Sunday, 15 April 2012

The Boyes are Back in Town!

The most recent edition of Toy Soldier Collector carried a summary of what follows as a news item on one of its opening pages so many of you may already know about this but I was certainly very encouraged when I read it

Apologies for the inferior quality of this image, nevertheless it gives you an idea of the products W Boyes and Co will be stocking in some of its branches for the duration of the pilot scheme period

There is no doubt that the internet has slowly but surely undermined the specialist model and hobby shop over the past few years. However, all is not lost for those that still like to make a personal trip to their local model and hobby store

The retail chain, W Boyes & Co Ltd, have recognised that every high street needs a specialist model and hobby outlet and have decided to run a pilot scheme in a select number of their larger stores. This pilot will see a considerable amount of shop space being dedicated to a plastic modelling and hobby department, with kits, figures, paints and modelling equipment available for purchase

W Boyes & Co Ltd will be selling the full range of Victrix plastic figure sets and Warlord Games box sets and books amongst others in 6 of their shops across the East Midlands and North of England. The 6 W Boyes & Co Ltd shops that will initially be carrying these ranges of modelling products are:


If the pilot scheme is successful W Boyes & Co Ltd could potentially open "in house hobby departments" in 41 shops across the Midlands and the North of England. If you would like to see a return to the high street of a dedicated modelling and hobby retail outlet please get down to your local W Boyes & Co Ltd store and support this noble venture

So there you have it. Happy hunting!

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