I found Mr. Gold!!!!!
So I have been a very vocal person of late regarding Mr.Gold due to the fact the chances of those who really wanted him for their collection like myself was very unlikely, unless we parted with some serious cash. I have not bought any of the latest Series from a store as a friend of mine bought a box and gave me a full set. I have been randomly searching boxes in shops.
I have been limiting myself to boxes that have just been put out as I know the chances of someone else searching the boxes are very high. Today we nipped up to the local Tesco in Penistone as our iron had packed up on my wife and while my wife was looking I took my daughter down the toy isle. While she was looking at Moshi Monster stuff I saw a brand new box that had not been touched so I thought what the heck. I took them out a row at a time, felt the packet carefully and then place them back in, halfway through I said to my wife the chances of getting one in Penistone of all the places in the world are slim to none.
I continued anyway and on the last row with only 5 packets to search I came across what felt like a hat, I felt it again for the rim of the hat and then I felt the staff and was as sure as I could be it was him, I got my wife to feel it to double check and then I raced to the checkouts to purchase it.
My wife decided she would be the one to open it, just incase it wasn’t and she opened it and screamed with joy. It was Mr. Gold !! number 2705 of 5000. I have logged the find on LEGO.com/minifigures and I have found the 809th Mr.Gold.
The good news is it is not getting sold on flea bay or any other auction site. It is now sat in it’s clear bag and is the prize of my collection.