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In the 1990's I started to collect breakfast cereal toys,both the ones given away with packets of cereal and also the ones that had to be sent away for and paid for with an enclosed cheque. I managed to obtain examples fromallover the place, car boot sales, charity shops, Ebay, and I was given some by those who knew that I had started collecting them. I probably stopped seriously looking for them around 2000 but once a collector always a collector and if I find something,even now, I'll oftenpick it up or buy it, if the price is right. During the covid-19 lockdown I decided to have a bit of a sort out and got two large boxes out and went through them. It appears that I have around 1000 mint in packet examples which inclused individual toys as well as complete sets. I also have around 1000 loose toys, again individuals and complete sets. Also included are lots of cards and paper items as not all giveaways are actual toys some are booklets or quizzes,stickers or things you have to manipulate etc. I collect so much other 'stuff' that it is impossible to display this collection so it remains in its boxes for the time being, until I decide to sell it or make some more display space,the jury as they say is still out on this one but I've started to photograph some of the things and to remind myself exactly what I do have as over time it is easy to forget...