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Old 23-03-2018, 07:43 PM
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Reminds me of Toys R Us.... outdoor toys hit the shelves in late April, all gone again by Mid August for the kids were soon heading back to school again.
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Old 23-03-2018, 07:46 PM
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But by jingo in those few weeks did we spend well in there lol!
Those Intex 48inch Jumbo balls were about 4.50 a piece back then n me and the missus would like buy them in the tens of- each time we visited.....
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Old 23-03-2018, 09:38 PM
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Here in America there are only a few places, mostly Walmart. We have a big sporting goods place called academy that used to sell them but last year I didn't find any there
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Old 23-03-2018, 10:54 PM
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Well no where in my part of America has them yet and I'm pretty close to Florida. Just looked at all the stores I can get them. Academy was the only place with inflatables though oddly no beach balls what so ever. That's odd to me, I would think it would be one of the most popular inflatables
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Old 27-03-2018, 09:13 AM
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Finally had chance to photograph one of the beach balls, as requested... Hopefully the attached image should work!

On the left is a standard Poundland Jumbo Beachball, as bought, and relatively tightly inflated (not overinflated). On the right is one which has been heatstretched using an electric pump between bouts of heating it up with a hot shower. By this point the material was exceedingly thin and the ball pretty fragile, but in 'normal' conditions they naturally heatstretch with play/use/sunlight and become very nice and soft. I appreciate in hindsight there isn't much to judge scale from with this shot, I will just say the beachballs inflate straight from the packet up to a size a bit bigger than the 'standard' intex pink/yellow/blue/white beach balls.

Given the usual poor selection of inflatables for sale here in the UK in shops, and that most places stock "16-"20 overpriced character-print beachballs, Poundland stocking these lovely traditional, six-coloured, large toys has been amazing. Even with the wider general decline in quality of inflatables in recent years, the one's available today are only slightly smaller (with less glossy colours) than the first ones released about a decade ago.

They also do a football-print version of this ball, and a slightly smaller transparent blue globe version too.
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Are these in store now? Might have to head to somewhere with a poundland...
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Well I live in West Yorkshire, three of my local branches have had inflatables out on the shelves starting last week; though I'm not sure if they're clearing old stock leftover from last year, or if this is the start of the 2018 summer range appearing. My nearest branch had loads, a mix of the traditional 6-colour, the footballs, and the globes
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They seem to be left over stock from last year - as I bought a few of the globes last year.
Just been and cleared out both poundland's in Derby of the beach balls as I was passing through, some of them weren't in packets and were half blown up, so they did them at half price - winner
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For what it's worth to anyone who picks up some of these; the coloured panel balls say 76cm on the pack (~30"), but they blow up to about 45-48" before tearing themselves into three pieces with a loud bang
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I take it you're speaking from experience?
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