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Socoder -> Festive Threads -> Badvent Choices 2020

Posted : Monday, 19 October 2020, 01:26
rockford
Soooooo, Badvent Calendars then? What a load of old shit! Can't find one good/bad enough yet. Anyone else joining in the ’’fun’’ this year?
Posted : Monday, 19 October 2020, 01:26
TKS
I'm going for the Back to the Future Playmobil calendar this year.
Posted : Monday, 19 October 2020, 01:35
Krakatomato
I wouldn't bother with that one - it's a bit shit! It's some generic Playmobil bits with additional cardboard to represent a scene from the film. There's barely anything worth the entry price - and definitely no car!

Did get wife a Boots No.7 beauty calendar though - so at least I get some browny points
Posted : Monday, 19 October 2020, 03:30
Jayenkai
*spoilers*! !

I've ordered the DegustaBox calendar, but nothing else has sprung out as particularly interesting looking.
There's an alarming number of "omg! Magic wire ring puzzles!!" calendars out there, this year, alongside ladies cosmetics and overpriced alcoholic ones, but.. yeah, bit shit this year..

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Posted : Monday, 19 October 2020, 04:01
TKS
I thought the figures didn't look too bad for the Playmobil calendar, but the rest of the stuff look a bit shit. Maybe I'll go for the Lego one again.
Posted : Monday, 19 October 2020, 04:39
Jayenkai
Scoured for an hour... found a Jam one, which claims to have 24 flavours in it.
It'd better bloody well have!!!

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Posted : Monday, 19 October 2020, 05:28
Jayenkai
Decided that "on Digestives" might work well, so went hunting for those little packets they have in cafes. A pack of 48 of those (2 biscuits per "sachet") costs £20 on Amazon. FFS.
And with 48 packs, I'd have 24 packs left after all the jams.

... That evens out nicely enough, so I asked Mum if she'd like the Jam calendar, too.

God damnit, Rockford, you've cost me a fortune this morning!!

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Posted : Monday, 19 October 2020, 12:41
rockford
I saw the BTTF calendar and did consider it briefly, but as crap as it may be, it's still too good for my Badvent Calendar.

I might have to actually find a proper one this year
Posted : Friday, 13 November 2020, 05:32
Jayenkai


The DegustaBox Advent Calendar turned up, today..
Mug for size comparison!

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Posted : Saturday, 14 November 2020, 02:15
rockford
That's HUUUUUUUUUUGE!!!!

Still not sorted one yet.
Posted : Wednesday, 25 November 2020, 21:59
rockford
OK. I've now ordered one. And it's going to be kinda famiiliar. Just hope it makes it here in time for advent...
Posted : Saturday, 28 November 2020, 05:07
rockford
I got a dispatch email from Germany this morning. "Fooooook!" thought I.

Mr Postman brings said advent calendar two hours later. "Yay" says I.

Just another couple of days...

Hopefully Ashens & co. will do theirs again this year. And any others that might be worth watching for jollies.
Posted : Saturday, 28 November 2020, 05:11
Jayenkai
I also received an Advent-related email, this morning. They're warning that the little booklet that came with the calendar has the items listed in the wrong order, (either that or they put the items behind the wrong doors!) and have warned not to read the original booklet for fear of spoilers. Instead, they sent a link to an online version of the booklet.

I imagine the booklet is no more than those little blurbs for each item that I used to get on a sheet with each box.

Haven't looked.

No spoilers!!

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Posted : Saturday, 28 November 2020, 05:25
rockford
No spoilers is indeed the way to go.