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Christmas Cracker

Posted: 15 Oct 2013, 03:00
by Digifiend
Beano Christmas Cracker sighted in WHSmith. There's a Dandy one too.

Re: Christmas Cracker

Posted: 15 Oct 2013, 03:21
by blaing
I want both.

If anyone can gat a copy and send it on to me (I'll pay for both, including postage via PayPal) send me a PM. (I'm not going to buy this through eBay.)

Re: Christmas Cracker

Posted: 15 Oct 2013, 16:50
by Digifiend
Both priced at £4.99, by the way.

Re: Christmas Cracker

Posted: 15 Oct 2013, 16:53
by Gilly
I want both but it's way to early for Christmas.

Maybe I'll buy them and save them until the Beano's 3 week Christmas break.

Re: Christmas Cracker

Posted: 16 Oct 2013, 08:07
by Peter Gray
Out of 65 pages for me there is 20 pages i've not seen before...all the rest have been reprinted before...or very recent and own..
So a bit disappointing...
The Dandy one is a lot better!!

Re: Christmas Cracker

Posted: 17 Oct 2013, 02:16
by philcom55
Does anybody else agree with me that some of the older reprints look unnecessarily washed out? :?

- Phil R.

Re: Christmas Cracker

Posted: 17 Oct 2013, 07:02
by SID
Peter Gray wrote:The Dandy one is a lot better!!
Of course, The Dandy was always the Superior Comic. ;)

Thanks for the heads up, guys. Will keep an eye out.

Re: Christmas Cracker

Posted: 17 Oct 2013, 17:40
by django
Great to see more Beano and Dandy specials in the shops, but seriously...Christmas Crackers!!...in October!!!!.

Re: Christmas Cracker

Posted: 17 Oct 2013, 18:29
by Lew Stringer
philcom55 wrote:Does anybody else agree with me that some of the older reprints look unnecessarily washed out? :?

- Phil R.
Yes I know what you mean. All the solid blacks aren't so solid any more. Must be the way they had to adjust it for reprinting from the old comics.

Re: Christmas Cracker

Posted: 17 Oct 2013, 18:44
by big bad bri
Neither of these issues was in my local whs :( perhaps they may hold putting them on shelves for a few weeks unless they sold put already.

Re: Christmas Cracker

Posted: 17 Oct 2013, 19:32
by django
big bad bri wrote:Neither of these issues was in my local whs :( perhaps they may hold putting them on shelves for a few weeks unless they sold put already.
My local Smiths (Rickmansworth) had about 5 copies of each when I went there earlier today!.

Re: Christmas Cracker

Posted: 17 Oct 2013, 22:48
by stevezodiac
Got them from Smiths at Waterloo station. I'm wondering why the Beano one didn't use the inside covers for images as the Dandy did? Agree printing is hard on my middle aged eyes.

Re: Christmas Cracker

Posted: 17 Oct 2013, 23:10
by Lew Stringer
big bad bri wrote:Neither of these issues was in my local whs :( perhaps they may hold putting them on shelves for a few weeks unless they sold put already.
Some branches do seem to hold things back. It took a while for my local WHS to put the summer specials out. Try again at the weekend or next week.

Re: Christmas Cracker

Posted: 18 Oct 2013, 00:14
by PaulTwist
Lew Stringer wrote:
big bad bri wrote:Neither of these issues was in my local whs :( perhaps they may hold putting them on shelves for a few weeks unless they sold put already.
Some branches do seem to hold things back. It took a while for my local WHS to put the summer specials out. Try again at the weekend or next week.
I haven't been able to find them in either the Wigan or Manchester Arndale branches of WHS yet, but in my experience they seem to put them on sale later than other branches so I'm not too worried. Both still had the Dandy and Beano summer special things on sale.

Re: Christmas Cracker

Posted: 18 Oct 2013, 18:59
by Tin Can Tommy
Couldn't find it in the WHSmiths in Southampton but they had the Beano 75th anniversary special there which I didn't have and I got that instead.