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What idiot at Moneysupermarket ever thought that advert would encourage people to use the site? After seeing that I will steer well clear.

Amazing how these fools who do advertising can't seem to grasp that the world we live in, isn't the world they live in.

I cringe when that ad is on and swiftly turn over of off.

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True Celtic fan but the advert is somewhat working as we are talking about it, my 6&7yr old kids have been going on about a bannana badger the past three days & the ad is for tile shop lol

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The reason the advert is just so fluffed up - its memorable! when it comes to marketing, having the product remembered, and a talking point is the whole aim of the game. You either like the advert, celebrate it and share its word of mouth because it looks awesome!

or

the thing sucks, scares the cack outa you, burns your eyes and sets an image in your brain that keeps you awake at night, you talk to your therapist about it, and they are still getting a memorable product.

There is no such thing as a bad advert, its either memorable, or its not - so in marketing - its a success. In our minds though, its evil spawn of vauxhall.

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The millennium falcon worked out about £800 as well.

These are right cons

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The proper lego falcons go for over 1k on ebay. Check out the ultimate collectors editions. It was about 1505 new.

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These part works appeal to people like me that build models as a hobby.I agree you would not buy it ready made at them prices but as a weekly thing getting the parts is exciting.I am onto my fifth part works now and never had a problem with receiving parts.

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Kevin, if you could buy all but the same kit on eBay for less than half the price, get it delivered at the same time and still build it yourself, or pay double whack and get it weekly for 90 weeks, which would you choose as a hobbyist? Unless I'm missing the magic of it, paying half to get the same, with warranty, and to get it delivered all today sounds like the best answer lol

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I fell for this twice when I was younger, had a half built robot thingy on wheels, which when finished could supposedly learn it's way around your house, and part of a remote control Impreza WRX which could supposedly do 40mph lol. I can't remember if the magazines stopped or if I just lost interest.

The magazine was "Real Robots"

I collected the whole thing. As did my sister ("Well, Sean has one..." no prizes for guessing who built hers...)

I did ask Mum to stop buying it, but she refused to give-up her £2 deposit for WH Smith holding them lol

My interest faded when it started needing 1,000 batteries. That and I was doing two of the friggin' things. Ohh...and they extended the magazine run about 3 times.

I never used it properly. Late last year the whole lot was unceremoniously dumped in the bin!

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I was originally very interested it. The magazine was a good read and I got to build a robot.

Buuuttt it then became a very dull magazine and having 2 of them to build and not having any batteries to hand (this was before you could buy 50 duracell batteries on ebay for a tenner lol).

Wouldn't mind a 3D printer though...maybe not in the magazine form lol

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http://m.ebay.co.uk/itm/331390677641?nav=SEARCH

That comes from China, you get two lots of excitement... First is when your waiting for the tax man to send you the vat bill, then you get the endless wait of when they post it on to you... And even then, it would still be built quicker and cheaper than a magazine lol

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I did spot a cheaper kit on ebay...but err...the listing showed a model of Batman and had it labelled as Superman

Dodgy, dodgy dealings that!!

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Thats mad that i hear other members talk about the real robots magazine. Was actually sat her3 reading the thread wondering if anyone got it back then. I also was duped by it.

First and last magazine i ever started getting where im waiting every week for parts paying about 5 times its worth.

Luckily i stopped about 8 issues in and promptly binned it. What was it actually like when complete? How many years ago was it?

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lol just came across this thread lol a dont usually catch onto threads that fast lol! but funny talking in this thread lol reading everyone in same position at one point of buying useless crap haha

dont know if you remember the titanic one my papa fell for it (£4.99/week 100 mags so £499 in total) and it cost a lot! but gave him something to do with me when younger so memories is another thing but sadly he passed away before it got finished but he did give me some advice when i get it finished .....sell it .... and so i continued it when he passed and finished it and i did manage it to be sold (took forever tho) lol got 800 for it as it litrally was hand crafted to high standard (apparently went to a guy for his boat living room) but also sold mags for £50 all in too so made a profit on it and got memories out of it so not all bad :)

But i fall for things too i thought to myself right i want to get into RC planes saw a mag and was too expensice so got a plane for £230! (thinking its great had all things except wheels or lights ) then got into the sport and could have halfed my money! so i ended up buying this

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reading about (adding it all up and got good deals now ) have a great website if you want to get into anything rc (cars planes etc) called Hobbyking!

Moral of the story always find real cost and save money plus make memories btw just to show you here is my plane vid (got a few on my youtube)


Broke propeller and still flew! powerfull thing with lights landing gear flaps everything lol

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Add me to the list of people who did the Real Robots one! Like Sean said they kept extending it so I only went as far as it was originally meant to go (40 issues at something like £4 each I think). Still got it in a cupboard, and the soldering iron which came with it has proven useful many times for other things! Don't really see why it came with a soldering iron, wire clippers etc when none of these were ever needed to build it though...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Real_Robots 96 issues in total, over 3 and a half years!

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Just reverting back to the money supermarket ad from last page. It is weird really weird I just cannot see how who ever dreamed it up can see where it is going to make me a customer, if anything I will steer clear of that company now for having the audacity of showing such a hideous mess. Ads should be appealing and even if you find them offensive you still talk about them but talking in a negative way will not win customers and that's what ads are for.

Moan over :D

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While NOT wearing stupid Village People shorts and high heels

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While NOT wearing stupid Village People shorts and high heels

Tell the truth now, You've been practicing the moves in a mirror. :p

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Somehow I get the feeling Clive has been practicing them moves, if that's true it disturbs Mr, but now I be imagining Clive doing this whilst he is out on duty, which makes it less disturbing....

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