Need abit of help "Marble Runs"

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Posted 24th Apr
Morning,

looking for abit of help from parents, who might have a child who is also OCD in relation to Marble runs,

ive got a 6 year autistic little lad who loves marble runs,

the first ever sets i got him were the Chad Valley Marble Run however they need replacing but they have lasted a very long time, and i cant get them anywhere local to me, argos doesnt have the range anywhere near me, very limited.

he does love other brands but they either too small and they not as flexible as the argos version, they are hard plastic which break so easily where the argos ones are quite flexi which is a massive plus.

hes not to bothered about them all joining though, as he likes to make towers of them individual, just need ones which dont break so easily. .

has anyone ever bought any online which will match the argos ones? if not smaller type but are soft flexi type rather then solid hard easy to snap plastic?

these are the hard type: thetoyshop.com/gam…544

where these type required: argos.co.uk/pro…267
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I've had a good look online. Chad Valley is owned by Sainsbury's. You might be lucky and find a box in a local main Sainsbury's store.

Otherwise, there are other makes sold by various online toy firms but it is hard to tell how soft/hard the plastic is or whether they are compatiable or not.


johnlewis.com/joh….ds

wish.com/pro…web


wish.com/pro…web
tawse5724/04/2020 11:41

I've had a good look online. Chad Valley is owned by Sainsbury's. You …I've had a good look online. Chad Valley is owned by Sainsbury's. You might be lucky and find a box in a local main Sainsbury's store. Otherwise, there are other makes sold by various online toy firms but it is hard to tell how soft/hard the plastic is or whether they are compatiable or not.https://www.johnlewis.com/john-lewis-partners-ball-run/p4327242?sku=238097333&s_ppc=2dx92700051980027796&tmad=c&tmcampid=2&gclid=CjwKCAjwnIr1BRAWEiwA6GpwNTYv1pTvr6xDVMPI1Bz1OM5ToVwin3zf6qKF1Y9-V6--g56biFaZQhoCt94QAvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.dshttps://www.wish.com/product/5a0ea19265316861a0dffe5e?hide_login_modal=true&from_ad=goog_shopping&_display_country_code=GB&_force_currency_code=GBP&pid=googleadwords_int&c={campaignId}&ad_cid=5a0ea19265316861a0dffe5e&ad_cc=GB&ad_curr=GBP&ad_price=9.00&campaign_id=6493229882&gclid=CjwKCAjwnIr1BRAWEiwA6GpwNZ73thcl3SSScmDlGguaPBa_7GFBdUB1XrRQC7-UoAEmuyRPHufLdxoCRrYQAvD_BwE&share=webhttps://www.wish.com/product/5df476b4c711d308388ec085?hide_login_modal=true&from_ad=goog_shopping&_display_country_code=GB&_force_currency_code=GBP&pid=googleadwords_int&c={campaignId}&ad_cid=5df476b4c711d308388ec085&ad_cc=GB&ad_curr=GBP&ad_price=8.00&campaign_id=6493229882&gclid=CjwKCAjwnIr1BRAWEiwA6GpwNZC1xibXRkMByuEacnngupOI1EPMIrd8QwFNrinXPQyBLX0gFJaQOhoC3EYQAvD_BwE&share=web


Thank you ever so much.

Sadly the wish ones look like the other,

U can just tell by the green as its 2 bumps then 5 and they look hard plastic.

But thank you.. I think its gonna be trial n error lol
Edited by: "sarden84" 24th Apr
There's an ebay seller what looks like a very flimsy set but it comes from China - so it might never arrive. Plus it could be brittle plastic when/if it did.

I tell you what I did a few years ago with Sainsbury's. I wanted one of those juicers but my store never had them in. On a chance I rang up Sainsbury's helpdesk. They were excellent. Checked their computers and sourced one for me from another store. Within 24 hours they had arranged for me to pick it up at my local store. Might be worth a try.
tawse5724/04/2020 11:53

There's an ebay seller what looks like a very flimsy set but it comes from …There's an ebay seller what looks like a very flimsy set but it comes from China - so it might never arrive. Plus it could be brittle plastic when/if it did.I tell you what I did a few years ago with Sainsbury's. I wanted one of those juicers but my store never had them in. On a chance I rang up Sainsbury's helpdesk. They were excellent. Checked their computers and sourced one for me from another store. Within 24 hours they had arranged for me to pick it up at my local store. Might be worth a try.


Brilliant will give that a try. Cheers ty
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