are less hassle but an ouch to the wallet.

Back to Airfix, must say I quite like the new format and definitely like the 111 art. Slow start but here's looking forward to some more teasers for 2015.

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PostPosted: Mon 01 Dec 2014 19:26 pm 
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Its Desktop calendars across all the Hornby group companies. I'll have to admit I prefer the Airfix ones.


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Wonder if Fred will win everything again this year

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The competitions have started today. Don't tell Fred!
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PostPosted: Tue 02 Dec 2014 10:09 am 
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Typhoons been won now ;). Nothing to see here. Move along now. No need to enter :)

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PostPosted: Tue 02 Dec 2014 10:52 am 
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Richard M wrote:
Patience grasshopper. There will be an advent calendar, although the content and form will be different to last years (which concentrated on sneak peaks of the new range), lessons have been learned from the last 2 years about the accessibility of images :wink: .



I must say that I suspected the "leaks" to have been entirely deliberate, especially the second year when any slightly competent web designer could prevent it happening again.

Both years set off a ferment of discussion and speculation - Airfix was BIG news. So far this year we have the December wallpaper (which would be there anyway, advent calendar notwithstanding) and a lucky draw with a very nice prize and nothing whatsoever positive and new to discuss.

Unimaginative marketing IMO. Which is very unlike them

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PostPosted: Tue 02 Dec 2014 16:46 pm 
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I was going to enter the Typhoon comp, but Fred will walk away with it... :mrgreen:


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Typhoons been won now ;). Nothing to see here. Move along now. No need to enter :)

:rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: Oh, I so nearly fell for that one!!!! :cheers:

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PostPosted: Wed 03 Dec 2014 04:51 am 
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Woo hoo! a 24 hour window to buy an Airfix Chocolate Machine Money Box - be still my beating heart!
Are they serious? :roll:

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PostPosted: Wed 03 Dec 2014 07:51 am 
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All the brands get the same, I thought it quite a good deal, but then I realised they wanted me to pay them 5.99 for it rather than them paying me to take it :(

I fully expect some other offers for things that they have left over from the Last, last last (seriously the last) chance sale and Black Monday will be lurking behind some of the other doors :evil:

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